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 2022-01-13 18:04 

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Nebraska's Ricketts seeks tax cut for highest earners...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed an income tax cut on Thursday for corporations and nearly 419,000 residents whose incomes rise into the state's top bracket. The Republican governor said he would seek to lower the top ra...

 2022-01-13 18:03 

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Queen removes Prince Andrew's military roles, patronages...

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace said on Thursday that Prince Andrew's honorary military titles and royal patronages have been returned to Queen Elizabeth II with her "approval and agreement." More than 150 navy and army veterans had writ...

 2022-01-13 17:53 

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Stocks wobble lower as investors monitor inflation, earnings...

Stocks wobbled lower on Wall Street Thursday afternoon as investors gauged the latest data on inflation and company earnings. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% as of 12:18 p.m. Eastern. The benchmark index is coming off two days of gains following daily losses since ...

 2022-01-13 17:53 

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Hawks trade Cam Reddish to Knicks for 2022 first-round pick...

ATLANTA (AP) — The struggling Atlanta Hawks have traded forward Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks for a protected 2022 first-round draft pick. Atlanta confirmed the move on Thursday. The Hawks also are sending forward Solomon Hill and a 2025 second...

 2022-01-13 17:53 

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Luge preview: A long, winding road took US to Beijing Games...

Emily Sweeney is headed to the Olympics to represent USA Luge for a second time, and her plans for the next couple weeks are largely the same as the final preparations were for her debut at the Pyeongchang Games four years ago. With one minor exception. T...

 2022-01-13 17:52 

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Norway's Riiber dominant soaring, skiing into 2022 Olympics...

Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber has been so dominant in World Cup competitions that other Nordic combined athletes are studying how he soars past the competition in ski jumping to often take a huge lead into the cross-country skiing leg of the events. The...

 2022-01-13 17:34 

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Cool new disk: Spinning ice drawing chilly gawkers again...

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A swirling disk of ice on a Maine river is drawing onlookers in the heart of winter once again. The disk has formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook. A handful of dog-walkers and onlookers stopped to gaze at the curious ...

 2022-01-13 17:34 

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Suspect in 2012 France family slaying freed without charges...

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has freed a suspect held in custody since Wednesday morning over the 2012 slayings of a British-Iraqi family and a cyclist in the French Alps. The suspect was released Thursday afternoon without any charges, and the ...

 2022-01-13 17:33 

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Police disperse Bedouin protesters in southern Israel...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Bedouin Arabs protesting a tree-planting campaign they say is aimed at pushing them off disputed land. It was the third consecutive ...

 2022-01-13 17:33 

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Fed nominee Brainard: Fighting inflation is top priority...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lael Brainard, President Joe Biden's nominee for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 spot, said Thursday that combating high inflation is the central bank's top priority and said she believed the Fed could reduce it without sac...

 2022-01-13 17:33 

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Ohio governor facing primary: no pandemic response regrets...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he has no regrets about his response to the coronavirus pandemic even if Republican voters who thought he went too far are angry enough to vote him out in the upcoming May primary. DeWine, 75, is ...

 2022-01-13 17:32 

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Sudan's anti-coup protests violently dispersed; 2 killed...

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum as thousands took to the streets Thursday against a coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock,...

 2022-01-13 17:32 

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Manatee feeding experiment starts slowly as cold looms...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An unprecedented, experimental attempt to feed manatees facing starvation in Florida has started slowly but wildlife officials expressed optimism Thursday that it will work as cold weather drives the marine mammals toward wa...

 2022-01-13 17:31 

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San Diego supervisor's house fire is considered suspicious...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police are treating a fire at the home of a San Diego County leader and his wife, a prominent labor official, as suspicious. County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said he and wife Lorena Gonzalez and their family were aw...

 2022-01-13 17:31 

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Georgia deputy suspended over Facebook comment about Arbery...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy was suspended and faces being fired over comments posted on social media after a judge sentenced three white men to life imprisonment in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, news outlets reported. Re...

 2022-01-13 16:58 

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Lessons forgotten: Election rallies feed Indian virus surge...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant are rocketing through India, prompting the federal government and states to swiftly reintroduce a string of restrictions. Night curfews are back. Restaurants and b...

 2022-01-13 16:53 

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Train derails in India's West Bengal state; at least 5 dead...

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least five people died and more than 45 were injured when a train derailed Thursday in India's West Bengal state, officials said. Twelve coaches of the train went off the rails and three capsized. Images from the scene showed...

 2022-01-13 16:32 

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COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as omicron rages...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the omicron wave of infections. The problem is that pro...

 2022-01-13 16:32 

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The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record...

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science...

 2022-01-13 16:31 

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Biden to double free COVID tests, add N95s, to fight omicron...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with the most protective N95 masks, as he highlighted his efforts to &...

 2022-01-13 16:05 

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State sues to block Omaha mask mandate as virus cases soar...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The state of Nebraska has gone to court to block Omaha's new mask mandate even though the number of virus cases has risen dramatically this month as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads. The Nebraska Attorney General&...

 2022-01-13 16:05 

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Review: 'Wahala' is a solid, slow-burn, page-turning mystery...

NEW YORK (AP) — "Wahala" by Nikki May (William Morrow/Custom House) The African word "wahala," used commonly in Nigeria, means trouble and that's just what happens when three Anglo-Nigerian best friends in their 30s add a fourth ...

 2022-01-13 16:04 

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'Anything Goes' to steam into U.S. movie theaters in spring...

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't make it to New York to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in the classic musical "The Music Man," don't worry. You can always catch her at your local movie theater in another classic musical. A filmed recordin...

 2022-01-13 16:04 

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Nobel body criticizes peace prize winner Abiy over Tigray...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious 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 countr...

 2022-01-13 15:54 

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US average long-term mortgage rates jump; 30-year now 3.45%...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped again this past week, reaching their highest level since March 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic was breaking in the U.S. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that t...

 2022-01-13 15:53 

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Stocks wobble as investors monitor inflation, earnings...

Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in morning trading Thursday on Wall Street as investors gauged the latest data on inflation and company earnings. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% as of 10:26 a.m. Eastern. The benchmark index is coming off two days of g...

 2022-01-13 15:52 

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Shaun White all but wraps up spot in his 5th Olympics...

LAAX, Switzerland (AP) — Shaun White all but wrapped up a spot in his fifth Olympics on Thursday when he qualified for the finals of a contest in Switzerland and his nearest American pursuer failed to move on. White finished fifth in the qualifying ...

 2022-01-13 15:32 

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Dutch king won't use carriage criticized for colonial image...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family's "Golden Carriage," one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands' colonial past, including it...

 2022-01-13 15:32 

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Israel probes death of elderly Palestinian who was detained...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was investigating after an 80-year-old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship died of a heart attack after being detained by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The State Department said it was in touch with the Israeli go...

 2022-01-13 15:31 

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Probe finds 'unintentional mistakes' in Petito police stop...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An investigation has found that Utah police made "several unintentional mistakes" when they stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she was killed in what became a high-profile missing person case. The independent...

 2022-01-13 14:54 

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Honda exec: High auto prices may drop, but not dramatically...

DETROIT (AP) — Honda expects its factories to make more vehicles this year despite a computer chip shortage and supply chain troubles. But because it's starting the year with so few vehicles at dealers, the company expects U.S. sales to fall bel...

 2022-01-13 14:53 

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Costa Concordia is gone, but horror lingers 10 years later...

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Italy honored the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck on the 10th anniversary of the disaster with a commemoration Thursday on the Tuscan island of Giglio, which recalled the horror of the night the cruise ship struck a ...

 2022-01-13 14:53 

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As the Federal Reserve's money printer quiets, markets shake...

NEW YORK (AP) — The shakiness hitting Wall Street isn't just because the Federal Reserve's money printer that's supporting markets is slowing, but that it may soon go into reverse. With inflation high and the economy strengthening, the F...

 2022-01-13 14:53 

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Wholesale prices jumped a record 9.7% in 2021...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level surged by a record 9.7% for all of 2021, setting an annual record and providing further evidence that inflation is still present at all levels of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department reported Thursda...

 2022-01-13 14:53 

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Stocks open a bit higher on Wall Street, still down for year...

Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, potentially setting the S&P 500 up for a third gain in a row after what has been a weak start to the year. The benchmark index was up 0.3% in the early going Thursday. It's still down slightly since t...

 2022-01-13 14:34 

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Wholesale prices jumped 9.7% , setting record for 2021...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level surged by a record 9.7% for all of 2021, setting an annual record and providing further evidence that inflation is still present at all levels of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department reported Thursda...

 2022-01-13 14:34 

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Funerals await for most victims of Bronx fire that killed 17...

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the victims of New York City's deadliest fire in years were still awaiting burial Thursday, after funerals began with services for two children killed by Sunday's blaze in a Bronx apartment building. Community leaders...

 2022-01-13 14:33 

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After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022...

Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summe...

 2022-01-13 14:33 

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EU rejects merger of SKorean shipbuilders Daewoo, Hyundai...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday rejected the merger between South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai and Daewoo, saying a union between two of the world's biggest players in the industry would have given the combined company a global str...

 2022-01-13 14:33 

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Russia won't rule out military deployment to Cuba, Venezuela...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount. Deputy Forei...

 2022-01-13 14:33 

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WFP director for Afghanistan warns of "tsunami of hunger'...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a "tsunami of hunger" because of a shortage of funds that's needed to keep the supply of food intact as country teeters on the edge of economic run with more than half of the population struggling to...

 2022-01-13 14:32 

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Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin transferring thousands of inmates out of federal prisons this week as part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul signed by President Donald Trump more than three years ago. The department, in a r...

 2022-01-13 14:32 

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UN hails landmark conviction of senior Syrian official...

KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — A former Syrian secret police officer was convicted by a German court Thursday of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago, a ruling the top United Nations human right...

 2022-01-13 14:31 

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Majority of COVID patients in German ICUs not vaccinated...

BERLIN (AP) — Most COVID-19 patients in intensive care in German hospitals aren't vaccinated, data published on Thursday indicates. The data from Germany's intensive care association DIVI showed that 62% of ICU patients whose vaccine status ...

 2022-01-13 14:04 

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Whitmer admin disputes pending report on nursing home deaths...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration disputed the methodology and conclusions in a pending report that is expected to say there were nearly 30% more coronavirus-related deaths tied to nursing homes and other long-term car...

 2022-01-13 13:54 

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Fa La La La La! Sandra Boynton has an imprint all her own...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Boynton's prolific career as an author, cartoonist and songwriter has reached the point where a publisher has formed an imprint dedicated solely to her books. On Thursday, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announc...

 2022-01-13 13:54 

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U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November. U.S. jobless claims climbed by 23,000 last week to 230,000, still low by historic standards. The four-week moving av...

 2022-01-13 13:54 

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Wholesale prices jumped record 9.7% in past 12 months...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level surged by a record 9.7% in December from a year earlier, with inflation evident at all levels of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department reported Thursday that its producer price index, which measures i...

 2022-01-13 13:54 

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UK government cuts COVID isolation period to 5 days, from 7...

LONDON (AP) — British officials said Thursday the self-isolation period for people in England who test positive for COVID-19 will be reduced from next week to five full days, instead of seven. Health Secretary Sajid Javid also said that early signs ...

 2022-01-13 13:53 

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5 reasons why 'shoulder season' is the best time to travel...

In many ways, travel in 2021 was more challenging than it was in 2020. While demand for travel returned, sufficient hospitality staffing often did not, leading to long waits at airports, hotel check-in desks and restaurants. The eye-catching travel deals ...

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