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 2022-03-07 17:35 

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Russian gymnast facing ban for pro-invasion symbol on podium...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak is expected to be investigated after displaying a symbol on his uniform supporting the invasion of Ukraine.Kuliak taped the "Z" symbol — see......

 2022-03-07 17:30 

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Biden EPA proposes stronger heavy truck pollution limits...

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration is proposing stronger pollution regulations for new tractor-trailer rigs that would clean up smoky diesel engines and encourage new technologies during the n......

 2022-03-07 17:29 

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Review: 'Sandy Hook' is vital reading in the post-truth age...

"Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for the Truth" by Elizabeth Williamson (Dutton)If you stand on a street corner all day yelling at passersby, you might reach a few hundred people. If......

 2022-03-07 17:23 

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Arizona Senate bill allows deadly force for property damage...

PHOENIX (AP) — A bill sponsored by a Republican state senator set for a vote Monday would allow business owners or their employees to use deadly force to defend their property against smash-and-gra......

 2022-03-07 17:16 

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Trial next for 4 accused in Michigan governor kidnap plot...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Were they gullible foul-mouthed men under the spell of undercover agents? Or a rogue cast seething with enough anger to actually want to kidnap Michigan's governor?Jury s......

 2022-03-07 17:10 

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FIFA set to let foreign players leave Russia until June...

LONDON (AP) — The global soccer union is asking FIFA to allow foreign players based in Russia to leave their clubs permanently, although the governing body looks set to only permit a temporary susp......

 2022-03-07 17:04 

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Moderna signs with Kenya for first mRNA facility in Africa...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Moderna signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya's government on Monday for the drugmaker's first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa, the company said.The go......

 2022-03-07 17:00 

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Pamela Anderson set to make her Broadway debut in 'Chicago'...

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the planet's biggest celebrities will play a woman desperately craving fame when Pamela Anderson makes her Broadway debut next month in the musical "Chicago," The Associated ......

 2022-03-07 16:46 

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Israel says it downed 2 Iranian drones in other countries...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Monday that it used sophisticated F-35 stealth fighters to shoot down two Iranian drones in third countries a year ago, providing details about the incide......

 2022-03-07 16:42 

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O'Farrell, who succeeded Busby as Man United manager, dies...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Frank O'Farrell, who had the challenging task of replacing Matt Busby as manager of Manchester United, has died. He was 94.O'Farrell';s death was announced Monday by Man U......

 2022-03-07 16:30 

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Mbapp reportedly injured ahead of game against Real Madrid...

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe took a knock on his foot during training two days before the team travels to Real Madrid for a Champions League game, according to French medi......

 2022-03-07 16:26 

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Dolly Parton, James Patterson — in words and music...

LA VERGNE, Tennessee (AP) — Sometimes even Dolly Parton has a hard time keeping up with the legend of Dolly Parton."I often go into my museum in Dollywood, you know, because I'm in the mood to be t......

 2022-03-07 16:22 

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Maine lawmaker proposes suspending state's gas tax for year...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Maine wants the state to suspend its gas tax during a time when the state is expecting new tax revenue and prices at the pump are rising.Rep. Laurel L......

 2022-03-07 16:11 

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Sheriff: 4 of 7 killed in Iowa tornadoes from same family...

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Four of the seven people killed in devastating storms that tore through central Iowa were members of the same family who had sought shelter inside a home that was razed by a ......

 2022-03-07 16:11 

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Trial to start for lawsuit over Denver police use of force...

DENVER (AP) — The trial for a lawsuit accusing Denver police of using indiscriminate force two years ago against people protesting the killing of George Floyd was set to start Monday in federal cou......

 2022-03-07 16:10 

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Possible Russia oil embargo drives US outreach to Venezuela...

MIAMI (AP) — Senior U.S. officials secretly traveled to Venezuela over the weekend in a bid to unfreeze hostile relations with Vladimir Putin's top ally in Latin America, a top oil exporter whose r......

 2022-03-07 16:03 

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Major power utilities charge higher-than-average late fees...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Kinney, a resident of Rapides Parish in central Louisiana, has seen his electricity disconnected eight times in the past two years for falling behind on his energy bills to......

 2022-03-07 16:01 

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Arizona to remember COVID-19 dead at 'Memorial Day' event...

PHOENIX (AP) — The nearly 28,000 Arizona residents who have died of COVID-19 will be honored with a public ceremony.A first ever COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day will be held Monday afte......

 2022-03-07 16:00 

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AP Sportlight...

—-March 81954 — The Milwaukee Hawks beat the Baltimore Bullets twice 64-54 and 65-54, in the only doubleheader in NBA history involving the same two teams.1958 — Silky Sullivan, ridden by Bill Shoe......

 2022-03-07 15:55 

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Kohl's to open 100 small-format stores, expand Sephora shops...

NEW YORK (AP) — Department store chain Kohl's said it expects to increase sales by a low-single-digit percentage annually, with plans to open 100 new small-format stores in the next four years and ......

 2022-03-07 15:50 

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UC Berkeley declines group's offer to admit 1K more students...

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of residents that successfully challenged the University of California, Berkeley to limit its undergraduate enrollment offered to allow 1,000 additional students in ......

 2022-03-07 15:47 

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IndyCar adds 4 musical acts to Iowa Speedway festival...

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar's return to Iowa will be celebrated as a three-day festival with a quartet of musical acts.Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were announce......

 2022-03-07 15:47 

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High court won't review decision freeing Cosby from prison...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving in place a decision by Pennsylvania's highest court to throw out his......

 2022-03-07 15:45 

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Mandate ends in St. Louis on anniversary of first Mo. case...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — On the second anniversary of Missouri's first COVID-19 case, St. Louis city's mask mandate has ended.St. Louis County was the site of the state's first confirmed coronavirus case o......

 2022-03-07 15:44 

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Abortion access still difficult after historic Mexico ruling...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six months after Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that criminalizing abortion was unconstitutional, a hospital in the southern state of Guerrero refused to perform an abortion on a 9......

 2022-03-07 15:42 

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Navajo Nation seeks members for car dealership settlement...

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials are seeking anyone who purchased a car from a chain of dealerships on or near the reservation to claim part of a settlement. The Daily Times in Farmi......

 2022-03-07 15:42 

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Cape Cod couple pleads guilty to mortgage fraud charges...

BOSTON (AP) — A disbarred Massachusetts attorney and his wife have pleaded guilty to running multiple mortgage fraud schemes, federal prosecutors said.Barry Wayne Plunkett Jr., 61, and Nancy Plunke......

 2022-03-07 15:41 

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Woman drives around barricades, crashes into Florida trooper...

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — A 52-year-old woman drove her BMW nearly head-on into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after failing to stop for multiple road closure signs that were in place for a 10K race ......

 2022-03-07 15:32 

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This Week: Consumer borrowing, job openings, consumer prices...

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:SOMETHING BORROWEDThe Federal Reserve issues its latest snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing Monday....

 2022-03-07 15:21 

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In Selma, foot soldier's kin boosts youth voting rights role...

For longer than Elliott Smith can recall, annual commemorations of the historic voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, doubled as family reunions.He first attended as a newborn. A......

 2022-03-07 15:10 

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Pokemon Go creator thinks metaverse needs to keep it 'real'...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has been working on technology that helps people navigate and enjoy places in the real world since he helped create Google Maps nearly 20 years ......

 2022-03-07 15:08 

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NYC sheds vaccination mandate, school masks precautions...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City shed major COVID-19 precautions on Monday as masks became optional in city schools and restaurants and other businesses could stop asking patrons for proof of vaccinat......

 2022-03-07 15:07 

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 13-19...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 13-19:March 13: Jazz drummer Roy Haynes is 97. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 89. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 83. Singer Candi Staton is 82. Actor William......

 2022-03-07 15:02 

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Mississippi community college to open new music facility...

DECATUR, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi community college is opening a new music complex.East Central Community College will dedicate its new Thomas W. Carson Band Hall on Tuesday, The Meridian Star re......

 2022-03-07 14:54 

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Queen hosts Trudeau in 1st in-person engagement since COVID...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II held an audience with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday in her first in-person engagement since recovering from COVID-19.Elizabeth, who is also the Q......

 2022-03-07 14:52 

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Florida library naming wing after Parkland shooting victim...

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida library will name part of its building after one of the victims of the state's 2018 high school massacre. The Parkland Library children's wing will be named after Gi......

 2022-03-07 14:35 

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Mexico suspends 5 officials over soccer match brawl...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — State authorities in north-central Mexico have suspended five officials after a huge brawl among fans during a weekend match left 26 people injured, three critically. Guadalupe M......

 2022-03-07 14:32 

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Belgium scraps almost all COVID-19 measures as crisis eases...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium began easing most COVID-19 restrictions Monday in the biggest move to relax measures since the onset of the crisis some two years ago. Gone are the coronavirus passport that......

 2022-03-07 14:21 

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Bed Bath & Beyond shares soar as Ryan Cohen takes huge stake...

The investment firm of billionaire Ryan Cohen has taken a large stake in Bed Bath & Beyond and is recommending that the struggling retailer sell all or part of its business.RC Ventures LLC has acqu......

 2022-03-07 14:19 

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Russian banks consider China UnionPay cards after sanctions...

LONDON (AP) — Leading Russian banks are looking into issuing cards that operate on a Chinese payment system after Visa and Mastercard said they would cut their services in Russia over the invasion ......

 2022-03-07 14:11 

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'We want to win': Democrats face choice in key Senate race...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman was sitting, alone, in the corridor outside the hotel ballroom where Pennsylvania's Democratic Party committee members were gathered, looking every bit like so......

 2022-03-07 14:01 

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Rift appears to widen between two women's pro hockey groups...

Hockey Hall of Fame member Angela James opened what could become a widening rift between North America's top two women's professional hockey organizations on the eve of joining the new ownership gr......

 2022-03-07 13:55 

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Former FIFA official, Qatari soccer executive in Swiss court...

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA secretary general Jrme Valcke and Qatari soccer executive Nasser al-Khelafi were back in a Swiss court Monday after federal prosecutors appealed against the verdicts in......

 2022-03-07 13:44 

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Stung by criticism, UK's Johnson speeds up Russia sanctions...

LONDON (AP) — U.K. lawmakers are set to pass a bill on Monday aimed at toughening sanctions on Russia and rooting out ill-gotten money from the British economy.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the......

 2022-03-07 13:43 

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Vonnegut Museum in Indianapolis becoming Literary Landmark...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will soon have its first Literary Landmark: the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis.The designation by the American Library Association recognizes a place's......

 2022-03-07 13:24 

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Ohio State assistant Pedon named ISU men's basketball coach...

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University has named a new men's basketball coach for next season. The Redbirds last week announced the hiring of Ryan Pedon, an assistant coach at Ohio State Uni......

 2022-03-07 13:00 

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Kimberly Palmer: How to put your tax refund to work for you...

Even though what can feel like a gift from the government is actually a delayed receipt of your own money, the best use of those funds is not always apparent. This year the question is even more fr......

 2022-03-07 12:32 

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US Navy says Yemen rebels fired missile into busy Red Sea...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched at least one missile into the busy waters of Red Sea over the weekend, the U.S. Navy said Monday, raising the risks of their fire s......

 2022-03-07 11:55 

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'I want to feel safe': Ukraine youth orchestra now refugees...

ZAHONY, Hungary (AP) — The violin was so beloved by Myroslava Sherbina it was the one item she took as she fled Ukraine, along with the clothes she wore.But the instrument has remained silent since......

 2022-03-07 11:40 

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Hertha Berlin's push for Europe replaced by relegation scrap...

BERLIN (AP) — When financier Lars Windhorst started investing heavily in Hertha Berlin in 2019, it was with the goal of turning the club into a European power. Instead, he has seen Hertha lurch fro......

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