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 2022-03-08 20:18 

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AP PHOTOS: Tulips, hugs for refugees on women's holiday...

The mouth of a harried woman who has just fled war-battered Ukraine curves up in a tentative smile when a Romanian immigrations officer hands her a purple tulip he has plucked from a bouquet. A gli......

 2022-03-08 20:17 

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Murphy unveils $48.9B budget, seeks property tax relief...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday proposed a $48.9 billion budget that boosts K-12 funding by $650 million, makes a full public pension payment for the second s......

 2022-03-08 20:12 

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Chanel caps Paris Fashion Week with swaths of iconic tweeds...

PARIS (AP) — Chanel took guests, including Venus Williams, on a journey of discovery inside the Grand Palais Ephemere Tuesday to the landscapes and colors of the Scottish countryside. On the final ......

 2022-03-08 20:11 

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Vaccine mandate for federal employees awaits court ruling...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas overstepped his authority when he blocked President Joe Biden's requirement that all federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, an attorney for t......

 2022-03-08 20:08 

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EPA memo steers water money to disadvantaged communities...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration issued guidance to states on Tuesday that it said will ensure the country's largest-ever investment in water infrastructure doesn't bypass disadvantaged co......

 2022-03-08 19:53 

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Monahan ready to move, waiting on Mickelson to call him...

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Emboldened by support from golf's biggest stars, Commissioner Jay Monahan said Tuesday the PGA Tour was ready to move on from the threat of a Saudi-funded rival leagu......

 2022-03-08 19:40 

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Burmeister first Iditarod musher to reach Nikolai...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Aaron Burmeister has the early lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Burmeister was the first musher to check in to race officials in the village of Nikolai, which is 26......

 2022-03-08 19:39 

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Kentucky Senate passes bill aimed at energy boycotts...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation that would keep the state's government from doing business with financial companies that have decided to cut their investments in fo......

 2022-03-08 19:33 

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Echoing Churchill, Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will fight to end...

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy evoked wartime British leader Winston Churchill on Tuesday as he told the U.K. Parliament that Ukrainians would fight Russian invaders to the e......

 2022-03-08 19:29 

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Deion Sanders has 2 toes amputated after medical setback...

Deion Sanders had two toes on his left foot amputated due to blood clots stemming from a previous surgery.The Jackson State head coach and NFL Hall of Famer revealed the severity of his foot injur......

 2022-03-08 19:16 

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Moscow patriarch stokes Orthodox tensions with war remarks...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, leader of Russia's dominant religious group, has sent his strongest signal yet justifying his country's invasion of Ukraine — describing the conflict as part of a......

 2022-03-08 19:12 

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University gets collection from lawyer who argued 'Roe' case...

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Papers, pictures and other artifacts belonging to Sarah Weddington, a Texas lawyer who at the age of 26 successfully argued the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade before......

 2022-03-08 19:12 

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Italy helps Ukrainian synchronized swim team reach Rome...

ROME (AP) — Most members of the Ukrainian women's synchronized swim team arrived in Rome on Tuesday after fleeing the war in their homeland with Italian help.Ten athletes and two coaches traveled i......

 2022-03-08 19:06 

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Arkansas governor signs police payments bill as session ends...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law legislation Tuesday giving one-time payments to law enforcement officers and raising state troopers' pay as lawmakers wrapped u......

 2022-03-08 19:05 

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Missouri Gov. Parson announces trade trip to UK, Ireland...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady are planning a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland this week, the couple announced Tuesday.The two will be overse......

 2022-03-08 18:56 

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Georgia House passes broad changes to mental health programs...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House of Representatives on Tuesday pushed forward a broad set of changes to the state's lagging mental health system, with one sponsor pledging that "we are actually going......

 2022-03-08 18:56 

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Matt Turner out a couple more weeks with ankle injury...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England's Matt Turner will likely be sidelined for a couple more weeks by an ankle injury, raising the possibility the United States will be without its top two goalkee......

 2022-03-08 18:46 

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Man fatally shot during Southern California baby shower...

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — A 25-year-old man was shot to death during an argument at a Southern California home where a baby shower was being held, authorities said Tuesday.The shooting was reported ......

 2022-03-08 18:45 

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McDonald's to temporarily close 850 stores in Russia...

DETROIT (AP) — McDonald's said Tuesday it is temporarily closing all of its 850 restaurants in Russia in response to the country's invasion of Ukraine.The burger giant said it will continue paying ......

 2022-03-08 18:40 

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Indiana lawmakers near vote on multiyear income tax cut...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers could vote Tuesday on a plan that a top Republican said would include an individual income tax cut phased in over several years.Republican House Speaker Todd H......

 2022-03-08 18:38 

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Kansas guard Agbaji unanimous pick for AP Big 12 top player...

Kansas senior guard Ochai Agbaji is the unanimous pick as The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year after the league's leading scorer helped the sixth-ranked Jayhawks share the regular-season ......

 2022-03-08 18:34 

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Jordan says prince apologizes over last year's palace feud...

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The royal court in Jordan said Tuesday that the half-brother of King Abdullah II has apologized for his role in a rare palace feud last year and is seeking the king's forgivene......

 2022-03-08 18:32 

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Railroad unions keep fighting BNSF's new attendance rules...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The unions that represent roughly half of BNSF's workers continue to fight against the railroad's new attendance rules that they say penalizes them for missing work for any reaso......

 2022-03-08 18:24 

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Rodgers reportedly agrees to stay with Packers next season...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is planning to come back to the Green Bay Packers for an 18th season, a move that keeps the reigning MVP off the trade market and answers the question that had ......

 2022-03-08 18:22 

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Fever trade McCowan to Wings, now has 4 1st-round WNBA picks...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Indiana has traded center Teaira McCowan to the Dallas Wings in a deal that gives the Fever two more picks in the first round of the next WNBA draft. The Fever got the fourt......

 2022-03-08 18:21 

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Dylan McDermott reinvents modern gangster on 'Law & Order'...

NEW YORK (AP) — The DNA for Dylan McDermott to reinvent the modern-day gangster began at childhood and carried through to his struggling young actor days, when the "Law and Order: Organized Crime" ......

 2022-03-08 18:09 

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Florida lawmakers send 'Don't Say Gay' bill to Gov. DeSantis...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill to forbid instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, rejecting a wave of criticis......

 2022-03-08 18:06 

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Walmart plans large fulfillment center in Pennsylvania...

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Walmart has announced plans for a large fulfilment center in central Pennsylvania that the company says will bring as many as 600 permanent full-time jobs to the area.Walma......

 2022-03-08 18:04 

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Column: On course and in Hall of Fame, Tiger overshadows all...

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is going into the World Golf Hall of Fame with three others who no doubt will be overshadowed in the presence of a player who transcended the sport like n......

 2022-03-08 18:02 

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Badgers' Johnny Davis, Greg Gard take AP Big Ten top honors...

Wisconsin's Johnny Davis is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and the Badgers' Greg Gard is coach of the year.Davis won top honors over Iowa's Keegan Murray on Tuesd......

 2022-03-08 17:53 

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MLB launches $1M fund for ballpark workers, matching union...

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball launched a $1 million fund Tuesday to support spring training workers impacted by canceled games, matching the amount of the fund the players' association anno......

 2022-03-08 17:50 

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Cuba says large fire at power plant quickly extinguished...

HAVANA (AP) — A large fire at a thermoelectric power plant near Cuba's capital was quickly extinguished and officials reported that it had not affected energy supplies.State news media showed large......

 2022-03-08 17:50 

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School employee files complaint over remote work request...

BOSTON (AP) — A middle school counselor and social worker has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination alleging she was unfairly fired after she asked to work from......

 2022-03-08 17:50 

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Proud Boys leader charged with conspiracy in Capitol riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group was arrested Tuesday on a conspiracy charge for his suspected role in a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congr......

 2022-03-08 17:50 

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Emotions buffet NJ coastal wind project in peek at US future...

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some warned that God will be angry if windmills mar the pristine horizon, and some claimed climate change either isn't real or isn't caused by human activity.Others said cli......

 2022-03-08 17:46 

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MLB, union meet ahead of deadline to salvage 162-game season...

NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiators for locked out players and Major League Baseball held a morning bargaining session ahead of Commissioner Rob Manfred's Tuesday deadline for a deal that would preserve a ......

 2022-03-08 17:46 

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Ukraine gets $700K donation from Grand Slams, WTA, ATP, ITF...

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — A charitable donation of $700,000 to aid humanitarian relief efforts via Global Giving's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund and to support the Ukraine Tennis Federation was made......

 2022-03-08 17:44 

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Russian soccer federation appeals against FIFA, UEFA bans...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian soccer federation appealed Tuesday to have its FIFA and UEFA bans frozen and other punishments overturned.Russian teams were expelled from competition on Fe......

 2022-03-08 17:36 

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Kentucky's Tshiebwe earns AP's SEC player of year honors...

Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe is a unanimous pick as The Associated Press player of the year in the Southeastern Conference. No. 4 Auburn's Bruce Pearl is coach of the year and Tigers' freshman f......

 2022-03-08 17:36 

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Voters cast ballots on controversial Georgia spaceport...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county's plan to build a rocket launch pad for sending satellites into space went before voters Tuesday in a referendum forced by opponents who fear the project pose......

 2022-03-08 17:31 

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US officials reverse course on pesticide's harm to wildlife...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have reversed their previous finding that a widely used and highly toxic pesticide could jeopardize dozens of plants and animals with extinction, afte......

 2022-03-08 17:28 

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Kansas AG asking judge to dismiss redistricting lawsuits...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking a Wyandotte County judge to dismiss two lawsuits filed against new Kansas congressional district lines enacted by Republican lawmakers.S......

 2022-03-08 17:28 

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Kraken sign F Jared McCann to 5-year contract extension...

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken signed forward Jared McCann on Tuesday to a five-year contract extension worth an average of $5 million per season, locking up one of their young core players for ......

 2022-03-08 17:15 

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6 ex-Cyclones will be inducted into Iowa St Hall of Fame...

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Six former athletes representing five sports will be inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame in September, the school announced Tuesday.The induction ceremony will be ......

 2022-03-08 17:06 

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Wake Forest's Williams, Forbes take AP top honors for ACC...

Wake Forest guard Alondes Williams is The Associated Press men's basketball player of the year for the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Demon Deacons' Steve Forbes was named coach of the year a......

 2022-03-08 17:05 

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Amid abortion rights threat, OB-GYNs more vocal with support...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the Supreme Court mulls whether to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists filed a brief against the state law,......

 2022-03-08 17:00 

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Friars tote first top seed as Big East hits big 4-0 at MSG...

NEW YORK (AP) — For the past four decades, the Providence Friars have been coming to Madison Square Garden to play the Big East Tournament. But in a sense, they've never really been here before. No......

 2022-03-08 16:44 

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Musk asks judge to nullify subpoena, throw out deal with SEC...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking a federal judge to nullify a subpoena from securities regulators and throw out a 2018 court agreement in which Musk had to have someone pre-approve his ......

 2022-03-08 16:43 

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NFL salary cap for 2022 increases by nearly $26M to $208.2M...

The NFL's salary cap for 2022 will be $208.2 million, a healthy increase from the previous, pandemic-impacted years.The cap is going up from $182.5 million, which was down by nearly $10 million fro......

 2022-03-08 16:42 

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Average price for a gallon of gas in US hits a record $4.17...

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hit a record $4.17 Tuesday as the country prepares to ban Russian oil imports.The average price rose by 10 cents per gallon in one day, and it......

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