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 2022-02-10 19:58 

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French discoverer of HIV virus Luc Montagnier dies at 89...

PARIS (AP) — French researcher Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the HIV virus and more recently spread false claims about the coronavirus, has died at age 89, local government officials in France said. Montagnier died Tu...

 2022-02-10 19:58 

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Coronavirus can destroy the placenta and lead to stillbirths...

New research suggests the coronavirus can invade and destroy the placenta and lead to stillbirths in infected women. It's an uncommon outcome for any pregnancy but women with COVID-19 face an elevated risk. Authorities believe vaccination can help pre...

 2022-02-10 19:53 

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Police records complicate Herschel Walker's recovery story...

WASHINGTON (AP) — One warm fall evening in 2001, police in Irving, Texas, received an alarming call from Herschel Walker's therapist. The football legend and current Republican Senate candidate in Georgia was "volatile," the therapist sa...

 2022-02-10 19:53 

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Antron Brown faces new NHRA challenge as team owner...

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Antron Brown walks into the same race shop he has called home for years. It still belongs to Don Schumacher Racing and the three banners honoring his Top Fuel world championships still hang on the wall near his hauler. This F...

 2022-02-10 19:52 

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AP sources: Nets send Harden to 76ers for Simmons...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons got his wish, a trade out of Philadelphia. The 76ers got their second superstar, with James Harden coming over in a blockbuster multiplayer trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers sent Simmons, their disgruntled star...

 2022-02-10 19:52 

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Super Bowl performers vow to open doors for more hip-hop...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg said the NFL was late embracing hip-hop and vowed that their Super Bowl halftime show would create more opportunities for the genre. "We're going to open more doors for hip-hop artists...

 2022-02-10 19:04 

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Swiss envoy says visiting Taliban interested in dialogue...

GENEVA (AP) — A senior Swiss diplomat who met Thursday with a visiting delegation from Afghanistan's Taliban leaders in Switzerland said they showed an interest in dialogue with the international community. He also noted that they realize "t...

 2022-02-10 19:04 

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Suspect in church killing dead after Colorado cops shoot him...

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man wanted for shooting and killing a woman in a suburban Denver church and wounding two other churchgoers last week has died after he was shot by police officers investigating other crimes, authorities said. Suspect Jose De J...

 2022-02-10 18:58 

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French HIV discoverer Luc Montagnier has died at 89...

PARIS (AP) — French researcher Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the HIV virus and more recently spread false claims about the coronavirus, has died at age 89, according to local government officials in France. Montagnier...

 2022-02-10 18:56 

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Congress approves sex harassment bill in #MeToo milestone...

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress on Thursday gave final approval to legislation guaranteeing that people who experience sexual harassment at work can seek recourse in the courts, a milestone for the #MeToo movement that prompted a national reckoning on the ...

 2022-02-10 18:56 

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Largest US public power company launches new nuclear program...

The largest public power company in the U.S. is launching a program to develop and fund new small modular nuclear reactors as part of its strategy to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The board for the Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday au...

 2022-02-10 18:55 

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Truckers' bridge blockade forces shutdowns at auto plants...

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country's COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, General Motors and other car companies to shut down plants or otherwise scale back product...

 2022-02-10 18:54 

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Lebanese government approves budget amid economic meltdown...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's government approved Thursday the state budget for the current year, with a 17% deficit, the prime minister said. He described the development as a first step in reforms desperately needed in the crisis-hit country. The bu...

 2022-02-10 18:54 

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AP sources: Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire Dave Tippett...

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The struggling Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Dave Tippett, according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. The move was confirmed Thursday by the people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ano...

 2022-02-10 18:54 

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Canucks hire Cammi Granato as an assistant general manager...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have named Hall of Famer Cammi Granato as an assistant general manager, the team announced Thursday. Granato, 50, moves to the Canucks from the Seattle Kraken, where she has served as a scout ...

 2022-02-10 18:53 

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Auburn implements new cooperation policy amid Harsin probe...

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Amid an investigation into football coach Bryan Harsin, Auburn University has implemented a new policy stating that employees can be fired for not cooperating with an investigation or review. The new policy, which went into effec...

 2022-02-10 18:05 

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Palin calls New York Times the 'Goliath' in libel dispute...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a jury Thursday she felt like she was at the mercy of a "Goliath" when she first learned a 2017 New York Times editorial suggested her campaign rhetoric helped incite a mass shooting. Palin...

 2022-02-10 18:04 

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Turkish Cypriot leader calls air link-for-land offer 'stunt'...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot side of ethnically split Cyprus on Thursday rejected overtures by Greek Cypriots to reignite peace efforts by offering international air and sea links in exchange for territory. Ersi...

 2022-02-10 18:04 

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The band Spoon returns with a 'great rock 'n' roll record'...

NEW YORK (AP) — The band Spoon has taken a sonic fork in the road and, appropriately enough, the first single from their new album mentions another piece of silverware — a knife. "The Hardest Cut" — complete with the line "we...

 2022-02-10 18:03 

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Review: In 'Marry Me,' Jennifer Lopez leans into her stardom...

Jennifer Lopez is very good at being very famous. That might sound more like a circumstance and not a rarified skill, but that's just because she'd never let you see the work behind it. The same goes for her competence as a romantic comedy heroine...

 2022-02-10 18:03 

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Composer Ian Ricky Gordon premieres 2 operas in 5-day span...

Ricky Ian Gordon headed downtown where his "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" was being premiered by the New York City Opera on Jan. 27. When not absorbed with that, he walked from his Upper West Side home to Lincoln Center, where previews were be...

 2022-02-10 18:00 

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South Africa's Ramaphosa to speak about nation's challenges...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will Thursday outline how his government will tackle the country's pressing problems including corruption, nationwide power cuts, high unemployment, a troubled economy and the devastati...

 2022-02-10 18:00 

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Deadly NW heat wave prompts effort to boost air conditioning...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As temperatures reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius) in Salem, Oregon, during June's unprecedented heatwave, Bryleigh O'Neil and three roommates were unable to afford or find air conditioners. They spent their th...

 2022-02-10 17:55 

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UN experts urge Sweden to stop planned iron-ore mine project...

GENEVA (AP) — Two independent U.N. human rights experts called Thursday on Sweden's government not to issue a license to industrial backers of a planned iron-ore mine that environmentalists say would generate large amounts of toxic waste and oth...

 2022-02-10 17:55 

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France to build 6 nuclear reactors as part of climate goals...

BELFORT, France (AP) — France plans to build six new nuclear reactors and to extend the life of its existing nuclear plants as part of the country's strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, French President Emma...

 2022-02-10 17:54 

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ICC rejects compensation for freed Ivory Coast politician...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Thursday rejected a senior Ivory Coast politician's claim for compensation after he was acquitted of involvement in deadly violence following elections in 2010. Former Youth Mi...

 2022-02-10 17:54 

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With contract extension, Berube excited about Blues' future...

Craig Berube, the only Stanley Cup-winning coach in St. Louis Blues history, is sticking around to lead a team he thinks can "do some damage." On Thursday, a day after the Blues announced a three-year contract extension to keep him on the bench th...

 2022-02-10 17:54 

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Mexico vows to press on with power changes amid US concerns...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president vowed Thursday to press ahead with changes to the electrical power industry despite U.S. concerns that they could close off markets, choke off competition and possibly violate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free tra...

 2022-02-10 17:54 

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Bengals seek 1st Super Bowl title versus Rams...

LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-5) vs. CINCINNATI (13-7) at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBC BETTING LINE: Rams by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Rams 8-9; Bengals 10-7. SERIES RECORD: Bengals lead 8-6. LAST ME...

 2022-02-10 17:54 

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TV revenue: EPL earns more from overseas rights for 1st time...

LONDON (AP) — The Premier League is relying on global eyeballs watching games to drive up the clubs' wealth. For the first time since the competition began 30 years ago, more cash will be generated from overseas broadcasters for the next three s...

 2022-02-10 17:53 

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US inflation highest in 40 years, with no letup in sight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation soared over the past year at its highest rate in four decades, hammering American consumers, wiping out pay raises and reinforcing the Federal Reserve's decision to begin raising borrowing rates across the economy. Th...

 2022-02-10 17:53 

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Briere goal — win Stanley Cup for Flyers, famous first fans...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Briere has a couple of famous fans rooting him on in Philadelphia just a short Amtrak ride away. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are Flyers fans and have met Briere through the years. Jill Biden once said she ...

 2022-02-10 17:53 

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WHAT TO WATCH: Mixed team snowboardcross, US-Canada hockey...

BEIJING (AP) — Mixed team snowboardcross is a variation on that chaotic event that is making its Olympic debut this year. Each team consists of one man and one woman. The men go first, then the women start in a staggered fashion, based on how the me...

 2022-02-10 16:53 

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Coke sales rise 10% in Q4 as omicron fails to halt demand...

Coca-Cola and posted better-than-expected sales in the fourth quarter as the omicron variant barely registered and venues like coffee shops and movie theaters continued to reopen around Revenue rose 10% to $9.5 billion in the October-December period. That...

 2022-02-10 16:53 

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MLB keeps spring camps on hold, missing opener 'disastrous'...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says spring training remains on hold because of a management lockout and his goal is to reach a labor contract that allows opening day as scheduled on March 31. With the second-longest work stop...

 2022-02-10 16:52 

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Falcons' owner Blank: Must plan for QB Ryan's successor...

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team must have a succession plan at quarterback even while Matt Ryan appears set to continue as the starter in 2022. The Falcons face more complicated decisions at wide receiver, where Calvi...

 2022-02-10 16:52 

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Manfred: No word on spring training as MLB lockout continues...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says spring training remains on hold because of a management lockout and his goal is to get a deal that allows opening day as scheduled on March 31. "I believe we will have an agreement in t...

 2022-02-10 16:33 

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Denmark may allow US troops on its soil, pact in the works...

HELSINKI (AP) — Denmark says it will begin negotiations on a new defense cooperation agreement with the U.S. that may include allowing American troops and military equipment to be stationed on Danish soil — in reversal of a decades-old policy....

 2022-02-10 16:32 

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Mexican president sends 'protest' to Spain over companies...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president on Thursday described his decision to "pause" relations with Spain as a protest over the behavior of Spanish energy companies in Mexico. President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador said Thursday the pause &#...

 2022-02-10 16:32 

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Chris Young leads Academy of Country Music nominations...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Chris Young combined his skills as an artist and a producer to earn seven nominations at the Academy of Country Music Awards, including album of the year and single of the year. The show's co-hosts Jimmie All...

 2022-02-10 16:31 

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Latvia passes long-awaited Holocaust restitution law...

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia's parliament passed a Holocaust restitution bill Thursday that includes compensation for lost Jewish property and funding to revitalize the Baltic nation's Jewish community, which was almost completely wiped out during...

 2022-02-10 16:05 

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Fatal fires in St. Louis, Baltimore expose vacant home risks...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thick smoke billowed from the vacant, crumbling St. Louis house, but Benjamin Polson knew homeless people might be inside taking refuge from the January chill. So the 33-year-old firefighter went in. It cost him his life. Eleven day...

 2022-02-10 16:05 

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House panel probes Trump presidential records found in Fla....

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is investigating whether former President Donald Trump violated the Presidential Records Act, after boxes of presidential records were discovered at his Florida estate and a news report surfaced of him destroying ...

 2022-02-10 16:04 

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Late Philippine dictator's son clears key election hurdle...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials on Thursday dismissed three more petitions seeking to disqualify the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from the upcoming presidential election in a ruling that removed a major obstacle...

 2022-02-10 16:04 

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Oscars 2022: Sebastin Yatra calls 'Encanto' a gift from God...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sebastin Yatra calls his experience with Disney's "Encanto" a "gift from God." The Colombian singer-songwriter performs "Dos Oruguitas," written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and nominated to the Oscars for best o...

 2022-02-10 16:04 

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Super Bowl's halftime performers face questions from media...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There promises to be plenty of "California Love" when Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar combine Sunday for the Super Bowl halftime show. The hip-hop icons are to talk about their set at a midday...

 2022-02-10 16:04 

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Libya's east-based lawmakers name new PM, fueling divisions...

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's east-based parliament on Thursday appointed a new prime minister, a development that counters U.N. efforts to reconcile the divided country and one that will likely produce two parallel administrations. The House of Represen...

 2022-02-10 16:04 

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Stocks swing, yields soar on hottest inflation in 40 years...

NEW YORK (AP) — With inflation going only higher, stocks are swinging on Wall Street Thursday as expectations build that the Federal Reserve will have to get more aggressive about removing the tremendous support it's given the economy. The hotte...

 2022-02-10 15:59 

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Most vulnerable still in jeopardy as COVID precautions ease...

Two years into the pandemic Jackie Hansen still left home only for doctor visits, her immune system so wrecked by cancer and lupus that COVID-19 vaccinations couldn't take hold. Then Hansen got a reprieve — scarce doses of the first drug that pr...

 2022-02-10 15:53 

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Germany wins Olympic relay, sweeps luge gold medals...

BEIJING (AP) — Germany 4, Rest of World 0. The Beijing Olympics were a luge runaway for the world's sliding superpower, which won gold in men's, women's and doubles events — then put those champions in Thursday's team relay and...

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