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 2022-01-14 19:04 

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Court puts hold on GOP inspection of county voting machines...

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An inspection of voting machines in a heavily Republican county in Pennsylvania had been poised to go forward Friday until an 11th-hour appeal to the state Supreme Court by lawyers for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf put it on ho...

 2022-01-14 18:54 

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Tightened federal water protections won't slow some projects...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to tighten oversight of projects that benefitted from Trump-era loosened water protections, but some projects including a controversial Georgia mine will likely be able to escape new scrutiny. It&#...

 2022-01-14 18:54 

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Hot rivalries spice NFL's wild-card weekend...

Not only do NFL fans get three night games to savor during wild-card weekend, but they also can revel in the rivalries. AFC East foes New England and Buffalo, who split victories on the road during the season. NFC West opponents Arizona and the Los Angele...

 2022-01-14 18:53 

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New Mexico lawmakers seek greater spending, voter access...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday. New Mexico's state governmen...

 2022-01-14 18:53 

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Colorado's Cole Bassett leaves US camp, headed to Dutch team...

PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado midfielder Cole Bassett has left U.S. training camp following a report he has a deal to be loaned to the Dutch club Feyenoord. Bassett left Wednesday night, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday. Voetbal International, a Dut...

 2022-01-14 18:53 

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Cavaliers add former NBA guard Jos Caldern to front office...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing back former guard Jos Caldern as a special advisor in their front office. Caldern played 14 seasons in the NBA, spending the 2017-18 season in Cleveland as the Cavs made their fourth straight tri...

 2022-01-14 18:52 

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ACC commissioner says CFP expansion should be put on hold...

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips says now is not the time for College Football Playoff expansion, citing an abundance of uncertainty throughout college sports and the NCAA. "To the ACC, we don't have a College Football Playoff p...

 2022-01-14 18:33 

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Heavy snow in Midwest slows travel, closes scores of schools...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy snow spread Friday across a large swath of the Midwest, where travel conditions deteriorated and scores of schools closed or moved to online instruction. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for parts o...

 2022-01-14 18:32 

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White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct "a false-flag operation" in e...

 2022-01-14 18:32 

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Owners to get $42 million for citrus trees Florida destroyed...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixteen years after their legal battle began, about 18,000 homeowners in central Florida will be paid more than $42 million collectively by the state of Florida for destroying their citrus trees during an effort to eradicate a h...

 2022-01-14 18:32 

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December retail sales slip after a record holiday season...

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans overlooked shortages, spiking prices and uncertainty over the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season. But figures released Friday show that after spending robustly early in the...

 2022-01-14 18:31 

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Czechs to let some workers stay on after testing positive...

PRAGUE (AP) — The new Czech government will allow some workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to stay on the job, in an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant. Healt...

 2022-01-14 18:04 

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US Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Katko, who was one of just 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he will not seek reelection this year. The congressman from Camillus in central New...

 2022-01-14 18:04 

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Biden to hold news conference next Wednesday...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, the eve of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. The news conference comes as Biden is attempting to salvage his voting rights initiative and economic ...

 2022-01-14 17:54 

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GOP governors slam COVID limits while setting policy agendas...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the omicron variant rages and fills up hospital beds around the country, Republican governors are highlighting their opposition to restrictions that have marked the COVID-19 pandemic even as they seek to move past it and ...

 2022-01-14 17:54 

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UK says there is 'deal to be done' to resolve feud with EU...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign minister expressed optimism Friday that there is a "deal to be done" to resolve a Northern Ireland trade dispute that has soured the U.K.'s relations with the European Union. Foreign Secretary Liz Trus...

 2022-01-14 17:53 

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Japan's Kobayashi among favorites in wide-open ski jumping...

Even athletes who compete in ski jumping and a former Olympian paid to analyze the sport on TV have no idea who will win gold at the Beijing Games. That's because more than a dozen men seem to have a shot. The list of contenders, though, might be redu...

 2022-01-14 17:52 

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5 players are unanimous choices for AP's NFL All-Pro Team...

NEW YORK (AP) — Five players, including dynamic pass catchers Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams, are unanimous choices for The Associated Press 2021 NFL All-Pro Team. Joining the Rams' Kupp and the Packers' Adams in receiving votes Friday from a...

 2022-01-14 17:33 

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George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer's Guild...

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, stewards of the Star Wars universe and numerous other notable motion pictures, are being honored by the Producers Guild of America for their contributions to the film industry. The PGA said Friday that Lucas and Kennedy ...

 2022-01-14 17:33 

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Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi...

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received approaches to fly to Riyadh to play in exhibition matches, the potential t...

 2022-01-14 17:32 

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Waukesha parade suspect to stand trial for murder...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday. Prosecutors have presented "ample" ev...

 2022-01-14 17:32 

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#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals...

The late Betty White was a tireless lifetime advocate for animals, from caring for those without homes to launching her own weekly TV show, "The Pet Set," dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets. Her most far-reaching contribution, thoug...

 2022-01-14 17:31 

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Stocks fall on Wall Street, head for another weekly loss...

Stocks fell in afternoon trading trading on Wall Street Friday, keeping the major indexes on course for their second weekly decline in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% as of 12:16 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 277 points, or 0.8%, to 35,...

 2022-01-14 16:58 

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Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions that it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in scho...

 2022-01-14 16:54 

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'I'm a better person': Northam reflects on his complex term...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Ralph Northam first decided to jump into politics, he wasn't sure which party to join. He chose the Democrats, and a decade and a half later — after a quick rise in politics and an explosive scandal that nearly dr...

 2022-01-14 16:53 

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Netflix's 'Cheer' returns after team's major highs and lows...

NEW YORK (AP) — When we last saw the cheerleading team from Navarro Community College on Netflix, it was in the final episode of the docuseries " Cheer. " They had just won the NCA National Championships in the junior college division and ce...

 2022-01-14 16:53 

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Olympic champion Ledecka leads Czech team at Beijing Games...

PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Ester Ledecka will spearhead a record number of Czech athletes at the Winter Games in Beijing. Ledecka made history at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games by becoming the first person to win gold medals in both skiing ...

 2022-01-14 16:52 

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Djokovic entangles sponsors in Australian Open vax uproar...

A lot of people are angry at Novak Djokovic. And his sponsors may just wait it out. The world's top-ranked men's tennis player is the top seed and defending champion at the Australian Open. But it's unclear if he can compete Monday after Austr...

 2022-01-14 16:32 

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Oldest WWII veteran to be remembered at museum service...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a New Orleans man who was the oldest World War II veteran when he died earlier in January will gather to remember him at a ceremony in a museum memorializing the war. Funeral services will be held Saturday at...

 2022-01-14 16:31 

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GOP effort to inspect Pennsylvania voting machines advances...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The inspection of voting machines in a heavily Republican county in Pennsylvania appeared ready to go forward Friday in a GOP effort inspired by former President Donald Trump's baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 elect...

 2022-01-14 16:05 

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Sponsor: Ohio voting law overhaul won't be ready for 2022...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws that includes both new restrictions on voting and some added conveniences long supported by voting rights advocates will not be ready for 2022 elections, its sponsor says. Repub...

 2022-01-14 16:04 

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Ex-EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees urged the Virginia Senate on Friday to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's cabinet. Youngkin anno...

 2022-01-14 16:04 

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Review: Jamestown Revival, more than just a roadhouse band...

Jamestown Revival, "Young Man" (Thirty Tigers) The list of really good Americana roadhouse bands that have emerged from the Texas music scene over the years is a long one. The list of those that distinguished themselves by doing something fresh an...

 2022-01-14 16:04 

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US official: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to potentially further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct "a false-flag operation&#...

 2022-01-14 15:59 

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Russia backs away from unpopular anti-coronavirus measures...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government on Friday chose to delay adopting unpopular legislation restricting access to public places for the unvaccinated, despite an infection surge and warnings from top officials about the spread of the omicron variant...

 2022-01-14 15:53 

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Raiders get past turmoil, face AFC champ Bengals in playoffs...

LAS VEGAS (10-7) at CINCINNATI (10-7) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Bengals by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Raiders 8-9; Bengals 10-7. SERIES RECORD: Raiders lead 21-12. LAST MEETING: Bengals beat Raiders 32-13 ...

 2022-01-14 15:53 

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Rival Patriots, Bills to meet in playoffs for only 2nd time...

PATRIOTS (10-7) at BUFFALO (11-6) Saturday, 8:15 p.m. EST, CBS BETTING LINE: Bills by 4, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Patriots 10-7; Bills 10-7. SERIES RECORD: Patriots lead 77-46-1. LAST MEETING: Bills beat Patriots 33-21 on Dec. ...

 2022-01-14 15:52 

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Dukurs, Bos clinch World Cup skeleton overall championships...

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia has done it again. Kimberley Bos of the Netherlands has done it for the first time, and the first time in her country's history. Dukurs and Bos cemented their status as gold-medal favorites...

 2022-01-14 15:46 

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Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease...

Vanessa Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out. The Jacksonville, Florida, resident didn't want to start insulin. All the medicines she tried made her sick. But Florida Blue care manager...

 2022-01-14 15:31 

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Banks help lead stocks lower in early trading on Wall Street...

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street Friday, keeping the S&P 500 on course for its second weekly decline in a row. The benchmark index was off 0.2% in the early going. JPMorgan Chase was leading banks lower with a drop of 5.3% after reporting that its ...

 2022-01-14 15:31 

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Biden nominates 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced the nominations of three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, ...

 2022-01-14 15:31 

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Hearing to decide if Waukesha parade suspect will face trial...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A court commissioner is set to decide Friday whether a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, will stand trial for murder. Darrell Brooks Jr. is set to a...

 2022-01-14 14:59 

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Study: More evidence links a virus to multiple sclerosis...

There's more evidence that one of the world's most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease that occurs when immune system cells mistakenly attack the pr...

 2022-01-14 14:58 

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Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces 5 new corruption charges...

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government has filed five new corruption charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in connection with granting permits to rent and buy a helicopter, a legal official said Friday. Suu Kyi, who has ...

 2022-01-14 14:53 

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Industrial output falls 0.1% unexpectedly amid supply issues...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.1% in December, the first decline since September, with manufacturers still struggling with snarled supply chains. Many economists had expected a small increase in production last month as factorie...

 2022-01-14 14:52 

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In vaccination battles, pro athletes become proxy players...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pandemic-era saga of tennis star Novak Djokovic in Australia this week is but one of many: Pro athletes who have refused to be vaccinated have been put at center court in a larger contest — as famous faces who are becomi...

 2022-01-14 14:32 

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Judge allows video release in Black man's shooting death...

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Thursday granted a request from the police chief of a North Carolina city to release body camera video recorded in the aftermath of the shooting death of a Black man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy. Fayettevi...

 2022-01-14 14:32 

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Bad luck: Pope acknowledges he got caught at record store...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has long lamented that he can't walk around town unnoticed like he used to before becoming pope. But he seems to have nevertheless kept his sense of humor after he was caught on camera making an unannounced visit to a Ro...

 2022-01-14 14:31 

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December retail sales fall 1.9% after early holiday rush...

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans, beset by product shortages, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early spending in the fall boosted this year's holiday shopping season. Retail sales fell a ...

 2022-01-14 14:31 

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Bill would require Senate confirmation for US prison chief...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the head of the troubled federal Bureau of Prisons said he was resigning amid increased scrutiny over his leadership, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require Senate confirmation for future bureau directors — th...

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