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 2022-02-10 15:52 

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Farrell records hat trick, U.S. routs China 8-0 at Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Don't look now, but the young United States hockey team might be fun to watch at the Olympics. Sean Farrell had a hat trick and delivered one of the team's two no-look assists as the Americans routed China 8-0 Thursday night i...

 2022-02-10 15:34 

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Olympics Live: Germany sweeps luge golds with team relay...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Germany has swept the gold medals in luge's four events at the Beijing Games. The Germans won the team relay Thursday night, holding off Austria and Latvia for the victory. Natalie Ge...

 2022-02-10 15:34 

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Japan OKs Pfizer COVID-19 oral pills amid surging infections...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has granted fast-track approval to U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 pill, the heath minister said Thursday, as the country struggles to slow fast-spreading omicron infections. The approval came less than a month after Pf...

 2022-02-10 15:33 

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

NEW YORK (AP) — With inflation going only higher, stocks are slipping 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 15:33 

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Alabama revisits pairing KKK leader and Black student names...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama is reconsidering its decision last week to retain the name of a one-time governor who led the Ku Klux Klan on a campus building while adding the name of the school's first Black student. Trustees...

 2022-02-10 15:32 

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3 million plaintiffs seek $1.2B from California health firm...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit over high health care bills filed on behalf of more than 3 million employers and people seeks as much as $1.2 billion from a large Northern California health systems in an antitrust class-action trial getting unde...

 2022-02-10 15:32 

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Medical examiner: Bob Saget died from unseen blow to head...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A medical examiner in Florida said Thursday that comedian Bob Saget died from an accidental blow to the head, likely from "an unwitnessed fall." Saget was found dead Jan. 9 in a Florida hotel room. He'd performed in ...

 2022-02-10 15:32 

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Police: Ex-'American Idol' star took marijuana before crash...

Marijuana was involved in a deadly South Carolina crash in which a former "American Idol" contestant has been charged with driving under the influence, according to an arrest warrant. Caleb Kennedy, 17, ran over a man with his pickup truck Tuesday...

 2022-02-10 15:32 

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Long-term US mortgage rates hit 3.69%, highest in 2 years...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped last week to their highest level in more than two years, potentially bumping some homebuyers out of the market with Americans getting squeezed by higher costs for just about everything. ...

 2022-02-10 14:59 

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Americans hope appeal yields 'truth' of officer's Rome death...

ROME (AP) — Lawyers and relatives of two young American men convicted of murdering a police officer in Rome said they are hoping for a better outcome from the defendants' appeals trial, which began Thursday in the Italian capital. Carabinieri Vi...

 2022-02-10 14:59 

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Outdoor mask mandate ends in Spain, Italy to follow suit...

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards removed their facemasks or stuffed them into their pockets for the first time in nearly two months after the country's outdoor mask mandate was lifted Thursday. Italians face a similar treat Friday. Both countries have hi...

 2022-02-10 14:54 

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Boris Johnson's woes overshadow trip to ease Ukraine crisis...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson couldn't escape his domestic woes during a trip to Belgium and Poland on Thursday aimed at increasing pressure on Russia over its military buildup near Ukraine. Johnson was trying to show NATO&#...

 2022-02-10 14:54 

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Biden seeking professional diversity in his judicial picks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spent a recent flight aboard Air Force One reminiscing with lawmakers and aides about his start as a young lawyer in Delaware working as a public defender in the late 1960s. The flight from New York to Washingto...

 2022-02-10 14:54 

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Energy stocks power through broader market's January slump...

Energy stocks powered through the broader market's January slump and are poised to keep rising as long as oil prices stay high and worries about looming interest rate hikes remain. Oil companies and firms that provide services to the industry have bee...

 2022-02-10 14:53 

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Wall Street falls as report shows US inflation still red hot...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets are falling after a report showed inflation in the U.S. is running hotter than previously thought. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial dropped 0.6%, while futures for the S&P 500 declined by 1.2%. Nasdaq futures dropped...

 2022-02-10 14:53 

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Alpine combined, original Olympic ski event, could be gone...

BEIJING (AP) — Here is one measure of just how out-of-favor the Alpine combined, contested Thursday at the Beijing Olympics, has become in ski racing: A total of only 27 athletes took part. That's less than half as many as the 65 at the 2018 Pye...

 2022-02-10 14:53 

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US beats out China to win mixed aerials Olympic debut...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Ashley Caldwell thinks of Christopher Lillis as family, and Justin Schoenefeld as something even more. Together, they're Olympic gold medalists. The trio of Americans won gold in the Olympics' first mixed team aeria...

 2022-02-10 14:52 

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No. 8 UConn women's 169-game conference win streak ends...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova hadn't beaten UConn in 18 years and the Huskies had not lost a conference game in nine. Those streaks came to an end on Wednesday. Lior Garzon scored 19 points and Maddie Siegrist added 17 points and 12 rebounds ...

 2022-02-10 14:15 

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How supply chain issues are crushing hotels — and your stay...

For many, supply chain issues mean something like the grocery store is out of oat milk, so you're stuck with soy instead. For hotels — an industry already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic — supply chain issues are causing even bigger prob...

 2022-02-10 14:05 

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UK's Johnson cites 'a dangerous moment' in Ukraine crisis...

MOSCOW (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday the Ukraine crisis has grown into "the most dangerous moment" for Europe in decades, while his top diplomat held icy talks with her Moscow counterpart who said the Kremlin won&...

 2022-02-10 14:04 

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German FM says Iran nuclear talks entering 'final phase'...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran are entering a "final phase" and that, despite Israeli reservations, a return to a nuclear agreement would make the region safer. Foreign Minister Ann...

 2022-02-10 14:04 

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Jobless claims fall again for third straight week...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits declined for the third straight week. Jobless claims fell by 16,000 to 223,000 last week, from 239,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-w...

 2022-02-10 14:04 

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Lawmakers launch 'all levels' probe into Ronald Greene death...

Declaring "no cover-up will be tolerated," Louisiana's top GOP lawmaker announced a bipartisan legislative investigation Thursday into the deadly 2019 arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene, an inquiry that will examine the state's respons...

 2022-02-10 13:58 

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Twitter posts loss for 2021, but stock up on share buyback...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's shares jumped in early trading Thursday after it posted strong revenue growth last year and announced a $4 billion share buyback program. That's despite losing money in 2021 and falling short of Wall Street'...

 2022-02-10 13:58 

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Historic Coretta Scott home where she wed MLK now forgotten...

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Bullet holes pock a rusted mailbox outside the vacant home where Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott were married in 1953. Part of the old wooden structure has collapsed, as have nearby utility buildings. Most anyplace conne...

 2022-02-10 13:58 

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EXPLAINER: The drug behind Russia's Olympic doping case...

BEIJING (AP) — The first big doping case at the Beijing Olympics involves one of its biggest stars. And it seems far from straightforward, not least because she is just 15 years old and has protections as a minor in the anti-doping rule book. The co...

 2022-02-10 13:58 

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CDC proposes softer guidance on opioid prescriptions...

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday proposed changing — and in some instances, softening — guidelines for U.S. doctors prescribing oxycodone and other opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control ...

 2022-02-10 13:56 

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Venues are re-opening, pushing Coke sales up 10% in Q4...

Coca-Cola's revenue rose 10% to $9.5 billion in the fourth quarter as coffee shops, movie theaters and other venues continued to reopen. For the first time since the pandemic began, the volume of Coke products being sold for use outside of the home, e...

 2022-02-10 13:55 

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Blockades by virus protest convoys banned in Paris, Brussels...

PARIS (AP) — Authorities in Paris and Belgium on Thursday banned road blockades threatened by groups organizing online against COVID-19 restrictions, in part inspired by protesters in Canada. Citing "risks of trouble to public order," the Pa...

 2022-02-10 13:55 

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Czech brewer Budvar hits record output for 2nd pandemic year...

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. company Anheuser-Busch over use of the "Budweiser" brand, has registered a record output for the second straight pandemic year. Budejovicky Budvar NP, a 1...

 2022-02-10 13:54 

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Robot photos appear to show melted fuel at Fukushima reactor...

TOKYO (AP) — A remote-controlled robot has captured images of what appears to be mounds of nuclear fuel that melted and fell to the bottom of the most damaged reactor at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Thursday. A massive...

 2022-02-10 13:54 

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Wall Street mixed in premarket ahead of inflation report...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets were mixed ahead of the opening bell Thursday as investors awaited data on U.S. inflation and employment. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial were up a slight 0.2%, while futures for the S&P 500 declined by 0.1%. Invest...

 2022-02-10 13:53 

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Black members of Biden's Cabinet to mark Black History Month...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The six Black members of President Joe Biden's Cabinet are meeting for a Black History Month event Thursday highlighting their roles in the administration, some of which are historic firsts. Actor Taraji P. Henson and athletes ...

 2022-02-10 13:53 

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US inflation jumped 7.5% in the past year, a 40-year high...

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

 2022-02-10 13:53 

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Olympic Alpine skiing remaining all in the family in Beijing...

BEIJING (AP) — Austrian skier Johannes Strolz was preparing to sit on a stage in a room filled with dozens of journalists to describe his improbable run to the Alpine combined title at the Beijing Olympics when his phone rang. It was his dad. So wit...

 2022-02-10 13:53 

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Olympics Live: Schouten finished distance speedskating sweep...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Irene Schouten of the Netherlands has completed a speedskating sweep of the women's distance events at the Beijing Olympics, setting another Olympic record with a victory in the 5,000...

 2022-02-10 13:52 

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Schouten wins 2nd Olympic gold, completes distance sweep...

BEIJING (AP) — Irene Schouten of the Netherlands completed a speedskating sweep of the women's distance events at the Beijing Games, setting another Olympic record Thursday with a victory in the 5,000 meters. Schouten won the 3,000 on Saturday, ...

 2022-02-10 13:04 

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Top German court throws out comic's case over Erdogan poem...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court said Thursday that it has dismissed a television comedian's complaint against rulings that prohibited him from repeating parts of a crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The l...

 2022-02-10 12:58 

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Prince Charles isolating after testing positive for COVID-19...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating, his office said Thursday. A message on the royal's official Twitter page said Charles tested positive on Thursday morning and was "deeply disa...

 2022-02-10 12:54 

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Tesla recalls more vehicles as US agency increases scrutiny...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 579,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a "Boombox" function can play sounds over an external speaker and obscure audible warnings for pedestrians. The recall is the fourth made public in the last two we...

 2022-02-10 12:53 

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Decker still helping US women's hockey team off Olympic ice...

BEIJING (AP) — With the interview over, Brianna Decker nestled her immobilized left leg on the seat of her scooter, gripped the handlebars and sped out of the room under the push-power of her right foot. The three-time United States women's hock...

 2022-02-10 12:52 

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Over COVID, Meyers Taylor gets Olympic bobsled training runs...

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor has, finally, made it to the Olympic track. The worst of her coronavirus scare that started with a positive test on Jan. 29 is behind her — she's testing negative now, as are her husband a...

 2022-02-10 12:52 

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Olympics Live: US wins first aerials medals in dozen years...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ The Americans have won gold in the Olympics' first mixed team aerials event, giving the U.S. its first medals in the freestyle skiing discipline in a dozen years. The trio of Ashley C...

 2022-02-10 12:32 

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Uganda slams UN court's Congo ruling as 'undue interference'...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda on Thursday slammed as "undue interference" the International Court of Justice's ruling that it must pay $325 million to Congo over violence in the late 1990s. Describing the international court's decisi...

 2022-02-10 12:32 

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Pope visits Malta in April after virus postponed 2020 trip...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' first foreign trip of the year is to the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, the Vatican said Tuesday in announcing an April 2-3 trip that had originally been scheduled for 2020 but was postponed because of the pandem...

 2022-02-10 12:32 

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Hong Kong's zero-covid approach meets growing frustration...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents expressed growing frustration Thursday after new, tighter coronavirus restrictions went into effect, imposed by city leaders in line with Beijing's zero-COVID policy. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ordered new s...

 2022-02-10 12:31 

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Tesla recall: Can make sounds obscuring pedestrian warnings...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 579,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a "Boombox" function can play sounds over an external speaker and obscure audible warnings for pedestrians. The recall is the fourth made public in the last two we...

 2022-02-10 11:59 

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Boris Johnson's woes follow him on diplomatic trip abroad...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson couldn't escape his domestic woes during a trip to Belgium and Poland on Thursday aimed at increasing pressure on Russia over its troop buildup near Ukraine. Johnson was trying to show NATO'...

 2022-02-10 11:55 

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Credit Suisse posts $2.2B loss to end 'challenging year'...

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.2 billion) as the top-drawer Swiss bank wrapped up "a year of challenges" marked by bad bets on a hedge fund, set asides for legal costs and...

 2022-02-10 11:55 

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Germany's Siemens sees profit up 20%, raises dividend...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany Siemens AG, global maker of big-ticket machines and industrial equipment and software, saw net profit rise 20% to 1.8 billion euros in the last three months of 2021 as the rebounding global economy increased orders ...

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