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 2021-09-20 13:32 

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Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could soon get a big boost. Tuc...

 2021-09-20 13:32 

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Pro-Kremlin party retains large majority in parliament...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin's grip on power in elections that most opposition politicians were barred from and that were marred by multiple reports ...

 2021-09-20 13:32 

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Government urges German climate strikers not to risk health...

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday urged a group of young climate activists staging a hunger strike outside the chancellery not to endanger their health. Several of the activists have threatened to stop consuming liquids, too, unless the ...

 2021-09-20 13:31 

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Greek authorities begin moving migrants into new camp...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have begun moving asylum-seekers living in a squalid camp on the island of Samos into a new facility on the island, where access will be more strictly controlled. About 200 people were to be moved to the new c...

 2021-09-20 13:31 

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Poland sending 500 more troops to protect Belarus border...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is sending 500 additional army troops and special vehicles to its border with Belarus to strengthen it against increasing migrant pressures which the government says is orchestrated by Belarus and Russia to destabilize t...

 2021-09-20 13:31 

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London subway in first major expansion since the '90s...

LONDON (AP) — London's subway opened two new stations Monday in the network's first expansion since the 1990s, an expansion that Mayor Sadiq Khan said will play a key role in the capital's recovery from the pandemic. The two new Northern...

 2021-09-20 13:04 

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Lawmakers question German poll front-runner over searches...

BERLIN (AP) — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner in Germany's election, canceled campaign events Monday to answer questions from lawmakers on Monday over an investigation of a unit of the country's customs service that resulted in...

 2021-09-20 12:53 

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Insider Q&A: Serving the neglected for profit, not just good...

NEW YORK (AP) — Making money by helping underserved communities? It took Bobby Turner years to convince big investment funds such a thing was possible. But today, sustainable investing is so hot on Wall Street that investors are rushing into funds t...

 2021-09-20 12:53 

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HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions...

BERLIN (AP) — Computer-maker HP, consumer goods business Procter & Gamble and coffee capsule company Nespresso have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over nearly two decades. The Climate Pledge, a grouping of co...

 2021-09-20 12:32 

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Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 28 hurt...

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire with police, the Interior Ministry said. There was no imm...

 2021-09-20 12:32 

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Liz Weston: Don't let Social Security steer you wrong...

Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can be so convoluted that many people rely on what they're told by Social Security employees, but that could prove to b...

 2021-09-20 12:32 

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Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau...

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians began voting Monday in an election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is...

 2021-09-20 12:31 

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UK's Princess Beatrice gives birth to daughter...

LONDON (AP) — Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have had a baby daughter, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The baby, who was born on Saturday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78 k...

 2021-09-20 12:31 

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India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Mo...

 2021-09-20 12:31 

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Biden launches response to health harms from extreme heat...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest...

 2021-09-20 12:04 

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France apologizes to Algerians who fought for colonizers...

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by t...

 2021-09-20 12:04 

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Man who inspired 'Hotel Rwanda' convicted of terror charges...

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A court in Rwanda says the man who inspired "Hotel Rwanda," Paul Rusesabagina, has been found guilty of terror-related offenses. Rusesabagina boycotted Monday's announcement after declaring he didn't expect just...

 2021-09-20 12:03 

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Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids...

Li Zhanguo's two children, ages 4 and 8, don't have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. "If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don'...

 2021-09-20 11:58 

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The Latest: US army: Afghan evacuees in Germany get vaccines...

BERLIN — The U.S. military says it has completed an effort to vaccinate evacuees from Afghanistan against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox at two sites in Germany. The military's 86th Airlift Wing said on Monday that the shots were adminis...

 2021-09-20 11:31 

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New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member...

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong's next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately,...

 2021-09-20 11:31 

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Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its int...

 2021-09-20 11:31 

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The Latest: Afghan high school girls rally against Taliban...

KABUL, Afghanistan — A small group of Afghan high school students held a protest Monday in the western city of Herat to denounce Taliban moves preventing girls from attending school. Thirteen schoolgirls, 15 to 18 years of age, gathered in a residen...

 2021-09-20 10:53 

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11...

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner Bio...

 2021-09-20 10:52 

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The Latest: Czech Republic begins giving 3rd vaccine doses...

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is expanding its vaccination program to offer a third dose of a vaccine amid rising infections. The Health Ministry has recommended the booster shot for anyone older than 60, health workers and other vulnerable groups. On...

 2021-09-20 10:31 

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UK government holds emergency talks to bolster energy firms...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's business secretary will hold emergency talks with industry leaders and consumer groups Monday as the U.K. government looks for ways to support energy companies threatened by soaring natural gas prices. Kwasi Kwarteng said...

 2021-09-20 10:31 

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After delay, Lebanese lawmakers convene to approve Cabinet...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers convened Monday to confirm the country's new government following a power outage and a broken generator that briefly delayed the start of the parliament session. It took some 40 minutes before electricity came ba...

 2021-09-20 10:31 

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Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 24 hurt...

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a university in Russia on Monday morning, leaving eight people dead and 24 hurt, officials said. The gunman was detained after the shooting at Perm State University, according to the Interior Ministry. There was...

 2021-09-20 10:31 

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Counsellor: Money possible motive in Australia abuse claim...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school counsellor testified in an Australian court from Israel on Monday that she suspected two sisters had alleged they were sexually abused by their principal in an attempt to get financial compensation, but th...

 2021-09-20 09:52 

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France, Australia agree submarine row won't stop trade deal...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — French and Australian officials said Monday that France's anger over a canceled submarine contract will not derail negotiations on an Australia-European Union free trade deal. France withdrew its ambassadors to the Uni...

 2021-09-20 09:31 

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German election front-runner faces questioning over searches...

BERLIN (AP) — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the frontrunner in Germany's upcoming election, faced questions from lawmakers on Monday over an investigation of a unit of the country's customs service that resulted in a recent police search at ...

 2021-09-20 09:31 

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Shooting in Russian university leaves 8 dead...

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving eight people dead and others wounded, according to Russia's Investigative Committee. The gunman has been detained, the Interior Ministry sa...

 2021-09-20 09:31 

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Pro-Kremlin party on course to retain majority in parliament...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's dominant Kremlin-backed party appeared on course to retain the two-thirds majority in the parliament that allows it to change the constitution, results from 90% of the country's polling stations showed on Monday mornin...

 2021-09-20 08:53 

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Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs...

BEIJING (AP) — Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China on Monday under anti-virus controls, The Hollywood studio's "Jurassic Park," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Harry Potter...

 2021-09-20 08:31 

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World shares, US futures sink on jitters over Fed moves...

World shares and U.S. futures fell Monday after Wall Street ended last week with another decline. Many markets in Asia were closed for holidays and analysts said the thin trading accentuated volatility. Shares dropped more than 2% in Paris and Frankfurt, ...

 2021-09-20 08:04 

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The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their "completely dysfunctional" relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influenti...

 2021-09-20 08:04 

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NKorea slams US over submarine deal, warns countermeasures...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures if it finds the deal affects its security. State media on Monday published comments fr...

 2021-09-20 08:03 

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Lava from Spanish volcano heads toward sea; no injuries...

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday he expected no injuries to people in the area after...

 2021-09-20 08:03 

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Grassroots group uses newspaper ads to push Sen. Joe Manchin...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A grassroots group is using newspaper advertisements to further push Sen. Joe Manchin to support issues it considers important to low-income West Virginians. The Poor People's Campaign took out the full-page ads Sunday i...

 2021-09-20 07:32 

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UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more...

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, ...

 2021-09-20 07:31 

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Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys — but hardly normal, either...

OK, it definitely wasn't the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year's virtual Emmy ceremony — with everyone at home, and visitors in hazmat suits showing up to bestow awards. This year was different — defia...

 2021-09-20 07:31 

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Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in parliament...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's dominant Kremlin-backed party appeared set to retain the two-thirds majority in the parliament that allows it to change the constitution, results from 85% of the country's polling stations showed on Monday morning. The...

 2021-09-20 07:31 

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Column: No Tiger, No Phil. And maybe a U.S. Ryder Cup win...

Tiger Woods won't be at Whistling Straits this week, for obvious reasons. Phil Mickelson will, but for the first time since 1995 won't hit a shot in the Ryder Cup. The storyline in the Ryder Cup hasn't changed, but the marquee players have &md...

 2021-09-20 07:04 

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The Latest: Islamic State militants claim attacks on Taliban...

CAIRO — The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings targeting Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan. The claim, published late Sunday on the militant group's media arm, the Aamaq news agency, si...

 2021-09-20 07:04 

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Two votes and coalition talks: How the German election works...

BERLIN (AP) — German voters elect a new parliament on Sept. 26, a vote that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years in power. While it should be clear within hours of the polls closing how the parties fared, it may ta...

 2021-09-20 06:37 

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 2021-09-20 06:31 

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AP PHOTOS: Jews redeem firstborn son in ancient ceremony...

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) — Shortly after sundown, Yaakov Tabersky presented his firstborn son on a silver platter to a Jewish priest in a ceremony harking back to the biblical exodus from Egypt. The ceremony, known as "pidyon ha-ben," or re...

 2021-09-20 06:31 

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'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where ...

 2021-09-20 06:04 

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Trump endorses 'big lie' proponents for state election posts...

NEW YORK (AP) — Before winning Donald Trump's coveted endorsement in his race to become Arizona's top election official, Mark Finchem received several calls from people close to the former president making clear they approved of the work he ...

 2021-09-20 06:03 

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Emmys Latest: Sudeikis celebrates "big team win" for "Lasso"...

The Latest on The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jason Sudeikis took home best actor in a comedy series for his leading role in "Ted Lasso," but the actor seemed more enthused to share the show's victory with his cast...

 2021-09-20 05:52 

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The Latest: New Zealand's largest city to remain locked down...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's largest city will remain in lockdown for at least two more weeks, although some restrictions will be eased from Tuesday. Auckland has been in the strictest form of lockdown for just over a month, the longe...

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