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 2022-02-08 11:34 

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UN: 13 million people face severe hunger in Horn of Africa...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Drought conditions have left an estimated 13 million people facing severe hunger in the Horn of Africa, according to the United Nations World Food Program. People in a region including Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya face the drie...

 2022-02-08 11:33 

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EU's chip production plan aims to ease dependency on Asia...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced a $48 billion plan Tuesday to become a major microchip producer to try to curb its dependency on Asian markets for the component that powers everything from cars to hospital ventilators and game consoles....

 2022-02-08 11:33 

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West Ham player Kurt Zouma condemned for kicking cat...

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma has apologized for hitting a cat and the club has condemned him for the abuse caught on video. Zouma is seen kicking and slapping the cat, while laughter can be heard in the background. The 27-year-old Fran...

 2022-02-08 11:32 

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Police trainer testifies against officers in Floyd's death...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who oversaw medical training for two of the three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights was scheduled to resume testifying in their federal trial Tuesday about what...

 2022-02-08 11:32 

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New Portugal gov't, preparing for power, shuts out populists...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's incoming Socialist government is freezing out a right-wing populist party that surprisingly placed third in a recent general election. Portugal witnessed a surge in support for populists in the Jan. 30 election...

 2022-02-08 11:32 

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Diplomatic shuttle: Macron in Kyiv after Putin talks...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to defuse the tensions around Ukraine continued on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron arriving in Kyiv the day after hours of talks with the Russian leader in Moscow yielded no apparent breakthrough...

 2022-02-08 11:31 

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Chen flips, spins way to world-record score at Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Nathan Chen flipped, whirled and even punched his way to a world-record score in the men's figure skating short program at the Beijing Olympics. Next up for the Salt Lake City native: an expected and long-awaited coronation as Oly...

 2022-02-08 10:58 

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Germany argues over vaccine mandate for health workers...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister on Tuesday decried calls from the main opposition party to suspend the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health workers, saying this would send a dangerous signal that authorities are ca...

 2022-02-08 10:54 

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Shiffrin set for Olympic slalom after quick exit in 1st race...

BEIJING (AP) — Maybe this "huge disappointment" — her words upon missing a gate early in the first Alpine race at the Beijing Olympics — will serve Mikaela Shiffrin well moving forward. Maybe, just maybe, after describing her app...

 2022-02-08 10:54 

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31M Americans to bet on Super Bowl, gambling group estimates...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to estimates released Tuesday by the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association forecasted that over $...

 2022-02-08 10:54 

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White House: File your taxes to get full child tax credit...

The Biden administration is kicking off an outreach campaign to get millions of families to file their taxes — so they can receive the second half of payments from the expanded child tax credit. Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet...

 2022-02-08 10:53 

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World Cup leader Fillon Maillet takes gold in 20K biathlon...

ZHANGJAIKOU, China (AP) — Quentin Fillon Maillet of France won decisively in the 20-kilometer individual biathlon Tuesday, adding a gold medal to the silver he won in the mixed relay over the weekend. Fillon Maillet has dominated the biathlon world ...

 2022-02-08 10:53 

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Olympics Live: Fillon Maillet claims gold in 20km biathlon...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Quentin Fillon Maillet of France has won decisively in the 20-kilometer individual biathlon, adding a gold medal to the silver he won in the mixed relay over the weekend. Fillon Maillet h...

 2022-02-08 10:52 

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BEIJING SNAPSHOT: Olympic press can grab high-tech naps...

BEIJING (AP) — With nowhere really to go, journalists inside the Beijing Olympics bubble are encouraged to sleep on the job. They can't visit the village rooms where competitors are staying, but they can try out the high-tech beds athletes are s...

 2022-02-08 10:33 

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Praise for Eileen Gu breaks Chinese social media...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two American-born athletes competing for China. Two radically different reactions from Chinese social media to their performances at the Winter Olympics. As freestyle skier Eileen Gu won her gold medal in the Big Air competitio...

 2022-02-08 10:32 

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BP profits surge as high gas prices hit household finances...

LONDON (AP) — BP PLC reported its biggest full-year profit for eight years on Tuesday, its coffers boosted by soaring oil and gas prices that have hiked domestic fuel bills for millions of people. The British energy giant said its underlying replace...

 2022-02-08 10:31 

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Journalist who spoke to Peng Shuai says doubts remain...

BEIJING (AP) — It was the interview many sports journalists wanted: A sit-down with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, prepped and ready to talk for the first time with western media about allegations she made of forced sex with a former top-ranked Com...

 2022-02-08 10:04 

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Mauritius presses claim versus UK for Indian Ocean islands...

BANGKOK (AP) — A delegation from Mauritius set sail Tuesday to the Chagos Islands to press the country's claim for the strategically important Indian Ocean archipelago, which is also claimed by Britain and is home to an American military base. I...

 2022-02-08 10:04 

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Olympics Live: Sara Bareilles thrills US skeleton athlete...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Andrew Blaser is quickly learning about the perks that come with being an Olympian. He's got tons of new free gear. He's getting an invitation to the White House. And his favorite...

 2022-02-08 10:04 

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Diplomatic shuttle: Macron heads to Kyiv after Putin talks...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to defuse the tensions around Ukraine continued on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron expected in Kyiv the day after hours of talks with the Russian leader in Moscow yielded no apparent breakthrough...

 2022-02-08 09:58 

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Hong Kong limits private gatherings to fight COVID-19...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader announced on Tuesday the city's toughest social-distancing restrictions yet, including unprecedented limits on private gatherings, as new daily cases surge above 600. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said gather...

 2022-02-08 09:53 

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Global stocks higher amid interest rate uncertainty...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors watched for signs of whether central banks will try to cool inflation by speeding up withdrawal of economic stimulus that is boosting share prices. London and Frankfurt open...

 2022-02-08 09:53 

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Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Tuesday, Feb. 8...

BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Beijing Games: ___ ALPINE SKIING MEN'S SUPER-G Defending champion Matthias Mayer of Austria won the men's super-G, capturing a third Olympic gold medal. Ryan Cochran-Siegle...

 2022-02-08 09:52 

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Cochran-Siegle skis to US Olympic medal 50 years after Mom...

BEIJING (AP) — As Ryan Cochran-Siegle set off at around noon Tuesday for a super-G run that would earn a silver at the Beijing Games — the first Olympic Alpine medal for a U.S. man since 2014 — it was around 11 p.m. Monday night back hom...

 2022-02-08 08:59 

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China locks down southern city as omicron variant surges...

BEIJING (AP) — China has ordered inhabitants of the southern city of Baise to stay home and suspended transportation links amid a surge in COVID-19 cases at least partly linked to the omicron variant. Classes have been suspended, non-essential busin...

 2022-02-08 08:54 

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Olympics Live: Sweden beats Britain for curling bronze...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Sweden won the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling, bouncing back from a semifinal blowout to dominate Britain 9-3 in six ends in the third-place game. One day after losing 9-1 to Italy...

 2022-02-08 08:53 

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Japan's Nissan swings back to profit despite chips crunch...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan swung back into the black for the quarter through December, despite shortages of computer chips that have hit the entire industry and many other manufacturers. Nissan Motor Co., allied with Renault SA of France...

 2022-02-08 08:53 

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Ledecka defends Olympic snowboard PGS title, ski racing next...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic defended her Olympic snowboard parallel giant slalom title with a quick final run on a sun-splashed course Tuesday. On deck, a switch over to ski racing to try and defend her super-G crow...

 2022-02-08 08:53 

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

NBC's Mike Tirico began Friday's 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, though, topping tha...

 2022-02-08 08:52 

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Fletcher embracing last shot at Olympics in Nordic combined...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Taylor Fletcher almost ended his Nordic combined career shortly after his third trip to the Olympics in 2018. Fletcher's father died of Lou Gehrig's disease, his stepfather had a near-death experience in a bike acci...

 2022-02-08 08:08 

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Olympics Live: S. Korea suggests bias by short-track judges...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ South Korea's Olympic team leader has suggested bias by judges kept the country's short-track skaters out of the men's 1,000-meter final. The South Korean team called a news c...

 2022-02-08 08:00 

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Miami agrees to do something about its peacock problem...

MIAMI (AP) — Peacocks could be on the outs in some South Florida neighborhoods after the Miami-Dade commission agreed to loosen a law protecting the birds. While the 20-year-old law still protects peacocks from harm, commissioners agreed Tuesday to ...

 2022-02-08 08:00 

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Florida man steals car; train sends it crashing into house...

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he jumped from a stolen car seconds before it was hit by a train and sent flying into a nearby home. The sleeping residents were unharmed and the man was later arrested, authorities said. Police said th...

 2022-02-08 07:56 

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Asian players Lee, Padilla making case for NBA, WNBA looks...

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Davidson junior forward Hyunjung Lee grew up in South Korea watching the Korean Basketball League. It wasn't until he turned 15 that Lee had his first opportunity to watch Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the then-world cha...

 2022-02-08 07:56 

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Data complaint filed against plan to sell Telenor Myanmar...

BANGKOK (AP) — A customer of Telenor's Myanmar telecommunications business has filed a complaint with Norway's data protection authority, saying the company's plan to sell the business risks a potentially dangerous breach of privacy, the...

 2022-02-08 07:55 

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US and Russia clash over use and impact of UN sanctions...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies clashed with Russia and China in the U.N. Security Council on Monday over the usefulness and impact of U.N. sanctions, which are currently imposed on countries from North Korea to Yemen and Cong...

 2022-02-08 07:55 

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Illinois man fulfilling sports viewing dreams despite MD...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 10 years ago, Chad Vincent was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. He vowed not to allow the disease to limit his experiences. On Sunday, Vincent will attend the Super Bowl — one of many sporting events on his attendanc...

 2022-02-08 07:55 

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Japan's SoftBank drops sale of Arm, plans IPO...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology investor SoftBank said Tuesday its planned sale of the British semiconductor and software design company Arm to U.S. chip maker Nvidia has fallen through. SoftBank Group Corp. said Tuesday it plans an initial public ...

 2022-02-08 07:55 

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No. 23 Murray State set to play with 1st ranking since 2015...

Matt McMahon doesn't want his Murray State team dwelling on earning an AP Top 25 ranking for the first time in nearly seven years. Then again, he doesn't want his 23rd-ranked Racers to just ignore it, either. "Yeah, it's a big deal," M...

 2022-02-08 07:54 

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Weddle gives Rams spark after returning from retirement...

As the coach of his son's 12-and-under Pop Warner team in the San Diego area, Eric Weddle had a message for the young players to not take the opportunity to win a championship for granted. "I just reminded them that I played 20 something years str...

 2022-02-08 07:54 

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Messing skates at Olympics after virus, travel whirlwind...

BEIJING (AP) — Keegan Messing went from being stuck in a room with COVID-19 to traveling around the world. One skate at the Olympics made it all worthwhile. The figure skater's preparations were derailed when a positive test for the virus put hi...

 2022-02-08 07:04 

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In India, wearing hijab bars some Muslim students from class...

NEW DELHI (AP) — When the students were barred last month from entering their classrooms and told not to wear hijab, a headscarf used by Muslim women, they began camping outside the all-girls high school. The story cascaded across the internet, draw...

 2022-02-08 07:04 

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Perdue lags Kemp in fundraising in Georgia governor's race...

ATLANTA (AP) — Incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp is far outraising his main Republican primary challenger, former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, leaving Perdue with less than $1 million in cash on hand while Kemp had $12.7 million in his main campaign account. Per...

 2022-02-08 06:55 

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Olympic organizers: 32 athletes in isolation for COVID...

BEIJING (AP) — More than 30 athletes at the Beijing Olympics are in isolation facilities after testing positive for the coronavirus, organizers said Tuesday. The average stay in isolation is seven days. "We will allow as many people out of isola...

 2022-02-08 06:54 

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Chen delivers record short program to begin Olympic pursuit...

BEIJING (AP) — Nathan Chen shattered the world record during his short program at the Beijing Olympics, scoring 113.97 points Tuesday to beat the previous mark of longtime rival Yuzuru Hanyu and put himself in position to win his long-sought gold me...

 2022-02-08 06:54 

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Turtles dying from eating trash show plastics scourge in UAE...

KALBA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hawksbill sea turtle lay belly-up on the metal autopsy table, its shell ashen and stomach taut. A week ago, the adolescent turtle washed up on a beach in Kalba, a city on the east coast of the United Arab Emira...

 2022-02-08 06:54 

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Group to restore bowling alley, crux of Orangeburg Massacre...

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Big plans are being realized for a once-segregated bowling alley that stands dark and dusty 54 years after state troopers fired into a crowd of Black students in the killings now known as the "Orangeburg Massacre." Af...

 2022-02-08 06:53 

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Canada surges to 4-2 win over US in Olympic women's hockey...

BEIJING (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin capped a three-goal run by scoring on a penalty shot with 2:35 left in the second period, and Canada upended the defending Olympic champion United States 4-2 on Tuesday to claim the women's hockey tournament...

 2022-02-08 06:53 

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North American-born Chinese Olympians get chance to shine...

BEIJING (AP) — NHL great Chris Chelios' son is playing for China at the Olympics, though you won't see the Chelios name on the roster. Like other foreign-born athletes representing China at the Beijing Games, Jake Chelios will play under a C...

 2022-02-08 06:52 

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Olympics on NHL ice should make for faster, better hockey...

BEIJING (AP) — NHL players are not at the Olympics. NHL ice is, and that should make for better hockey. The Olympic tournament is taking place on 200-by-85-foot surfaces for the first time since the 2010 Vancouver Games, when Canada beat the United ...

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