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 2022-01-26 13:07 

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US-backed Syrian forces capture prison from IS after a week...

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said they wrestled control of the last section of a prison controlled by Islamic State militants, ending a weeklong assault by the extremists on one of ......

 2022-01-26 13:00 

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Traded cryptocurrency in 2021? Here's how to approach taxes...

Professionals have a major piece of advice for those who traded cryptocurrency for the first time last year: Take your tax prep seriously. The IRS has been zooming in on cryptocurrency reporting wi......

 2022-01-26 12:49 

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Vatican defends Benedict after report faults abuse record...

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Wednesday strongly defended Pope Benedict XVI's record in fighting clergy sexual abuse and cautioned against looking for "easy scapegoats and summary judgments," after an......

 2022-01-26 12:45 

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EU court annuls Intel's 2009 billion euro antitrust fine...

LONDON (AP) — Chipmaker Intel scored a decisive legal victory Wednesday in a long-running battle against European Union competition watchdogs after a court reversed itself and threw out a billion e......

 2022-01-26 12:41 

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Edmunds: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Honda Pilot...

The Honda Pilot has long been a favorite for three-row SUV shoppers, offering multi-passenger safety, comfort, cargo and convenience, all while remaining affordable and fuel-efficient. But the curr......

 2022-01-26 12:38 

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Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine demands not met...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia warned Wednesday it would quickly take "retaliatory measures" if the U.S. and its allies reject its security demands and continue their "aggressive" policies, ratcheting up pre......

 2022-01-26 12:33 

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Spain rescues 319 migrants at sea, 18 more feared drowned...

MADRID (AP) — Emergency services on Spain's Canary Islands say 319 people, including 59 women and 24 children, were rescued from seven different boats trying to reach the archipelago in the Atlanti......

 2022-01-26 12:09 

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German government cuts 2022 economic growth forecast to 3.6%...

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday cut its growth forecast for this year, but said that Europe's biggest economy remains "robust" and will return to its pre-pandemic size in 2022.The ......

 2022-01-26 12:06 

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2 women in Norway's Olympic cross-country team have COVID-19...

OSLO (AP) — Two members of Norway's women's cross-country ski squad have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of next month's Beijing Olympics, the team said Wednesday.Heidi Weng and Anne Kjer......

 2022-01-26 12:01 

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EPA acts on environmental justice in 3 Gulf Coast states...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of enforcement actions to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in......

 2022-01-26 12:01 

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UK's Bentley pouring billions into electric car overhaul...

LONDON (AP) — Luxury automaker Bentley said Wednesday it is pouring billions into upgrading manufacturing to accelerate its electric vehicle development plan, joining other auto brands shifting awa......

 2022-01-26 11:50 

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Greek army helps remove vehicles on snow-plagued road...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Army and municipal crews removed hundreds of vehicles Wednesday that had been stranded in snow for three days along a road linking Athens to the capital's international airpor......

 2022-01-26 11:49 

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France bans gay 'conversion therapy' with new law...

PARIS (AP) — France has a new law that bans so-called conversion therapies and authorizes jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice to attempt to change......

 2022-01-26 11:43 

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Austria to lift lockdown for unvaccinated residents...

BERLIN (AP) — Austria will end its lockdown for unvaccinated residents next Monday — one day before a COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect in the country, the government announced Wednesday, accor......

 2022-01-26 11:34 

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Biden nominating 6 lawyers for federal prosecutor posts...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating six lawyers to run U.S. attorney's offices across the country, a diverse group of candidates in the latest picks for the top law enforcement posi......

 2022-01-26 11:29 

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Lebanon to receive Jordan electricity via Syria, deal signed...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon signed deals on Wednesday to purchase electricity from Jordan via Syria to help the small Mediterranean country deal with its crippling energy crisis.The deals are expected to......

 2022-01-26 11:21 

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WHO: Record weekly COVID cases last week but deaths stable...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic beg......

 2022-01-26 11:11 

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Australia navy ship with infected crew offloads aid to Tonga...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian navy's largest ship docked at disaster-stricken Tonga on Wednesday and was allowed to unload humanitarian supplies in the South Pacific nation despite crew......

 2022-01-26 10:52 

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England captain Farrell to miss Six Nations with injury...

LONDON (AP) — England captain Owen Farrell will miss the entire Six Nations rugby tournament because of injury, coach Eddie Jones said Wednesday.Farrell hurt his ankle in training with his club, Sa......

 2022-01-26 10:27 

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Offshore oil spill threatens beaches in eastern Thailand...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's navy was helping Wednesday to clean up a spill of as much as 128 tons (160,000 liters) of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand.The spill is near a......

 2022-01-26 10:22 

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Pope's right knee ligament inflamed, curbing mobility...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday he is suffering from an inflamed ligament in his right knee that makes walking and going up and down stairs painful. Francis told his weekly general audience......

 2022-01-26 10:14 

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Column: Baseball harmed itself more than Bonds ever did...

Whatever harm Barry Bonds did to baseball pales in comparison to the damage baseball inflicted on itself both at the time and since. So say what you will about the steroids era, at least the games ......

 2022-01-26 10:13 

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Picasso heirs launch digital art piece to ride 'crypto' wave...

GENEVA (AP) — Pablo, meet Crypto. Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic wo......

 2022-01-26 10:00 

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Event aims to boost tourism in Appalachian communities...

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A nonprofit organization focused on improving the economy in eastern Kentucky plans to host a conference this spring that aims to help communities attract more tourists.The even......

 2022-01-26 10:00 

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Feds: former Bardstown official embezzled nearly $800,000...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former city official in Bardstown has been charged with embezzling more than $760,000 from the city over several years.Tracy L. Hudson was indicted by a federal grand jury ......

 2022-01-26 09:37 

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Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait Nationa......

 2022-01-26 09:30 

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Rights group says Lebanese staffer targeted with NSO spyware...

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that one of its senior staff members was targeted last year with spyware designed by the Israeli hacker-for hire company NSO Group.The New York-based......

 2022-01-26 09:12 

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UK government holds breath as it awaits 'partygate' report...

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bracing for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and......

 2022-01-26 09:08 

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Bulls F Jones could miss 6-8 weeks with broken finger...

CHICAGO (AP) — The banged-up Chicago Bulls lost another player to a long-term injury when forward Derrick Jones Jr. broke his right index finger Tuesday while working out at the team's training fac......

 2022-01-26 08:55 

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India's Republic Day parade curtailed amid COVID-19...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people braved a morning chill Wednesday on a ceremonial boulevard in India's capital to watch a display of the country's military power and cultural diversity, but the......

 2022-01-26 08:47 

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief...

BASEBALLDavid 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 fin......

 2022-01-26 08:40 

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Tough trip to China ahead, Anderson sees gift of world stage...

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — There is part of Jamie Anderson that wishes these upcoming Olympics weren't in China.The two-time snowboard gold medalist knows she's not the only Olympian who thinks ......

 2022-01-26 08:36 

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Barty, Keys, Swiatek and Collins in Australian Open semis...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-seeded Ash Barty can earn no greater praise than to have her slice shot compared with the great Roger Federer.Multiple Grand Slam singles champion Jim Courier made t......

 2022-01-26 08:31 

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German lawmakers to debate possible COVID vaccine mandate...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate Wednesday on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three options emerging: obligatory vaccinations for all adu......

 2022-01-26 08:30 

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Beltrn brings his own baggage to next year's Hall ballot...

With Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling off the ballot, next year's Hall of Fame vote figures to be a bit less contentious.Then again, the top newcomer arrives with his own recent baggag......

 2022-01-26 08:29 

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For Nodar: Georgian luge family makes a return to Olympics...

Luge is Saba Kumaritashvili's family business. His great-grandfather is credited with bringing the sport to their homeland, the former Soviet republic of Georgia, more than a half-century ago. His ......

 2022-01-26 08:26 

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In Germany, activists rise up to counter vaccine skeptics...

BERLIN (AP) — Stefanie Hoener was at home one night in Berlin when she heard police sirens wailing through her Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood and anti-vaccine protesters shouting angry slurs as they ......

 2022-01-26 08:23 

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EXPLAINER: What's at stake as World Cup qualifying resumes...

The eight stadiums are ready in Qatar and World Cup tickets have been on sale for a week. Now the mission to snap up remaining tournament slots resumes.With qualifying disrupted by the pandemic, fi......

 2022-01-26 08:21 

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Rams hope 3rd time is a charm in NFC title matchup vs. 49ers...

The San Francisco 49ers are hoping their recent regular-season dominance over the Los Angeles Rams extends to the playoffs.The Niners have swept the season series against the Rams the past three s......

 2022-01-26 08:20 

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AP PHOTOS: Beast-like 'Carantoas' return to Spanish town...

ACEHUCHE, Spain (AP) — It's hours before dawn in Acehuche, a small town in Spain's western Extremadura region, and a group of youngsters is ending a parade by setting off fireworks and beating drum......

 2022-01-26 08:19 

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Arizona State at No. 3 Arizona tops Pac-12 week...

Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Arizona State at No. 3 Arizona, Saturday. The Wildcats (16-1, 6-0 Pac-12) lost 75-59 to No. 7 UCLA on Tuesday night, but......

 2022-01-26 08:14 

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Ukraine's front line: Where lives turn on distant decisions...

The trenches are dusted with snow and tinged with soot and dirt. Dull colors will cling to them for weeks to come, as the men inside search for enough cellphone signal to hear the latest from the d......

 2022-01-26 08:12 

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Asian shares mixed ahead of Fed policy statements...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, with many investors staying on the sidelines ahead of an update on how aggressively the Federal Reserve will tackle inflation.Japan's benchmark Ni......

 2022-01-26 07:48 

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California city approves 1st US insurance law for gun owners...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what's believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San......

 2022-01-26 07:37 

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Explosion damages offices, stores in Athens; 3 hurt...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An explosion left three people injured and seriously damaged an office building while shattering nearby storefronts in a busy part of central Athens early Wednesday.Fire depar......

 2022-01-26 07:17 

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No. 7 UCLA defeats No. 3 Arizona 75-59 in Pac-12 showdown...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang and Jules Bernard scored 15 points each and seventh-ranked UCLA used gritty defense to beat No. 3 Arizona 75-59 on Tuesday night, handing the Wildcats their first l......

 2022-01-26 07:12 

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At a West Bank outpost, Israeli settlers flaunt their power...

BURQA, West Bank (AP) — The Jewish settlement of Homesh, built on privately owned Palestinian land deep inside the occupied West Bank, was dismantled in 2005 and cannot be rebuilt.At least, that's ......

 2022-01-26 07:04 

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Oilers rally, topple Canucks 3-2 in OT behind McDavid's goal...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Connor McDavid scored with 23.4 seconds left in overtime, powering the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 comeback win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.The Edmon......

 2022-01-26 07:04 

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Georgia lawmakers aim to tackle spike in suicides, overdoses...

ATLANTA (AP) — Facing a surge in overdose deaths and rural suicides, Georgia lawmakers want to bolster the state's dismal mental health care system by pressuring private insurers to improve coverag......

 2022-01-26 06:52 

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Predators beat Kraken 4-2 for 3rd straight win...

SEATTLE (AP) — Mattias Ekholm scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Nashville Predators beat the Seattle Kraken 4-2 on Tuesday night.The Predators also got goals from Filip For......

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