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 2022-02-08 20:08 

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Minnesota lawmakers seek no-knock ban after Amir Locke death...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers said Tuesday they will push to significantly limit the use of no-knock warrants after a Minneapolis SWAT team entered a downtown apartment while serving a search warrant last week and killed Amir Locke, a 2...

 2022-02-08 20:08 

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EXPLAINER: How Alabama congressional map got to high court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court is allowing Alabama to use re-drawn congressional districts for the 2022 elections that a lower court found had improperly diluted the votes of Black residents. The high court's action Monday is a win fo...

 2022-02-08 20:07 

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Terre Haute casino project moving away from sewage plant...

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The company that's taken over stalled plans for a new casino in Terre Haute is dropping its proposed location overlooking the city sewage treatment plant and county jail. Churchill Downs Inc. applied Monday with Vigo Cou...

 2022-02-08 20:07 

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Opposition to Stacey Abrams unites Georgia's divided GOP...

ATLANTA (AP) — In their bid to win the Republican nomination in the Georgia governor's race, incumbent Brian Kemp and challenger David Perdue are often at odds — except when it comes to Stacey Abrams. The rivals united this week in condemn...

 2022-02-08 20:07 

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Virginia GOP blocks gay marriage, voting rights proposals...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republicans in the Virginia House defeated measures Tuesday that would have let voters decide whether to strip legally outdated language prohibiting gay marriage from the state Constitution and automatically restore the voting r...

 2022-02-08 20:06 

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In key vote, Democrats reject Wheeler Cabinet appointment...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats who narrowly control the Virginia Senate stuck together Tuesday and voted unanimously against approving former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's C...

 2022-02-08 20:06 

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Biden's pick to combat antisemitism finally gets hearing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing herself as an "equal-opportunity foe of antisemitism," President Joe Biden's pick to monitor and combat prejudice against Jews around the world finally got her day before the Senate committee that will evalua...

 2022-02-08 20:05 

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Money for nothing: Cities' crypto push draws fans, critics...

NEW YORK (AP) — A small group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts has an offer that they're hoping U.S. cities can't refuse. The group City Coins is asking Miami and New York to accept the equivalent of millions of dollars in a new cryptocurrency,...

 2022-02-08 20:04 

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Emhoff whisked out of event following security concern...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was whisked out of an event Tuesday at a Washington high school by Secret Service agents following an apparent security concern. Emhoff was at Dunbar High School for an even...

 2022-02-08 20:04 

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High court's Alabama ruling sparks alarm over voting rights...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's decision to halt efforts to create a second mostly Black congressional district in Alabama for the 2022 election sparked fresh warnings Tuesday that the court is becoming too politicized, eroding the Voting ...

 2022-02-08 19:06 

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Costa Rica's governing party nearly 'erased' by election...

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's Citizens' Action Party broke 60 years of bipartisan rule in 2014, but after two terms in power it was practically erased from the country's political map in national elections. Outgoing President ...

 2022-02-08 19:05 

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Maryland Gov. Hogan won't run for Senate, despite GOP push...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate, rebuffing an aggressive recruitment push from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who saw the term-limited governor ...

 2022-02-08 19:05 

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Republican who ousted Sanford making another run at SC seat...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Katie Arrington — the South Carolina Republican who ousted Rep. Mark Sanford in a 2018 GOP primary, only to lose in the general election — is now mounting a primary challenge to the seat's current occupant, sayi...

 2022-02-08 18:54 

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Boeing jet deliveries gain slight edge vs Airbus in January...

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing scored a slight edge over Airbus in deliveries of commercial jets and a bigger advantage in new orders in January, thanks to a dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways. Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 32 commercial jetlin...

 2022-02-08 18:53 

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Flyers captain, All-Star MVP Giroux faces deadline decision...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers welcomed back captain — and freshly minted NHL All-Star Game MVP — Claude Giroux by clubbing their sticks on the ice to rhythmic sounds of "MVP! MVP!" until he skated to the middle of the team stret...

 2022-02-08 18:52 

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UCLA settles gynecologist sex abuse suit for $246 million...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California has agreed to pay $246.3 million to settle allegations that hundreds of women were sexually abused by a former UCLA gynecologist, lawyers and the university announced Tuesday. The settlement was reache...

 2022-02-08 18:33 

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Suspect arrested in Washington state grocery store shooting...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire inside a grocery store in Washington state, killing one person and injuring another, was arrested late Monday night on Interstate 90 near Spokane, police said. Aaron Christopher Kelly, 39, was ar...

 2022-02-08 18:33 

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Voters, NC board: Cawthorn candidate challenge should remain...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A formal effort to evaluate whether North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn should be disqualified as a candidate because of his involvement in the January 2021 rally that preceded the U.S. Capitol riot should be allowed to continu...

 2022-02-08 18:33 

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Vernon Jones leaves Georgia gov race to run for Congress...

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jones, who dropped out of Georgia's governor's race on Monday at Donald Trump's behest, confirmed Tuesday that he's entering the crowded Republican primary in the state's 10th Congressional District. His swi...

 2022-02-08 18:32 

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US stands by Boeing settlement reached in Trump's final days...

The Justice Department is standing by a settlement it reached with Boeing for deceiving regulators who approved the 737 Max, despite personal pleas to Attorney General Merrick Garland from relatives of passengers who died in crashes of Max jets. In a fili...

 2022-02-08 18:32 

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Canada's COVID-19 protests threaten border trade with US...

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian lawmakers expressed increasing worry Tuesday about the economic effects of disruptive demonstrations after the busiest border crossing between the U.S. and Canada became partially blocked by truckers protesting vaccin...

 2022-02-08 18:31 

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Families sue building owners over Bronx fire that killed 17...

NEW YORK (AP) — Several families whose loved ones died or were critically injured while trying to escape a smoked-filled Bronx apartment building sued the owners Tuesday, alleging safety violations that led to the wrongful deaths of 17 people, inclu...

 2022-02-08 18:12 

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AP sources: Pelicans acquire C.J. McCollum in 7-player trade...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired guard C.J. McCollum from the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a seven-player trade, according to two people familiar with the situation. The Pelicans will also receive forwards Larry Nance J...

 2022-02-08 18:12 

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Chen closing in on gold, US curlers begin title defense...

BEIJING (AP) — Nathan Chen has been building toward this for years. He's one good free skate away from Olympic gold. After setting a world record with his short program, Chen goes for an Olympic title Wednesday night live in prime time. That cou...

 2022-02-08 18:05 

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Republican state senator to challenge Newsom in California...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state Sen. Brian Dahle will announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday, one of the first Republicans to publicly challenge Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom since his decisive victory in a recall election just fiv...

 2022-02-08 18:04 

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AP source: GOP Maryland Gov. Hogan won't run for Senate...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to announce Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate, rebuffing an aggressive recruitment push from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who saw the term-limited g...

 2022-02-08 17:58 

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Anti-vax, pro-ivermectin measures advance in Kansas Senate...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fellow Republican conservatives rallied Tuesday behind a Kansas physician-legislator who's under investigation by the state medical board, advancing his measures to protect doctors pursuing potentially dangerous treatments fo...

 2022-02-08 17:55 

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Gates, French Gates top list of biggest U.S. charity donors...

A handful of Americans donated at least $1 billion to charity last year, according to theChronicle of Philanthropy's annual ranking of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity in 2021. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates topped the list, pledging...

 2022-02-08 17:54 

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Money on the table: child credit $ available via tax returns...

The Biden administration wants families with children to know that there is roughly $193 billion waiting for them — all they need to do is file their taxes to claim it. That estimated total is what remains of the expanded child tax credit, and the a...

 2022-02-08 17:54 

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American Express to offer checking accounts with rewards...

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express launched its own checking account product on Tuesday, a product that will allow its customers to accrue its popular Membership Rewards points the same way they do on its credit and charge cards. It's a notable mo...

 2022-02-08 17:54 

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Several factors contribute to NBC's lower Olympic ratings...

NBC's Mike Tirico began Friday's Winter Olympics opening ceremony by saying, "just over six months ago in Tokyo, we said we were about to embark on an Olympics unlike any other. Now we're about to top that." In the case of ratings, tho...

 2022-02-08 17:53 

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Stocks gain ground, bond yields reach pre-pandemic high...

Stocks turned higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday after a directionless morning as investors continue to struggle to predict how well the economy will weather the current bout of inflation as well as the Federal Reserve's medicine for h...

 2022-02-08 17:53 

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Justice Dept. announces $3.6B crypto seizure, 2 arrests...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.5 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen f...

 2022-02-08 17:53 

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Justice Dept. announces $3.6B crypto seizure, 2 arrests...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.5 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen f...

 2022-02-08 17:34 

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Breonna Taylor case resumes with 1st questioning of jurors...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jury selection resumed Tuesday with the first questioning of potential jurors in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the deadly raid that killed Breonna Taylor. Prospective jurors in Brett Hankison's ...

 2022-02-08 17:34 

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Boss: Mom of alleged school shooter felt she was failing him...

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The mother of a teenager who is accused of killing four students at a Michigan school told her boss earlier that day that "she felt as if she was failing" the boy, according to testimony Tuesday. Prosecutors sum...

 2022-02-08 17:33 

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Red flags trailed ex-UCLA lecturer across elite universities...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trail of red flags about his behavior toward women followed Matthew Harris on an academic journey that took him to three of the nation's most prestigious universities — Duke, Cornell and then the University of Californ...

 2022-02-08 17:32 

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EXPLAINER: What's Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe?...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened to block the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine. The undersea pipeline directly links Russian gas to Europe via Germany and is complete but not yet operating...

 2022-02-08 17:32 

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Philanthropy 50: List of America's top 50 donors of 2021...

These are the donors who gave the most in 2021, according to the Philanthropy 50, an annual ranking compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. A searchable database with more information on the donors and their beneficiaries is available at philanthropy.c...

 2022-02-08 17:32 

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EXPLAINER: How are jurors chosen in the Breonna Taylor case?...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jury selection began this week for the trial of a former Kentucky police officer who took part in a botched raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. Brett Hankison is charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly f...

 2022-02-08 17:31 

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Amir Locke's cousin arrested in probe that led to fatal raid...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities arrested Amir Locke's 17-year-old cousin in connection with the homicide investigation that led police to the Minneapolis apartment where a SWAT team officer fatally shot Locke while conducting a search warrant, po...

 2022-02-08 16:55 

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Millennial Money: Watch for debt collectors, scams on social...

Social media is where you watch cooking videos, gaze at photos of dreamy travel destinations and doomscroll through endless news headlines. Now, sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter could also be where debt collectors slide into your DMs. In late 20...

 2022-02-08 16:54 

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Boeing jet deliveries and orders rise from a year earlier...

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 32 commercial jetliners in January, a slight improvement over a year earlier despite the ongoing halt in shipments of is 787 Dreamliner jet because of manufacturing problems. Most of the deliverie...

 2022-02-08 16:54 

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Wolf's final budget, like his first, features public schools...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's eighth and final budget proposal unveiled Tuesday would push state spending past $43 billion for the first time, as the Democrat asks lawmakers for the biggest-ever increase in aid for public schools, plus ...

 2022-02-08 16:54 

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Wolf's final budget, like his first, features public schools...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's eighth and final budget proposal unveiled Tuesday would push state spending past $43 billion for the first time, as the Democrat asks lawmakers for the biggest-ever increase in aid for public schools, plus ...

 2022-02-08 16:53 

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NY couple charged with conspiring to launder crypto billions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York couple were arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency that was stolen in a 2016 hack of a virtual currency exchange, the Justice Department said. Besides the arrests, fede...

 2022-02-08 16:53 

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NY couple charged with conspiring to launder crypto billions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York couple were arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency that was stolen in a 2016 hack of a virtual currency exchange, the Justice Department said. Besides the arrests, fede...

 2022-02-08 16:53 

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South Korea protests penalties assessed in short track...

BEIJING (AP) — Angered by the disqualifications of two of its short track speedskaters at the Beijing Games, South Korea filed complaints with the International Skating Union and International Olympic Committee on Tuesday. World record holder Hwang ...

 2022-02-08 16:52 

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Column: For Mickelson, actions will speak louder than words...

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson decided to chastise the PGA Tour for not paying him what he deserves by accusing the league that made him rich and famous of "obnoxious greed." There's a better way to go about it. For a six-tim...

 2022-02-08 16:11 

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EXPLAINER: What in the world is the Olympic Truce?...

BEIJING (AP) — "Observe your commitment to this Olympic Truce," International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach beseeched the international community at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. "Give peace ...

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