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 2021-10-20 11:53 

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1,028 more COVID deaths in Russia as non-workweek considered...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's coronavirus deaths surged to another daily record Wednesday as soaring infections prompted the Cabinet to suggest declaring a nonworking week to stem contagion. The government task force reported 1,028 coronavirus deaths o...

 2021-10-20 11:53 

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Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer...

The Volkswagen Taos and Chevrolet Trailblazer are two of the latest in a growing crowd of extra-small crossover SUVs. These entry-level crossovers provide lots of utility in a relatively small package and offer many features found in larger SUVs. Cutting ...

 2021-10-20 11:53 

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Biden scales back $2T plan: free community college unlikely...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his ambitious domestic agenda, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of his $2 trillion package for addressing climate change and expanding social services. Likely to be elimin...

 2021-10-20 11:31 

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Germany sees more patrols on Polish border to curb migration...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Wednesday proposed introducing joint German-Polish patrols on the two countries' border to help clamp down on illegal crossings into Germany by migrants arriving from Belarus, but said no one ...

 2021-10-20 11:31 

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Pope praises freedom of children after boy gets a skullcap...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday praised the "spontaneity and freedom" of children after a young boy approached him during his weekly general audience and motioned that he wanted the pope's white skullcap. A good-humored Fra...

 2021-10-20 10:33 

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Bus bombs kill 14 in Syria capital; shells elsewhere kill 10...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour Wednesday, a military official said. Fourteen people were killed in the attack, one of the deadliest in the capital in years....

 2021-10-20 10:32 

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Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels N Ireland trip...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The palace didn't offer specifics on the decision, but says the 95-yea...

 2021-10-20 10:32 

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Romanian PM-designate fails to win parliamentary support...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos failed on Wednesday to win parliamentary support from lawmakers on a new cabinet proposal, which risks prolonging an ongoing political crisis amid an acute surge of coron...

 2021-10-20 10:04 

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New airstrikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New airstrikes have hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, residents said Wednesday, while the United Nations said it is slashing by more than half its Tigray presence as a government blockade halts humanitarian aid e...

 2021-10-20 10:04 

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Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for inclusive government...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and other factions, a round of diplomacy that underlines Moscow's clout. Opening the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov emph...

 2021-10-20 09:51 

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Datan Power Plant invites 863 new migrant workers...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan's border control is still in place, which means foreign migrant workers and foreign professionals are still unable to enter the country. This in turn is causing a shortage of work...

 2021-10-20 09:45 

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863 | Datan Power Plant invites 863 new migrant workers...

CP Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan's border control is still in place, which means foreign migrant workers and foreign professionals are still unable to enter the country. This in turn is causing a shortage of workers in various industries. 86...

 2021-10-20 09:33 

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Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights...

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a "perversion" and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ policies in Africa. In Nig...

 2021-10-20 09:32 

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New airstrike hits capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new airstrike has hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, residents said Wednesday, while the United Nations said it is slashing by more than half its Tigray presence as a government blockade halts humanitarian aid e...

 2021-10-20 09:32 

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Germany seeks to curb migrant crossings from Poland...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official plans to announce new measures Wednesday to clamp down on migrants illegally crossing into the country from Poland. Authorities in Germany say about 4,500 such crossings have been registered since Au...

 2021-10-20 09:32 

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Czech Republic hit by rise of infections unseen since April...

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has been hit by a steep rise in coronavirus infections that have reached levels unseen since late April, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The government was set to meet later in the day to approve new measures ...

 2021-10-20 09:32 

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German central bank chief to step down after 10 years...

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's central bank announced Wednesday that he will step down after a decade at the helm. A statement from the Bundesbank said Jens Weidmann will leave office at the end of the year for personal reasons. National ce...

 2021-10-20 09:32 

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NZ police answer 4-year-old's call, confirm toys are cool...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An emergency call made by a 4-year-old New Zealand boy asking for police to come over and check out his toys prompted a real-life callout and confirmation from an officer that the toys were, indeed, pretty cool. Police...

 2021-10-20 09:31 

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EU chief says key to energy crisis is pushing Green Deal...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official on Wednesday exhorted the 27 member nations to wean themselves off natural gas not only to speed the transition to clean energy but also to make the bloc a more independent player in the world. O...

 2021-10-20 09:31 

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Russia's daily coronavirus deaths mount to another high...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's coronavirus deaths surged to another daily record Wednesday as soaring infections prompted the Cabinet to suggest declaring a nonworking week to stem contagion. The government task force reported 1,028 coronavirus deaths o...

 2021-10-20 08:53 

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WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week...

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said there was a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week, the only region in the world where cases increased. In its weekly assessment of the pandemic released late Tuesday, the U.N. healt...

 2021-10-20 08:31 

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46 dead after heavy rains, landslides in northern India...

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 46 people have died and several are missing after floods triggered by heavy rains hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Wednesday. Rescuers worked through the night to retrieve bodies stuck in de...

 2021-10-20 08:31 

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Bombing hits military bus in Syrian capital, killing 14...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding others, a military official said. It was the deadliest attack in Damascus in severa...

 2021-10-20 08:31 

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Global stocks mixed after Wall St rise, weak Japanese trade...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street advanced on strong corporate earnings and Japanese exports weakened. London and Shanghai declined while Tokyo and Frankfurt advanced. The future for Wall Street's benchma...

 2021-10-20 08:04 

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Mother of Taiwan slay victim blasts Hong Kong authorities...

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong mother whose daughter was killed in Taiwan in 2018 on Wednesday lambasted authorities in the Chinese city for letting the man who confessed to the crime walk free, while Hong Kong blamed self-ruled Taiwan for "poli...

 2021-10-20 08:03 

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Bombs hit military bus in Syrian capital explode, kill 14...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour early Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding others, a military official said. It was the deadliest attack in Damascus in ...

 2021-10-20 07:56 

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No. 6 Michigan shoots for national title under Juwan Howard...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is shooting to win a national championship, an achievement that has eluded him as a coach and player at Michigan. Entering Howard's third season as coach, the former member of the Fab Five is not afraid to sa...

 2021-10-20 07:56 

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Collins hopes to get Northwestern back on winning path...

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Collins had Northwestern humming along just a few years ago, coaching the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Just when it looked like it was all falling into place, things came crumbling down. After four ...

 2021-10-20 07:55 

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Hoosiers embracing Woodson's more free-flowing offense...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — When new Indiana coach Mike Woodson arrived on campus last spring, he quickly tossed out the stale rules he thought bogged down the Hoosiers on offense. He wanted his team playing with confidence, taking open shots and embra...

 2021-10-20 07:55 

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Wisconsin hoping to succeed without its usual experience...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin typically relies on experience to carry the Badgers to the NCAA Tournament each season. Not this year. The Badgers have one of their youngest teams in two decades after losing six seniors from a team that went 18-13 an...

 2021-10-20 07:55 

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Seniors and transfer hold keys to Notre Dame's fortunes...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey has too many fond memories from his previous 21 seasons at Notre Dame to be bothered by how last season ended. A 101-59 blowout by North Carolina in the ACC Tournament the largest margin of defeat since Brey took ov...

 2021-10-20 07:55 

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No. 7 Boilermakers using NCAA Tourney loss as motivation...

Purdue coach Matt Painter understands how the lessons from a surprisingly short NCAA Tournament appearance can impact a team. He watched Virginia use the motivation to fuel its 2019 national championship run, and five years ago Painter's own team rebo...

 2021-10-20 07:54 

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Deep Illini build expectations around big man Kofi Cockburn...

For all the excitment at Illinois this year, from earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament to the Illini's second-round loss to Loyola-Chicago, the biggest decision for the immediate future came in the heat of midsummer when Kofi Cockburn announced...

 2021-10-20 07:31 

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Roadside bombs hit military bus in Syrian capital, kill 14...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two roadside bombs exploded near a bus carrying troops during the morning rush hour in the Syrian capital early Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding others, state TV reported. The attack was the deadliest in Damascus in y...

 2021-10-20 07:31 

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Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change...

VENICE, Italy (AP) — After Venice suffered the second-worst flood in its history in November 2019, it was inundated with four more exceptional tides within six weeks, shocking Venetians and triggering fears about the worsening impact of climate chan...

 2021-10-20 06:58 

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San Francisco shuts burger spot for not checking vaccination...

The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers' vaccination status. The company's Fisherman's Wharf location — its only one in San Francisco — was tempor...

 2021-10-20 06:52 

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Penn State vets hoping coaching change yields fast results...

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Myles Dread understands his final season at Penn State could be considered a rebuilding year. He also believes the Nittany Lions can build something special on the fly. The senior guard is one of a few familiar faces back f...

 2021-10-20 06:52 

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Turnaround teams: Record 3 teams hit 5-1 after opening loss...

Perhaps, never before has Week 1 of an NFL season been as big of an aberration as it was this season. A record three teams that lost the opener have won every game since, while two others that won in Week 1 have lost the next five games. There have been s...

 2021-10-20 06:32 

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Police answering 4-year-old's call confirm his toys are cool...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An emergency call made by a 4-year-old New Zealand boy asking for police to come over and check out his toys prompted a real-life callout and confirmation from an officer that the toys were, indeed, pretty cool. Police...

 2021-10-20 06:32 

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Beirut clash fires up sectarian anger in echo of civil war...

BEIRUT (AP) — He was only a year old when his panicked father picked him up and they fled with his mother from the gunfire rattling their neighborhood. It was the day Lebanon's civil war started 46 years ago. His family's apartment building ...

 2021-10-20 06:31 

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Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid boycott calls...

BEIJING (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games. Beijing's Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in the Chinese capital, received the flam...

 2021-10-20 06:31 

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They survived Paris terror attack to face agony, doubt...

PARIS (AP) — They were animals, many of them say. Prey that had lost all sense of time. Targets who were no longer human to either their hunters or themselves. For more than two weeks, dozens of survivors from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris have...

 2021-10-20 06:03 

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Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa to meet in first NYC mayoral debate...

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor will face off in their first debate Wednesday night. Democrat Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president and a former New York City police captain, is widely expected to wi...

 2021-10-20 05:53 

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Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Golden State Warriors, who rallied from 10 points down to stun LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 in a season opener Tuesday nigh...

 2021-10-20 05:53 

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LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over...

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Uras returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play Atlanta in Game 4 of the N...

 2021-10-20 05:52 

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Eovaldi just misses, Red Sox fall, Astros tie ALCS 2-all...

BOSTON (AP) — Once again, in a key spot in October, the Boston Red Sox summoned Nathan Eovaldi from the bullpen in a tight game. And why not? Time and time again, win or lose, the do-everything right-hander had done the job for manager Alex Cora'...

 2021-10-20 05:32 

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Nikolas Cruz set to plead guilty to Parkland massacre...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz is scheduled to plead guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder Wednesday for the 2018 shooting massacre at a Florida high school, as his attorneys turn their focus to saving him from a death sentence. Cruz...

 2021-10-20 05:32 

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Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children...

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. Neit...

 2021-10-20 05:31 

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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises for 5th day...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street advanced for a fifth day on strong corporate earnings. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Seoul declined. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.7%, propelled by hea...

 2021-10-20 05:31 

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Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prominent chemist from his community, just a few mile...

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