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 2022-01-16 21:46 

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New Zealand sends flight to see damage from Pacific volcano...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's military on Monday morning was able to send a surveillance flight to Tonga to assess the extent of the damage from a huge undersea volcanic eruption. A towering ash cloud had prevented the military fr...

 2022-01-16 20:54 

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Double dealing: Legal, illicit blur in California pot market...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights p...

 2022-01-16 20:53 

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Bidens pack carrots, apples into boxes during food bank stop...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and First lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The couple trav...

 2022-01-16 20:32 

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Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan bookend Prada menswear show...

MILAN (AP) — Jeff Goldblum infused Milan Fashion Week with some levity on Sunday as he shimmied down the Prada runway in a dark overcoat that cast a dramatic silhouette. The latest menswear collection in the two-year-old collaboration between Miucci...

 2022-01-16 20:31 

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Texas rabbi: Captor grew "belligerent" late in standoff...

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that the British man who held them captive became "increasingly belligerent and threatening" toward the end of the 10-hour standoff. Ra...

 2022-01-16 20:04 

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First woman to command USS Constitution takes over on Friday...

BOSTON (AP) — History is being made aboard the U.S.S. Constitution this week. Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is scheduled to become the first woman to lead the crew of the 224-year-old warship known as Old Ironsides during a change-of-command ceremony on F...

 2022-01-16 19:53 

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Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City...

LONDON (AP) — Wiping out Manchester City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League looks an onerous task. Liverpool manager Jrgen Klopp is at least gaining hope from a season with so many sudden variables. Squads are being stretched by co...

 2022-01-16 19:53 

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No. 14 Villanova hits 12 3s in 82-42 romp over Butler...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Collin Gillespie hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Justin Moore scored 15 points to lead No. 14 Villanova to its sixth straight win, 82-42 over Butler on Sunday. The Wildcats (13-4, 6-1 Big East) are rolling again sin...

 2022-01-16 19:53 

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Kianna Smith scores 18; No. 3 Louisville beats BC, 63-53...

BOSTON (AP) — Kianna Smith scored 18 points, Hailey Van Lith added 16 and No. 3 Louisville grinded out a 63-53 victory over Boston College on Sunday. The Cardinals (15-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) haven't lost since dropping their season-op...

 2022-01-16 19:52 

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Liddell scores 19, No. 16 Ohio St tops Penn St 61-56...

COLUMUBS, Ohio (AP) — E.J. Liddell scored 19 points and No. 16 Ohio State defeated Penn State 61-56 Sunday. Ohio State (11-4, 5-2 Big Ten) won despite shooting just 38.6% overall and going the final 5:07 without a basket. The Nittany Lions (8-7, 3-4...

 2022-01-16 19:04 

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Ex-leader Poroshenko to go to Ukraine to face charges...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is returning to Ukraine to fight treason charges — even though he views them as politically motivated — because he believes that fighting them is part of his defen...

 2022-01-16 18:32 

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No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law...

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas and other venues, the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of infections d...

 2022-01-16 18:31 

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'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut...

NEW YORK (AP) — After a month at no. 1, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' "Scream" reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio ...

 2022-01-16 18:06 

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Ducey quietly taps $95M in virus cash to boost trooper pay...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential. The Republican governor...

 2022-01-16 18:05 

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Election overhaul in Alaska aimed at reducing partisanship...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As partisan warfare has become the norm in state legislatures and Congress, Alaska is set to embark on an experiment to see if voters themselves can disarm the combatants. A new election system, narrowly passed by voters in 202...

 2022-01-16 18:04 

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French far-left presidential hopeful woos voters with jobs...

NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April's election with an unusual "immersiv...

 2022-01-16 18:04 

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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the presidential election on Nov. 2, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march ...

 2022-01-16 18:04 

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British national ID'd as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue...

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President ...

 2022-01-16 18:03 

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Ukraine says Russia behind cyberattack in 'hybrid war' move...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing "hybrid war" against its neighbor. The statement from the Ministry of Digi...

 2022-01-16 17:54 

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Mali's ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the former president of Mali who took office in a landmark election held after a destabilizing coup only to be ousted in another military takeover nearly seven years later, has died. He was 76. Keita, know...

 2022-01-16 17:52 

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East-leading Bulls opening eyes, next up: suprising Memphis...

CHICAGO (AP) — The "MVP! MVP!" chants are ringing out in Chicago once again, this time for Bulls star DeMar DeRozan as fans have something to cheer about in the Windy City. The resurgent Bulls (27-14) are one of the surprising stories in the...

 2022-01-16 17:32 

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Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hos...

 2022-01-16 17:31 

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Snow, ice blasts through South with powerful winter storm...

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice was sweeping through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of cus...

 2022-01-16 16:59 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the fact...

 2022-01-16 16:54 

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Rising costs add to pandemic pain for small businesses...

NEW YORK (AP) — In just two weeks, the cost of pecans for the pies at Peggy Jean's Pies in Columbia, Missouri, has surged nearly 40%, perplexing co-owner Rebecca Miller and adding to the cost of doing business. Miller will soon have to bump up t...

 2022-01-16 16:54 

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In California pot market, a hazy line between legal and not...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights p...

 2022-01-16 16:53 

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Ruled out: Australia deports Djokovic for being unvaccinated...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday after losing a bid to stay in the country to defend his Australian Open title despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. A masked Djokovic was photographed in a Mel...

 2022-01-16 16:53 

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Durant has sprained knee ligament, no timetable for return...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant has a sprained medial collateral of his left knee, sidelining the NBA's leading scorer just as the Brooklyn Nets were poised to finally have a lengthy run with their Big Three. Durant was injured Saturday in a victor...

 2022-01-16 16:52 

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As NBA prepares to celebrate King, Robertson also remembers...

Officially, NBA players began participating in games that were scheduled to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1986 when the federal holiday commemorating the civil-rights leader was observed for the first time. Oscar Robertson ...

 2022-01-16 16:05 

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Virginia college senior releases doc on human trafficking...

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Kaitlyn Savage wants to bring awareness to what she believes is a major problem in the United States and around the world — human trafficking. According to the Organization for World Peace, while statistics vary, by some e...

 2022-01-16 15:59 

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Serbia's president urges Djokovic to come home...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president called on Novak Djokovic to return to his native country on Sunday hours after the top-ranked tennis player lost his court battle to play at the Australian Open and was deported. Djokovic's final de...

 2022-01-16 15:52 

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Egle gets win at Oberhof, Germany takes luge relay...

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Madeleine Egle of Austria was the winner of a World Cup women's luge race on Sunday, her series-best fifth victory of the season. Germany got the next four spots, with Julia Taubitz second, Anna Berreiter third, Natalie G...

 2022-01-16 15:32 

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Ukraine claims Russia behind cyberattack in 'hybrid war'...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing "hybrid war" against its neighbor. The statement from the Ministry of Digi...

 2022-01-16 15:32 

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French far-left presidential hopeful woos voters' senses...

NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon sought Sunday to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April's election with an "immersive and olfactory" rally, using videos, sounds and smells diffused th...

 2022-01-16 15:31 

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South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul's surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper co...

 2022-01-16 14:56 

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Migrant workers share thoughts on 'freedom to change employers' appeal...

Migrant workers marched on the streets of Taipei City on Sunday calling for the Taiwanese government to give them the freedom to change employers....

 2022-01-16 14:54 

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Outpouring of grief as victims of Bronx fire laid to rest...

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx community gathered Sunday to pay its final respects to perished loved ones, a week after a fire filled a high-rise apartment building with thick, suffocating smoke that killed 17 people, including eight children. The mass fun...

 2022-01-16 14:52 

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Kuchar skeptical about PGA players needing overseas releases...

HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar is not up to speed on the PGA Tour's guideline for granting releases to play in a conflicting events, mainly because it has never been an issue for him. Not that he doesn't love to travel. Kuchar played the Scotti...

 2022-01-16 14:33 

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By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year...

WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growt...

 2022-01-16 14:33 

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Djokovic leaves Australia after losing deportation appeal...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday evening after losing his final bid to avoid deportation and play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19. A court earlier unanimously dismissed the No. 1-rank...

 2022-01-16 14:32 

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At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets...

Biltmore United Methodist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, is for sale. Already financially strapped because of shrinking membership and a struggling preschool, the congregation was dealt a crushing blow by the coronavirus. Attendance plummeted, with ...

 2022-01-16 14:31 

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Mali ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the former president of Mali who took office in a landmark election held after a destabilizing coup only to be ousted in another military takeover nearly seven years later, has died. He was 76. Keita, know...

 2022-01-16 13:56 

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Migrant workers march for 'freedom to change employers'...

The Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT, ) hosted the biennial Migrant Workers' March on Sunday, where more than 400 migrant workers gathered to call for the freedom to change employers in Taiwan....

 2022-01-16 13:52 

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Italian skier Brignone wins World Cup super-G with gutsy run...

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Italian skier Federica Brignone saw a gutsy run rewarded with the victory Sunday in the fifth women's World Cup super-G of the season. Racing in perfect, sunny conditions, Brignone won about three-tenths of ...

 2022-01-16 13:33 

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Somalia's government spokesperson wounded in suicide bombing...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government spokesperson was wounded Sunday in a suicide bombing that the al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appeared to be the sole target in the attack near his...

 2022-01-16 13:32 

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After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on...

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that....

 2022-01-16 13:32 

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COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes...

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members vaccinated and boosted. Nursing h...

 2022-01-16 13:31 

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Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month...

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government on Sunday presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which it said will now apply to all residents age 18 and over, rather than 14 as originally intended. Officials said that a phased int...

 2022-01-16 12:59 

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Chinese city Xi'an lifts some restrictions after lockdown...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Xi'an has gradually begun lifting restrictions after over three weeks of lockdown as authorities sought to stamp out a local outbreak before the Beijing Winter Olympic Games are due to start. State-owned broadc...

 2022-01-16 12:55 

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Denmark lifts COVID restrictions, opens many public venues...

HELSINKI (AP) — Denmark lifted a number of coronavirus restrictions and allowed the reopening of certain venues Sunday despite the spread of the omicron variant in the country. Cinemas, zoos, museums and theaters were among the places that could wel...

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