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 2022-01-13 22:04 

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Ruling raises new questions about remote testimony in court...

An overturned conviction in Missouri is raising new questions about video testimony in criminal court cases nationwide, and the ruling could have ripple effects through a justice system increasingly reliant on remote technology as it struggles with a back...

 2022-01-13 22:04 

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UKs embattled Prince Andrew loses honorary military titles...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew has been stripped of his honorary military roles as the growing furor over allegations that he sexually abused a teenage girl trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein threatened to taint the House of Windsor. Buck...

 2022-01-13 21:59 

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After COVID-19 diagnosis, WVa governor's health is improving...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said his health was improving Thursday, two days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. The 70-year-old Republican governor continues to experience mild symptoms. "Thankfully, I am feeling m...

 2022-01-13 21:59 

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Elvis Costello rocks out from the back porch...

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello's 32nd album rings with the sound of a tight rock 'n' roll combo sweating together on a tiny stage, feeding off each other to produce a joyful noise. Yet that's all a mirage. Costello and his three-piec...

 2022-01-13 21:54 

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Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after requesting documents from more than a dozen social platforms, the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit and YouTube after lawmakers said the compani...

 2022-01-13 21:54 

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29 charged in 6-state shoplifting ring that hit pharmacies...

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State and federal authorities announced Thursday that they arrested and charged more than two dozen people for taking part in a multistate shoplifting ring that made off with more than $10 million in stolen goods over the past fe...

 2022-01-13 21:54 

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Atlantic League ends trials with 61-foot mounds, robo umps...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic League is restoring its pitching mound to 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate and returning strike zone judgement to umpires after experimenting with moving the rubber back a foot and using an automatic ball-strike system....

 2022-01-13 21:33 

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Los Angeles police investigate Ye after battery complaint...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a battery report was filed Thursday against Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The incident that spurred the complaint took place in downtown Los Angeles at about 3 a.m. Thursday, LAPD spok...

 2022-01-13 21:33 

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Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan. 6 riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday...

 2022-01-13 21:32 

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Subpoena GOP leader McCarthy? Big decision for Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy's refusal to provide information to a bipartisan House committee about his call with then-President Donald Trump during the Capitol riot is deepening a standoff between the committee and GOP law...

 2022-01-13 21:32 

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Sedition case against Oath Keepers one of few in US history...

Prosecutors filed seditious conspiracy charges Thursday against the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and 10 suspected associates, marking the first such case in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot and one of just a few in the nation'...

 2022-01-13 21:32 

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Tech stocks lead Wall Street lower again, Nasdaq falls 2.5%...

Technology stocks led another decline on Wall Street Thursday, leaving the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Microsoft, Nvidia and other big tech companies had some of the biggest losses. The S&P 500 fell 1.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave back 0.5%...

 2022-01-13 21:31 

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Audit: Arkansas prison surplus ammunition sold by employee...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Surplus gun ammunition for Arkansas' state prison systems was taken and sold by a Department of Corrections employee, according to an auditor for the state. Arkansas Legislative Audit staff member Don Morgan told a legis...

 2022-01-13 21:15 

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Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills...

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but acknowledging defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he's "not sure" his elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten ...

 2022-01-13 20:59 

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NYC mayor considering virtual learning plan for schools...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is considering allowing the nation's largest school district to return to some form of virtual instruction as the city weathers a wave of coronavirus cases, a reversal from his pledge a week ago to ...

 2022-01-13 20:55 

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2022: '21 champ Osaka, No. 1 Barty top field...

Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park (Sunday in the U.S.): ___ ASH BARTY Seeded: 1 Country: Australia Age: 25 2021 Record: 42-8 Career Record: 198-73 2021 Titles: 5 Career Titles: 14 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 &md...

 2022-01-13 20:55 

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Alabama WR Williams, offensive lineman Evans enter NFL draft...

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama offensive stars Jameson Williams and Evan Neal are entering the NFL draft and skipping their senior seasons. The two All-Americans announced their decisions Thursday on social media. Williams led Crimson Tide receiver...

 2022-01-13 20:54 

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Attorney to appeal Vegas ruling in Ruggs crash records case...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs' girlfriend said Thursday he'll appeal a Las Vegas judge's decision to grant prosecutors access to the woman's medical records after a fatal high-speed crash that cos...

 2022-01-13 20:54 

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DA criticized for handling of police shooting of 8-year-old...

A hearing for a teenager charged with murder in the death of an 8-year-old girl hit by police gunfire was postponed Thursday as elected officials and activists stepped up their criticism of a prosecutor's handling of the case so far. Authorities say A...

 2022-01-13 20:53 

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Double duty: Tirico to host NBC's Olympic, Super Bowl shows...

Mike Tirico will be doing international double duty when NBC broadcasts the Olympics and the Super Bowl next month. Tirico will anchor the network's primetime coverage of the Winter Games from Beijing then will change locations to Los Angeles to host ...

 2022-01-13 20:53 

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MLB talks resume after 42-day gap, little evident progress...

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardizing a timely start to spring training, Major Lea...

 2022-01-13 20:53 

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AP source: Texans fire Culley after just one season as coach...

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have fired coach David Culley after just one season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the move hadn't been a...

 2022-01-13 20:52 

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Say it ain't so, Joe: Haden eyes last stand in Pittsburgh...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden felt terrible in the middle of last week as symptoms of COVID-19 took their toll. A day later, the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back left better. Physically, anyway. Mentally, Haden feared his second time in the ...

 2022-01-13 20:32 

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Caller at helicopter crash site told 911 pilot wasn't alert...

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man at the scene of a medical helicopter crash outside Philadelphia this week told a dispatcher he was most concerned about the infant girl who survived, but that the pilot was the only passenger not alert after the wreck, ...

 2022-01-13 20:32 

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Israeli nationalists protest against settlement evacuation...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli nationalists staged a protest Thursday outside the parliament building in Jerusalem, urging the government not to demolish a West Bank settlement outpost. The demonstration came a month after a Palestinian gunma...

 2022-01-13 20:31 

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Chiefs have Kelce, Hill vs Steelers this time around...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played the Pittsburgh Steelers, their record-setting wide receiver had just recovered from COVID-19 and their star tight end was sitting at home and still dealing with the virus. They stil...

 2022-01-13 20:12 

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Alabama offensive lineman Evan Neal declares for NFL draft...

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama offensive lineman Evan Neal is entering the NFL draft and will skip his senior season. The Crimson Tide All-American announced his decision Thursday in a post on Twitter. The 6-foot-7, 350-pound Neal is regarded as a ...

 2022-01-13 20:12 

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Bol fails physical, trade between Pistons and Nuggets halted...

DENVER (AP) — A trade between Detroit and the Denver Nuggets was rescinded Thursday after big man Bol Bol didn't receive medical clearance with the Pistons. The Nuggets finalized a deal Monday to send Bol to Detroit in exchange for guard Rodney ...

 2022-01-13 20:12 

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Bills no longer Pats patsy after wins in 3 of past 4 games...

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Kelsay's introduction to the Bills' so-called and very one-sided divisional rivalry against the New England Patriots differed from many of the defensive end's contemporaries over his 10 seasons in Buffalo....

 2022-01-13 20:04 

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East German Stasi kept records on Scholz during 1970s, 80s...

BERLIN (AP) — East Germany's secret police kept extensive records on Chancellor Olaf Scholz when he was a senior member of the West German Social Democratic Party's youth wing in the 1970s and 80s, German tabloid Bild reported Thursday. File...

 2022-01-13 20:04 

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Biden prods Senate, but Sinema dashes voting bill's chances...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden rode to the Capitol to prod Democrats on stalled voting and elections legislation, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema dashed their hopes of muscling the party's major priority past a Republican blockade. The ...

 2022-01-13 20:03 

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Mississippi Senate advances medical marijuana proposal...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate on Thursday passed a bill to create a medical marijuana program, and the bill will move to the House for more debate in coming weeks. Senate Bill 2095 would allow a person with a marijuana prescription to...

 2022-01-13 19:59 

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In reversal, NYC mayor considering remote option for schools...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is considering allowing the nation's largest school district to return to some form of virtual instruction as the city weathers a wave of coronavirus cases, a reversal from his pledge a week ago to ...

 2022-01-13 19:58 

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Study: Stronger evidence linking 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...

 2022-01-13 19:55 

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Navient settles predatory student loan claims for $1.85B...

BOSTON (AP) — Navient, a major student loan servicing company, has settled allegations of deceptive lending practices for $1.85 billion, officials said Thursday in announcing a settlement that would cancel student loans of tens of thousands of borro...

 2022-01-13 19:55 

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As omicron surges, HealthCare.gov sign-up deadline arrives...

People looking for health insurance in the grip of the omicron surge have through Saturday to sign up for taxpayer-subsidized private coverage under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. President Joe Biden's administration is on track is to deliver robu...

 2022-01-13 19:55 

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Atlanta opening new police precinct amid secession push...

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's recently elected mayor unveiled a new police precinct in the city's large Buckhead district on Thursday, as he tries to head off an effort to turn the wealthy, white enclave into its own city over concerns about a sp...

 2022-01-13 19:54 

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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court...

 2022-01-13 19:54 

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Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday. In 1996, a NASA-led team announced t...

 2022-01-13 19:32 

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Nobel body criticizes Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy over war...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the war and humanitarian crisis in his ...

 2022-01-13 19:32 

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UN chief warns millions of Afghans are on 'verge of death'...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Thursday that millions of Afghans are on the "verge of death," urging the international community to fund the U.N.'s $5 billion humanitarian appeal, release Afghanistan's frozen a...

 2022-01-13 19:32 

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Teachers confront half-empty classrooms as virus surges...

Teachers around the U.S. are confronting classrooms where as many as half of students are absent because they have been exposed to COVID-19 or their families kept them at home out of concern about the surging coronavirus. From New York City to Seattle, th...

 2022-01-13 19:31 

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New Czech governing coalition wins confidence vote...

The Czech Republic's new government won a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament on Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic and soaring inflation presenting its immediate policy challenges. Lawmakers voted 106-87 in favor of the con...

 2022-01-13 19:05 

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Biden prods Senate, but Sinema blunts voting bill's chances...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly before President Joe Biden met with Senate Democrats Thursday, hoping to jolt their stalled voting legislation, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema blunted the bill's chances further, declaring she could not support a "short sighte...

 2022-01-13 19:04 

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Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot...

A man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol last year performed rap songs about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel, federal authorities say. A relative told the FBI that Billy Knutson was a rapper who sold his music online and has...

 2022-01-13 19:04 

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Founder of Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, has been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday. Rhodes is the highest-...

 2022-01-13 18:59 

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ABC News draws fire for editing of CDC director's interview...

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is under fire for its editing of a "Good Morning America" interview with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky that created uncertainty that's being exploited by vaccine critics. In the interview, Walensky discussed a s...

 2022-01-13 18:53 

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Arkansas coach Musselman to miss games after surgery...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas announced men's basketball coach Eric Musselman had shoulder surgery on Thursday and is expected to miss at least two games, starting with Saturday's game at LSU. Assistant Keith Smart will serve as interim...

 2022-01-13 18:52 

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Vikings GM candidates include Eagles exec Catherine Rache...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted a diverse set of candidates for their general manager vacancy, including one woman: Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Rache. Two people with knowledge of the pr...

 2022-01-13 18:52 

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Gio Reyna still sidelined, will miss Friday's Dortmund match...

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gio Reyna won't dress for Friday's Bundesliga match against Freiberg, decreasing his chance of making the roster for upcoming U.S. World Cup qualifiers. Dortmund coach Marco Rose said Thursday that the match was too so...

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