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 2021-11-23 19:04 

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Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature. In addition to fossil f...

 2021-11-23 18:59 

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Vaccines making Thanksgiving easier, but hot spots remain...

The U.S. is facing its second Thanksgiving of the pandemic in better shape than the first time around, thanks to the vaccine, though some regions are seeing surges of COVID-19 cases that could get worse as families travel the country for gatherings that w...

 2021-11-23 18:54 

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Israel defense chief jets to Morocco to cement security ties...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister headed to Morocco on Tuesday for an official visit to cement security ties just ahead of the first anniversary of their agreement to establish full diplomatic relations. Benny Gantz will be making the f...

 2021-11-23 18:54 

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Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmaci...

 2021-11-23 18:53 

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New York Giants fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after a dreadful performance in a nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants (3-7) tweeted the decision Tuesday afternoon, sa...

 2021-11-23 18:53 

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Devils unveil a third jersey, black with 'Jersey' on front...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are going to use a third jersey for the first time in franchise history. The Devils announced Tuesday that a black sweater with the word 'Jersey' on the front will be used for the first time on Dec. ...

 2021-11-23 18:52 

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South Carolina unanimous No. 1 in AP women's hoops poll...

South Carolina was the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll released Tuesday after a dominant win over then-No. 2 UConn. The Gamecocks won the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis women's championship on Monday...

 2021-11-23 18:33 

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Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11...

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for "We Are" alo...

 2021-11-23 18:33 

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Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: "We Are," Jon Batiste; "Love For Sale," Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; ...

 2021-11-23 18:32 

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Lebanon's interior minister: crisis with Gulf could worsen...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister said Tuesday that every delay in resolving the diplomatic crisis with Gulf nations threatens to affect the lives of more Lebanese already reeling from a massive economic crisis. Bassam Mawlawi said resol...

 2021-11-23 18:32 

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Stocks edge lower, oil prices rise despite release of crude...

Stocks edged lower in choppy trading on Wall Street Tuesday as gains from banks and energy companies tempered losses from communications and technology companies. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% as of 1:10 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 9 point...

 2021-11-23 18:32 

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LA luxury mall latest to be hit by smash-and-grab thieves...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of thieves smashed windows at department store at a luxury mall in Los Angeles, triggering a police pursuit just days after others targeted high-end stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest incident in a na...

 2021-11-23 18:32 

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Jury gets case of white men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's death...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The case of three white men charged with murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery went to the jury Tuesday after a nearly two-week trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked the fatal confrontation and defense...

 2021-11-23 18:31 

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Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution...

With new rules in place this year and a promise to regain trust among its members, the Recording Academy released its nominations on Tuesday for its 64th Grammy Awards. Here are some facts about this year's nominees: A RETIREE REVOLUTION: Certainly po...

 2021-11-23 18:31 

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Russia, China sign roadmap for closer military cooperation...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense chief on Tuesday signed a roadmap for closer military ties with China, pointing to increasingly frequent U.S. strategic bomber flights near both countries' borders. During a video call, Defense Minister Sergei ...

 2021-11-23 18:05 

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Vaccine requirement for Louisiana schools drawing GOP anger...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders are outraged about a plan by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to start requiring some students to get the coronavirus vaccination or submit a written dissent to attend s...

 2021-11-23 18:04 

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Turkish lira plunges after Erdogan defends rate cuts...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency weakened by some 10% against the U.S. dollar Tuesday, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted there would be no turning back from his unconventional policy of cutting interest rates despite high...

 2021-11-23 18:03 

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Aucoin's 'Eurydice,' modern retelling of myth, opens at Met...

NEW YORK (AP) — As Erin Morley sang on the big stage of the Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Aucoin sat in the first row of the orchestra, his score in front of him, taking notes. Unlike most of her performances, Morley could use rehearsals to suggest ad...

 2021-11-23 17:54 

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Explosion at munitions factory in Serbia kills at least 2...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Serbia's capital Tuesday, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16, police and media reported. Police said the first explosion to...

 2021-11-23 17:54 

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Merck asks EU regulator to authorize its COVID-19 pill...

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said it has received a request from Merck to authorize its coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to treat COVID-19. In a statement Tuesday, the EU drug regulator said it had started evaluating mol...

 2021-11-23 17:53 

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Chief: 1 dead, child missing after Flint home explosion...

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — At least one person died and a 3-year-old child remained missing Tuesday after an overnight explosion and fire destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities sai...

 2021-11-23 17:53 

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Mouthguard sensors help provide research on player safety...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mouthguards that some college football players are wearing this season have a dual purpose. Not only does the equipment provide the obvious protection for teeth and jaws, it also includes sensors collecting data to help rese...

 2021-11-23 17:52 

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Column: One rivalry based on performance, another on words...

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Golf loves a good rivalry, and right now there would seem to be something for everyone, depending on tastes. One is based on performance and admiration. "Honestly, it was the 'Jin Young Ko Show' today. It was really c...

 2021-11-23 17:33 

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After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopolitical game between two giant superpowers. Then earlier this month, ...

 2021-11-23 17:33 

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Best Buy shares tumble on theft, supply constraints...

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co.'s shares tumbled Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain posted a decline in gross profit margin for the fiscal third quarter, citing organized theft and increased promotions compared to a y...

 2021-11-23 17:32 

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Iraqi baby buried as death toll in EU-Belarus crisis grows...

BOHONIKI, Poland (AP) — A Polish imam recited prayers Tuesday over the tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, the latest life claimed as migrants from the Middle East have tried to slip into the European Union illegally and found their path block...

 2021-11-23 17:32 

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Millennial Money: It's OK to not buy stuff on Black Friday...

It's that time of year when retailers seem to join forces to plant a message in shoppers' minds: "Buy Stuff on Black Friday, or You Are a Fool." They transmit this message in loud TV commercials, targeted social media ads and promotional e...

 2021-11-23 17:32 

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'Glue me back together': Online pleas to aid parade victims...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friends and families of the roughly 50 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say they suffered life-threatening injuries, with some clinging to life....

 2021-11-23 17:31 

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ICC: Philippines wants 'war on drugs' probe to be deferred...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Philippines has asked the International Criminal Court to defer its crimes against humanity investigation linked to the country's deadly "war on drugs," the court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday...

 2021-11-23 17:31 

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US: 'Massive' progress in Ethiopia talks could be outpaced...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United States envoy said Tuesday he sees "massive progress" in talks with Ethiopia's warring sides, but he fears it will be outpaced by "alarming" military developments in the yearlong war in Africa's ...

 2021-11-23 17:31 

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Ahmaud Arbery case goes to jury after 13-day trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The case of three white men charged with murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery went to a jury Tuesday after a 13-day trial in which prosecutors argued the defendants provoked a confrontation with the 25-year-old Black man and ...

 2021-11-23 16:58 

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'Needs a miracle': Fundraisers plead for Waukesha victims...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friends and families of the roughly 50 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say they suffered life-threatening injuries, with some clinging to life....

 2021-11-23 16:54 

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Kellogg's to replace some striking workers after talks stall...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's plans to start hiring permanent replacements for some of its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers after negotiations broke down again. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it failed to reach an agreement with...

 2021-11-23 16:54 

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Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including India, the United ...

 2021-11-23 16:53 

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US sues to halt sugar merger, says it would harm competition...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to block a major U.S. sugar manufacturer from acquiring its rival, arguing that allowing the deal would harm competition and consumers. The suit was filed in federal court i...

 2021-11-23 16:52 

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Pac-12's head coach vacancies are likely to grow...

There have been 14 coaching changes at the FBS level this season. Three of those were in the Pac-12, with Washington, Washington Sate and USC all dismissing their coaches in the midst of the regular season. And there's reason to believe that number co...

 2021-11-23 16:33 

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EXPLAINER: What are the charges in Ahmaud Arbery's killing?...

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors in the trial of the three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery must decide whether one or all of them is guilty of murder — a conviction that could send them to prison for the rest of their lives. Father and son Gr...

 2021-11-23 16:33 

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AstraZeneca opens research center as UK builds science hub...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles will be on hand Tuesday when pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca opens a 1 billion-pound ($1.34 billion) research center near the University of Cambridge, hoping to build on work in developing one of the first COVID-19 va...

 2021-11-23 16:32 

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Pakistan's Lahore becomes world's 3rd most polluted city...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world's third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said. The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and...

 2021-11-23 16:32 

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Social distancing mandatory as Dutch COVID infections spike...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch coronavirus infection numbers hit a new weekly record Tuesday, climbing 39% while hospital and intensive care unit admissions also rose sharply, prompting the government to make social distancing mandatory again f...

 2021-11-23 16:32 

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Chief: 1 dead, 2 missing after Flint home explosion, fire...

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — At least one person died and two remained missing following a fire and explosion at a home in Michigan that damaged several adjacent homes and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said. Fire Department Battalion C...

 2021-11-23 16:31 

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African internet riches threatened by lawsuit and corruption...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Outsiders have long profited from Africa's riches of gold, diamonds, and even people.Digital resources have proven no different. Millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa have been waylaid, some fraudulently, inclu...

 2021-11-23 16:31 

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Central European nations back Poland in migration dispute...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of three Central European countries on Tuesday expressed their solidarity with Poland in an ongoing migration crisis on its eastern border with Belarus, and urged the European Union to increase its support for th...

 2021-11-23 16:04 

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Democratic group sues over Ohio GOP's new congressional map...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's newly drawn map of congressional districts was hit with its first constitutional challenge, which alleges the boundaries represent partisan gerrymandering by Republicans. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Ohio Supreme ...

 2021-11-23 16:04 

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'Queens' hopes to earn the TV respect meant for royalty...

NEW YORK (AP) — When Naturi Naughton read the script for ABC's new music-inspired drama "Queens," a feeling of dj vu rushed through her. "It's definitely a little eerie to me. When I read the script, I was like, 'Oh, this is ...

 2021-11-23 16:04 

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Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher...

ROME (AP) — The only person convicted in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher has been freed after serving most of his 16-year prison sentence. Italian news agencies LaPresse and ANSA quoted attorney Fabrizio Ballarini as saying Rudy ...

 2021-11-23 15:53 

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3 held after smash-and-grab theft at Los Angeles luxury mall...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of thieves smashed windows at department store at a luxury mall in Los Angeles late Monday, triggering a police pursuit, police said. The latest incident in a trend of smash-and-grab crimes targeted a Nordstrom store at Th...

 2021-11-23 15:34 

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St. Louis officer gets short sentence in attack on colleague...

A former St. Louis police officer convicted of beating a Black undercover detective during a 2017 racial injustice protest has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison — far more lenient than prosecutors and the victim had hoped for. Dustin ...

 2021-11-23 15:33 

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NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist...

Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month. Strahan, who turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, on the Dec. 9 mission aboard the New Shepard, a spacecraft named...

 2021-11-23 15:33 

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Dutch COVID infections hit weekly record; Hospitals stressed...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch coronavirus infection numbers hit a new weekly record Tuesday, climbing 39% while hospital and intensive care unit admissions also rose sharply, the country's public health institute reported. The latest repor...

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