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 2021-11-30 19:31 

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Detective: Brothers recounted how Jussie Smollet staged hoax...

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett told Chicago police how the ex-"Empire" actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them via text message to meet him "on the low," paying for supplies and holdin...

 2021-11-30 19:31 

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Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape...

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Alice Sebold apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir "Lucky" and said she was struggling with the role she played "within a system that sent an ...

 2021-11-30 19:07 

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Michigan's Hutchinson, Spartans' Tucker earn Big Ten honors...

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten announced Tuesday that Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson is its defensive player of the year and Michigan State's Mel Tucker is the coach of the year. Hutchinson leads the conference and is third nationally with 1...

 2021-11-30 19:05 

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Appeals court weighs Trump arguments to withhold records...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of judges on Tuesday questioned whether they had the authority to grant Donald Trump's demands and overrule President Joe Biden's decision to grant Congress documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection led by Trump&...

 2021-11-30 19:04 

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NATO chief says allies must prepare for the worst in Ukraine...

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the U.S.-led military organization must prepare for the worst as concern mounts that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine. NATO is worried about a Russian buildup...

 2021-11-30 19:04 

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Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' gets 3 years on US charges...

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a...

 2021-11-30 19:03 

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Nevada casinos match 8-months mark for $1B in house winnings...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos matched a record streak of eight straight months of $1 billion or more in house winnings in October, state regulators reported Tuesday, showing that hospitality and tourism have returned to pre-pandemic levels in a st...

 2021-11-30 19:03 

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Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who's responsible. Kn...

 2021-11-30 18:58 

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Mexico to reverse course, give COVID-19 booster shots...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials have reversed their previous position against giving coronavirus booster shots and said Tuesday they are studying a plan to administer third doses to people over 60. The announcement came as Mexico nears 450,000 ...

 2021-11-30 18:54 

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Live updates: WHO decries travel bans, backs omicron testing...

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says "blanket travel bans" will not prevent the spread of a new coronavirus variant, while acknowledging that countries could order quarantines and take screening measures like testing travelers before ...

 2021-11-30 18:53 

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Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributi...

 2021-11-30 18:53 

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AP source: Tigers, Bez nearing $140 million, 6-year deal...

Javier Bez is taking his high motor to Motor City. Bez is nearing a $140 million, six-year contract with Detroit, giving the Tigers a dynamic bat for the middle of their order. Bez, who turns 29 on Wednesday, hit .265 with 31 homers and 87 RBIs in 138 gam...

 2021-11-30 18:53 

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Court date reset for UFC star Jon Jones in Vegas case...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court date was reset to January for former UFC champion Jon Jones to learn whether he'll face criminal charges following his September arrest on allegations that he scuffled with his fiance and damaged a Las Vegas police vehic...

 2021-11-30 18:33 

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Attorney: Potter to testify at trial in Daunte Wright death...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright will testify at her trial, her attorney said Tuesday as jury selection began with potential panelists being questioned closely about their attitudes on policing, prote...

 2021-11-30 18:33 

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Omicron variant may have reached Europe earlier than thought...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Economic powerhouses Japan and France reported their first cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicated the mutant coronavirus had already slipped into Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alar...

 2021-11-30 18:32 

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President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons...

MOSCOW (AP) — The longtime president of Belarus said Tuesday that his country would be ready to host Russian nuclear weapons if NATO moves U.S. atomic bombs from Germany to Eastern Europe. In an interview, President Alexander Lukashenko also said fo...

 2021-11-30 18:32 

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Florida U.S. House candidate sues to get primary loss erased...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic Florida congressional candidate who lost a special election primary by five votes has filed two lawsuits asking that the result be thrown out, alleging his opponent's support of a universal income plan...

 2021-11-30 18:32 

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Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy placed in COVID-19 protocol...

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has been placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Cassidy is the first Bruins player or coach to be added to the protocol this season and will miss Boston's game Tuesday night against Detroit. Ge...

 2021-11-30 18:31 

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Polish women protest attempts to further restrict abortion...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women's rights activists in Poland used red paint to symbolize blood as they protested Tuesday against a government plan to register every pregnancy in a national database and as parliament prepares to debate a new proposal...

 2021-11-30 18:31 

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Stocks sink as omicron, rate worries rattle Wall Street...

NEW YORK (AP) — Already unnerved by the newest coronavirus variant, Wall Street's losses deepened on Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said it will consider shutting off its support for financial markets sooner than expected. The S&P...

 2021-11-30 18:05 

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Ancient trees illegally cut down inside New Mexico monument...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico, and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who's responsible. K...

 2021-11-30 18:04 

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Ex-Trump aide Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's former chief of staff, is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and providing some documents, putting off for now the panel's threat to hold him in contemp...

 2021-11-30 18:04 

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Jeffrey Epstein pilot says he never saw sex acts on flights...

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime pilot for Jeffrey Epstein told a jury Tuesday at Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial that he never saw evidence of sexual activity on planes as he flew his boss and others — including a prince and ex-presid...

 2021-11-30 18:03 

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Sources: Dr. Oz plans to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV's Dr. Oz Show, is planning to run for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican, according to two people familiar with his plans. Shoul...

 2021-11-30 18:03 

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Q&A: Mel Brooks, 95, is still riffing...

NEW YORK (AP) — Leave it to Mel Brooks to blurb his own memoir. There, along with laudatory quotes from Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Conan O'Brien and others is one from "M. Brooks," who hails "All About Me!" as: "Not since th...

 2021-11-30 17:54 

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Panel weighs safety, effectiveness of Merck's COVID-19 pill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers on Tuesday weighed the benefits and risks of a closely watched drug from Merck that could soon become the first U.S.-authorized pill for patients to take at home to treat COVID-19. The Food and Drug Admin...

 2021-11-30 17:53 

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Rick Hendrick to collect Cup for 14th NASCAR championship...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports is the winningest team in NASCAR — the stock car version of the Lakers or the Celtics, perhaps the New York Yankees of motorsports. Rick Hendrick has built a beast of an organization since he entere...

 2021-11-30 17:53 

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AP source: Jaguars' Meyer has no plans to return to college...

Urban Meyer has no interest in coaching college football again. A person familiar with Meyer's thinking said the 57-year-old coach is fully committed to the Jacksonville Jaguars and has no plans to return to college football. The person spoke to The A...

 2021-11-30 17:53 

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Virginia Tech hires Penn State DC Pry as next head coach...

Virginia Tech hired Penn State defensive coordinator and former Bud Foster disciple Brent Pry as its next head coach. The school made the announcement Tuesday, saying Pry will be introduced Thursday. Pry has been with Penn State since 2014, first as co-de...

 2021-11-30 17:53 

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Panthers lose starting CB Donte Jackson for the season...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have lost starting cornerback Donte Jackson for the remainder of the season to a groin injury. Jackson was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. It has yet to be determined if Jackson, who is due to become a...

 2021-11-30 17:33 

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Brazil president joins centrist party with election ahead...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of t...

 2021-11-30 17:32 

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Poland: Lawmakers endorse restricting access to border areas...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers approved new regulations Tuesday that authorize the government to declare areas along the nation's borders off-limits to everyone except residents and people who live, work or study in the designated ...

 2021-11-30 17:32 

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NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses...

NEW YORK (AP) — The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing overdoses, the mayor and health commissioner said Tuesday. The "overdose prev...

 2021-11-30 17:32 

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Rihanna's officially 'right excellent,' named Barbados hero...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up. Before her, top Barbadian government officials encouraged her to join them at a crucial...

 2021-11-30 17:32 

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Iraq electoral commission confirms October election results...

BAGHDAD (AP) — The final results announced by Iraq's electoral commission on Tuesday confirmed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as the biggest winner in last month's vote, securing 73 out of Parliament's 329 seats. A Sunni party headed by P...

 2021-11-30 17:31 

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Potential jurors in Potter trial quizzed on police, protests...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys began sifting through potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, quizzing the pool about their att...

 2021-11-30 17:31 

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Stock losses deepen after Fed hints at faster aid pullback...

Stocks fell further on Wall Street Tuesday as the Federal Reserve considers hastening its plan to ease support the economy even as investors worry about the impact of a new coronavirus variant. The S&P 500 fell 1.8% as of 11:57 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones...

 2021-11-30 16:58 

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Live updates: Portugal tightens travel rules due to virus...

LISBON, Portugal — All air passengers coming to Portugal must board their planes with a negative coronavirus test if they want to enter the country beginning on Wednesday, when Portugal enacts its second state of emergency this year as it tries to s...

 2021-11-30 16:54 

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Biden puts focus on infrastructure amid new virus concerns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden visits a Minnesota community college Tuesday to highlight how his $1 trillion infrastructure law will create jobs and help train workers. The trip occurs at a crucial pivot point for Biden, who is facing the thr...

 2021-11-30 16:53 

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UK launches booster vaccination blitz as new variant spreads...

LONDON (AP) — New measures to combat the new omicron variant of coronavirus took effect in England on Tuesday, with face coverings again compulsory in shops and on public transportation, as the government said it would offer all adults a booster dos...

 2021-11-30 16:53 

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Powell says Fed may accelerate pullback in economic support...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve will consider acting more quickly to dial back its ultra-low-interest rate policies to counter higher inflation, which Powell acknowledged will likely persist well into next...

 2021-11-30 16:52 

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LSU, Kelly agree to 10-year contract worth at least $95M...

LSU formally announced the hiring of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Tuesday and said they have agreed to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives. The hiring of Kelly — who has led Notre Dame for the past 12 seasons and eclipsed Knute R...

 2021-11-30 16:52 

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Germany to tighten COVID measures, decisions on Thursday...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national and state leaders will decide Thursday on new measures to tackle a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, officials said after the country's outgoing and incoming chancellors conferred with governors. The meas...

 2021-11-30 16:32 

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Woods has little to offer on past accident or future in golf...

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods had nothing to say about the February car crash that shattered his right leg and even less of an idea what his future in golf holds for him except that he's a long way from deciding whether he can compete again...

 2021-11-30 16:32 

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November delivers another hit to sinking consumer confidence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a nine-month low in November, clipped by rising prices and concern about the coronavirus. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped to a reading of 109.5, down...

 2021-11-30 16:31 

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Detective: No rush to judgment in Jussie Smollett case...

CHICAGO (AP) — The lead investigator of an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett on Tuesday countered a defense attorney's claims that Chicago police rushed to judgment in the case, saying roughly two dozen detectives clocked some 3,000 hours before...

 2021-11-30 16:09 

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European prospects eye Australian springboard to NBA...

There's a new stopover for European prospects who hope their journeys lead to the NBA draft: Australia. The Next Stars program of the National Basketball League has groomed the likes of LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddey and has now added young European play...

 2021-11-30 16:04 

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It's official: Rihanna's 'right excellent' in Barbados...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up. Before her, top Barbadian government officials encouraged her to join them at a crucial...

 2021-11-30 16:04 

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Graham Nash shows a candid side in a book of his photographs...

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a legendary musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, but the thing that Graham Nash never leaves home without isn't his guitar. It's his camera. The Nash in the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and You...

 2021-11-30 16:04 

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US lifts terror designation for Colombia's ex-guerrilla army...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia's former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, but newly imposed the designation on commanders and offshoots of the group who have refused to lay down th...

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