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 2022-03-11 09:34 

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Blues beat Highlanders 32-20 in Super Rugby Pacific...

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Rookie backrower Taine Plumtree sparked an early second-half rally from the Auckland-based Blues which carried them to a 32-20 win over the Dunedin-based Highlanders on......

 2022-03-11 09:18 

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Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict...

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is in its third week, forcing more than 2.3 million people to flee the country as others try to seek refuge in basements, subway stations and underground shelters.......

 2022-03-11 09:14 

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BUBBLE WATCH: Drama in ACC has at-large bid implications...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's NCAA Tournament bubble teams have had a dramatic first few days in Brooklyn.Miami needed overtime and a buzzer-beating layup to avoid being upset by ......

 2022-03-11 09:10 

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New ballgame: Son of ex-GM Minaya a hoops hit at Providence...

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Justin Minaya hit his early teens, he knew the score. Baseball was in his heart. Baseball was in his blood. But basketball was his dream.Now he just needed to tell his f......

 2022-03-11 09:08 

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Big-ticket free agents could leave big holes behind them...

The start of the NFL free agency period next week is the first big chance for teams to make major moves to fill significant holes on their rosters.But for nearly every big-ticket addition that brin......

 2022-03-11 09:02 

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Flying object crashes in Croatian capital, triggers blast...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A flying object crashed overnight on the outskirts of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, triggering a loud blast but apparently causing no injuries, police said Friday.Some media ......

 2022-03-11 08:48 

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Minor league FA Vogt holds out on deal in union solidarity...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Vogt ended last season as a World Series champion with the Atlanta Braves, then became a minor league free agent through a quirk of roster management.Unlike Carlos Corr......

 2022-03-11 08:45 

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Test for MLB players will be how deal looks to them in '26...

NEW YORK (AP) — Now comes the test: Will baseball players be happy with their new collective bargaining agreement in 2026?They clearly were unhappy with the just-expired five-year contract, which s......

 2022-03-11 08:34 

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Hawaii rallies past UC Riverside 68-67 in Big West quarters...

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Junior Madut hit a go-ahead layup and two late free throws, finishing with 17 points, to help send Hawaii get past UC Riverside 68-67 in the quarterfinals of the Big West Con......

 2022-03-11 08:25 

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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa...

MAR 4 MAR 10, 2022A week dominated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the horrors of war: Bodies in the streets; devastation at the children's and maternity hospital in Mariupol; emotional farew......

 2022-03-11 08:20 

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San Diego State boots Fresno State in MWC quarterfinals...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chad Baker and reserve Adam Seiko scored 11 points apiece to propel San Diego State to a 53-46 victory over Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tourna......

 2022-03-11 08:19 

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Russians pounding Ukraine, but Mariupol's no Grozny — yet...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Russian airstrike on a children's and maternity hospital in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is the latest in a series of attacks that have gutted apartment blocks and killed......

 2022-03-11 08:12 

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Abilene Christian ousts Stephen F. Austin in WAC tournament...

PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Mahki Morris had a career-high 22 points to spark Abilene Christian to a 76-62 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournamen......

 2022-03-11 08:09 

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No. 21 USC holds off Washington 65-51 in Pac-12 quarters...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 17 points and No. 21 Southern California overcame a rash of turnovers to hold off Washington 65-61 Thursday night in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.The thi......

 2022-03-11 07:58 

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Toyota scales back Japan production over chips, parts crunch...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota will scale back domestic production over the next three months because of a supply crunch in chips and other parts that have slammed the global auto indust......

 2022-03-11 07:54 

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Leg-spinner Swepson to make debut for Australia in 2nd test...

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Australia has given a test debut to leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson as another slow wicket looms for the tourists in the second test against Pakistan at Karachi.Swepson first ......

 2022-03-11 07:51 

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Live updates: Airstrikes hit Dnipro as Russia pushes to Kyiv...

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war:LVIV, Ukraine — Russian forces are continuing their offensive toward Kyiv on Friday from the northwest and east, notably trying to break through Uk......

 2022-03-11 07:39 

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Northern Colorado edges EWU 68-67 in Big Sky quarterfinals...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Matt Johnson II had 24 points as Northern Colorado held off Eastern Washington 68-67 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Thursday night.Daylen Kountz ha......

 2022-03-11 07:34 

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Hertl scores in OT, Sharks stop skid with 4-3 win over Kings...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored 1:13 into overtime, Zach Sawchenko made 33 saves to get his first career win, and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Thursday night.Bren......

 2022-03-11 07:29 

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Alabama A&M ousts Florida A&M 61-56 in SWAC quarterfinals...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Johnson had 15 points and nine rebounds as Alabama A&M turned back Florida A&M 61-56 in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Thursda......

 2022-03-11 07:20 

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Walker, Jackson spark UAB past FAU 80-66 in C-USA quarters...

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Walker poured in 26 points, Quan Jackson scored 20 with 14 rebounds and UAB cruised past Florida Atlantic 80-66 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament on ......

 2022-03-11 07:17 

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Security Council to hear Russian claim of US labs in Ukraine...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a meeting Friday at Russia's request to discuss what Moscow claims are "the military biological activities of the U.S. on the territory of ......

 2022-03-11 07:14 

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Rattlesnake roundups take 2 paths, drawing praise and scorn...

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — An annual rattlesnake roundup in south Georgia recently changed the format of this month's event to celebrate living snakes without skinning and butchering them, earning plaud......

 2022-03-11 07:14 

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Ben Simmons sits in Philadelphia return, Nets rout 76ers...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 25 points in Brooklyn's dominating first half in the Nets' 129-100 blowout victory over the 76ers on Thursday night in Ben Simmons' much-hyped retu......

 2022-03-11 07:12 

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Facing Purdue owners brings pain, closure for opioid victims...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kara Trainor composed herself, looked into a camera and began to speak to the drugmakers she holds responsible for two decades of suffering that has extended from her to a son born ......

 2022-03-11 07:12 

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Miller, Reynolds lead Monmouth past Niagara in MAAC tourney...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Walker Miller had 17 points and Shavar Reynolds Jr. scored 15 to help Monmouth fend off Niagara 61-58 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals o......

 2022-03-11 07:11 

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Under the hood of $1.5T bill for Ukraine, pandemic, agencies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even for Congress, the $1.5 trillion price tag for its bipartisan package helping Ukraine and financing federal agencies for the last half of this year is a lot of money. And 2,7......

 2022-03-11 07:10 

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Curry scores 34 points, Warriors beat Nuggets 113-102...

DENVER (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 24 of his 34 points in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors closed the game with a 13-0 run to beat the Denver Nuggets 113-102 on Thursday night.Jordan ......

 2022-03-11 07:00 

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GOP senators urge Biden to send Polish warplanes to Ukraine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. senators are imploring the Biden administration to reverse course and allow the transfer of Poland's MiG fighter jets to the Ukrainians to fight the Russian invasi......

 2022-03-11 07:00 

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Woods helps Grand Canyon oust Sam Houston in WAC tournament...

PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Holland Woods had 24 points to guide Grand Canyon to a 71-66 victory over Sam Houston in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.Jova......

 2022-03-11 06:55 

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US, allies to revoke 'most favored nation' status for Russia...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce Friday that, along with the European Union and the Group of Seven countries, the U.S. will move to revoke "most favored nation" trade status for ......

 2022-03-11 06:53 

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Green leads New Orleans past McNeese in Southland quarters...

KATY, Texas (AP) — Troy Green had 21 points and New Orleans turned back McNeese 82-78 in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference tournament on Thursday night.Green hit 9 of 11 foul shots and ......

 2022-03-11 06:48 

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Senate gives final approval to Ukraine aid, huge budget bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $13.6 billion emergency package of military and humanitarian aid for besieged Ukraine and its European allies easily won final congressional approval, hitching a ride on a gover......

 2022-03-11 06:45 

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11 years later, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain...

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Eleven years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was ravaged by a meltdown following a massive earthquake and tsunami, the plant now looks like a sprawling construct......

 2022-03-11 06:42 

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GOP split on alternative to Greitens in Missouri Senate race...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For all their angst about the possibility of former Gov. Eric Greitens winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri, GOP leaders haven't coalesced behind an altern......

 2022-03-11 06:39 

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CSU Fullerton ousts UC Davis 73-55 in Big West quarterfinals...

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Damari Milstead had 24 points, E.J. Anosike added 16 points and 20 rebounds and Cal State Fullerton breezed to a 73-55 victory over UC Davis in the Big West Conference tourna......

 2022-03-11 06:37 

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Texas results hint GOP Hispanic gains may endure post-Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 46 residents of Starr County, Texas, cast ballots in the state's Republican primary two years ago. But last week, nearly 1,100 Republicans voted in the sparsely populated cou......

 2022-03-11 06:31 

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By the numbers: the giant COVID relief package, 1 year later...

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Joe Biden signed the giant American Rescue Plan into law. Some highlights of how the $1.9 trillion was used, according to administration officials: — About......

 2022-03-11 06:28 

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Middle Tennesse holds off UTEP 66-59 in OT in C-USA tourney...

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Eli Lawrence had 19 points, Deandre Dishman scored 18 and made a go-ahead layup with 2:01 left in overtime to help Middle Tennessee get past UTEP 66-59 in the quarterfinals of ......

 2022-03-11 06:27 

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VP Harris heads to Romania as Ukraine refugee crisis grows...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and Romania's president will meet Friday to discuss growing concerns about the influx of displaced people fleeing Ukraine for Romania and elsewher......

 2022-03-11 06:26 

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No. 25 UCF women beat USF 53-45, win first AAC championship...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Diamond Battles scored 17 points and No. 25 UCF pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat South Florida 53-45 on Thursday night to win the American Athletic Conference tour......

 2022-03-11 06:22 

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Photos appear to show breakup of 40-mile Russian convoy...

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — New satellite photos appeared to show that a massive convoy outside the Ukrainian capital has split up and fanned out into towns and forests near Kyiv, with artillery piece......

 2022-03-11 06:21 

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Biden relief plan: Major victory gets mixed one-year reviews...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not often that a president gets everything he asks for, but that's what happened. President Joe Biden wanted $1.9 trillion to help the country climb out of the coronavirus cr......

 2022-03-11 06:14 

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In an about-face, liberal US cities target homeless camps...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Makeshift shelters abut busy roadways, tent cities line sidewalks, tarps cover broken-down cars, and sleeping bags are tucked in storefront doorways. The reality of the homele......

 2022-03-11 06:13 

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Endgame elusive as West tries to force Russia out of Ukraine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Western leaders congratulate themselves for their speedy and severe responses to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, they're also scratching their heads with uncertainty about what t......

 2022-03-11 06:11 

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Gaudreau has hat trick in Flames' 4-1 win over Lightning...

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had his sixth career hat trick to extend his point streak to seven games and the Calgary Flames beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night.Mikael Backlu......

 2022-03-11 06:06 

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Poll: Equality concerns rise, but few say voting is too hard...

DENVER (AP) — Majorities of Americans in both major parties think voting rules in their states are appropriate and support a voter identification law, but Democrats are increasingly worried about p......

 2022-03-11 06:06 

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Two grueling years later, world takes cautious steps forward...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With COVID-19 case numbers plummeting, Emily Safrin did something she hadn't done since the pandemic began two years ago: She put her fears aside and went to a concert. The fu......

 2022-03-11 06:04 

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Asian shares sink as war, inflation hold sway on markets...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in Asia as uncertainty over the war in Ukraine and persistently high inflation kept their sway over markets. Hong Kong fell 3.2% and Tokyo was 2.6% lower. Investor......

 2022-03-11 06:04 

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Saudi oil refinery attacked by drone, sparking small fire...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An oil refinery in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, was attacked by drone, causing a small fire that did not cause injuries or affect supplies, the energy ministry said F......

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