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 2022-02-11 14:54 

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Canadian authorities look to the courts to break blockade...

TORONTO (AP) — Authorities in Canada headed for court Friday in an attempt to break the bridge blockade by truckers protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions as parts shortages rippled through the auto industry on both sides of the U.S.-Can...

 2022-02-11 14:54 

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No. 5 Kentucky, Florida ride win streaks into SEC clash...

A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 5 Kentucky (20-4, 9-2) rides a five-game winning streak into a game against similarly hot Florida (16-8. 6-5), which has won four straight. The Wildcats are only a ga...

 2022-02-11 14:54 

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Canadian authorities look to the courts to break blockade...

TORONTO (AP) — Authorities in Canada headed for court Friday in an attempt to break the bridge blockade by truckers protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions as parts shortages rippled through the auto industry on both sides of the U.S.-Can...

 2022-02-11 14:54 

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Yorkshire can host major cricket matches after ban lifted...

LONDON (AP) — Yorkshire cricket club can resume hosting international matches after the sport's governing body in England lifted its suspension on Friday in recognition of the club's "good progress" on addressing problems of racism a...

 2022-02-11 14:54 

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Olympian displays sign calling for 'No War in Ukraine'...

BEIJING (AP) — A Ukrainian skeleton athlete flashed a small sign that read " No War in Ukraine " to the cameras as he finished a run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night. Vladyslav Heraskevych's sign was printed on a blue-and-yellow p...

 2022-02-11 14:53 

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Markets regain footing, open mixed a day after a sell-off...

Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses on Wall Street Friday, as a measure of calm returned to markets a day after a sell-off brought on by a surprisingly high reading on inflation. The S&P 500 index was hovering near the breakeven level after...

 2022-02-11 14:53 

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Super Bowl ads look toward the future — and the past...

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers this year want Americans to forget about pandemic woes and focus on the future: of electric vehicles, mind reading Alexas, robots and cryptocurrency — and also to harken back to the nostalgic past of '...

 2022-02-11 14:05 

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EXPLAINER: Where do things stand with Ohio's political maps?...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maps of Ohio's political districts — boundaries used to determine who represents Ohioans in Washington and Columbus for up to 10 years — still aren't final, with the May 3 primary now less than three months ...

 2022-02-11 14:04 

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Dutch lawyer to get German prize for landmark climate cases...

BERLIN (AP) — Roger Cox, a lawyer who helped win cases forcing the Dutch government and oil giant Shell to cut carbon emissions, is to receive a 10,000-euro ($11,410) award in Germany for contributing to global peace. Organizers of the Dresden Prize...

 2022-02-11 14:04 

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Burkina Faso's junta leader is declared president by council...

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The leader of Burkina Faso's junta Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been declared president this week, the West African country's Constitutional Council said in a statement. Damiba is to be officially ...

 2022-02-11 13:53 

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Wall Street heading lower after inflation-fueled selloff...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets Friday are drifting toward a lower open Friday, following the previous day's sell-off on new data showing that inflation in the U.S. jumped to levels not seen since the early 1980s. Future contracts for the Dow Jones...

 2022-02-11 13:53 

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Dutch treat: Schulting defends Olympic short track gold...

BEIJING (AP) — Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands successfully defended her title in 1,000-meter short track speedskating Friday night. She set the world and Olympic records of 1 minute, 26.514 seconds in the quarterfinals. She wasn't as fast ...

 2022-02-11 13:53 

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Olympics Live: Ukrainian slider displays 'No War' sign...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ A Ukrainian skeleton athlete ended his third run at the Beijing Olympics by revealing a small sign to the cameras urging peace in his homeland. The message from Vladyslav Heraskevych read...

 2022-02-11 13:52 

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Olympic skeleton athlete from Ukraine displays 'no war' sign...

BEIJING (AP) — A Ukrainian skeleton athlete ended his third run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night by revealing a small sign to the cameras urging peace in his homeland. The message from Vladyslav Heraskevych read: "No War in Ukraine." ...

 2022-02-11 12:59 

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Carnival returns to French Riviera, as virus fears recede...

NICE, France (AP) — Two years after the pandemic shut down the Carnival in the French Riviera city of Nice, artists, florists, actors, technicians and drivers are putting the final touches on their costumes, lavish flower arrangements and giant floa...

 2022-02-11 12:54 

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Denmark officials see no reason to give more COVID vaccines...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Health authorities in Denmark said Friday that they were considering "winding down" the country's coronavirus vaccination program in the spring and see no reason now to administer a booster dose to children or ...

 2022-02-11 12:53 

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French convoys protesting virus rules move toward Paris...

PARIS (AP) — Protesters angry over pandemic restrictions drove toward Paris in scattered convoys of camper vans, cars and trucks Friday in an effort to blockade the French capital, despite a police ban. The protesters organized online, galvanized in...

 2022-02-11 12:52 

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Usher performs classic hits at star-studded Chairman's Party...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Usher preached togetherness during "tumultuous times" while performing a series of his hits at an exclusive star-studded afterparty following the NFL Honors. The eight-time Grammy winner spoke about the importance of...

 2022-02-11 12:32 

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Beijing punishes traders in Olympic souvenir crackdown...

BEIJING (AP) — Police are punishing Chinese traders for cashing in by reselling scarce dolls of Olympics mascot Bing Dwen Dwen at up to 10 times retail price. Buyers stood in line overnight in freezing weather and emptied store shelves after the Win...

 2022-02-11 12:32 

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U.S.-allied Kurdish commander warns of growing IS threat...

HASSAKEH, Syria (AP) — The Islamic State is a growing threat to northeast Syria, and the group will again flourish unless immediate action is taken, the Kurdish-led region's security chief said in the wake of last month's deadly prison attac...

 2022-02-11 12:31 

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World leaders at France summit mull ways to protect oceans...

PARIS (AP) — World leaders met on France's Atlantic coast Friday to discuss protecting the planet's oceans from threats such as overfishing and plastic pollution, and finding fairer ways to manage the seas. The One Ocean Summit comes as Euro...

 2022-02-11 12:31 

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Olympics Live: Santos qualifies fastest for 1000M final...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ American Kristen Santos qualified fastest for the 1,000-meter final in short track speedskating at the Beijing Olympics. Santos' time Friday of 1 minute, 26.783 seconds topped defendi...

 2022-02-11 12:04 

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Biden to split frozen Afghan funds for 9/11 victims, relief...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to issue an executive order on Friday to move some $7 billion of the Afghan central bank's assets frozen in the U.S. banking system to fund humanitarian relief in Afghanistan and compensate victi...

 2022-02-11 12:03 

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In Romania, NATO chief visits air base hosting US troops...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg paid an official visit to Romania on Friday, where he joined the country's president at a military air base that will host some of the 1,000 U.S. troops deployed to the country as...

 2022-02-11 11:54 

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Study: Fewer crashes after Utah set strictest DUI law in US...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Traffic deaths decreased in Utah after the state enacted the strictest drunken driving laws in the nation five years ago, new research published Friday by a U.S. government agency shows. The findings provide initial validation ...

 2022-02-11 11:54 

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Thailand tackles 2nd offshore oil spill in 3 weeks...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities scrambled Friday to contain the country's second oil spill in less than three weeks in the Gulf of Thailand. An estimated 5 tons (1,320 gallons) was believed to have leaked 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the eastern...

 2022-02-11 11:53 

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After COVID 'nightmare,' Sanderson joins US at Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Jake Sanderson woke up each morning in Los Angeles and checked his phone to find out his latest test result. After testing positive for the coronavirus at USA Hockey's pre-Olympic camp, the next four results all came back the same...

 2022-02-11 11:53 

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Olympics Live: Defending champ Schulting breaks record in QF...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Defending Olympic champion Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands has advanced to the semifinals of the 1,000 meters in short track speedskating. Schulting broke the 10-year-old world recor...

 2022-02-11 11:53 

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Well-seasoned: Aerials skier named Winter to fly at Olympics...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Her mom and dad wanted a name that stood out. A strong name. Since the aerials skier was born in December, and since her parents loved the way the snow sparkled on northern Michigan mornings, "Winter" felt like the ...

 2022-02-11 11:53 

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Alphabet soup of parties go to Olympic court in Russian case...

BEIJING (AP) — One of the most anticipated events at the Beijing Olympics is the imminent legal hearing in Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's doping case. At stake is Russia's gold medal in the team event and the 15-year-old star's r...

 2022-02-11 11:52 

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Gut-Behrami transformed from ski prodigy to Olympic champion...

BEIJING (AP) — Running one hand through her hair while wiping tears away with the other, Lara Gut-Behrami released a sigh of relief when she finally put that elusive Olympic gold medal around her neck. Then the freshly crowned super-G champion at th...

 2022-02-11 11:31 

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Having survived abuse, 'Garlic Girls' curlers now seek joy...

SYDNEY (AP) — They were the hometown heroes of the Pyeongchang Olympics, the South Korean underdogs with the catchy nicknames who swept past more seasoned teams to nab the silver medal in curling. And then in a flash, the story of the "Garlic Gi...

 2022-02-11 10:58 

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Iranians celebrate 43rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of cars and motorbikes paraded in celebration of the 43rd anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution on Friday, although fewer pedestrians were out for a second straight year due to concerns over the coronavirus ...

 2022-02-11 10:54 

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OBJ's journey west allowing him to 'definitely feel free'...

Odell Beckham Jr.'s 2,000-mile trip on short notice allowed him to escape all the negative energy. Injury concerns? Hurt feelings? Off-the-field angst? On-the-field disappointment? They're long gone, left behind with all those No. 13 Cleveland Bro...

 2022-02-11 10:54 

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Kennedy helping NHL with training after Blackhawks report...

CHICAGO (AP) — Sheldon Kennedy wants to make something clear. He isn't here to save hockey. That's not what he does with the Respect Group. He just wants to help. Kennedy's Respect Group has partnered with the NHL for a training program ...

 2022-02-11 10:54 

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Miami-Wake Forest offers key weekend game on ACC slate...

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Miami at Wake Forest. Saturday's game matches two teams near the top of the league standings after being picked to finish 12th and 13th, respectively, in the preseas...

 2022-02-11 10:54 

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UN labor agency cites concerns about China's Xinjiang region...

GENEVA (AP) — An annual report from the United Nations labor agency Friday highlighted the work conditions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China's western Xinjiang region, noting signs of "coercive measures" that deprive worker...

 2022-02-11 10:54 

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Sanderson finally joins US at Olympics after COVID scare...

BEIJING (AP) — Jake Sanderson woke up each morning in Los Angeles and checked his phone to find out his latest test result. After testing positive for the coronavirus at USA Hockey's pre-Olympic camp, the next four results all came back the same...

 2022-02-11 10:53 

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Michigan-Ohio State rivalry takes Big Ten center stage...

A look at the weekend action around the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Michigan (13-9, 7-5) is trying to play its way back into title contention, and Saturday's game against No. 16 Ohio State could dictate whether either team remains in the h...

 2022-02-11 10:53 

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Cover boys: The US Bobsled team stars in its own calendar...

BEIJING (AP) — The athletes of the U.S. men's bobsled program needed to quickly raise $70,000. They brainstormed ways to come up with that kind of cash. And one idea, something that had been considered a few times over the years, seemed to make ...

 2022-02-11 10:52 

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No Olympic medal as Shaun White takes flight for final time...

BEIJING (AP) — Shaun White's brilliant and transcendent Olympic career is over. It ended with a fall on his final run down the halfpipe, a heartfelt ovation from the crowd and then a tearful farewell to a sport he helped define. A few mountains ...

 2022-02-11 10:33 

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Olympics Live: Van der Poel nabs 2nd speedskating gold...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Nils van der Poel of Sweden has broken his own world record and captured his second gold medal of the Beijing Olympics with a dominating victory in men's 10,000-meter speedskating. Va...

 2022-02-11 10:32 

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Blinken says Russia could invade Ukraine during Olympics...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Russia could invade Ukraine during the current Beijing Winter Olympics so Americans should leave the Eastern European country immediately, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday. Blinken did not detail the reas...

 2022-02-11 10:32 

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Van der Poel wins 2nd Olympic gold, sets 10,000 world record...

BEIJING (AP) — Nils van der Poel of Sweden broke his own world record and captured his second gold medal of the Beijing Olympics with a dominant victory in men's 10,000-meter speedskating Friday. Van der Poel added to his victory in the 5,000, w...

 2022-02-11 10:31 

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UK lifts all testing requirements for vaccinated travelers...

LONDON (AP) — Vaccinated travelers can enter Britain without taking any coronavirus tests starting Friday, after the government scrapped one of the final restrictions imposed over the past two years in response to COVID-19. British residents and vis...

 2022-02-11 10:05 

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BEIJING SNAPSHOT: Closed loop has advantages — for shoppers...

BEIJING (AP) — There are many disadvantages to working inside the hermetically sealed "closed loop" at the Beijing Olympics. The "bubble" separates reporters, athletes and Olympic staff from the real Beijing public, giving access onl...

 2022-02-11 10:04 

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UK defense secretary in Moscow amid Ukraine tensions...

MOSCOW (AP) — Britain's defense secretary visited Moscow Friday for talks on easing tensions amid massive Russian war games near Ukraine. Ben Wallace's trip comes a day after British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss held talks in Moscow, urging R...

 2022-02-11 09:59 

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Top German court rejects injunction against vaccine mandate...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Constitutional Court has refused to temporarily block the implementation of a coronavirus vaccine mandate for care and health workers that is due to come into force in mid-March. The country's top court said Friday th...

 2022-02-11 09:59 

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Koala declared endangered as disease, lost habitat take toll...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Koalas were declared officially endangered Friday in eastern Australia as they fall prey to disease, lost habitat and other threats. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley downgraded their conservation status across the c...

 2022-02-11 09:56 

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Olympics Live: Finland's Niskanen wins cross-country gold...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Finland's Iivo Niskanen maintained his classic skiing dominance, winning gold in the 15-kilometer cross country race at the Beijing Olympics. Niskanen crossed the line and collapsed, ...

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