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 2022-02-09 14:53 

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Stocks open higher on Wall Street with more help from tech...

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday, putting the market further into the green for the week after a solid gain a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up 1% in the early going. The gains were broad. Nine of ten stocks in the benchmark index rose, le...

 2022-02-09 14:53 

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In Olympic doubles luge, Germany reigns supreme once again...

BEIJING (AP) — Another day, another German Olympic luge threepeat. The best sliding nation in the world is leaving absolutely no doubt at the Beijing Games. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won the doubles title at the Olympics on Wednesday, their third...

 2022-02-09 14:53 

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Olympics Live: Germany wins gold in luge yet again...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Germany is making the Olympic luge competition its own national showcase once again. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won the doubles title at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday night, their t...

 2022-02-09 14:52 

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Russians open Olympic hockey tournament with another win...

BEIJING (AP) — Whatever you call them this time around, the Russians are again going to be hard to beat in men's hockey at the Beijing Olympics. The team is playing as ROC at the 2022 Games, short for Russian Olympic Committee. Four years ago at...

 2022-02-09 14:31 

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Denmark's queen and Spain's king test positive for virus...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The queen of Denmark and the king of Spain both tested positive for the coronavirus despite being vaccinated, their respective royal houses announced Wednesday. Denmark's Queen Margrethe, 82, has mild COVID-19 symptoms...

 2022-02-09 14:31 

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Seeking to extend a week of gains, Wall Street points higher...

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street headed for another strong open Wednesday with inflation and the speed at which the Federal Reserve might pull back stimulus on the minds of investors. In New York, futures for the benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.8%, while ...

 2022-02-09 13:58 

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New COVID surge batters Afghanistan's crumbling health care...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Only five hospitals in Afghanistan still offer COVID-19 treatment, with 33 others having been forced to close in recent months for lack of doctors, medicines and even heating. This comes as the economically devastated natio...

 2022-02-09 13:55 

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UK's Johnson signals early end to COVID isolation rules...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested Wednesday that laws requiring people in England with COVID-19 to self-isolate will be lifted within weeks, bringing an end to all domestic coronavirus restrictions. "Provided the curre...

 2022-02-09 13:54 

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Hong Kongers rush for haircuts, produce ahead of new curbs...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents lined up outside hair salons and snapped up fresh vegetables on Wednesday, a day before tightened coronavirus restrictions go into effect, as new daily cases in the city ballooned to more than 1,100. Hong Kong le...

 2022-02-09 13:54 

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4 ways to tame financial stress and save for retirement...

Maybe you feel like you don't earn enough. Or you don't understand how investing works. Or maybe you can't organize your finances. These are factors that can lead to financial stress and set back your retirement savings. A lack of assets and m...

 2022-02-09 13:53 

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Washington Commanders safety booked on manslaughter charge...

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett turned himself in to a Virginia jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge after an investigation found he was speeding before his sports car slammed into trees and rolled over, k...

 2022-02-09 13:53 

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Olympics Live: South Korea's Hwang wins short track gold...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ South Korea's Hwang Daeheon has won the 1,500 meters in Olympic short track speedskating. Hwang stuck his skate in front at the tight finish of the 10-man final Wednesday night at the...

 2022-02-09 13:53 

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US is youngest team at Olympics; Sanderson on way to Beijing...

BEIJING (AP) — David Quinn has heard a thing or two about the U.S. being the youngest team at the Olympics and does not believe it's a bad thing. "Obviously we are young, but it's no reason we can't have success," the U.S. coach ...

 2022-02-09 13:52 

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AP PHOTOS: Mascot madness takes over Beijing Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Bing Dwen Dwen is becoming one of the biggest stars of the 2022 Olympics. The panda mascot of the Beijing Games is everywhere, visiting events, entertaining fans and serving as a sought-after piece of memorabilia in various forms. Med...

 2022-02-09 13:33 

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Watchdog says Brexit has brought cost, red tape for UK firms...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's departure from the European Union has brought higher costs, more red tape and border delays for businesses, and not yet delivered promised benefits, a public spending watchdog said Wednesday. A day after Prime Minister Bo...

 2022-02-09 13:32 

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British envoy heads to Moscow to try to ease Ukraine crisis...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's top diplomat heads to Moscow on Wednesday to try to defuse tensions raised by Russia's military buildup near Ukraine, warning that an invasion would bring "massive consequences for all involved." "Russia h...

 2022-02-09 13:32 

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Olympics Live: Women's 3,000M short track relay field set...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ South Korea has advanced to the final of the women's 3,000-meter relay in short track speedskating. Kim A Lang could become the first skater to win three consecutive Olympic titles in...

 2022-02-09 13:32 

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Benedict woes come as German church reform pressure rises...

BERLIN (AP) — A report on decades of clergy sexual abuse in Germany that shone an unflattering spotlight on retired Pope Benedict XVI has added to already strong pressure there for the church to reconsider Catholic rules on issues including homosexu...

 2022-02-09 13:31 

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Locals weigh school mask rules as statewide mandates end...

As some of the last statewide school mask mandates near an end, responsibility is shifting back to local leaders, who are caught in the middle of one of the most divisive issues of the pandemic. In the hours after Connecticut's governor announced its ...

 2022-02-09 12:59 

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Japan to extend virus measures in Tokyo and other areas...

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday announced plans to keep COVID-19 restrictions for Tokyo and 12 other areas for three more weeks until early March, as omicron infections show little signs of slowing and most Japanese still lack...

 2022-02-09 12:55 

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COVID-19 vaccines, prescriptions fuel strong quarter at CVS...

COVID-19 vaccines and the return of customers to stores to pick up prescriptions helped push CVS Health well past fourth-quarter earnings expectations. COVID-19 vaccines and customers returning for prescriptions helped push CVS Health well past fourth-qua...

 2022-02-09 12:54 

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Tesla recall: Heat pump won't defrost windshield fast enough...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 27,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the cabin heating systems may not defrost the windshield quickly enough, cutting visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. The latest in a series of recent recalls cov...

 2022-02-09 12:54 

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Danish court ups fine for Little Mermaid copyright violation...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An appeals court in Denmark has increased the fine imposed on a newspaper for violating the copyright of Copenhagen's The Little Mermaid statue by publishing a cartoon depicting the bronze landmark as a zombie and a ph...

 2022-02-09 12:53 

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Vinzenz Geiger rallies, wins Olympic gold in Nordic combined...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Vinzenz Geiger of Germany won Olympic gold in Nordic combined Wednesday, rallying from a 1-minute, 26-second deficit to cross the finish line first in a 10K cross-country race after ranking 11th in ski jumping. Joergen Graa...

 2022-02-09 12:53 

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A 'huge' change helped Petra Vlhova to Olympic gold...

BEIJING (AP) — Smiling. Laughing. Enjoying herself. Petra Vlhova is like a different person following "something huge" that changed in her approach to skiing. After becoming the first Slovakian to win the overall World Cup title last season ...

 2022-02-09 12:52 

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Friends who have attended every Super Bowl plan final trip...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three friends who have attended every Super Bowl are hoping for a memorable contest this year, because it will probably be their final trip to the big game as a group. The three men are all in their 80s and have attended every...

 2022-02-09 12:52 

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Olympics Live: Defending champ Schulting top qualifier...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Defending Olympic champion Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands was the top qualifier in heats of the 1,000 meters at short track speedskating. Arianna Fontana of Italy, who is the most d...

 2022-02-09 12:32 

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New Dutch exhibition examines Indonesia's independence...

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Video of Dutch troops overseeing the torching of houses in an Indonesian village plays in one room of the Rijks Museum's new exhibition, while a few meters away, a baby's clothes sown from book covers — the only scraps...

 2022-02-09 12:32 

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Egypt names first-ever Christian head of country's top court...

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday swore in the first-ever Coptic Christian to head the country's highest court. Judge Boulos Fahmy is the 19th person to preside over the Supreme Constitutional Court since it was established in 1969...

 2022-02-09 12:32 

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Finishing touch: 16 years later, Jacobellis gets her gold...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — When bad things happen at the Olympics, no one ever lets it go. Nobody's learned that lesson the hard way more than Lindsey Jacobellis. A full 16 years and a world removed from the day the American snowboardcross racer ...

 2022-02-09 12:31 

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Iran unveils new missile with reported region-wide range...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new missile on Wednesday with a reported range that would allow it to reach both U.S. bases in the region as well as targets inside its archfoe Israel. State TV reported that the missile uses solid fuel and has a ...

 2022-02-09 12:04 

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Senators call for gas tax suspension to blunt rising prices...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators are calling for suspending the federal gas tax for the remainder of the year to help consumers struggling with rising fuel prices. Other lawmakers are unlikely to go along, but the legislation from Sens. Mar...

 2022-02-09 11:59 

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CVS Health tops 4Q forecasts, reaffirms 2022 outlook...

COVID-19 vaccines and tests for the virus helped push CVS Health past fourth-quarter expectations. But the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager did not raise the 2022 forecast it laid out in December, and shares slid in early-morning trading Wedn...

 2022-02-09 11:54 

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Edmunds: Best car matches for Valentine's Day...

February is the month of love, and for many people, that means trying to find Mr. or Mrs. Right. The same goes for cars. It isn't easy finding the right one, and many have personalities of their own. So why not choose your next car as you would a date...

 2022-02-09 11:54 

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Slovakia lawmakers approve defense military treaty with US...

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's parliament 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 from the four-...

 2022-02-09 11:53 

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At 40, Baumgartner still contender in Olympic snowboardcross...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — American snowboarder Nick Baumgartner remembers the exact time he started feeling old. It was noon on Dec. 17, 2017 — his 36th birthday. He was racing in Austria and got tangled up in a jump. "I took a big crash t...

 2022-02-09 11:52 

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Jacobellis finally wins Olympic gold medal, 1st for US...

BEIJING (AP) — Lindsey Jacobellis is finally an Olympic gold medalist. Let that sink in for a moment because Jacobellis has been trying for 16 years. Jacobellis helped make the wild sport of snowboardcross famous. Who could forget her premature cele...

 2022-02-09 11:52 

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Olympics Live: Germany's Geiger wins gold in Nordic combined...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Germany's Vinzenz Geiger has won a men's Nordic combined gold, rallying from a 1-minute, 26-second deficit to cross the finish line first in a 10K cross-country race after ranking...

 2022-02-09 11:33 

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Olympics Live: Russians beat Switzerland in hockey opener...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ The Russian ice hockey team has started its defense of the Olympic men's gold medal with a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Beijing. It wasn't the convincing start to the tournament th...

 2022-02-09 11:33 

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EXPLAINER: How does curling scoring work?...

BEIJING (AP) — Amid the clattering of the rocks and the shouting and sweeping and chess-like strategy, curling has a simple goal: position as many stones as possible closest to the center of the target. All that is left then is to tally up the point...

 2022-02-09 11:32 

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Shipping company Maersk sees record profit as demand surges...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world's biggest shipping company said Wednesday that 2021 was its most profitable year yet, with Denmark's A.P. Moeller-Maersk bringing in $18.7 billion as surging demand from a rebounding global economy led to...

 2022-02-09 11:32 

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Thai wildlife group says tiger missing a leg needs help...

BANGKOK (AP) — Forest rangers in western Thailand are searching a remote jungle on the Myanmar border hoping to rescue a wild tiger with a missing leg from an area where poachers have recently been operating. Staff from the wildlife protection organ...

 2022-02-09 11:31 

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Japan to divert LNG to Europe amid worries over Ukraine...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has decided to divert some of its gas reserves to Europe amid growing concern over possible disruptions of supplies due to the Ukraine crisis, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda said Wednesday. The decision was ma...

 2022-02-09 10:53 

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Krejci focused on Olympics, not potential return to NHL...

BEIJING (AP) — David Krejci could be in the NHL this season if he wanted. Instead, he's at the Olympics for a third time. The Czech star wanted to play one more season at home in front of friends and family, and that decision has led him to Beij...

 2022-02-09 10:52 

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Olympic couple hopes to give speedskating a boost in Britain...

BEIJING (AP) — Ellia Smeding and Cornelius Kersten are realistic about their medal chances at the Olympic speedskating oval. Frankly, that's not on their radar. The British duo — who are partners on the ice and in life, not to mention thei...

 2022-02-09 10:32 

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WHO: Global COVID-19 case counts decline 17% in latest week...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says coronavirus case counts fell 17% worldwide over the last week compared to the previous week, including a 50% drop in the United States, while deaths globally declined 7%, the World Health Organization...

 2022-02-09 10:31 

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BEIJING DIARY: Testing positive at the no-COVID Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — The phone call comes in the early afternoon, six hours or so after the mandatory morning test. The number is immediately recognizable because it's so strange: a U.S. dialing code when the Chinese health official on the line is, in...

 2022-02-09 09:59 

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Jefferson Quran returns to US as Dubai Expo 2020 winds down...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rare, two-volume Quran owned by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson found itself carefully packed away Wednesday for a return flight to America after being on display at Dubai's Expo 2020, a sign that the pandemi...

 2022-02-09 09:53 

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Global stocks follow Wall St higher after rebound...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and Wall Street futures rose Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. inflation data for signs of how fast the Federal Reserve might pull back stimulus. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong adv...

 2022-02-09 09:52 

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Olympics Live: Finnish hockey player released from isolation...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Finland men's hockey forward Marko Anttila has returned to the team after being released from an isolation hotel at the Beijing Olympics. Coach Jukka Jalonen expects goaltender Jussi ...

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