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 2022-02-09 22:34 

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Best name for cute baby orangutan: Rudy, Roux or Maymuun?...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The zoo in New Orleans is asking fans of endangered orangutans to help name the baby Sumatran orangutan born on Christmas Eve 2021. The infant has been getting round-the-clock care at the Audubon Zoo since a few days after his bir...

 2022-02-09 22:33 

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Capitol rioter draped in Confederate flag pleads guilty...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who was draped in a Confederate flag when he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, pleaded guilty Wednesday to joining the attack as a mob disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election as pre...

 2022-02-09 22:32 

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Experts hail big step forward in fusion technology in UK...

LONDON (AP) — European scientists have taken a significant step closer to mastering a technology that could allow them to one day harness nuclear fusion, providing a clean and almost limitless source of energy, British officials said Wednesday. Rese...

 2022-02-09 22:32 

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Parent in college bribery scandal gets year in prison...

BOSTON (AP) — A former casino executive was sentenced Wednesday to serve one year and one day in federal prison as part of the stiffest sentence so far handed down in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal. Gamal Abdelaziz was also ordered...

 2022-02-09 22:31 

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Under pressure to ease up, Biden weighs new virus response...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing pressure to ease up on pandemic restrictions, the White House insisted Wednesday it is making plans for a less-disruptive phase of the national virus response. But impatient states, including Democratic New York, mad...

 2022-02-09 22:22 

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Miller back on big stage 6 years after MVP performance...

Zac Taylor texted Sean McVay after the Los Angeles Rams acquired Von Miller from the Denver Broncos in a midseason trade. Not to congratulate him. To thank him. The Bengals had a trip to Denver coming up in December and Cincinnati's head coach was gra...

 2022-02-09 22:07 

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GOP undoes veto of Kansas map hurting Democrat; courts next...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas on Wednesday overrode the Democratic governor's veto of a redistricting plan that politically hurts the state's only Democrat in Congress, likely plunging Kansas into a national legal braw...

 2022-02-09 22:06 

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Missouri Senate GOP divided over gerrymandering attempts...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A three-day debate over how to divide Missouri's eight U.S. House districts carried on Wednesday in the state Senate, where conservative Republicans continued to press their party's leaders to embrace an aggressive...

 2022-02-09 22:06 

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Top prosecutor to retire, not face firing, amid ethics probe...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top prosecutor decided to retire as a state oversight commission considered whether to hold termination hearings on Wednesday, following an investigation that questioned his hiring of a budget official's ...

 2022-02-09 22:06 

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Legal experts baffled by sentence for registering to vote...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Some legal experts view as excessive and baffling the six-year prison sentence given to a Tennessee activist convicted of illegally registering to vote while on probation. Pamela Moses was convicted in November and sentenced to...

 2022-02-09 22:05 

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Ally Sheedy savors nuanced TV role in 'Single Drunk Female'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ally Sheedy's career boasts hit movies including "The Breakfast Club" and "WarGames," an award-wining turn in the indie film "High Art" and a string of TV roles scattered over the years. While Sheedy of...

 2022-02-09 22:04 

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection subpoenaed former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Wednesday, seeking to question an ally of former President Donald Trump who promoted false claims of voter...

 2022-02-09 22:04 

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Task force to review event safety in wake of Astroworld show...

HOUSTON (AP) — A new task force will look into how to improve the safety at large Houston-area events in the hopes of avoiding another tragedy like last year's deadly Astroworld music festival, officials said Wednesday. The task force will revie...

 2022-02-09 22:04 

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Palin takes witness stand in libel case vs. New York Times...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took the witness stand on Wednesday in her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, giving the jury a folksy overview of her family life in Alaska and ascent in Republican politics. Palin testifie...

 2022-02-09 21:59 

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New York mask mandate to expire, but not in schools...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will end a COVID-19 mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, but will keep masking rules in place in schools for now. The mask mandate for plac...

 2022-02-09 21:53 

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Burrow's scrambling helps Bengals reach Super Bowl...

Nearly every time the Kansas City Chiefs got pressure on Joe Burrow in the AFC championship game, he managed to pull off a surprising escape. That ability to get out of trouble with his legs is one of Burrow's best traits and a big reason why he has t...

 2022-02-09 21:46 

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Pioneer in electronic and electro-acoustic music dies...

A composer, professor and pioneer in electronic and electro-acoustic music, who helped develop the Synclavier, an early digital synthesizer, has died. Jon Appleton died Jan. 30 in White River Junction, Vt., at the age of 83, his son JJ Appleton said Wedne...

 2022-02-09 21:35 

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The Latest: Goodell says league 'won't tolerate racism'...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference (all times PST): ___ 12:45 p.m. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will deal with discrimination in a serious way if he finds that teams violated...

 2022-02-09 21:35 

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How (and where) to watch the 2022 Oscar nominees online...

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to watch top Oscar nominees before the 94th Academy Awards air on March 27? There are many ways to get that done, including a trip to a theater in some cases. Here's a few other ways, though it's worth looking around ...

 2022-02-09 21:34 

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Officers shot on Virginia college campus mourned as heroes...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two officers who were shot to death on the campus of a private college in Virginia were mourned as heroes Wednesday by their families, friends and police officers from around the country. About 3,000 people attended the memorial...

 2022-02-09 21:34 

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Italian prosecutors seek political funding trial for Renzi...

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors in Florence on Wednesday requested trial indictment for former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi for alleged illegal political party funding. Renzi denied any wrongdoing and in a tweet said he has filed a complaint with prosecutor...

 2022-02-09 21:33 

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Ex-EU commissioner pleads innocent in Malta to bribery...

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A former European Union health commissioner pleaded innocent in a Maltese courtroom on Wednesday to charges of bribery and influence trading bribery charges. John Dalli, who is Maltese, served in the commission post from 2010 ...

 2022-02-09 21:33 

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Nicaragua sentences journalist, ex-minister for "conspiracy"...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Nicaragua sentenced former presidential hopeful and journalist Miguel Mora to 13 years in prison Wednesday for "conspiracy to undermine national integrity." Mora was the latest in a series of opposition politica...

 2022-02-09 21:33 

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Trudeau defends COVID restrictions amid truck blockades...

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood firm against an easing of the country's COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday in the face of mounting pressure from protesters using trucks to blockade the capital and U.S. border crossings, including...

 2022-02-09 21:32 

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UN: Build on Islamic State chief's death to thwart recruits...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. counterterrorism chief said Wednesday it's crucial to build on the momentum following last week's death of the leader of the Islamic State extremist group and address the grievances that terrorist groups exploi...

 2022-02-09 21:32 

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Montana court rules against media in closed meeting case...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The chairman of a legislative committee who convened a meeting of a majority of the Republican members of the committee — but not a majority of the committee itself — did not violate Montana's open meeting laws w...

 2022-02-09 20:59 

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Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights that it wasn't drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as "excited del...

 2022-02-09 20:54 

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Slovakia approves defense military treaty with US...

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's parliament and president on Wednesday approved a defense military treaty with the United States. The Defense Cooperation Agreement passed 79-60 in the 150-seat legislature in a vote split between lawmakers ...

 2022-02-09 20:54 

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Colorado store where 10 died reopens to mixed emotions...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hours before a gunman opened fire at a bustling Colorado supermarket, Teri Leiker called her mother to tell her how excited she was to return from vacation to her job as a front-end bagger where she loved her customers and her ...

 2022-02-09 20:53 

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The Latest: Goodell: NFL needs to improve diversity...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference (all times PST): ___ 12:30 p.m. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is "not doing a good enough job" in terms of increasing diversity at h...

 2022-02-09 20:52 

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Bradley intent on taking Colts' defense to top of league...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gus Bradley has a simple defensive approach. Play fast, force turnovers and make opposing quarterbacks uncomfortable. Those were the principles he used to guide a Super Bowl-winning defense in Seattle, and he believes they can pr...

 2022-02-09 20:05 

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Cyprus: Migrant repatriations are key to easing overcrowding...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The repatriations of migrants who have had their asylum applications rejected is essential to easing overcrowding and reducing violence at a migrant reception camp, Cyprus' interior minister said Wednesday. Minister Nicos ...

 2022-02-09 20:04 

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Cooper Hoffman discovers that, like his dad, he's an actor...

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooper Hoffman had never wanted to act. In elementary school, he joined in the plays but only helped out backstage. When it was time for cast and crew to take a bow, he remembers staying as far out of view as he could, or hiding in t...

 2022-02-09 20:03 

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Damon Galgut, Colm Toibin among Folio Prize finalists...

LONDON (AP) — Novels by Damon Galgut and Colm Toibin are among eight books contending for Britain's Rathbones Folio Prize for literature. Galgut's Booker Prize-winning South African story "The Promise" and Toibin's novel about Th...

 2022-02-09 19:59 

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Illinois governor to lift mask mandate except for schools...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that at the end of the month he will lift the requirement for face coverings to be worn in most indoor spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19, but the mandate will stay in place for ...

 2022-02-09 19:54 

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Feds say no taxpayer money for safer drug-smoking pipes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following outrage on the political right, the Biden administration said Wednesday that a grant program to help prevent additional harm to people who use illicit drugs will not pay for safer pipes to smoke crack or meth. "No fed...

 2022-02-09 19:54 

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Guatemala Mayan community argues before human rights court...

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for an Indigenous community in eastern Guatemala made arguments before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Wednesday in a case that could have far-reaching implications for Indigenous communities throughout the Ame...

 2022-02-09 19:53 

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Oregon seeks to avert environmental catastrophe from quake...

A river on fire with millions of gallons of spilled oil, jet fuel and gasoline. An environmental disaster ranking with the worst in America. No fuel for a state trying to recover from a major earthquake. Scientists say Oregon faces a potential nightmare s...

 2022-02-09 19:52 

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NFL says it will oversee investigation of Commanders' Snyder...

The NFL moved quickly Wednesday to take over an investigation into alleged sexual harassment by Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder, saying the league, not the team, will hire an investigator to lead the probe. The Commanders announced Wednesday mor...

 2022-02-09 19:33 

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Massive fire burns empty apartment complex in Oklahoma City...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A massive fire ripped through an empty five-story apartment complex in northwest Oklahoma City that was under construction, fire officials said. There were no injuries reported in the blaze late Tuesday at the construction site,...

 2022-02-09 19:32 

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French cave tells new story about Neanderthals, early humans...

BERLIN (AP) — A hillside dwelling overlooking the picturesque Rhone Valley in southern France proved irresistible for our ancestors, attracting both Neanderthals and modern humans long before the latter were thought to have reached that part of Euro...

 2022-02-09 19:31 

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Louisiana Senate candidate burns Confederate flag in new ad...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana candidate for the U.S. Senate burns a Confederate flag in his latest video ad, released Wednesday. Gary Chambers, a Baton Rouge community activist and Democrat, is seen hanging a large Confederate battle flag on a line...

 2022-02-09 19:31 

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Jury selection moving swiftly in Breonna Taylor-related case...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jury selection is moving swiftly in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the botched drug raid that left Breonna Taylor dead, despite concerns that intense publicity would make it hard to seat a jury in Ta...

 2022-02-09 19:04 

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Iwuji teams with Emmitt Smith on full NASCAR Xfinity season...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jesse Iwuji is a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve who also happens to be juggling a budding NASCAR career. He transitioned between jobs this week when he jetted out of Los Angeles following Navy drills to make it to No...

 2022-02-09 19:04 

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Statue of racist Mississippi ex-Gov. Bilbo stashed in closet...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mystery solved: The top administrator in the Mississippi House says he unilaterally made the decision to take a statue of a racist former Gov. Theodore Bilbo off public display and put it into storage. House clerk Andrew Ketchi...

 2022-02-09 18:59 

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As state mask rules end, school leaders are in the middle...

As some of the last statewide mask mandates in the U.S. near an end, decisions about whether students and teachers should continue to wear masks in school are shifting to local leaders, who are caught in the middle of one of the most combustible issues of...

 2022-02-09 18:54 

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Discovery: No US challenge to $43B WarnerMedia deal...

U.S. antitrust regulators have not challenged the $43 billion combination of Discovery and AT&T's WarnerMedia during a key review period, according to corporate securities filings, easing the way for the deal to close in the next few months. In a big ...

 2022-02-09 18:53 

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Broncos TE Andrew Beck wins NFL's Salute to Service Award...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denver Broncos tight end Andrew Beck has won the NFL's Salute to Service award. Beck will be recognized at NFL Honors, the prime-time awards show Thursday night at which The Associated Press reveals its individual award winner...

 2022-02-09 18:53 

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Vikings' Justin Jefferson excited about new head coach...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Jefferson is excited the Minnesota Vikings are getting an offensive-minded head coach. The team is expected to hire Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell after the Super Bowl. He'll replace Mike Zim...

 2022-02-09 18:52 

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Penn swimmer Lia Thomas swims on amid controversy...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lia Thomas has racked up win after win in the pool all season for the University of Pennsylvania, rushing toward the NCAA championships next month with a record-setting season that has only inflamed a debate surrounding her gende...

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