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 2022-03-09 18:14 

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SD regulators to consider Keystone XL pipeline's exit...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — More than a year after President Joe Biden revoked the federal permit for the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, lawyers for the halted project are asking South Dakota regula......

 2022-03-09 18:11 

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Jussie Smollett to learn fate after staged attack conviction...

CHICAGO (AP) — More than three years after Jussie Smollett told police he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on a dark, cold Chicago street, all of the questions swirling around the a......

 2022-03-09 18:11 

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Did Amazon violate federal laws? Lawmakers ask for DOJ probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers followed through Wednesday on their threat to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, asking the Justice Department to investigate whether the tech giant and senior exe......

 2022-03-09 18:08 

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Colorado elections clerk indicted in voting system breach...

A grand jury in Colorado has indicted a county election clerk who sowed doubt about the 2020 presidential election, alleging she was part of a "deceptive scheme" to breach voting system technology ......

 2022-03-09 18:06 

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Chevron Phillips agrees to cut pollution at 3 Texas plants...

HOUSTON (AP) — Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. will pay $118 million for upgrades and compliance measures at three Texas petrochemical plants and pay a $3.4 million civil penalty over allegations tha......

 2022-03-09 18:05 

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Vatican replaces Puerto Rico bishop who alleges persecution...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The bishop of the Arecibo diocese in Puerto Rico said Wednesday that the Vatican was replacing him against his wishes.The announcement comes nearly a year after Monsign......

 2022-03-09 18:00 

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Kent State's Carry named Mid-American Player of Year...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State's strong season in the Mid-American Conference has been rewarded with junior guard Sincere Carry being named the league's top player and Rob Senderoff winning coach of t......

 2022-03-09 18:00 

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Texas-styled Idaho abortion measure advances in House...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House panel of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban abortions after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo — at about six weeks of pregnancy — by all......

 2022-03-09 18:00 

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KU signs Big 12 Coach of the Year Schneider to 4-year deal...

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Schneider signed a new four-year contract with Kansas on Wednesday that will pay the Big 12 coach of the year $400,000 annually along with numerous benefits and incent......

 2022-03-09 17:58 

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Ontario to remove mask mandates on March 21...

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest province is removing mask mandates on March 21 in most settings, including schools, officials announced Wednesday. The province of Ontario said improving health indi......

 2022-03-09 17:56 

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Iditarod leader Seavey first to leave ghost town of Ophir...

Dallas Seavey was leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Wednesday.Seavey, who is attempting to become the Iditarod's greatest champion ever, was the first musher to leave the checkpoint in......

 2022-03-09 17:55 

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State high court weighs legalizing medically assisted death...

BOSTON (AP) — A retired doctor with terminal cancer is the focus of a case before Massachusetts' highest court over whether medically assisted death should be permitted in the state.The state Supre......

 2022-03-09 17:54 

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Cooper sides against NC Senate incumbent deViere in primary...

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has endorsed the challenger of a sitting state senator in the May 17 primary -- an unusual public intervention by Cooper in intra......

 2022-03-09 17:41 

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First Afghan refugees arrive at new center in Virginia...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A first group of Afghan refugees have arrived at a new temporary housing facility in Northern Virginia as the U.S. works to resettle people who fled the Taliban takeover of their ......

 2022-03-09 17:38 

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Bus firm reaches settlement over Disabilities Act violation...

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in North Dakota says it has reached a settlement with a bus transit service to resolve a complaint that the company violated the federal law that prote......

 2022-03-09 17:35 

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Rebel Wilson gets ready to host the BAFTA Film Awards...

London (AP) — In 2020, Rebel Wilson flew from Australia to present the best director trophy at the BAFTA Film Awards.Her humorous speech, which referenced a lack of women nominated in the category ......

 2022-03-09 17:16 

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WHO issues COVID testing advice, long after critics' call...

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has issued guidance advising people on how to test themselves for the coronavirus, months after critics said the lack of recommendations was comp......

 2022-03-09 17:14 

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Joplin mayor: Rally behind slain and wounded officers...

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — In the wake of shootings that left one police officer dead and two others badly wounded, the mayor of Joplin urged residents Wednesday to pull together, just as they did 11 years......

 2022-03-09 17:13 

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Clark County districts loosens measures to curb COVID spread...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest school district is loosening some of its COVID-19 restrictions.Effective Wednesday, the Clark County School District no longer requires wearing of masks on school ......

 2022-03-09 17:03 

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SPLC report: Hate groups in decline as views hit mainstream...

The number of white nationalist, neo-Nazi and anti-government extremist groups across the U.S. fell for a third straight year in 2021, even as some groups were reinvigorated by the Jan. 6 attack on......

 2022-03-09 17:02 

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Florida women's hoops coach Finley gets $3.7M contract...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida women's basketball coach Kelly Rae Finley's recently signed five-year contract is worth $740,000 annually.The University Athletic Association released her contract ......

 2022-03-09 16:52 

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GOP-led Michigan Legislature to vote to pause state gas tax...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday will start voting to freeze, for six months, Michigan's 27.2-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes amid pump prices that exceed ......

 2022-03-09 16:47 

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Indian Health Service head nominated amid tough challenges...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce Wednesday that he is nominating veteran health administrator Roselyn Tso to oversee the federal agency that delivers health care to more th......

 2022-03-09 16:40 

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Senate GOP spending plan calls for state employee pay raises...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A two-year state spending plan revealed Wednesday by Senate Republicans in Kentucky includes pay raises for state workers and directs money to overhaul state parks and the sta......

 2022-03-09 16:39 

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Victoria the bear, who danced at theme park, dies at 32...

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — A 32-year-old trained black bear who was a featured performer at a New Hampshire theme park has died. Victoria the bear, who died Monday, was part of a show at Clark's Trading ......

 2022-03-09 16:38 

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Holocaust survivor Inge Deutschkron dies at 99 in Berlin...

BERLIN (AP) — Inge Deutschkron, a Holocaust survivor who hid in Berlin during the Third Reich to escape deportation to Nazi death camps and later wrote an autobiography, has died. She was 99.Deutsc......

 2022-03-09 16:36 

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US job openings near record, adding to price pressures...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses posted a near-record level of open jobs in January, a trend that has pushed up worker's pay and added to inflationary pressures in the U.S. Employers posted 11.3 m......

 2022-03-09 16:25 

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Review: 'Ocean State' a story of love, both good and bad...

"Ocean State," by Stewart O'Nan (Grove Press)In Stewart O'Nan's "Ocean State," the very first line reveals that a teenage girl was murdered — and also who did it. Angel killed Birdy, we learn, beca......

 2022-03-09 16:23 

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Dairyland exploring nuclear energy in NuScale agreement...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse-based energy company is exploring the possibility of adding nuclear energy back into its mix of power sources. Dairyland Power Cooperative has entered into an agr......

 2022-03-09 16:23 

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Florida lawmakers won't pass budget before end of session...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers won't be able to pass a budget before their regularly scheduled 60-day session ends Friday.House and Senate budget leaders were still negotiating differen......

 2022-03-09 16:23 

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Board directs Michigan pension funds to dump Russian assets...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Opposing the war in Ukraine, a state board on Wednesday directed Michigan's retirement systems to dump assets invested in Russian companies and securities.Before Russia's inva......

 2022-03-09 16:05 

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US man who got 1st pig heart transplant dies after 2 months...

The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday. David Benne......

 2022-03-09 15:48 

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State official calls for investigation into high gas prices...

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts secretary of state has called for an investigation into the sudden surge of gasoline and heating oil prices across the state that have occurred since Russia's invasi......

 2022-03-09 15:45 

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Maine senator joins push to stop Russia from selling gold...

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is joining a push to clamp down on Russia's ability to sell gold reserves.Sen. Angus King is working with Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas a......

 2022-03-09 15:43 

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Panthers bring back kicker Gonzalez on 2-year contract...

CHARLOTTE, N.C, (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have re-signed kicker Zane Gonzalez to a two-year contract after he helped solidify the kicking position last season. Gonzalez was set to become an unre......

 2022-03-09 15:41 

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Besieged Ukraine city of Mariupol buries dead in mass grave...

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Under steady Russian bombardment, workers in Ukraine's besieged southern port city of Mariupol are hastily and unceremoniously burying scores of dead Ukrainian civilians an......

 2022-03-09 15:39 

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Vermont lawmakers consider compromise gun bill after veto...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are working on a compromise bill to make it harder for people who are prohibited from buying guns to do so. Last month, Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a ......

 2022-03-09 15:37 

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Europe faces pressure to join boycott of Russian oil and gas...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe faces a tough choice: Is it worth a recession to choke off oil and gas money to Russia while it fights a war in Ukraine? The 27-member European Union faces far more economic ......

 2022-03-09 15:34 

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Charles Entenmann, who helped expand family's bakery, dies...

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Edward Entenmann, who helped turn his family's New York-based bakery into a national brand, died in Florida at age 92.Entenmann died Feb. 24 in Hialeah, his son, Char......

 2022-03-09 15:22 

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NC contractor fined over deaths of 2 workers in Alabama...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal regulators fined a North Carolina electrical contractor more than $40,000 following the deaths of two young apprentices who were electrocuted while repairing downed ......

 2022-03-09 15:07 

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Ballmer crafts new funding strategy to confront gun violence...

Gun violence in America is a public health crisis that is worsening with pandemic-like speed. So says Steve Ballmer, the billionaire philanthropist whose nonprofit is devising a new remedy to addre......

 2022-03-09 15:00 

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Nestle plans Arizona factory for plant-based coffee creamers...

PHOENIX (AP) — Nestle USA announced Wednesday it will build a $675 million plant in metro Phoenix to produce beverages including oat milk coffee creamers as consumer demand soars for plant-based pr......

 2022-03-09 14:49 

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OxyContin maker seeks approval for latest settlement plan...

Purdue Pharma will ask a federal judge Wednesday to approve a nationwide settlement that will transform the company into a public trust and contribute up to $6 billion from members of the Sackler f......

 2022-03-09 14:48 

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Jessica Berman new leader of National Women's Soccer League...

Jessica Berman, a former executive for the NHL and the National Lacrosse League, has been named commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League. Berman replaces Lisa Baird, who resigned last Oct......

 2022-03-09 14:40 

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BMW recalls vehicles for 3rd time due to engine fire risk...

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling more than 917,000 older cars and SUVs in the U.S. — most for a third time — to fix a problem that can cause engine compartment fires.The recall covers many 3 Series,......

 2022-03-09 14:40 

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Mazepin shocked at firing from F1 team, creates foundation...

Russian Formula One driver Nikita Mazepin said he's still shocked about being fired from the Haas team following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and is creating a foundation to help excluded athletes.......

 2022-03-09 14:28 

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Masks no longer required as Maine Legislature gathers...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are reconvening without a mask requirement for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.Legislative leaders lifted the mask mandate this week, and the ......

 2022-03-09 14:19 

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Greek PM accepts invitation for talks with Turkey's Erdogan...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister accepted an invitation to hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday, a rare meeting as their nations remain at odds ......

 2022-03-09 14:16 

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Antarctic explorer Shackleton's ship found after a century...

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say they have found the sunken wreck of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, more than a century after it was lost to the Antarctic ice.The Falklands Maritime......

 2022-03-09 14:10 

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Employees laid off after fire guts potato chip plant...

Hermiston, Ore. (AP) — Two weeks after a fire severely damaged a plant that produced chips and salty snacks in northeast Oregon the company says it will lay off all of the site's employees.The Shea......

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