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 2022-02-02 21:02 

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Alabama's Nick Saban hires 3 assistant coaches...

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has hired three new assistants.The school announced Wednesday that Coleman Hutzler will coordinate special teams and coach outside linebackers, Trav......

 2022-02-02 21:01 

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UNC, Brown agree to 1-year extension through 2026 season...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has agreed to a one-year contract extension with football coach Mack Brown through the 2026 season.The school said Wednesday the agreement keeps Brown's cont......

 2022-02-02 20:59 

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Former Clemson lineman joins Tigers football coaching staff...

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson offensive lineman Thomas Austin has joined the Tigers as an assistant coach. Austin will coach the offensive line, replacing Robbie Caldwell, who has moved to an......

 2022-02-02 20:56 

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Iowa hospitalizations drop as virus spread rate slows...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of people being treated for the coronavirus in Iowa hospitals and those needing intensive care has continued to decline, according to public health data posted We......

 2022-02-02 20:53 

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Sun Belt fast tracks JMU, including football, for next fall...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Madison is joining the Sun Belt Conference this summer, a move that will include a football transition for the Dukes from the second-tier FCS to the FBS level, the universi......

 2022-02-02 20:49 

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Injured young whale treated off Athens found dead days later...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A sick whale calf that had been the center of a rescue operation when it appeared in shallows off an Athens suburb has died several days after being led out to deeper waters, ......

 2022-02-02 20:46 

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Senate Dem leader heads to White House to talk Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is having Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over to the White House on Wednesday to talk about how to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, accordi......

 2022-02-02 20:44 

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4 charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams...

NEW YORK (AP) — Four men have been charged in the overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.U.S. Attorney Damian Williams and New York City Police Commissione......

 2022-02-02 20:43 

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Parkland, Florida, school shooter's trial delayed again...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be delayed until April after prosecutors told the judge Wednesday that they needed more time to interview ......

 2022-02-02 20:41 

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Guatemala detains 9 ex-soldiers, militia in 1982 massacre...

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala said Wednesday they have detained nine former soldiers and militia members for a 1982 massacre of 25 people. Those charged include members of the army......

 2022-02-02 20:31 

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Suspect in Pawtucket's 3rd homicide of the year arraigned...

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing outside a Pawtucket liquor store on Tuesday was held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge.Michael Alvarad......

 2022-02-02 20:30 

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Connecticut governor proposes cutting taxes by $336 million...

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled a five-part plan Wednesday to reduce taxes by about $336 million, with a particular focus on lessening the financial burden of local property taxes.The suggeste......

 2022-02-02 20:26 

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Colorado's Walker flashing potential as a sophomore...

Jabari Walker's potential has always been what catches people's eye. An athletic 6-foot-9, the Colorado sophomore can do things few people his size can.Walker is also still learning the college gam......

 2022-02-02 20:25 

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Testimony: Waffle House shooter wrote to Winfrey, Swift...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people in a Nashville Waffle House in 2018 had written Oprah Winfrey asking for help in determining whether his delusions that Taylor Swift w......

 2022-02-02 20:23 

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Giant iceberg blocks scientists' study of 'Doomsday Glacier'...

Antarctica's so-called Doomsday Glacier, nicknamed because it is huge and coming apart, is mostly thwarting an international effort to figure out how dangerously vulnerable it is. A large iceberg b......

 2022-02-02 20:14 

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Review: Our favorite crash-test dummies return in 'Jackass'...

Pity those in charge of COVID-19 protocols on "Jackass Forever."Imagine, just for starters, the challenges of monitoring the health of participants in something called the "Vomitron." I could descr......

 2022-02-02 20:13 

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Army to immediately start discharging vaccine refusers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Wednesday it will immediately begin discharging soldiers who have refused to get the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, putting more than 3,300 service members at risk of b......

 2022-02-02 20:07 

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America East bans Stony Brook from conference tournaments...

Stony Brook's basketball teams will need to receive at-large bids to the NCAAs if the Seawolves want to make it to the tournament this year.The America East announced Wednesday that the school is i......

 2022-02-02 20:05 

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N Ireland orders halt to border checks in new Brexit glitch...

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's agriculture minister on Wednesday ordered a halt to post-Brexit border checks at ports, another complication in a saga that has soured relations between the U.K. an......

 2022-02-02 20:05 

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New $160M Hawaii psychiatric facility remains empty...

HONOLULU (AP) — Sloping showers, staff training and door fixtures that could pose a risk for suicidal patients are among the issues keeping a $160-million Hawaii psychiatric facility empty nearly a......

 2022-02-02 20:04 

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Scrappy Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi in PSL...

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore Qalandars dropped half a dozen catches but still managed a 29-run win over Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League on Wednesday.Despite scrappy fielding, Lahore ......

 2022-02-02 20:00 

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Hanford begins 1st large-scale treatment of nuke tank wastes...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers on a former nuclear weapons production site have started the first large-scale treatment of radioactive and chemical wastes from large underground storage tanks, a key......

 2022-02-02 19:58 

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Thousands honor fallen Baltimore firefighters at memorial...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands gathered in Baltimore on Wednesday to mourn the loss of three firefighters who died after they were trapped in a burning vacant rowhome when it partially collapsed last w......

 2022-02-02 19:57 

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Angel McCoughtry signs with Minnesota Lynx...

Angel McCoughtry is heading to Minnesota and Briann January is going to Seattle for her final season in the WNBA.McCoughtry spent the past two seasons in Las Vegas after playing in Atlanta since th......

 2022-02-02 19:47 

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Pandemic creates openings for would-be entrepreneurs...

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans looking to start their own business is on the rise, as the coronavirus pandemic creates opportunities for some would-be entrepreneurs.People are starting bus......

 2022-02-02 19:37 

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Anger, questions as ex-cop who killed Black teen is set free...

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2018 conviction of former police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the killing of Black teenager Laquan McDonald marked an important moment in Chicago's history. It was the first time i......

 2022-02-02 19:33 

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Biden grappling with 'perfect storm' of rising gun violence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal guns are flooding the streets. Teenagers are being murdered. And alarming numbers of police officers have been shot dead. Gun violence already on the rise during the pande......

 2022-02-02 19:32 

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Wolf, Democrats outline proposal for $1.7B in pandemic funds...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor and his Democratic allies in the Legislature on Wednesday laid out a proposal to spend federal pandemic relief money on workers, environmental program......

 2022-02-02 19:30 

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Serbian prosecutors: Djokovic's COVID-19 test was valid...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's state prosecutors on Wednesday rejected suggestions that Novak Djokovic used a fake positive test for COVID-19 to try to enter Australia and compete in the Australi......

 2022-02-02 19:26 

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Israel upholds use of surveillance technology on protesters...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general has upheld the Shin Bet security agency's use of mobile-phone tracking technology to monitor and threaten Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem's most sensi......

 2022-02-02 19:25 

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Stutes: 'Large portion' of House members exposed to virus...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House speaker said Wednesday that a "large portion" of state representatives had been exposed to COVID-19 and that plans for a formal floor session had been scuttle......

 2022-02-02 19:24 

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Arizona's housing crisis focus of new bipartisan legislation...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's housing crisis is the focus of new bipartisan legislation announced Wednesday that aims to increase the supply of low income units and set aside $89 million to combat homel......

 2022-02-02 19:20 

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Review slated for 5 bridges sharing design of collapsed span...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has ordered structural reviews of five other bridges with similar construction to the Pittsburgh bridge that collapsed Friday.The Pi......

 2022-02-02 19:18 

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Senate Democrats defeat GOP health care transparency bills...

DENVER (AP) — Majority Democrats on a Colorado legislative committee have defeated two bills their Republican sponsors say were intended to promote transparency in health care administration and pr......

 2022-02-02 19:17 

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More than 200 jobs lost as Parks Hills glass factory closes...

PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) — More than 200 jobs will be lost when a glass factory closes in Park Hill next month, officials said. Piramal Glass officials told city officials on Tuesday the factory's last......

 2022-02-02 19:04 

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USVI drops COVID-19 requirement, urges vaccination...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday lifted a requirement that visitors present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours ahead of their trip.Lt. Gov. Tregen......

 2022-02-02 19:04 

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Gov. Noem's abortion ban stifled by Republican lawmakers...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Republican-controlled South Dakota House committee declined Wednesday to consider a proposal from Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at banning nearly all abortions, stifling a top item o......

 2022-02-02 19:02 

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Conservative party leader in Canada ousted by his lawmakers...

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada's Conservative party has been ousted after a vote by his party's lawmakers. It is third main political rival Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has helped bring down.......

 2022-02-02 18:57 

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License plate reader passed in Nashville, despite opposition...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Metro Council has approved a pilot program to bring license plate readers to the city's streets for six months, despite widespread community opposition. The le......

 2022-02-02 18:56 

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With one senator absent, Biden and Democrats' agenda at risk...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' fragile hold on the Senate majority became even more tenuous Wednesday with the sudden illness of New Mexico Sen. Ben Ray Lujn, which sent shock waves through the......

 2022-02-02 18:54 

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Hall of Famer Granato adds author to list of achievements...

SEATTLE (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato said she had been asked for years to write a book about her experiences in becoming one of the best women's hockey players of all time.She finally ......

 2022-02-02 18:53 

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Second bill to keep older owners in their homes advances...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposal intended to expand a property tax reduction to higher-valued homes to keep older, low-income Idaho residents in their homes headed to the full House on Wednesday.The ......

 2022-02-02 18:38 

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Review: Journey to the origins of the Earth...

"Otherlands: Journeys in Earth's Extinct Ecosystems," by Thomas Halliday (Random House)If there is one uncertainty that has persisted since the beginning of time, it's our planet's impermanence. Th......

 2022-02-02 18:28 

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Old school dismissed: Brady, "Big Ben" and the end of an era...

Tom Brady always had an innate sense of timing. Ben Roethlisberger too. Consider it a prerequisite — perhaps the most important one — if you want to spend a generation in the NFL.They were two side......

 2022-02-02 18:26 

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Dominion contribution-limit bills killed by lawmakers...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On a bipartisan basis, Virginia lawmakers have quickly dispensed with this year's key legislative efforts to rein in campaign cash from Richmond-based lobbying powerhouse Domin......

 2022-02-02 18:24 

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Hodgson equates EPL return to 'siren call from the mermaid'...

WATFORD, England (AP) — Roy Hodgson has equated his return to Premier League management to a sailor receiving a "siren call from the mermaid."The 74-year-old former England coach was hired by Watfo......

 2022-02-02 18:23 

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Betsy DeVos supports Michigan school choice ballot drive...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday backed a Michigan ballot drive to let students attend private schools and pay other educational expenses with accounts fund......

 2022-02-02 18:23 

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Revenue windfall pushes states to consider range of tax cuts...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Soaring tax revenue and billions in pandemic aid from the federal government have left many states with an unusual problem — too much money.The result is one of the most broad......

 2022-02-02 18:11 

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AP WAS THERE: Raiders win 1st Super Bowl beating Vikings...

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ken Stabler directed an Oakland attack that set a Super Bowl offensive record, keyed by Clarence Davis' 137 yards rushing, as the Raiders destroyed the Minnesota Vikings 32-......

 2022-02-02 18:10 

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Raise your hand: Schools seek volunteers in staffing crunch...

With teacher absences mounting and substitutes in short supply, parents may be wondering: Who's teaching the kids?The answer around the U.S. could be a local police officer, National Guard soldier,......

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