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 2022-01-26 20:24 

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General Motors to add 8,000 technical workers this year...

DETROIT (AP) — There are more than 8,000 new technical job openings at General Motors, and the automaker plans to fill them during a hiring spree this year.The Detroit automaker is looking for soft......

 2022-01-26 20:22 

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African Cup organizers change venues for 3 knockout games...

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — African Cup of Nations organizers announced Wednesday that they were changing the venues for two quarterfinal games and one of the semifinals.One of the quarterfinals sched......

 2022-01-26 20:21 

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Democrats eye swift confirmation of Biden high court pick...

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 ......

 2022-01-26 20:15 

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Text of the Federal Reserve's statement after its meeting...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:Indicators of economic activity and employment have continued to strengthen. The sectors most adve......

 2022-01-26 20:09 

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Lawyers: LSU fired athletics official who sued department...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers for an associate athletic director who filed a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit against Louisiana State University say she has been fired in retaliation and......

 2022-01-26 20:09 

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Auburn's Jabari Smith considered a top-5 pick, may go No. 1...

Don't judge Jabari Smith by his most recent game.The 6-foot-10 freshman missed 13 of 15 shots in No. 1 Auburn's one-point victory at Missouri on Tuesday night, but it was clearly just an off night ......

 2022-01-26 20:04 

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Gov. Charlie Baker unveils $48.5B state budget proposal...

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a $48.5 billion state budget proposal Wednesday for the 2023 fiscal year that administration officials say includes no new broad-based tax increases but in......

 2022-01-26 20:02 

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Winning ways: Are the Chiefs suddenly the NFL's new dynasty?...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have won six straight AFC West titles, something never before accomplished, and will be hosting a record fourth consecutive conference championship ga......

 2022-01-26 20:00 

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African Cup: Salah helps Egypt beat Ivory Coast in shootout...

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Mohamed Salah buried the decisive penalty as Egypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 in a shootout to reach the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday.Salah sent his sp......

 2022-01-26 19:50 

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F1 preseason testing dates confirmed in Spain and Bahrain...

PARIS (AP) — Formula One confirmed Wednesday that preseason testing will begin in Spain next month followed by a session in Bahrain in early March.The oft-used Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the......

 2022-01-26 19:48 

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NBA Prospect Watch: Baylor's Kendall Brown on the rise...

The curious thing about the Big 12 this season is that while it might be the toughest conference in the country, boasting the defending national champion and three other Top 25 teams, it doesn't ha......

 2022-01-26 19:40 

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Brian Cox hopes memoir doesn't put 'full stop' on his life...

LONDON (AP) — Finishing a book is usually cause for celebration. Not for actor Brian Cox.The book in question, "Putting the Rabbit in the Hat," out now, chronicles the actor's journey from humble b......

 2022-01-26 19:31 

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Biden administration cans lease agreements for proposed mine...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday canceled a move by former President Donald Trump to renew mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeaster......

 2022-01-26 19:26 

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Biden has long been preparing for a Supreme Court pick...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has already narrowed the field for his first Supreme Court pick. Biden said as a presidential candidate that if he were given the chance to nominate someone to......

 2022-01-26 19:21 

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Mutual of Omaha plans skyscraper at downtown library site...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mutual of Omaha and the city of Omaha plan for the insurance giant to build a skyscraper at the site of the city's downtown main public library, even as the city's plan to tear d......

 2022-01-26 19:05 

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Raiders' Nate Hobbs guilty of Vegas traffic charge, not DUI...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced traffic charge stemming from his arrest early this month on suspicion of driving under the influence o......

 2022-01-26 19:04 

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Challenge to Indiana University vaccine mandate nixed again...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court is letting Indiana University keep its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students in place, dealing another legal blow to a lawsuit challenging it.Th......

 2022-01-26 19:01 

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Arizona history-Jan. 30-Feb. 5...

Sunday, Jan. 30On this date in 1897, a woman's suffrage bill was introduced in the Territorial Legislature and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining.On this date in 1947, Joaquin Lopez beca......

 2022-01-26 19:00 

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South Dakota House committee approves trans athlete ban...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Wednesday approved a proposal from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from competing in school sports leagues that ......

 2022-01-26 18:57 

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Michigan AG seeks to probe Eli Lilly for high insulin prices...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday she sought court approval to investigate Eli Lilly and Co., accusing the drugmaker of charging excessive prices for insulin medicati......

 2022-01-26 18:51 

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An opioid-ravaged West Virginia town awaits trial verdict...

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sarah Kelly recalls the fleeting moments when she reached out for help during a decadeslong opioid addiction, only to find out no residential treatment beds were available ......

 2022-01-26 18:48 

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South Carolina 'fetal heartbeat' bill heads to appeals court...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An appellate court is preparing to hear arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law, as states around the country await U.S. Supreme Court action in ano......

 2022-01-26 18:46 

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Harold Landry of Titans replacing Joey Bosa at Pro Bowl...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Harold Landry is replacing Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers at the Pro Bowl because of an injury. The Titans announced the change We......

 2022-01-26 18:45 

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New Mexico Democrats seek sweeping voting access changes...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. Automated restoration of voting rights for ex-convicts. More time to distribute and count absentee ballots.Democratic ......

 2022-01-26 18:41 

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American Yedlin terminates contract with Turkish soccer team...

American defender DeAndre Yedlin has terminated his contract with Turkish soccer club Galatasaray after one year.The team said Wednesday the decision was by mutual consent.Yedlin was due to report ......

 2022-01-26 18:39 

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Suit: Agencies fail to protect marine species from oil...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation group says in a lawsuit that the U.S. government failed to protect endangered whales and other animals by underestimating the potential for an oil spill like a rec......

 2022-01-26 18:38 

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EU leaders worried by rise in antisemitism, Holocaust denial...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged Wednesday to confront the rise of antisemitism and Holocaust denial witnessed during the coronavirus pandemic, on the eve of the annual commemorations......

 2022-01-26 18:36 

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Mattel wins back rights for Disney Frozen, princess products...

Toy company Mattel has won back the licensing rights for Disney's princess and "Frozen" franchises.The reunion comes after Hasbro bested the rights for the "Frozen" and princess products away from......

 2022-01-26 18:29 

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NBA Prospect Watch: Hoyas' Mohammed mix of power, potential...

Aminu Mohammed is one of the Big East's top individual talents. He just so happens to play for the team at the bottom of the conference.No matter. Mohammed has put himself on track to be selected i......

 2022-01-26 18:28 

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Total abortion ban advances in South Carolina legislature...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to ban all abortions in the state should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the nationwide right to the proce......

 2022-01-26 18:24 

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Officials: Boom aims to build supersonic jets in N. Carolina...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Colorado-based aviation company wants to build a plant for next-generation supersonic passenger jets at a North Carolina airport, government officials said Wednesday as local......

 2022-01-26 18:21 

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Prosecutors slam Colorado trucker's reduced prison sentence...

DENVER (AP) — The reduction of a 110-year prison sentence to 10 years by Colorado's governor for a trucker convicted of killing four people in a fiery interstate crash is hurting prosecutors' effor......

 2022-01-26 18:19 

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AP sources: Justice Breyer to retire; Biden to fill vacancy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sou......

 2022-01-26 18:18 

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Review: Tim Roth drops out, in paradise, in 'Sundown'...

A man sits on the edge of an infinity pool contemplating his existence in Michel Franco's " Sundown." It's one of many such ennui-laden images, though the settings get less luxurious as we go along......

 2022-01-26 18:17 

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WTO ruling finds China can penalize $645M worth of US goods...

GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization arbitrator has decided that China can impose retaliatory tariffs on imports from the United States totaling up to $645 million a year, capping a decade-long......

 2022-01-26 18:14 

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Venezuela recall faces 'impossible' conditions; turnout low...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans got a chance on to demand a recall of President Nicols Maduro on Wednesday — but a government-friendly electoral board imposed limits that backers said were i......

 2022-01-26 18:14 

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Kansas to pay about $900,000 to man wrongfully convicted...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who spent more than 13 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sex crimes against an 8-year-old Kansas girl could receive nearly $900,000 in compensation from......

 2022-01-26 18:13 

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Nebraska adds nearly 100 nursing home beds to help hospitals...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new state program will add nearly 100 new nursing home beds in three of Nebraska's largest cities to help relieve some of the pressure on hospitals that are struggling with the......

 2022-01-26 18:09 

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Review: North Mississippi Allstars fly high on 'Set Sail'...

"Set Sail," North Mississippi Allstars (New West Records)It takes hard work to sound this relaxed.The North Mississippi Allstars have mastered their mtier and pin the meter on "Set Sail." The 10 t......

 2022-01-26 18:08 

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Triple the misery: MLB's labor woes threaten third spring...

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It's a moment Brandon Bajema relishes each year — receiving the email notification that Chicago Cubs tickets for spring training games in Arizona are about to go on sale.The 2022......

 2022-01-26 18:07 

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Arriola acquired by Major League Soccer's Dallas from DC...

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — U.S. national team winger Paul Arriola was acquired by FC Dallas from D.C. United on Wednesday for $2 million in general allocation money.D.C. will receive $1.5 million this ye......

 2022-01-26 18:01 

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France probes 'revolting' claims of rapacious care homes...

PARIS (AP) — France's government pledged Wednesday to investigate what it called "absolutely revolting" allegations that a world leader in care for older adults has been putting profit before quali......

 2022-01-26 18:01 

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Americans' trust in science now deeply polarized, poll shows...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' faith in science is falling as Democrats rely on it even more, with a trust gap in science and medicine widening substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, new surve......

 2022-01-26 18:01 

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Walmart-backed financial startup buys two companies...

NEW YORK (AP) — The financial technology startup that Walmart is backing will acquire two financial companies as it tries to create one app where shoppers can do different financial activities from......

 2022-01-26 17:50 

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Joshua receives offer to pull out of rematch with Usyk...

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua has received an offer to pull out of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk to allow the Ukrainian to fight Tyson Fury for the title of undisputed world heavyweight champio......

 2022-01-26 17:46 

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Michigan deaths in 2020, first year of COVID, topped births...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Deaths exceeded births in Michigan in 2020, a rare result influenced by COVID-19, statistics show."We can blame a lot of deaths on COVID," demographer Kurt Metzger told the De......

 2022-01-26 17:44 

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Medicare posts key nursing home staffing info for consumers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shining a light on key markers for nursing home quality, Medicare said Wednesday it is now posting details on staff turnover and weekend nurse coverage on its "Care Compare" webs......

 2022-01-26 17:35 

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Extreme cold leads to 150 frozen water mains in Detroit...

DETROIT (AP) — Crews with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department were working Wednesday to repair 75 active water main breaks, about half the number reported since the beginning of the year."We ......

 2022-01-26 17:27 

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AP source: Raiders request interview with Todd Bowles...

The Las Vegas Raiders have made a request to interview Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for their head coach opening.A person familiar with the search said Tuesday the Raiders made the r......

 2022-01-26 17:23 

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Russia offering jabs to children aged 12-17 as cases soar...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday expanded a domestically developed coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12-17 to include more regions, amid the country's biggest infection surge yet due to the sp......

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