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 2022-03-09 21:28 

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Calls to suspend gas taxes across U.S. grow as prices surge...

With gas prices at record highs across the U.S., an increasing number of governors and state lawmakers are calling for the suspension of gas taxes to provide relief to motorists who are facing the ......

 2022-03-09 21:25 

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Alaska North Slope natural gas leak is under investigation...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Authorities are investigating a natural gas leak detected last week at a ConocoPhillips Alaska oil drilling site on Alaska's North Slope, officials said. The leak was detected......

 2022-03-09 21:20 

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5 accused a decade after renowned Puerto Rican boxer killed...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With heads bowed and surrounded by heavily armed police, the first suspects arrested nearly a decade after the fatal shooting of renowned Puerto Rico boxer Hctor Camac......

 2022-03-09 21:06 

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Vandy coach promotes Nick Howell to defensive coordinator...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has announced Nick Howell as the Commodores' new defensive coordinator weeks after hiring him as defensive backs coach. Lea announced the promotio......

 2022-03-09 21:04 

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Pariahs no more? US reaches out to oil states as prices rise...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three checkered oil regimes that President Joe Biden and past U.S. leaders have spectacularly snubbed — Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran — are now targets of U.S. outreach as glob......

 2022-03-09 21:03 

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Brian Flores wants lawsuit against NFL heard in court...

Brian Flores wants the NFL to reject the Miami Dolphins' request for an arbitration hearing regarding his class-action lawsuit against the team and the league alleging racist hiring practices. Flor......

 2022-03-09 21:03 

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NBA Prospect Watch: Eason is 6th Man like no others in SEC...

The Southeastern Conference has never had a sixth man of the year quite like LSU's Tari Eason.The Cincinnati transfer is averaging a team-leading 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds off the bench for the ......

 2022-03-09 20:59 

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Key players gone, but Cincy's Fickell says 'run is not over'...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell has suggested a book about Cincinnati's upcoming football season could be titled "Life Without Desmond Ridder."While finding a replacement for the record-settin......

 2022-03-09 20:57 

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Seattle schools will drop COVID-19 mask mandate...

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools says it will lift its COVID-19 mask mandate beginning Monday.Late last month Gov. Jay Inslee said the statewide mask requirement for schools would lift on Marc......

 2022-03-09 20:54 

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Delaware paramedic gets probation for fake vaccine cards...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware paramedic has been sentenced to six months of probation for making and selling fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.David Hodges pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor on Monda......

 2022-03-09 20:53 

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Literary journal Conjunctions to shut down this fall...

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent literary journal is shutting down this fall after losing support from its publisher, Bard College. Conjunctions, founded in 1981 by Bradford Morrow and the recipient of ......

 2022-03-09 20:49 

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2 Vermont groups announce plans to expand broadband internet...

Two communications districts are gearing up to lay fiber optic cable in parts of northwestern Vermont this summer as part of a wider state effort to expand broadband internet services throughout th......

 2022-03-09 20:49 

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Lawsuit seeks to stop group's door-to-door voter fraud hunt...

DENVER (AP) — A coalition of civil and voting rights organizations invoked the 19th-century Ku Klux Klan Act in a lawsuit filed Wednesday seeking to stop a group of Donald Trump supporters from goi......

 2022-03-09 20:45 

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Women sue Idaho over expensive hair-braiding license rules...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Idaho women are suing the state in federal court over its expensive training requirement for professional hair-braiders. The women, represented by the Institute for Justic......

 2022-03-09 20:43 

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Highlights of Congress' $1.5 trillion spending bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are racing to pass a mammoth $1.5 trillion legislative package that would fund the government for the rest of the year and deliver badly needed humanitarian ......

 2022-03-09 20:43 

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USC signs Andy Enfield to 6-year contract extension...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Enfield's success in turning around Southern California's basketball program has earned him a six-year contract extension.Athletic director Mike Bohn announced the extension......

 2022-03-09 20:41 

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Gillespie Big East POY again, Cooley 1st Friars coach to win...

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova guard Collin Gillespie won his second consecutive Big East player of the year award Wednesday, and Ed Cooley was selected coach of the year after guiding Providence to its......

 2022-03-09 20:37 

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MiGs for Ukraine: Who will send them -- and how?...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An awkward dispute between the United States and NATO ally Poland is casting doubt on Ukraine's hopes to obtain the MiG fighter jets it says it needs to defend against Russia'......

 2022-03-09 20:34 

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W.Va. senator worries film tax credit could aid Bette Midler...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators passed a bill Wednesday that would reinstate the state's film tax credit after one Republican lawmaker spoke against the legislation, saying it benef......

 2022-03-09 20:26 

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It's personal: Nets, 76ers meet after Simmons-Harden swap...

Ben Simmons will be on the bench, boos raining down from all corners of his old home.James Harden and Kyrie Irving will go head-to-head on the court, their explosive partnership having flamed out i......

 2022-03-09 20:26 

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Magnussen back to F1 with Haas team that fired him in 2020...

Kevin Magnussen will make a surprise return to Formula One this season with the same team that fired him a year ago. The Danish driver was rehired Wednesday by Haas F1 to replace Russian driver Nik......

 2022-03-09 20:21 

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Sheltering from bombs, Ukraine's 'cellar violinist' plays on...

ROME, Italy (AP) — A gentle tune from a violin played by a musician who has been dubbed Ukraine's "cellar violinist" is a lullaby for a child sheltered in the dark basement of an apartment building......

 2022-03-09 20:19 

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AP source: Commanders agree to acquire Wentz from Colts...

The Washington Commanders have agreed to acquire quarterback Carson Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.The person spoke to The Associate......

 2022-03-09 20:17 

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Syracuse routs Florida State 96-57 in ACC tourney...

NEW YORK (AP) — Cole Swider had 28 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes, Joe Girard added 16 points and No. 9 seed Syracuse beat eighth-seeded Florida State 96-57 on Wednesday in the second round o......

 2022-03-09 20:14 

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Maciver returns to Blackhawks as associate GM under Davidson...

CHICAGO (AP) — Norm Maciver is returning to the Chicago Blackhawks after he was hired as associate general manager under new GM Kyle Davidson.The team announced Maciver's return on Wednesday. The 5......

 2022-03-09 20:13 

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San Francisco to nix vaccination proof at gyms, bars...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will stop requiring proof of vaccination to enter some indoor businesses, including restaurants, bars, fitness centers and gyms, officials announced Wednesday. Th......

 2022-03-09 20:10 

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Tax cut sails through House; findings show big boost to rich...

ATLANTA (AP) — A plan to cut Georgia state income taxes by more than $1 billion passed the state House Wednesday on a 115-52 vote, with a significant number of Democrats backing the plan despite fi......

 2022-03-09 20:00 

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Biden restores California's power to set car emissions rules...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is restoring California's authority to set its own tailpipe pollution standards for cars, reversing a Trump administration policy and likely ushering in s......

 2022-03-09 19:59 

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Kings' Sabonis suspended 1 game for making contact with ref...

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA suspended Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis one game without pay on Wednesday for aggressively confronting and making contact with an official who called him for a te......

 2022-03-09 19:52 

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Austrian skier Strolz builds big lead in World Cup slalom...

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Austrian skier Johannes Strolz mastered a tricky slalom course Wednesday to finish nearly a second ahead of the field in the first run of a World Cup night race.The Olympic ......

 2022-03-09 19:52 

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University of Oklahoma to accept more nursing students...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma will accept more nursing students in an effort to offset a shortage of nurses in the state. The university will accept 100% of qualified nursing appl......

 2022-03-09 19:45 

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NY Philharmonic's Geffen Hall to reopen in October...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic's remodeled David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center will reopen in October following a fully-funded $550 million renovation.The Philharmonic announced in April......

 2022-03-09 19:42 

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Lee County School District voters approve $8M bond issue...

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Voters in a north Mississippi school district have approved an $8 million bond issue to pay for renovation of some existing buildings and construction of new facilities for ext......

 2022-03-09 19:38 

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Guatemala increases abortion penalty, bans same-sex marriage...

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan lawmakers have increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures.As some of......

 2022-03-09 19:33 

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55 tons of lettuce fed to Florida's starving manatees...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More than 55 tons of lettuce have been fed to starving Florida manatees as part of an experimental program to help the slow-moving marine mammals since their natural foo......

 2022-03-09 19:33 

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Native Americans fret as report card released on 2020 census...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Plans for the 2020 census were set well in advance to ensure Native Americans living on reservations were counted more accurately than during the 2010 census, when almost 5%......

 2022-03-09 19:31 

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Syracuse star Boeheim appears to hit opponent in ACC game...

NEW YORK (AP) — Syracuse star Buddy Boeheim appeared to punch Florida State's Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach during the first half of the Orange's second-round game in the Atlantic Coast Conference To......

 2022-03-09 19:31 

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Tony Awards to return to return to regular date and place...

NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that show business is snapping back to its pre-pandemic rhythm, the Tony Awards will once again take place in June and at a familiar location, Radio City Music Hall.......

 2022-03-09 19:28 

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Packers' next challenge: building around Rodgers, Adams...

Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said last month salary cap concerns shouldn't prevent the team from building a quality roster around Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams if both player......

 2022-03-09 19:19 

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Vegas lawyer shot by FBI allegedly headed $300M Ponzi scheme...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities allege that a Las Vegas attorney who was shot and wounded before his arrest by FBI agents last week headed a $300 million Ponzi scheme that bilked investors fro......

 2022-03-09 19:13 

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Dems pushing Ukraine aid, $1.5T budget package through House...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats began pushing $13.6 billion in aid for besieged Ukraine and European allies through the House on Wednesday, part of a $1.5 trillion bipartisan compromise to finance fede......

 2022-03-09 19:09 

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Arkansas men sentenced for fraudulent wind farm project...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas men have been sentenced to federal prison for fraud and money laundering related to a proposed wind farm project in Elm Springs, Arkansas, that was never buil......

 2022-03-09 19:00 

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Pariah? Hardly. Banks are still willing to lend to Trump...

NEW YORK (AP) — A bank's decision to loan Donald Trump's company $100 million is the latest evidence the former president might survive fraud investigations and a business-world backlash over his e......

 2022-03-09 18:56 

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6N: Wales 'gone extra mile' to ensure Francis fit to play...

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Tomas Francis' selection against France in the Six Nations after a head injury was defended by his Wales coach Wayne Pivac on Wednesday.Francis was picked to start at tighthea......

 2022-03-09 18:52 

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Construction could start in May on new Terre Haute casino...

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The company selected to open a new casino in Terre Haute said it could start construction work on the project as soon as late May.Churchill Downs Inc. officials told the In......

 2022-03-09 18:51 

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SMU's Davis is AAC player of year; Sampson top coach...

IRVING, Texas (AP) — SMU senior guard Kendric Davis is the American Athletic Conference player of the year, as selected by the league's 11 head coaches.Davis, who leads the conference with 19.5 poi......

 2022-03-09 18:25 

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Texas loses appeal over investigation of trans teen's family...

A Texas court on Wednesday tossed out the state's appeal of an order preventing child welfare officials from investigating the parents of a transgender teenager over gender-confirming care the yout......

 2022-03-09 18:19 

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Kentucky governor signs name, image and likeness measure...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a high-profile name, image and likeness measure into law on Wednesday, saying it recognizes that athletes are the "main attraction" in colleg......

 2022-03-09 18:18 

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Leicester striker Vardy out several weeks with knee injury...

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will be sidelined for several weeks because of a knee injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday.The 35-year-old Vardy had recently returned from a hamstring injur......

 2022-03-09 18:17 

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GOP candidate Jensen picks ex-Viking Birk as running mate...

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen has named former Minnesota Viking and Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk as his running mate. Jensen made the announcement Tuesday......

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