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 2022-01-27 10:26 

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S. Korea expert defends use of rapid tests as omicron surges...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top infectious disease expert defended the move to expand the use of rapid testing despite accuracy concerns, as the country broke its daily coronavirus reco......

 2022-01-27 10:14 

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China spends billions on Olympics with longer-term goal...

GENEVA (AP) — The finance model for the Winter Olympics calls for the host country to spend several billion dollars, the IOC to earn a couple billion, and sports bodies to share around hundreds of ......

 2022-01-27 10:04 

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EU honors camp survivor as world remembers Holocaust...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers will observe a minute's silence Thursday and welcome a centenarian Holocaust survivor as the world remembers Nazi atrocities and commemorates the 77th anniv......

 2022-01-27 10:00 

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$19M awarded for water, sewer projects in northern Kentucky...

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has awarded $19.4 million to improve water and sewer systems in northern Kentucky.The funding will go to one municipality and three water utilities that serve ......

 2022-01-27 10:00 

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WVa Groundhog Day event being held at State Wildlife Center...

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is hosting its Groundhog Day event next week, complete with a weather forecast from French Creek Freddie.The event opens at 8:30 a.m......

 2022-01-27 10:00 

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Decking company to create Tennessee facility, add 310 jobs...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A company that makes composite decking, railing and cladding plans to set up a new facility in Tennessee that is expected to create 310 new jobs.The state Department of Comm......

 2022-01-27 09:59 

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Australia's Woodside Petroleum pulls out of Myanmar projects...

BANGKOK (AP) — Australia's Woodside Petroleum is withdrawing from projects in strife-torn Myanmar, following a similar decision last week by Total and Chevron. Woodside put all its Myanmar activiti......

 2022-01-27 09:47 

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Dubai regulator issues massive fine on Abraaj founder...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A regulatory body in Dubai said Thursday it is fining the Pakistani-born founder of Abraaj Group, the now defunct Mideast private-equity firm accused of fraud, a ......

 2022-01-27 09:43 

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France's Macron takes own path, seeks dialogue with Russia...

PARIS (AP) — There's still room for diplomacy in the Ukrainian crisis. At least that's the conviction of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia despite sig......

 2022-01-27 09:35 

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6 cancer patients sue utility over Fukushima radiation...

TOKYO (AP) — Six people who were children living in Fukushima at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster and have since developed thyroid cancer filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding a utility pay compe......

 2022-01-27 08:57 

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Erdogan says Israeli president to visit Turkey next month...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel's president, Isaac Herzog, is expected to visit Turkey next month, the Turkish president has said, as the two countries move to heal rifts.In an interview with private ......

 2022-01-27 08:37 

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief...

HOCKEYDENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche extended their home-winning streak to 17 in a row on Wednesday night. Gabriel Landeskog tied the game with 36.5 seconds left in regulation and Cale Makar ......

 2022-01-27 08:37 

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WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia...

Staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the U.N. health agency's efforts to curb......

 2022-01-27 08:32 

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WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia...

Current and former staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the U.N. health agenc......

 2022-01-27 08:26 

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Olympic champion Lundby laments ski jumping's weight issues...

Maren Lundby was the world's best female ski jumper for three years, starting in 2018 when she won Olympic gold in South Korea.At the Beijing Games, the Norwegian had a chance to become the first ......

 2022-01-27 08:20 

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Rams' Stafford fired up to realize his Super Bowl dreams...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Stafford usually mutes his emotions in public, whether he's under center or behind a bank of microphones. He had a measure of California cool long before he moved to the ......

 2022-01-27 07:52 

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EU launches WTO action against China over Lithuania row...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Thursday it has launched action against China at world trade's governing body for engaging in discriminatory practices against Lithuania, saying that Beijing......

 2022-01-27 07:51 

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China demands US halt Olympics 'interference'...

BEIJING (AP) — China is demanding the U.S. end "interference4; in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin next month, in an apparent reference to a diplomatic boycott imposed by Washington and its ......

 2022-01-27 07:37 

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Makar, Avs rally past Bruins 4-3 for 17th straight home win...

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog tied the game with 36.5 seconds left in regulation and Cale Makar scored a power-play goal 3:01 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche rallied past the Boston Bruin......

 2022-01-27 07:29 

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Fallen officers sought bridges between NYPD, communities...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Rivera was no stranger to the tensions between New York City cops and some of the communities they police. Growing up in a Dominican neighborhood in Manhattan, he'd seen it up......

 2022-01-27 07:14 

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As world marks Holocaust, some survivors in Israel struggle...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen octogenarians, bundled against the cold, chattered in Russian and Hebrew as they picked through heaps of carrots, onions and grapefruit in a Jerusalem courtyard. Near......

 2022-01-27 07:12 

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In freezing Afghanistan, aid workers rush to save millions...

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) — A flickering flame of paper, rags and random twigs is the only heat Gulnaz has to keep her 18-month-old son warm, barely visible beneath his icy blanket as she begs o......

 2022-01-27 07:09 

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Jakimovski, Roberts help Washington St. beat Utah 71-54...

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Andrej Jakimovski and Tyrell Roberts scored 15 points apiece and Washington State used a 22-3 run in the second half to beat Utah 71-54 on Wednesday night. Roberts, who went 0......

 2022-01-27 07:08 

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Virus-ravaged Iran finds brief respite with mass vaccination...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As much of the world sees vaccination slowing and infections soaring with the spread of omicron, Iran has found a rare, if fleeting, respite from the anxiety and trauma of the p......

 2022-01-27 07:05 

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Meet the man who won a trip to space and gave it to a friend...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — He told his family and a few friends. He dropped hints to a couple of colleagues. So hardly anyone knew that the airline pilot could have — should have — been on board w......

 2022-01-27 07:04 

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Asian stocks slump after Fed says US rates will rise 'soon'...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets tumbled by unusually wide margins Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it plans to start raising interest rates soon to cool inflation.Tokyo's market benc......

 2022-01-27 07:01 

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Booker leads Suns past Jazz 105-97 for 8th straight win...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Devin Booker had 43 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, Chris Paul scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to eig......

 2022-01-27 06:44 

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Doncic's triple-double helps Dallas down Portland 132-112...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luka Doncic had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists for his sixth triple-double this season, and the Dallas Mavericks led wire-to-wire in a 132-112 victory over the Portland......

 2022-01-27 06:20 

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From Tiananmen to Hong Kong, China's crackdowns defy critics...

BEIJING (AP) — From the deadly crushing of Beijing's 1989 pro-democracy protests to the suppression of Hong Kong's opposition four decades later, China's Communist Party has demonstrated a determin......

 2022-01-27 06:15 

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Democrats seek swift confirmation to fill Supreme Court seat...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats who have played defense for the last three Supreme Court vacancies plan to move swiftly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, using the rapid ......

 2022-01-27 06:14 

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At least 3 judges eyed as Biden mulls Supreme Court pick...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges for an expected vacancy on the Supreme Court as he prepares to quickly deliver on his campaign pledge to nominate the first Bla......

 2022-01-27 06:12 

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Will virus be 'over'? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll...

ATLANTA (AP) — Early in the pandemic, Ryan Wilson was careful to take precautions — wearing a mask, not really socializing, doing more of his shopping online.The 38-year-old father and seafood butc......

 2022-01-27 06:08 

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Parents of children killed in Arizona flood to be sentenced...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple whose two children and niece drowned when the family drove into a flooded wash are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Lacey Rawlings, 34, has pleaded guil......

 2022-01-27 06:07 

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N. Korea, after harsh 2-year lockdown, slowly reopens border...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After spending two years in a strict lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea may finally be opening up — slowly. The reason could reflect a growing sense of......

 2022-01-27 06:06 

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Breyer: a pragmatic approach searching for a middle ground...

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has the air of an absent-minded professor, once joking in court that his wife put directions in his pocket to keep him from getting lost. He concocts outlandish......

 2022-01-27 06:04 

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Democrats eye Supreme Court pick to revive 2022 prospects...

Democrats stung by a series of election-year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters may have been buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black......

 2022-01-27 06:00 

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Honduras' next president to be sworn in amid uncertainty...

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Xiomara Castro is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Honduras' first female president, facing high expectations to turn around the deeply troubled country amid uncert......

 2022-01-27 05:55 

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Gipson helps lead Tarleton State over Lamar 62-57...

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Montre Gipson scored 18 points and Tarleton State defeated Lamar 62-57 on Wednesday night.Gipson made 4 of 5 3-point attempts. Freddy Hicks added 15 points and Noah McDavid 1......

 2022-01-27 05:54 

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Firefighter: Floyd 'needed help and wasn't getting it'...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — First it was a paramedic, testifying that the officers who restrained George Floyd didn't call in critical information as his ambulance rushed to the scene where Floyd would ......

 2022-01-27 05:50 

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Oklahoma prepares to execute man for 2001 hotel slayings...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prepared to execute a man on Thursday for the brutal slayings of two hotel workers during a robbery in 2001.Donald Anthony Grant, 46, is scheduled to receive a lethal ......

 2022-01-27 05:49 

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Murray scores 21, No. 19 LSU rallies past Texas A&M 70-64...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brandon Murray capped a 21-point performance with a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute, and No. 19 LSU outscored Texas A&M 13-2 in the last 3:34 to beat the Aggi......

 2022-01-27 05:39 

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Usher escorts Georgia Tech to 75-61 win over Florida State....

ATLANTA (AP) — Jordan Usher scored 19 points, secured eight rebounds, collected five steals and distributed five assists and Georgia Tech beat Florida State 75-61 on Wednesday night.Despite enterin......

 2022-01-27 05:22 

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Morant, Grizzlies spoil Murray's record, top Spurs 118-110...

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Ja Morant matched a season high with 41 points and the Memphis Grizzlies spoiled Dejounte Murray's 14th career triple-double — tying a Spurs franchise record — by beating San Ant......

 2022-01-27 05:18 

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Laszewski sparks Notre Dame in 73-65 victory over NC State...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nate Laszewski scored 18 points, including eight straight to give Notre Dame the lead for good in the second half, and the Fighting Irish defeated North Carolina State 73-65......

 2022-01-27 05:17 

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Johnson, Indiana cruise to 74-57 win over Penn State...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Xavier Johnson had 19 points, Race Thompson added 18 and Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 13 of his 15 in the first half to help Indiana cruise to a 74-57 win over Penn State on......

 2022-01-27 05:16 

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VCU snaps No. 25 Davidson's 15-game win streak, 70-68...

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Vince Williams scored 16 points, Mikeal Brown-Jones had a huge block with 2 seconds left and VCU held off a furious rally from No. 25 Davidson to win 70-68 on Wednesday night,......

 2022-01-27 05:07 

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Freshman Lewis scores 33, No. 22 Marquette beats Seton Hall...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Justin Lewis scored a career-high 33 points to go along with nine rebounds and six assists, and No. 22 Marquette beat Seton Hall 73-63 on Wednesday night.Lewis, a redshirt fresh......

 2022-01-27 04:59 

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Reimer backstops Sharks to 4-1 win over skidding Capitals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Reimer made 32 saves, Jonathan Dahlen scored in one of his dad's old home arenas and the San Jose Sharks beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Wednesday night to snap a two-ga......

 2022-01-27 04:57 

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Jokic, Rivers team up to help Nuggets top Nets, 124-118...

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Austin Rivers added 25 points off the bench and the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Brooklyn Nets 124-118 on Wednesday night.......

 2022-01-27 04:56 

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Brockington scores 26 as No. 23 Iowa St outlasts OSU in OT...

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 26 points to help No. 23 Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 84-81 in overtime Wednesday night.Tyrese Hunter had 18 points and Caleb Grill added 15 for......

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