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 2021-10-27 15:15 

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'Greatest Show On Earth' circus may return without animals...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four years after the "Greatest Show On Earth" shut down, officials are planning to bring back the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — without animal acts.An ann......

 2021-10-27 15:10 

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Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love" for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to ha......

 2021-10-27 15:10 

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UN envoy says 'civil war' has spread throughout Myanmar...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outgoing U.N. envoy for Myanmar says "civil war" has spread throughout the country and the international community should consider measures aimed at replacing the military......

 2021-10-27 15:08 

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Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy...

HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz has been given Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy.Cruz, the 50th winner of the honor, was to receive the......

 2021-10-27 15:06 

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Potential McConnell rival cleared years after GOP complaint...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two years after the Kentucky Republican party filed a complaint against a potential challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Federal Election Commission has unanimously d......

 2021-10-27 15:06 

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A new book on faith from popular author who died in 2019...

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian author Rachel Held Evans left behind a legion of loyal readers when she died in May 2019, at the age of 37. Last June, a children's book she'd been working on was publishe......

 2021-10-27 15:04 

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Moldova turns to Poland for gas amid tensions with Russia...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Republic of Moldova has turned to a non-Russian natural gas supplier for the first time as the former Soviet republic seeks to avert a looming gas shortage this winter......

 2021-10-27 14:57 

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SC Education Superintendent Spearman won't run again...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman said Wednesday she will not run for a third term, saying after 40 years of service as a teacher, lawmaker and education ......

 2021-10-27 14:49 

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Florida judge sends Trump suit against Twitter to California...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's lawsuit to get his Twitter account restored must be heard in a California court, not a Florida one, under a user agreement covering every......

 2021-10-27 14:47 

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Franchot announces Monique Anderson-Walker as running mate...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday that Prince George's County Councilwoman Monique Anderson-Walker will be his running mate in his bid to become governor of Maryl......

 2021-10-27 14:41 

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Company moving ramen production to US, Black Hills...

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A California company plans to build one of the largest ramen producing facilities in the country in a small Black Hills community. Albany Farms CEO Bill Saller says the c......

 2021-10-27 14:38 

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Tokyo governor hospitalized for fatigue _ 2nd time this year...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor has been hospitalized with severe fatigue for the second time in four months and will take about a week off, the metropolitan government said Wednesday.Gov. Yuriko Koi......

 2021-10-27 14:38 

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William Jackson Harper's 'Love Life' drives show's season 2...

NEW YORK (AP) — His new project may be as the lead in HBO Max's " Love Life," but William Jackson Harper will be the first to tell you he doesn't usually seek out relationship stories."Rom-coms are......

 2021-10-27 14:28 

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Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy...

SEATTLE (AP) — After Bryan Kang's son was born in July, the occupational therapist and his wife, a teacher, started looking for child care in the Los Angeles area. The couple called eight day care ......

 2021-10-27 14:24 

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Edmunds compares Jeep Grand Cherokee L and Kia Telluride...

Jeep's Grand Cherokee has long been a solid choice for shoppers looking for an upscale and rugged SUV. Now there's something new: the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. It kicks off the model's full redes......

 2021-10-27 14:24 

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Slovenia eyes possible lockdown as COVID-19 infections surge...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's health minister on Wednesday warned that the country could face a nightmare scenario if it does not contain the virus outbreak raging in the small Alpine natio......

 2021-10-27 14:08 

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She asked to bring oxygen to work -- they fired her instead...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement.TriMark Foodcraft also agreed to train its......

 2021-10-27 14:00 

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Namibia wins toss, elects to field against Scotland...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer was ruled out of his team's T20 World Cup game on Wednesday with a finger injury.Namibia won the toss and opted to field in the ......

 2021-10-27 14:00 

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AP Sportlight...

Oct. 281939 — Kansas State's homecoming contest against Nebraska is the second college football game ever televised, following the Fordham-Waynesburg contest in New York earlier this fall. The Corn......

 2021-10-27 13:51 

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Michigan Legislature OKs school accounts destined for veto...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers took final votes on veto-destined bills early Wednesday that would let Michigan students attend private schools and pay other educational expenses with sc......

 2021-10-27 13:46 

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La Palma island braces for more quakes as volcano roars on...

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Residents on Spain's La Palma island braced Wednesday for the possibility of bigger earthquakes that could compound the damage from a volcano spilling l......

 2021-10-27 13:43 

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Philadelphia police to get stun guns after Wallace shooting...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will spend $14 million to equip all of its officers with stun guns, train them on how to use them and require officers to wear them while on duty. The Philadelphia ......

 2021-10-27 13:34 

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Millions of unused cloth masks remain in storage in Japan...

TOKYO (AP) — Tens of millions of unpopular cloth masks produced as an anti-coronavirus measure under former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remain unused and are being kept in a private storage ......

 2021-10-27 13:27 

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Young women boycott UK nightclubs over 'spiking' concerns...

LONDON (AP) — Young women across the U.K. are boycotting nightclubs and pubs Wednesday as university towns and cities join in a national "girls night in" protest after increasing reports of drink s......

 2021-10-27 13:22 

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Vermont extends school mask suggestion until January...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education is extending until January a recommendation that schools require students to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Education Secr......

 2021-10-27 13:20 

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Shapiro breaks with Wolf over strategy on climate change...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf's plan to fight climate change amid the strong and sustained pu......

 2021-10-27 13:16 

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Loaded UConn women push for program's 12th national title...

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fans are getting a little antsy. After all, the Huskies haven't won a women's national championship since 2016.Connecticut comes into this season ranked No. 2, having add......

 2021-10-27 13:15 

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Fleming, Nzet-Sguin release recording on climate change...

NEW YORK (AP) — Their travel and performance limited during the pandemic, soprano Rene Fleming and Yannick Nzet-Sguin brainstormed on songs they could perform together at a piano and concluded o......

 2021-10-27 13:15 

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Former rugby league players to sue over brain injury claims...

LONDON (AP) — A group of former rugby league players is planning to sue England's governing body of the sport for negligence over what they say was a failure to protect them from the risks of concu......

 2021-10-27 13:12 

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Sweden offers 3rd COVID shot to elderly, health care staff...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden, which has stood out among European nations for its comparatively hands-off response to the pandemic, announced Wednesday it will be offering a third vaccine shot ......

 2021-10-27 13:11 

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Norfolk Southern Q3 profit up 32% despite flat rail volume...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern's third-quarter profit jumped 32% even though the number of shipments the railroad delivered remained relatively flat because it was able to increase prices on m......

 2021-10-27 13:10 

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United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker...

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female — and expe......

 2021-10-27 12:38 

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Nor'easter brings hurricane-force wind, causes power outages...

BOSTON (AP) — A nor'easter that battered the U.S. coast with hurricane-force wind gusts has left 425,000 people without power in Massachusetts and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools......

 2021-10-27 12:18 

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24 migrants rescued from North Sea off Belgian coast...

BRUSSELS (AP) — A small boat transporting 24 migrants was rescued Wednesday from the North Sea by emergency services off the coast of Zeebrugge, according to the governor of Belgium's West Flanders......

 2021-10-27 12:15 

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Boeing posts $109 million Q3 loss amid jet production issues...

Boeing Co. lost $109 million in the third quarter as it struggled with production problems that have blocked deliveries of the 787, a large plane popular on international airline routes.Boeing said......

 2021-10-27 12:05 

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Possible rise in baguette prices poses crunch for the French...

PARIS (AP) — A hike in the cost of wheat is alarming French households who fear a possible rise in the price of the prized baguette, seen by many as a barometer of the country's economic health.Man......

 2021-10-27 11:57 

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Warsaw court bans far-right march, nationalists plan appeal...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Wednesday upheld the Warsaw mayor's ban on an annual march organized by nationalists on Poland's Independence Day, but organizers pledged to appeal the rulin......

 2021-10-27 11:50 

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GM 3Q profit falls 40% to $2.4B as chip shortage dings sales...

DETROIT (AP) — High prices for trucks and SUVs helped General Motors post a $2.4 billion third-quarter profit despite factory closures due to a shortage of computer chips and other parts.But the pr......

 2021-10-27 11:43 

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Judge rejects challenge to Southwest's vaccine mandate...

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid by pilots to block Southwest Airlines from imposing a vaccine mandate, saying the airline is within its power to require vaccination as a safety mea......

 2021-10-27 11:39 

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Concerts return, dining rooms open and Coke sales rebound...

Coca-Cola Co. is getting its fizz back.Revenue jumped 16% to $10 billion in the third quarter as stadiums, movie theaters and other venues reopened around the world. That was ahead of Wall Street's......

 2021-10-27 11:31 

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All Blacks set to play European powers in tour like no other...

It's an endurance battle that might prove tougher than what the All Blacks encounter on the field during their end-of-year rugby tour.Players from the world's most famous rugby team are into their ......

 2021-10-27 11:30 

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NATO's Afghan mission hit by 'mission creep,' official says...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's security operation in Afghanistan became a victim of "mission creep" as the military organization allowed itself to be dragged into helping rebuild the impoverished, conflict......

 2021-10-27 11:17 

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EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2B a day in judicial dispute...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court has ordered Poland to pay 1 million euros a day ($1.2 billion) over the country's longstanding dispute with the bloc over judicial independence.The We......

 2021-10-27 11:14 

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McDonald's sales surged 14% as virus restrictions eased...

McDonald's reported stronger-than-expected sales in the third quarter, boosted by larger orders and higher prices on the menu.Revenue jumped 14% to $6.2 billion in the July-September period, the Ch......

 2021-10-27 11:13 

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Not a trick: No White House treats for Halloween this year...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ghosts and goblins can scratch the White House from their trick or treating routes this year. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be in Europe on Halloween and won'......

 2021-10-27 11:04 

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Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill...

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers worldwide to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to ......

 2021-10-27 11:00 

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America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media......

 2021-10-27 11:00 

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4 ways to sustain savings habits from the pandemic...

Whether out of choice or necessity, many people spent less money in the last year and a half on things like entertainment, clothes and furniture. For some, that meant holding on to more of their in......

 2021-10-27 10:55 

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UK climate activists target roads again despite injunction...

LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters sought to block two major roads into London on Wednesday, despite court injunctions banning them from disrupting traffic.Activists from the group Insulate Britain, ......

 2021-10-27 10:43 

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Israeli body to OK settlement homes after US condemnation...

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli committee convened Wednesday to approve 2,800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a day after the Biden administration issued its strongest condemnation yet of ......

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