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 2022-02-08 16:11 

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Stocks trade muted, bond yields reach pre-pandemic high...

Stocks were muddled in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday 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 healing it, higher interest rates....

 2022-02-08 16:11 

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For Sweeney and Britcher, decisions on luge future await...

BEIJING (AP) — Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have won World Cup races. They've each medaled at the world championships. They've each won national championships. Their careers have already been, by any measure, a success. And now both are...

 2022-02-08 16:10 

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Snoop Dogg calls Super Bowl halftime show 'dream come true'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snoop Dogg says he won't let the big Super Bowl stage rattle his nerves. The ultra-smooth rapper said he will worry about his upcoming halftime performance after the fact. "For me, when performing, I never let the moment g...

 2022-02-08 16:05 

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Macron: Putin told him Russia won't escalate Ukraine crisis...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him he would not further escalate the Ukraine crisis in their marathon talks in the Kremlin a day earlier. Macron's remarks on a visit ...

 2022-02-08 16:05 

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Israel's police chief cuts short UAE trip over spyware probe...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's police commissioner cut short an official foreign trip Tuesday and rushed home to deal with a growing scandal over reports of illegal spying, including on members of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

 2022-02-08 16:05 

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Belarus leader downplays possible deployment to Syria...

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president said Tuesday he has no intention of sending troops to Syria to serve alongside Russian forces in the country but held the door open for a potential deployment of military medics there. President Ale...

 2022-02-08 16:05 

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Review: Birdsong offers 3 powerful portraits of womanhood...

"Nobody's Magic" by Destiny O. Birdsong (Grand Central Publishing) Destiny O. Birdsong's "Nobody's Magic" tells three separate stories, each centering on a Black albino woman living in Shreveport, Louisiana. First, we meet 20-y...

 2022-02-08 16:05 

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Review: Birdsong offers 3 powerful portraits of womanhood...

"Nobody's Magic" by Destiny O. Birdsong (Grand Central Publishing) Destiny O. Birdsong's "Nobody's Magic" tells three separate stories, each centering on a Black albino woman living in Shreveport, Louisiana. First, we meet 20-y...

 2022-02-08 16:04 

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'Dune' director out, KStew in and more Oscars surprises...

The 94th Oscar nominations were full of surprises in both satisfying and disappointing ways, but when there are only five nominees in most categories, it's almost guaranteed that a few favorites will miss the cut. Here, the AP takes a look at some of ...

 2022-02-08 16:04 

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'Dune' director out, KStew in and more Oscars surprises...

The 94th Oscar nominations were full of surprises in both satisfying and disappointing ways, but when there are only five nominees in most categories, it's almost guaranteed that a few favorites will miss the cut. Here, the AP takes a look at some of ...

 2022-02-08 16:04 

China Post

'Dune' director out, KStew in and more Oscars surprises...

The 94th Oscar nominations were full of surprises in both satisfying and disappointing ways, but when there are only five nominees in most categories, it's almost guaranteed that a few favorites will miss the cut. Here, the AP takes a look at some of ...

 2022-02-08 16:04 

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Israeli forces kill 3 suspected militants in West Bank city...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says security forces killed three Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday who had been responsible for recent shooting attacks. The Shin Bet internal security agency initially said they were ...

 2022-02-08 15:55 

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Iran nuclear talks resume amid pressure for results...

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats from Iran and world powers reconvened in Vienna on Tuesday to seek a deal reviving Tehran's 2015 nuclear accord, with pressure mounting for results soon. Negotiators from Iran and the remaining parties to the agreement &m...

 2022-02-08 14:59 

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Adele up for trophies and set to perform at UK's Brit Awards...

LONDON (AP) — Adele is set to make a return to live performance at Tuesday's Brit Awards, the U.K.'s leading music prizes. The soulful singer has nominations in four categories — including album of the year for "30" — and...

 2022-02-08 14:59 

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'Power of the Dog' tops Oscar noms with 12; 'Dune' nabs 10...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Campion's gothic western "The Power of the Dog" led nominations to the 94th Academy Awards, where streaming services more than ever before swept over Hollywood's top honors. Campion's Netflix film landed a le...

 2022-02-08 14:55 

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Italy beats Norway to win Olympic gold in mixed curling...

BEIJING (AP) — Italy completed a near-perfect Olympics with an 8-5 victory over Norway to win the gold medal in mixed doubles curling on Tuesday. The win at the Ice Cube capped a dominant performance for Amos Mosaner and Stefania Constantini, who we...

 2022-02-08 14:55 

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Nuis, Krol give Dutch 1-2 finish in Olympic speedskating...

BEIJING (AP) — Kjeld Nuis saw the record-setting time of his countryman and knew what awaited in his race. "This is going to hurt," he mumbled to himself. It was all worth it. Nuis became the first speedskater since 1994 to successfully defe...

 2022-02-08 14:54 

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Serena Williams wants to express joy through Super Bowl ad...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serena Williams is normally the one participating in a major championship matchup, but the seven-time Wimbledon winner will look forward to watching the Super Bowl along with her commercial. "It's always good to see other ...

 2022-02-08 14:54 

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Turkish health workers strike for better pay, conditions...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of Turkish healthcare workers, frustrated by an erosion of their income, went on a one-day strike Tuesday demanding better pay and improved working conditions. Members of the Turkish Medical Association and other unions als...

 2022-02-08 14:54 

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Opioid fight needs new strategy, Cabinet leadership: report...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. needs a nimble, multipronged strategy and Cabinet-level leadership to counter its festering overdose epidemic, a bipartisan congressional commission advises. With vastly powerful synthetic drugs like fentanyl driving recor...

 2022-02-08 14:53 

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AP PHOTOS: Olympic rings easy to find at Beijing Games...

BEIJING (AP) — Five interlocking rings — sometimes in different colors, sometimes not. That simplest of symbols is easy to take for granted after all these years. When a city hosts the Olympics, it becomes ubiquitous, easy to take for granted ...

 2022-02-08 14:53 

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Olympics Live: Germany's Geisenberger is 3-time luge champ...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Natalie Geisenberger is the first three-time Olympic champion in women's luge. The German great won the gold medal Tuesday at the Beijing Games, her third consecutive title. Germany&#...

 2022-02-08 14:52 

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Geisenberger becomes women's luge's 1st 3-time gold medalist...

BEIJING (AP) — The greatest of all time. The GOAT, as the acronym goes. In most sports, such a title is the source of great debate. Not women's luge. Definitely not after Tuesday night, when Natalie Geisenberger of Germany became the first to wi...

 2022-02-08 14:04 

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Winfrey's new book club pick is by lifestyle coach Beck...

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is a bestseller by a Harvard-trained sociologist sometimes referred to as Winfrey's "life coach." It's also her first selection since 2019 that was not announced in partnership w...

 2022-02-08 14:03 

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List of nominees for the 94th Academy Awards...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominees for the 94th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday via a livestream. Winners will be announced on March 27 in Los Angeles. Best actor: Original screenplay: "Licorice Pizza"; "Belfast"; "Don'...

 2022-02-08 13:58 

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Oscar nominations announced; 'Dune,' Kristen Stewart tapped...

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Oscar nominees have been announced. The nominees for best picture are: "Belfast"; "CODA"; "Don't Look Up"; "Drive My Car"; "Dune"; "King Richard"; "Licorice Pizz...

 2022-02-08 13:55 

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Ukraine-Russia crisis: What to know about the fears of war...

BRUSSELS (AP) — A new day of high-level, high-stakes diplomacy beckons with European leaders striving to reinvigorate stalled peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, as Moscow and NATO allies put on a show of resolve by continuing to mobilize their ...

 2022-02-08 13:54 

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Spanish retiree fights digital bank divide, seeks human help...

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish retiree campaigning to keep in-person customer services at banks because he felt "left out" by the shift to online banking is handing government officials a petition with more than 610,000 signatures, amid a wave of n...

 2022-02-08 13:54 

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Spain ends mask mandate outdoors as coronavirus surge ebbs...

MADRID (AP) — Spain is scrapping a mandate to wear masks outdoors, as COVID-19 infection rates drop and hospitals report lower admissions. Mask-wearing will not be necessary outside beginning Thursday, government spokeswoman Isabel Rodrguez said Tue...

 2022-02-08 13:53 

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Klaebo retains Olympic sprint title, Sundling also gets gold...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo is still the fastest man on the sprint course. The Norwegian cross-country skier defended his Olympic sprint title at the Beijing Games on Tuesday, leading the final for the entire race and punching...

 2022-02-08 13:53 

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Olympics Live: Klaebo keeps title, Sundling win women's gold...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo is still the fastest man on the cross-country skiing sprint course, while Sweden's Jonna Sundling nabbed gold in the women's race. Klaebo def...

 2022-02-08 13:52 

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Casey Dawson hits Olympic ice after round-the-world dash...

BEIJING (AP) — Casey Dawson's around-the-world dash to the Beijing Olympics got him to the starting line in time for the 1,500 meters. Delayed for days in the United States by COVID-19, the speedskater's journey of 20-plus hours began in his...

 2022-02-08 13:15 

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When to start planting seeds indoors? Check your frost date...

February marks the midpoint of winter, and with spring just over the horizon, many gardeners are dreaming of sunny days and dirty fingernails. For those looking to get a jump on the growing season, starting seeds indoors offers the most gratifying and pro...

 2022-02-08 13:10 

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Snowboarders Kummer, Kosir out of Olympics after isolation...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Snowboarders Patrizia Kummer and Zan Kosir had something in common Tuesday in the Olympic parallel giant slalom race — an early exit. Something else, too: Both spent time in isolation leading into their races because ...

 2022-02-08 13:10 

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Snowboarder Vic Wild's ride leads to another Olympic medal...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Once upon a time, Vic Wild left his life in America and moved to Russia for love — and for snowboarding. Love faded. Olympic medals — those last forever. Eight years after he won gold at the Sochi Games on the s...

 2022-02-08 13:09 

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Nuis, Krol give Dutch 1-2 finish in men's 1,500 speedskating...

BEIJING (AP) — Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands became the first speedskater since 1994 to successfully defend his Olympic title in the men's 1,500 meters, edging teammate Thomas Krol at the Beijing Games on Tuesday. Krol, the reigning world champi...

 2022-02-08 13:05 

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Macron on diplomatic shuttle to Kyiv to ease Ukraine crisis...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron brought his diplomatic effort to defuse the crisis over Ukraine to its capital of Kyiv on Tuesday, a day after hours of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin yielded no apparent breakthroug...

 2022-02-08 13:04 

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Conductor Simon Rattle receives Germany's highest honor...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president on Tuesday bestowed the country's highest honor on British conductor Simon Rattle, the former head of the Berlin Philharmonic who is set to take a new job in Munich next year. President Frank-Walter Steinmei...

 2022-02-08 13:04 

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Thailand one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Tuesday moved one step closer toward being the first Asian nation to decriminalize marijuana, after its health minister signed a measure officially dropping cannabis from a list of controlled drugs. The delisting will mean...

 2022-02-08 12:59 

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Boris Johnson criticized after protesters harass Starmer...

LONDON (AP) — British leader Boris Johnson was refusing Tuesday to retract his false claim that a political opponent helped a sex abuser evade justice, as the opposition accused the prime minister of deploying dangerous Trump-style politics. Keir St...

 2022-02-08 12:55 

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Fishermen sue to end industry-funded monitoring program...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of fishing companies in New England is bringing its bid to try to end industry-funded monitoring programs to federal appeals court. The companies are part of the industry that harvests Atlantic herring, which are heavi...

 2022-02-08 12:54 

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Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing...

ROME (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked forgiveness Tuesday for any "grievous faults" in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases, but admitted to no personal or specific wrongdoing after an independent report criticized his actions in fou...

 2022-02-08 12:54 

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Peloton co-founder steps down after rough ride...

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of Peloton is stepping down as the company's chief executive after an extended streak of tumult at the exercise and treadmill company. Barry McCarthy, who served as CFO at Spotify as well as at Netflix, will take o...

 2022-02-08 12:54 

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Austrian skier Mayer makes it 3 golds in 3 straight Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Matthias Mayer stuck his poles into the snow, pushed off with his massive legs and attempted to head down the mountain. At least that's where he thought he was going — until one of the Austrian skier's poles got held up,...

 2022-02-08 12:54 

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Vaccines pushes Pfizer beyond expectations in final quarter...

COVID-19 vaccine sales boosted Pfizer earnings well past expectations in the fourth quarter, but the drugmaker is setting a lower-than-expected bar for 2022. Pfizer debuted on Tuesday annual forecasts for both earnings and revenue that fell short of analy...

 2022-02-08 12:54 

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Olympics Live: Dutch speedskater Nuis defends Olympic title...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands has become the first speedskater since 1994 to successfully defend his Olympic title in the men's 1,500 meters, edging countryman Thomas Krol at the Beij...

 2022-02-08 12:03 

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Iggy Pop, Ensemble Intercontemporain win Polar Music Prize...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rocker Iggy Pop, known as "the godfather of punk", and Ensemble Intercontemporain, a contemporary music orchestra based in Paris, have won the 2022 Polar Music Prize, a Swedish music award. The award panel said Tues...

 2022-02-08 11:54 

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Park outside: Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to fire risk...

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of nearly 485,000 vehicles in the U.S. to park them outdoors because they can catch fire even when stopped. The recalls from the two Korean automakers are another in a long string of fire and eng...

 2022-02-08 11:53 

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Fukushima operators send robot into worst-hit melted reactor...

TOKYO (AP) — A remote-controlled robot on Tuesday was used to probe the hardest-hit nuclear reactor at Japan's wrecked Fukushima plant, as officials push forward with clean-up operations that have been mired in delays and controversy. An earthqu...

 2022-02-08 11:52 

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Fillon Maillet wins individual biathlon gold at Olympics...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Quentin Fillon Maillet filled in quite nicely for Martin Fourcade at the Beijing Olympics. The Frenchman won the the 20-kilometer individual biathlon race on Tuesday, adding a gold medal to the silver he won in the mixed re...

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