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 2021-10-22 12:04 

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S Korea blocks army from appealing transgender soldier case...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Justice Ministry on Friday blocked the army from appealing a landmark court ruling that said it unlawfully discharged the country's first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier thi...

 2021-10-22 12:03 

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun that killed cinematographer...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened. Halyna Hutchins, cinema...

 2021-10-22 11:59 

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3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still ahead...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving the suspect plods on, and the site is in line for re...

 2021-10-22 11:58 

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids...

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children. Details of the study were posted online Friday as U.S. regulators consider opening vaccinations to youngsters 5 to...

 2021-10-22 11:53 

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Profit surges at American Express with spending resilient...

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express had a very strong third quarter, posting a profit of $1.78 billion with Americans continuing to prove resilient in their spending despite the tenacity of the delta variant, as well as global supply chain issues. The ...

 2021-10-22 11:32 

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Russia's Putin hosts Israeli PM Bennett...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope on Friday that new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett would continue in the footsteps of his predecessor in maintaining close and "trusting" relations with his country. Welcom...

 2021-10-22 11:32 

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First female head of Japan labor lobby vows to empower women...

TOKYO (AP) — The first female president of Japan's powerful labor union federation said Friday she will work to correct the gender gap in wages and working conditions to help empower women. "Progress is extremely slow," said Tomoko Yoshi...

 2021-10-22 11:31 

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Turkish lira continues to slide after interest rate cut...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish lira continued to slide and reached a record low against the U.S. dollar Friday, a day after the Central Bank sharply cut interest rates. It was another hit after a global financial watchdog placed Turkey on a list ...

 2021-10-22 11:31 

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Campaigners stage climate protests across continents...

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental campaigners staged protests on several continents Friday to press their demands for more government action to curb global warming ahead of the upcoming U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Protesters rallied in Uganda, Banglad...

 2021-10-22 10:58 

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Thailand easing tourist quarantine rules in November...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is accelerating plans to reopen the country to foreign tourists, slashing mandatory quarantines beginning Nov. 1 for fully-vaccinated visitors arriving by air from 46 countries and territories, officials announced Friday. The...

 2021-10-22 10:53 

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Russia's infections, deaths soar to another record...

MOSCOW (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Russia climbed Friday to another pandemic record, putting a growing strain on the country's health care system. The government coronavirus task force reported 37,141 new infections and 1,064 dea...

 2021-10-22 10:31 

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1 dead after jumping from 19th floor to escape Mumbai fire...

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person died after jumping from the 19th floor to escape a fire that engulfed a 61-story luxury apartment building in Mumbai in western India on Friday, a fire official said. Fifteen people were rescued, fire officer Par...

 2021-10-22 10:31 

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set, killing woman...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was also wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened. Halyna Hutchins, c...

 2021-10-22 10:04 

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Queen Elizabeth II back at castle following hospital visit...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was back at Windsor Castle on Friday and in good spirits after revelations that she spent the night in a London hospital earlier this week. Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to...

 2021-10-22 10:03 

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EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders met Friday to discuss migration to the bloc and how to stop the influx of refugees arriving via neighboring Belarus. EU members Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of...

 2021-10-22 09:59 

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A jab in each arm: France vaccinates against flu and COVID...

PARIS (AP) — Worried that the flu and COVID-19 could trigger a winter-time double-whammy of new infections and deaths, France is forging ahead with a nationwide vaccination and booster-shot program against both diseases, offering simultaneous jabs t...

 2021-10-22 09:32 

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Global shares mostly higher after S&P 500 hits new record...

Shares were mostly higher in Europe on Friday after a mixed session in Asia. Benchmarks rose in Paris, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Shares fell in Shanghai and Seoul. An official newspaper, the Securities Times, and other state media said China Evergrande...

 2021-10-22 09:31 

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China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is "no room" for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked. Foreign Mini...

 2021-10-22 09:31 

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16 killed in Russian gunpowder factory blast...

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion and fire at a gunpowder factory in Russia on Friday killed 16 people, officials said. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion hit the Elastik factory in the Ryazan region, about 270 kilometers (about 167 miles...

 2021-10-22 08:03 

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Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It seems a strange place to pitch a tent. Plump in the middle of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone that has divided Cyprus along ethnic lines since 1974, in the heart of the island's medieval capital, two Cameroonia...

 2021-10-22 07:59 

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Amnesty seeks COVID-19 inquiry into Italian nursing homes...

ROME (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent parliamentary inquiry into COVID-19 deaths in Italian nursing homes and reports of retaliation against nursing home staff who spoke out about unsafe conditions there. Amnesty based its ...

 2021-10-22 07:58 

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Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American p...

 2021-10-22 07:55 

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Otzelberger faces tall task bringing back magic to Cyclones...

The task of turning around Iowa State is personal to T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger is beginning his third stint in Ames, his first as head coach, after spending the last two years at UNLV. He was an assistant at Iowa State under Greg McDermott, Fred Hoibe...

 2021-10-22 07:55 

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8 enough at TCU? Dixon embraces change after losing season...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jamie Dixon has altered his approach to putting together a team after his first losing season as a head coach, and in an era with so much change in college basketball. TCU has added eight transfers to its roster since last s...

 2021-10-22 07:55 

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Rebuilt bunch of Jayhawks eye NCAA Tournament retribution...

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was still trying to come to terms with a historically bad NCAA Tournament defeat to Southern California at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis when he was asked what had to change going forward. How could t...

 2021-10-22 07:55 

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Dream-come-true job for Adams at Texas Tech with new seniors...

Mark Adams always wanted to be a Red Raiders quarterback or part of the basketball team when he was growing up in a small farming community about 30 miles from the Texas Tech campus. As a Tech student in the late 1970s, Adams asked former basketball coach...

 2021-10-22 07:54 

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Beard builds transfer-heavy lineup for debut at No. 5 Texas...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Chris Beard left Texas Tech for Texas, one of the coach's first moves was to plunge into the transfer portal and leave the door wide open. Soon, players were pouring into Austin. Beard starts his first season with the f...

 2021-10-22 07:54 

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Oklahoma looks to find footing with new coach Porter Moser...

So much has changed with the Oklahoma program. Porter Moser has come in from Loyola-Chicago to replace retired coach Lon Kruger. And last year's top three scorers have moved on. Austin Reaves is now with the Los Angeles Lakers. Brady Manek has transfe...

 2021-10-22 07:54 

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K-State aims for big bounceback after 9 wins last season...

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After back-to-back losing seasons, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber knew he needed to make some changes this year, so he brought in a couple of former Marines to put the Wildcats through their paces before fall practice began. I...

 2021-10-22 07:54 

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Very different No. 8 Baylor sees chance to repeat as champs...

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew has talked to his team about the unique opportunity available to the defending national champions, even with a roster that has changed drastically since the Bears cut down the nets last April. "From a c...

 2021-10-22 07:04 

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UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed state...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar has warned that February's military takeover has led to armed conflict and if power isn't returned to the people in a democratic way the country "will go in the direction of a fail...

 2021-10-22 07:01 

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Analysis: The NBA's Top 75 team voters got the calls right...

The results are in and what happens now was inevitable. The top 76 players in NBA history have been announced , with the full 75th anniversary team having been revealed by the league. Now the debate begins to decide who must have been No. 77. Vince Carter...

 2021-10-22 07:00 

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Three #Instaworthy spots that will make you fall in love with....

Stress and hefty workloads are something we all understand during the weekday. That's why weekends are the best time to recharge!...

 2021-10-22 07:00 

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As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get....

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — As she stood in the courtyard of the morgue holding the body of her grandmother who died of COVID-19, Ramilya Shigalturina had a message for anyone still resisting vaccinations. "I'm begging all Russians: Pleas...

 2021-10-22 06:54 

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Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan adopted a new energy policy on Friday that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country's pledge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. The new basic energy plan, adopted by the Cabinet jus...

 2021-10-22 06:54 

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Beijing offering COVID-19 boosters, 4 months before Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — China's capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics. Anyone 18 or older who have received two-dose Chinese vaccines and bel...

 2021-10-22 06:54 

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LEADING OFF: Astros try to clinch trip to World Series...

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BACK ON THE HILL Astros rookie Luis Garca will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line. Garca started Game 2 and gave up a gr...

 2021-10-22 06:53 

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Masters champion Matsuyama takes 2nd-round lead at Zozo...

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama overcame cold temperatures and often steady rain showers to shoot a 2-under 68 Friday and take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship. Matsuyama, who trailed b...

 2021-10-22 06:53 

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Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett's Heisman chance...

The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team. That streak will be tough to extend in Week 8. No. 1 Georgia is off, No. 2 Cincinnati is a four-touchdown favorite at Navy and No...

 2021-10-22 06:53 

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Nash TD dash lifts San Jose St. past UNLV in 27-20 thriller...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Nash scored the winning touchdown on a 15-yard quarterback draw as San Jose State turned a blocked field goal into the decisive drive, beating UNLV 27-20 on Thursday night. Nash passed for 213 yards and ran for a career-high 12...

 2021-10-22 06:53 

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US Rowing accepts resignation of longtime men's coach Teti...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime U.S. rowing coach Mike Teti, who has been criticized by some of his former athletes as being emotionally abusive and using physical intimidation, has resigned but immediately accepted a position funded by a large dono...

 2021-10-22 06:52 

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Demko makes 29 saves, Canucks beat winless Blackhawks 4-1...

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Dickinson, Tanner Pearson and Brock Boeser scored their first goals of the season and the Vancouver Canucks beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night. Thatcher Demko made 29 saves and Conor Garland added an empty...

 2021-10-22 06:46 

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EXPLAINER: Is it time to get a COVID-19 booster? Which one?...

Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing — and adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can get a different type of vaccine for that extra dose. ...

 2021-10-22 06:32 

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Beijing police name pianist Li Yundi in prostitution case...

BEIJING (AP) — Police in China's capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case. A message on the force's microblog said a suspect had been placed in administrative detention and an investigation...

 2021-10-22 05:53 

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Beijing offering COVID-19 booster shots ahead of Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — China's capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics. Anyone 18 or older who have received two-dose Chinese vaccines and bel...

 2021-10-22 05:53 

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Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 squeaks to new record high...

Asian shares were mixed Friday after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Sydney and Shanghai. An official newspaper, the Securities Times, said China Evergrande Gro...

 2021-10-22 05:53 

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Miller injures ankle, Broncos slide to 4th straight loss...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Von Miller's ankle didn't hurt as much as his pride. The Broncos' surprising start has become a troubling slide. Miller, who all but guaranteed a Denver win earlier this week, sprained his ankle in the first half and cou...

 2021-10-22 05:53 

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Stephen Curry scores 45, Warriors hold off Clippers 115-113...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry waved to acknowledge the adoring fans as shot after shot dropped through the net and screamed in celebration — no trash about it. Curry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining to follow up a 30-f...

 2021-10-22 05:52 

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Braves get Soler back in NLCS Game 5 after COVID-19 absence...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Atlanta Braves welcomed back outfielder Jorge Soler for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday after he was sidelined following a positive COVID-19 test. Soler struck out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of an ...

 2021-10-22 05:52 

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McDavid tops 200 goals in Oilers' 5-1 win over Coyotes...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisatl came up together through the Edmonton Oilers' system, putting up prodigious numbers nearly side by side. The friends have continued the success in the NHL, so it seemed fitting they reached...

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