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 2022-01-26 00:58 

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California appears to pass peak of omicron variant wave...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California showed signs it turned the corner on the omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates falling and hospitalizations well short of the overwhelm......

 2022-01-26 00:57 

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Bills OC Brian Daboll has second interview with Giants...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll seemingly has become the front-runner for the vacant New York Giants' head coaching position.Daboll got his second inte......

 2022-01-26 00:37 

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No. 22 Marquette showing toughness in Smart's debut season...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette's postseason hopes were teetering as the new year arrived.The Golden Eagles had dropped four straight games, including their first three Big East matchups. The skid culmi......

 2022-01-26 00:31 

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Lakers' Davis to return from knee injury against Nets...

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis will play for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Brooklyn Nets after missing 17 games with a sprained left knee.Coach Frank Vogel said there was no set minutes level f......

 2022-01-26 00:29 

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Health official bows out of Mardi Gras parade; cites threats...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' health director says she won't take part in one of the earliest parades of the Mardi Gras season, citing threats over the city's resumption of COVID-19 restrictions ......

 2022-01-26 00:24 

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Big Papi elected to HOF; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out...

David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first turn on the ballot, while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied entry to Cooperstown in their final year ......

 2022-01-26 00:14 

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Court: Women-only gym areas violate state discrimination law...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Women-only exercise areas in gyms and fitness clubs violate a state law banning discrimination based on gender, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.The 6-0 decision w......

 2022-01-26 00:11 

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Challenges to NC Medicaid contracts now over with dismissal...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The end of appeals by two insurance providers fighting how North Carolina's health department decided who would run its new Medicaid managed-care initiative means legal challen......

 2022-01-26 00:11 

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Michigan House passes stricter distracted driving bills...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A social media policy and other updates to modernize the laws against distracted driving were passed Tuesday by the Michigan House.Current law prohibits drivers from reading, ......

 2022-01-26 00:09 

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NFL divisional round averages record 38.2 million viewers...

NEW YORK (AP) — The four NFL divisional round playoff games had the highest average viewers on record with 38.2 million tuning in on television and digital platforms.Every game over the weekend cam......

 2022-01-26 00:05 

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Biden to meet Qatar leader as energy worries loom in Europe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host the ruling emir of Qatar at the White House on Monday, a visit that comes as U.S. and European allies are scrambling to put together contingency plan......

 2022-01-25 23:58 

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FTC fines fashion retailer for suppressing negative reviews...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission has fined online fashion retailer Fashion Nova $4.2 million, saying that for years it blocked negative reviews of its products from being posted to its ......

 2022-01-25 23:56 

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US plans more wild horse roundups this year than ever before...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administratio......

 2022-01-25 23:52 

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Senate and House pass medical pot bills, collision looms...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate on Tuesday passed a spate of bills to put lawmakers' mark on the state's new voter-passed medical marijuana law.Several of the bills approved by the Senate......

 2022-01-25 23:46 

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Cold play: Hats, gloves, long pants for US WCup qualifier...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Pulisic and his teammates wore long pants and gloves as training began in 19 degree weather. Staff shoveled snow off the field while American players "warmed" up.Coa......

 2022-01-25 23:46 

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EXPLAINER: What's known about 'stealth' version of omicron?...

Scientists and health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on a descendant of the omicron variant that has been found in at least 40 countries, including the United States.This version......

 2022-01-25 23:46 

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Coronavirus liability shield extension bill heads to House...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation headed to the full House on Tuesday to extend a legal shield for Idaho businesses, schools and government entities from lawsuits if someone catches COVID-19.The Hous......

 2022-01-25 23:44 

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New Mexico lawmakers propose $1 million for 'baby boxes'...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two lawmakers are proposing funding "baby boxes" in each of New Mexico's 33 counties in an effort to increase options for parents who want to abandon their babies under the st......

 2022-01-25 23:36 

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 2022-01-25 23:36 

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Maine lawmakers take aim at prescription drug double billing...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee unanimously endorsed a proposal Tuesday that supporters said would seek to stop insurance companies from double-billing patients for their prescr......

 2022-01-25 23:35 

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Bills-Chiefs is most-watched TV program since Super Bowl...

NEW YORK (AP) — The epic football playoff game between Buffalo and Kansas City reached nearly 43 million television viewers on Sunday, the most for any event since last year's Super Bowl as the NFL......

 2022-01-25 23:28 

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Lawmaker criticized for slurs arrested on shoplifting counts...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers was arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday, just days after announci......

 2022-01-25 23:21 

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Business Highlights: Volatile stocks, consumer confidence...

___Stocks end lower on Wall Street after another volatile dayNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday after another volatile day of trading. Technology companies like Microsoft we......

 2022-01-25 23:20 

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Woman dies after going outside assisted living home in cold...

BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — A woman who lived at an assisted living home for people with dementia died after being found outside last week on a bitterly cold day, Polk County authorities said Tuesday.Th......

 2022-01-25 23:14 

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White Sox announce deal with Cuban OF Oscar Cols...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox added another name to their rich Cuban history when they announced Tuesday they had agreed to a contract with outfielder Oscar Cols.Considered one of the top i......

 2022-01-25 23:11 

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Rodgers says once he retires, he won't make any comeback...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he can't envision coming out of retirement once he ends his playing career.Rodgers has said he hasn't decided whether to retu......

 2022-01-25 23:09 

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Wildlife groups sue agencies over assessment on PolyMet mine...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota is facing more legal action.A lawsuit filed Tuesday by several environmental organizations alleges that the PolyMet Mining Cor......

 2022-01-25 23:08 

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San Francisco reports big increase in anti-Asian hate crimes...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco expressed despair over the increase in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders last year, up an astonishing 567% from the ......

 2022-01-25 23:06 

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NFL to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Super Bowl...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL is partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Super Bowl Experience, the league announced Tuesday. The cl......

 2022-01-25 23:03 

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All 8 USFL teams to play in Birmingham for first season...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The newly re-formed USFL will play every game in the same city during its inaugural season.The eight-team professional football league owned by Fox Sports will debut on Apri......

 2022-01-25 23:02 

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Judge says BNSF unions can't strike over new attendance rule...

BNSF railroad's two biggest unions that represent 17,000 workers won't be able to go on strike over a new attendance policy they say would penalize employees for missing work for any reason.A feder......

 2022-01-25 23:01 

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Maine governor secures boost in monoclonal COVID-19 doses...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills has convinced the White House to increase shipments of a key COVID-19 treatment after the number of doses was reduced.Mills announced Monday that the f......

 2022-01-25 23:00 

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McPherson's 'called shot' energizes playoff run for Bengals...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Evan McPherson stared down the most important kick of his life and drilled it on Saturday, putting the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC title game for the first time in 33 years.But ......

 2022-01-25 22:57 

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Kobayashi seeks 3rd Rolex before WEC leadership role begins...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamui Kobayashi, one of the top endurance racers in the world, returns to the Rolex 24 at Daytona as the reigning World Endurance Champion and defending winner of the 24 ......

 2022-01-25 22:55 

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Stock investors' nerves tested by inflation, omicron, Russia...

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is losing crucial support from the Federal Reserve. Omicron is causing havoc at businesses around the world. And Russia just might be preparing to invade Ukraine, c......

 2022-01-25 22:48 

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Oregon man pleads guilty to stealing COVID-relief money...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal money intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to federal prosecutors. Benjamin Tifekchi......

 2022-01-25 22:34 

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US, Europe plan for any cutoff of Russian natural gas...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and European officials are coordinating with natural gas suppliers around the globe to cushion the impact if Russia were to cut off energy supplies in the conflict over Ukrai......

 2022-01-25 22:33 

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To highlight economic growth, Biden goes shopping for gifts...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged last week to chat more with everyday Americans and took an initial step Tuesday afternoon by visiting a gift shop and ice cream store in Washington's C......

 2022-01-25 22:33 

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Sundance: 'Descendant' chronicles a Black history uncovered...

NEW YORK (AP) — Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in "Descendant,"; a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South fo......

 2022-01-25 22:33 

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Extremists see US power grid as target, gov't report warns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extremist groups in the United States appear to increasingly view attacking the power grid as a means of disrupting the country, according to a government report aimed at law enfo......

 2022-01-25 22:32 

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California likely to extend paid sick leave amid pandemic...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California workers would get up to two weeks of paid time off if they get sick from the coronavirus while businesses would get up to $6 billion in tax cuts and other assis......

 2022-01-25 22:31 

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Oregon Legislature: Will Dems, GOP be able to get along?...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Oregon lawmakers prepare to return to the state Capitol next week for the 35-day legislative session, Republicans and Democrats have differing opinions on what that time sh......

 2022-01-25 22:29 

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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday...

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday after another volatile day of trading. Technology companies like Microsoft were again the biggest drag on the market. Markets have been jittery over risin......

 2022-01-25 22:28 

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SC Senate votes to end state control of hospital expansions...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina hospitals would no longer need state permission to build new facilities, make expansions or buy expensive equipment after senators voted overwhelmingly to get r......

 2022-01-25 22:24 

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Neil Young reportedly fights Spotify over Rogan and COVID...

NEW YORK (AP) — It's Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan for the allegiance of Spotify. Or is it?The veteran rocker fired off a public missive to his management on Monday, demanding that they remove his music......

 2022-01-25 22:23 

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Nvidia, General Electric fall; IBM, American Express rise...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Nvidia Corp., down $10.48 to $223.24.The chipmaker may abandon its purchase of Arm Ltd. from SoftBank Group....

 2022-01-25 22:21 

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Missouri AG's mask mandate suits draw some strong rebukes...

Forty-five mask-requiring school districts in Missouri face lawsuits from Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and some school leaders and elected officials are questioning if he really has the best inte......

 2022-01-25 22:20 

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Microsoft profits up 21%, giving cushion for gaming push...

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Demand for Microsoft's cloud-computing services and work software helped boost its quarterly profits by 21% as the pandemic continued to keep many office workers at home.The c......

 2022-01-25 22:19 

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Another guilty plea in Honolulu permits bribery scheme...

HONOLULU (AP) — A former building plans examiner with the Honolulu planning department pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking bribes in exchange for expediting the approval of permit applications. "I too......

 2022-01-25 22:17 

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More out-of-state women coming to Illinois for abortions...

CHICAGO (AP) — As neighboring states enact increasingly stringent abortion laws, Illinois has seen a significant rise in the number of women who have come to the state for abortions.According to th......

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