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 2022-02-07 20:32 

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US stocks turn higher ahead of a busy week of earnings...

Stocks turned higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as investors prepare for another busy week of corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% as of 3:04 p.m. Eastern after shaking off a midday slump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 179 points, or 0.5...

 2022-02-07 20:32 

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Fertilizer plant fire smoldering; residents returning home...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Residents who live near a fertilizer plant that has been burning for a week are returning to their homes after authorities said the risk of a large explosion had greatly diminished. Officials on Sunday reduced the evacuati...

 2022-02-07 20:32 

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has stopped testing players for steroids for the first time in nearly 20 years due to the expiration of the sport's drug agreement, two people familiar with the sport's Joint Drug Program told The Associ...

 2022-02-07 20:31 

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Report: Corporate climate pledges are weaker than they seem...

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the world's largest companies are failing to take significant enough steps to meet their pledges to vastly reduce the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions in the decades ahead. That's the conclusion of a new repor...

 2022-02-07 20:09 

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Stitt supports eliminating grocery tax in annual address...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt hit on some familiar themes during his fourth annual State of the State address on Monday — improving the state's health care, education, infrastructure and business climate. But he also gave ...

 2022-02-07 20:08 

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Libya's parliament to appoint new PM, increasing tensions...

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's parliament said Monday it will name a new prime minister this week to head the transitional government, a move that will likely lead to parallel administrations in the already chaotic nation. Two candidates — former In...

 2022-02-07 20:07 

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Haiti braces for further instability amid grim anniversary...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Schools and businesses across Haiti shuttered their doors on Monday and large numbers of police patrolled the streets as the country braced for a grim anniversary. Monday marked not only seven months since President Jove...

 2022-02-07 20:07 

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Governor OKs Nashville House split as GOP hopefuls line up...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has approved a proposal to split fast-growing, left-leaning Nashville into multiple congressional districts, a redraw that already has Republicans lining up to try to flip a Democratic seat, including ...

 2022-02-07 20:06 

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Jury selection begins in hate crimes trial for Arbery death...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection started Monday in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man whose death became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice. The notoriety of ...

 2022-02-07 20:05 

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Yarmuth endorses McGarvey in Kentucky congressional race...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth on Monday endorsed Morgan McGarvey as his choice to succeed him, touting the state lawmaker's progressive credentials as Democrats seek to retain their lone seat in Kentucky's congressional deleg...

 2022-02-07 19:59 

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Lung expert: Floyd died because his breathing was restricted...

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 19:58 

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Temple prof seeks reinstatement of damage claims against FBI...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Temple University physics professor who was charged with sharing scientific technology with China only for the case to collapse before trial and be dismissed by the Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Monday to re...

 2022-02-07 19:55 

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Frontier bids $2.9 billion for rival budget airline Spirit...

Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines are proposing to combine in a $2.9 billion deal that would create a larger discount airline to compete against the nation's dominant carriers and, they say, promote lower fares. Both are ultra-low-cost carriers th...

 2022-02-07 19:54 

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Polish finance minister resigns as new tax system stumbles...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's finance minister has resigned over "shortcomings4; of the new tax system that has led to lower net pay for many professionals, Poland's main ruling party said Monday. Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski w...

 2022-02-07 19:54 

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Initial report doesn't ID cause of Pittsburgh bridge failure...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An initial review did not identify the cause of a recent bridge collapse in Pittsburgh but concluded it began at the structure's west end, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report issued Monday. The...

 2022-02-07 19:53 

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Column: NASCAR scores huge payoff on Los Angeles gamble...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASCAR race inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum sounded nothing short of insane. And a race packaged into a six-hour entertainment extravaganza? Well, that sounded like something NASCAR could and probably would botch. But it wa...

 2022-02-07 19:53 

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Analysis: Bengals provide hope, blueprint for lowly teams...

The Cincinnati Bengals were downright dreadful at this time two years ago. They were the worst team in the NFL, coming off a 2-14 season with a first-year head coach and facing the franchise-shaping decision of who to take with the No. 1 overall pick in t...

 2022-02-07 19:52 

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Fans checking out as Hoiberg's Huskers continue to flounder...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska grinds through one of the worst men's basketball seasons in program history under third-year coach Fred Hoiberg, empty seats are outnumbering occupied ones at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The average number of tickets sc...

 2022-02-07 19:06 

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Ex-Israeli, Palestinian negotiators propose confederation...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators have drawn up a new proposal for a two-state confederation that they hope will offer a way forward after a decade-long stalemate in Mideast peace efforts. The plan includes several co...

 2022-02-07 19:05 

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Belarus to send 200 troops to Syria alongside Russians...

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus plans to deploy up to 200 troops to Syria to serve alongside Russian forces in the country, according to a Russian government document released Monday, a move strongly condemned by Belarus' opposition leader. A draft agreem...

 2022-02-07 19:05 

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Jury selection begins in Arbery death hate crimes trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection started Monday in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man whose death became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice. The notoriety of ...

 2022-02-07 18:53 

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Reich adds Bradley as Colts new defensive coordinator...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator Monday to fill a recent vacancy. Bradley replaces Matt Eberflus, who held the same title for coach Frank Reich's first four seasons in Indy. Eberflus...

 2022-02-07 18:53 

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Florida enters AP women's hoops poll; South Carolina No. 1...

Florida coach Kelly Rae Finley has the Gators playing their best basketball in years, with wins over four ranked teams in their past five games. Buoyed by that success, the Gators jumped into The Associated Press women's basketball poll at No. 19 on M...

 2022-02-07 18:52 

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Saints' Kamara freed from jail after battery arrest in Vegas...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is out of jail after he was arrested over the weekend on a felony charge alleging he beat and injured a person at a Las Vegas nightclub. Court and jail records showed Monday that Kamara p...

 2022-02-07 18:32 

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Black colleges alarmed by bomb threats, but undeterred...

From her office in Birmingham, Alabama, DeJuana Thompson looks across the street and sees a daily reminder of terror. Her window overlooks the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb in 1963 killed four young Black girls. "Living in the era of bomb t...

 2022-02-07 18:32 

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IS women in Syria camp clash with police, 1 child killed...

BEIRUT (AP) — Women held in a camp housing families of Islamic State group militants in northeast Syria tried to kidnap their Kurdish guards Monday, an opposition war monitor said. The attempt led to a shooting that left one child dead and several o...

 2022-02-07 18:31 

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Removed slavery backer Calhoun's statue still without a home...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A statue of segregationist and former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun that was pulled from its perch high above Charleston almost two years ago still hasn't found a new home, though a deal to move it to a museum may be ...

 2022-02-07 18:04 

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2nd guilty plea planned in alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer...

DETROIT (AP) — A man charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty, according to documents filed Monday, giving prosecutors another insider who could be a key witness at a March trial. Kaleb Franks sa...

 2022-02-07 18:04 

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Temple professor asks court to reinstate lawsuit against FBI...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Temple University physicist who was charged with sharing scientific technology with China only for the case to collapse before trial and be dismissed by the Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Monday to reinstate ...

 2022-02-07 18:03 

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Shiffrin's next chance, halfpipe qualifying highlight Day 4...

BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have to rebound quickly. Her next chance at a medal is the slalom, but that's a top event for rival Petra Vlhova. The showdown between those two Alpine skiing stars highlights Day 4 of the Beijing Games, whic...

 2022-02-07 17:54 

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Auburn, Gonzaga stay 1-2 in AP Top 25; Texas Tech up to 9th...

Auburn remained No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week, while Texas Tech cracked the top 10 and Murray State joined the rankings for the first time in nearly seven years. Bruce Pearl's Tigers earned...

 2022-02-07 17:54 

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Wst skates into history with another golden Olympic moment...

BEIJING (AP) — Ireen Wst can't really explain it. Something inside of her just changes when she gets to an Olympic Games. Her confidence soars. Her legs feel stronger. When she needs that little extra bit of speed, it's always there. "I ...

 2022-02-07 17:53 

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Giants hire Black assistant GM a week after Flores' suit...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have hired a Black assistant general manager less than a week after fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores sued the team, two other franchises and the NFL for alleged racist hiring practices. The Gia...

 2022-02-07 17:53 

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Stocks waver on Wall Street ahead of busy week of earnings...

Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday as investors prepare for another busy week of corporate earnings. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% as of 12:41 p.m. Eastern. Even though the index was roughly split between gainers and losers, declines i...

 2022-02-07 17:53 

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After abrupt OU exit, Grinch focused on fixing USC's defense...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Alex Grinch's Oklahoma defense had been able to make a few more stops, he might not be the new coordinator at Southern California under ex-Sooners coach Lincoln Riley. Oklahoma couldn't hold onto a nine-point lead going...

 2022-02-07 17:52 

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Police: Man charged in Virginia shooting at hookah lounge...

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old Virginia man has been charged in a shooting at a hookah lounge that left one teen dead and four other people injured over the weekend, authorities said. Police said officers were called to Melody Hookah Lounge in...

 2022-02-07 16:58 

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Lung expert testifies at trial of 3 cops in Floyd killing...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lung specialist took the stand Monday as the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's rights resumed after being abruptly suspended last week because one defendant t...

 2022-02-07 16:54 

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Frontier bids $3B for Spirit hoping for major budget carrier...

Frontier is offering to buy Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies...

 2022-02-07 16:53 

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Dutch police investigate abuse complaints at talent show...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have received five reports of alleged criminal abuse linked to "The Voice of Holland" talent show and some 20 reports of "inappropriate behavior and possible sexually transgressive behavior"...

 2022-02-07 16:53 

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Jill Biden says bills aren't footballs to 'pass or pivot'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden went public Monday with her frustration over a political process that she says treats legislation like a football to "pass or pivot" while real people, such as her community college students, continue waiting for...

 2022-02-07 16:52 

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Slovenia wins Olympic debut of ski jumping mixed team event...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Slovenia won the first Olympic ski jumping mixed team gold medal on Monday, taking advantage of jumpsuit violations by German Katharina Althaus and Japanese star Sara Takanashi. "The second jump, I'm a little bit ne...

 2022-02-07 16:15 

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Recipe: Korean flavors punch up Super Bowl pulled pork...

Pulled pork is a Super Bowl party staple for many reasons, not least because it's a hands-off meal that can feed an entire team with little effort. Simply cut tough and chewy pork shoulder or butt into chunks and toss it into a Dutch oven with seasoni...

 2022-02-07 16:15 

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For food lovers, Valentine's Day is a time for indulgences...

Pandemic Valentine's Day No. 2... are we having fun yet? Some folks will be heading to restaurants for romantic, socially distanced dinners (oh, life these days is filled with oxymorons). But many of us will be hunkering down at home, celebrating our ...

 2022-02-07 16:07 

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Governor ending New Jersey's school mask mandate...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will end a statewide mask mandate to protect against COVID-19 in schools and child care centers, his office said Monday. The requirement goes into effect March 7 and comes as New Jersey's caseload...

 2022-02-07 16:06 

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Wisconsin's Johnson not fighting to get South Carolina jobs...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he's not fighting to persuade Oshkosh Defense to locate 1,000 jobs in Wisconsin rather than South Carolina, providing an opening for his Democratic challengers to accuse the two-term inc...

 2022-02-07 16:05 

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 13-19...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 13-19: Feb. 13: Actor Kim Novak is 89. Actor Bo Svenson ("Walking Tall") is 81. Actor Stockard Channing is 78. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 78. Singer Peter Gabriel is 72. Actor David Naughton is 71. Ba...

 2022-02-07 16:05 

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Egypt, Djibouti leaders meet to discuss ties, Ethiopian dam...

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Monday hosted his Djiboutian counterpart for talks on improving ties and a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River's main tributary, which Egypt deems an existential threat, Djibouti Pr...

 2022-02-07 16:05 

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New this week: Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez and Puppy Bowl...

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Valentine's Day means romantic comedies, and romantic comedies &mdash...

 2022-02-07 16:05 

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Ethics groups want investigation of free help Cuomo received...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Good government groups say New York's ethics commission should investigate whether former Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by accepting free help from a group of former aides who worked to defend him against sexual harassment ...

 2022-02-07 16:04 

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US, EU raise alarm over alleged torture by Ugandan forces...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The European Union and the United States are raising alarm over torture allegedly perpetrated by Uganda's security forces, with a prominent writer and government critic saying that he is a recent victim. The EU Delegation ...

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