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 2022-02-08 01:31 

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Goodell, civil rights leaders meet over Rooney Rule...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of civil rights leaders called for replacing the Rooney Rule in a meeting Monday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Seeking specific recruiting and hiring procedures for NFL executive and coaching positions, they also so...

 2022-02-08 00:59 

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Jury building to help Houston court system deal with backlog...

HOUSTON (AP) — Efforts to reduce a backlog of tens of thousands of cases in Texas' busiest court system got a boost Monday with the reopening of a newly restored building for jury selection. Officials and attorneys say bringing some normalcy bac...

 2022-02-08 00:54 

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Longtime CEO of Allegiant to step down, remain chairman...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maurice Gallagher, the longtime CEO of budget airline Allegiant, will step down as CEO of the airline's parent company and be replaced by company President John Redmond on June 1. Allegiant Travel Co. announced the change in CEO...

 2022-02-08 00:54 

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Peter Thiel leaving board of Facebook parent Meta...

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire and advisor to former President Donald Trump, is leaving the board of directors of Facebook parent company Meta. The company said Monday that Thiel will stay on until Meta's nex...

 2022-02-08 00:53 

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NFL concerned about concussions, injuries on special teams...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL is taking a hard look at special teams, which had a disproportionate number of injuries this season. While league executive vice president Jeff Miller stopped short of saying rules changes to further limit kick plays could...

 2022-02-08 00:52 

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Rams' Henderson, Joseph-Day could return for Super Bowl...

The Los Angeles Rams could get two former starters back from injured reserve in time for the Super Bowl. Coach Sean McVay said defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day and running back Darrell Henderson are expected to practice with the Rams this week, and t...

 2022-02-08 00:33 

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Moroccans bury 5-year-old boy Rayan, who died in deep well...

IGHRAN, Morocco (AP) — Morocco on Monday buried 5-year-old Rayan, a boy who was trapped in a well for five days while rescuers struggled to reach him. The strenuous operation drew global attention, and mourners sent messages of condolences from arou...

 2022-02-08 00:32 

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Supreme Court sides with GOP in Alabama election map case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court ruling that Alabama must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. The high court order boosts Republican chances to hold six of...

 2022-02-08 00:32 

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Biden threatens: No gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a flurry of diplomacy across two continents, President Joe Biden met with Germany's new leader Monday and vowed the crucial Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline will be blocked if Russia further invades Ukraine. Russ...

 2022-02-08 00:31 

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Texans hire veteran coach Smith as new head coach...

HOUSTON (AP) — Lovie Smith has been hired as the new head coach of the Houston Texans. Smith, who is Black, is the second minority candidate to be hired this offseason after the Miami Dolphins hired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McD...

 2022-02-08 00:31 

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California votes to require paid sick leave for virus cases...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Crystal Orozco got sick with the coronavirus last month, she missed nearly two weeks' worth of her salary as a shift leader at a fast food restaurant and had to ask family members for a loan to help pay her rent. &...

 2022-02-08 00:08 

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Fast start to jury selection in Arbery death federal trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection got off to a fast start Monday in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, with the judge conducting much of the questioning to determine whether potential jurors had...

 2022-02-08 00:07 

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California will lift mask mandate as omicron cases fall...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will end its indoor masking requirement for vaccinated people next week but masks still are the rule for schoolchildren, state health officials announced Monday amid rapidly falling coronavirus cases. After Feb. ...

 2022-02-08 00:06 

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Air Force ordered to pay more than $230M in church shooting...

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Air Force must pay more than $230 million in damages to survivors and victims' families of a 2017 Texas church massacre for failing to flag a conviction that might have kept the gunman from legally buying the weapon u...

 2022-02-08 00:05 

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Biden plan to spend $725M to clean up abandoned coal mines...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $725 million in federal funding is available this fiscal year to 22 states and the Navajo Nation for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine drainage, the U.S. Department of the Interior annou...

 2022-02-08 00:04 

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Banker gets gets 1 year in prison in Manafort loan scheme...

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chicago banker was sentenced on Monday to a year in prison for his conviction in a scheme to make $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort to gain influence in the Trump administration. Manafort served as a campaign manager to former ...

 2022-02-08 00:03 

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Pipeline's safeguards not working in Louisiana diesel spill...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A corroded pipeline that ruptured and spilled 350,000 gallons (1.6 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland did not have a fully functioning leak detection system at the time, according to federal records, wh...

 2022-02-07 23:59 

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Governors in 4 states plan for end to school mask mandates...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The governors of four states announced plans Monday to lift statewide mask requirements in schools a month or two from now, citing the rapid easing of COVID-19s omicron surge. The decisions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey a...

 2022-02-07 23:58 

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Spending bill has $403M for leaky Hawaii fuel tank facility...

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii members of Congress said Monday a spending bill that must pass to avoid a government shutdown includes $403 million to address the crisis caused by the leaking of petroleum from a Navy fuel storage tank facility into Pearl Har...

 2022-02-07 22:59 

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Lung expert: Officers could have saved George Floyd's life...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — George Floyd could have been saved if Minneapolis police officers had moved him into a position to breathe more easily, and his chances of survival "doubled or tripled" if they had performed CPR as soon as his heart st...

 2022-02-07 22:59 

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The Who will play Cincinnati, 42 years after concert tragedy...

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — British rock band The Who will play their first concert in the Cincinnati area in over four decades, after 11 people died in a pre-show stampede in 1979. The Who will take the stage at the TQL Stadium on May 15, WCPO-TV repor...

 2022-02-07 22:54 

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Biden vows no Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AP) — In a flurry of diplomacy across two continents, President Joe Biden emerged from a meeting with Germany's new leader Monday vowing the crucial Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline would be blocked if Russia further invades ...

 2022-02-07 22:53 

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Vols' Nkamhoua to have ankle surgery, likely out for season...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee starting forward Olivier Nkamhoua will have surgery on his left ankle that is expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season. "It's sad for all of us," Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said of losin...

 2022-02-07 22:53 

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Ball, Murray to replace Durant, Green in NBA All-Star Game...

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball and San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray were named to the NBA All-Star Game on Monday as injury replacements for Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Gr...

 2022-02-07 22:52 

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Exclusive: MLB, players stop drug testing during lockout...

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug testing in Major League Baseball has stopped, a casualty of the sport's lockout that started Dec. 2. Testing for steroids was halted for the first time in nearly 20 years due to the expiration of the sport's drug agreeme...

 2022-02-07 22:09 

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N. Carolina Republicans cautious after redistricting order...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top legislative Democrats on Monday praised a redistricting ruling by the state Supreme Court that overturned congressional and General Assembly districts as illegal partisan gerrymanders, and urged their re...

 2022-02-07 22:09 

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Voter-access bill advances in New Mexico Legislature...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-backed bill to expand voting access in New Mexico received a crucial endorsement Monday from a Senate panel, reviving prospects for legislative approval. The committee voted 7-4 along party lines with Republicans in ...

 2022-02-07 22:07 

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US and Japan reach deal to make most steel imports tax-free...

U.S. government officials said Monday that they reached an agreement to essentially lift the 25% tariff that former President Donald Trump imposed on imported Japanese steel. The deal with Japan would exclude the first 1.25 million metric tons of imported...

 2022-02-07 22:06 

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Vernon Jones quits Georgia governor bid to run for Congress...

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the Republican challengers to incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dropped out of the race Monday, a move that could help clear the way for Donald Trump-backed challenger David Perdue in Georgia's GOP primary. Vernon Jones, a ...

 2022-02-07 22:05 

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Review: Chuck Klosterman deep dives into 'The Nineties'...

"The Nineties" by Chuck Klosterman (Penguin Press) Few things make a book reviewer feel older than reading a book — words on actual tree pulp, bound together with a hard cover — that ruminates on the essential news events and pop cultu...

 2022-02-07 22:05 

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Seattle vows quicker charging decisions to deter petty crime...

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's elected prosecutor on Monday promised quicker charging decisions to help tackle persistent low-level crime that's plagued businesses downtown. City Attorney Ann Davison, a Republican who won election in November over...

 2022-02-07 22:05 

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What to watch out for when Oscar noms are announced Tuesday...

NEW YORK (AP) — It's time again to celebrate Hollywood's grandest ambitions and most daring risk takers. No, I'm not talking about "Jackass Forever." On Tuesday morning, nominations to the 94th annual Academy Awards will be annou...

 2022-02-07 22:04 

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Michael Jackson film coming from Bohemian Rhapsody producer...

A biopic about Michael Jackson is in the works from Oscar-winning "Bohemian Rhapsody" producer Graham King and "Gladiator" screenwriter John Logan. Lionsgate will handle the worldwide distribution of the film, the studio's chair Joe Dr...

 2022-02-07 22:04 

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Trial set for ex-Angels employee over role in Skaggs' death...

A former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death is set to go on trial in Texas, where Skaggs died in 2019. Eric Prescott Kay faces charges of drug distribution and drug co...

 2022-02-07 22:04 

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House prepares short-term bill keeping government open...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat unveiled compromise legislation Monday that would keep the government functioning through March 11 and give lawmakers more time to finish overdue spending bills for this year. Congressional approval in the coming day...

 2022-02-07 22:00 

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Virginia Supreme Court dismisses mask mandate petition...

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia on Monday rejected on procedural grounds a petition from parents seeking to invalidate Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order prohibiting school systems from enforcing mask mandates in...

 2022-02-07 22:00 

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Review: A wise, witty memoir on 'divine tedium' of marriage...

"Foreverland,4; by Heather Havrilesky (Ecco) Dear AP book reviewer: I thought I was doing OK with the pandemic, but the recent surge of COVID-19 cases has really got me down. Can you recommend a book to make me laugh? A Depressed Reader. Dear Depre...

 2022-02-07 21:59 

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Canada pushes back against GOP support for COVID protests...

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Monday that U.S. officials should stay out of his country's domestic affairs, joining other Canadian leaders in pushing back against prominent Republicans who offered support for th...

 2022-02-07 21:58 

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Illinois attorney general appeals school mask ruling...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' attorney general on Monday appealed a judge's ruling that invalidated Gov. J.B. Pritzker's requirement that masks be worn in schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Democratic Attorney General Kwame ...

 2022-02-07 21:55 

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Biden: It 'would be wise' for Americans to leave Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday "it would be wise" for Americans other than essential diplomats to leave Ukraine amid the Russian military threat. Biden made his comments during a joint press conference with German Chancellor O...

 2022-02-07 21:55 

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Police: 1 dead in Washington state grocery store shooting...

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who opened fire Monday at a grocery store in Washington state, killing one person and injuring another. The suspect in the shooting at a Fred Meyer store in Richland was a white man with a h...

 2022-02-07 21:54 

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Justice Dept. signals it may allow safe injection sites...

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after winning a major court battle against the opening of so-called safe injection sites — safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics with protections against fatal overdoses — the Justice Department ...

 2022-02-07 21:54 

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California lawmakers set to vote on paid COVID sick leave...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Crystal Orozco got sick with the coronavirus last month, she missed nearly two weeks' worth of her salary as a shift leader at a fast food restaurant and had to ask family members for a loan to help pay her rent. &...

 2022-02-07 21:53 

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Stocks end another up-and-down day with mixed results...

Another wobbly day on Wall Street ended Monday with an uneven finish for the major stock indexes as losses by communication and technology companies kept gains elsewhere in the market in check. The S&P 500 fell 0.4%, giving back some of its recent gains. ...

 2022-02-07 21:52 

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Burrow's game plan includes managing social media presence...

Hashtag: Keep it to yourself. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has 2.4 million followers on Instagram and more than 669,000 followers on Twitter, so he understands the reach and value of social media. Burrow seems to trend all the time lately, es...

 2022-02-07 20:54 

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IRS to end use of facial recognition to identify taxpayers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Monday it will suspend the use of facial recognition technology to authenticate people who create online accounts after the practice was criticized by privacy advocates and lawmakers. The agency said it would no longer...

 2022-02-07 20:54 

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Auburn still examining Harsin's handling of football program...

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's examination of football coach Bryan Harsin continues. The university is looking into Harsin's program, which has lost 18 players and five assistant coaches since the end of his first season in which the team fini...

 2022-02-07 20:53 

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Pegues: Williams reinstated at Louisville after suspension...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville interim coach Mike Pegues says that leading scorer and rebounder Malik Williams will return to the team this week from suspension for not upholding program standards. The fifth-year senior forward did not play again...

 2022-02-07 20:53 

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AP source: Texans expected to hire Smith as new head coach...

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are expected to hire current assistant Lovie Smith as their head coach, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Monday because the team ...

 2022-02-07 20:52 

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FIFA dismisses Jamaica protest of 1-1 qualifying draw vs US...

FIFA has dismissed a protest filed by the Jamaica Football Federation over its 1-1 draw with the United States in a World Cup qualifier on Nov. 16. In a 34-point, eight-page decision, FIFA's disciplinary committee said Jamaica failed to notify the mat...

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