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 2022-03-07 11:31 

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Judo federation removes titles from Putin, Russian oligarch...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The International Judo Federation has removed the titles and jobs Vladimir Putin and a long-time Kremlin-supporting oligarch held at the organization."The International Jud......

 2022-03-07 11:27 

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US assures nervous Baltics of NATO protection against Russia...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday assured Lithuania of NATO protection and American support as he began a lightning visit to the three Baltic states that ar......

 2022-03-07 11:22 

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Public transit gets $3.7B to woo riders, adopt green fleets...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public transit systems straining to win back riders after crushing waves of the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a $3.7 billion boost to stay afloat and invest in new fleets of elect......

 2022-03-07 11:11 

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UN official calls for ending blockade of oil fields in Libya...

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.'s top official for Libya on Monday called for lifting the production blockade at two oil fields including the country's largest, as oil prices soared to over $130 a barrel.Ste......

 2022-03-07 11:05 

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Budget carrier FlyDubai takes off with $229M profit for 2021...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — FlyDubai on Monday reported a $229 million profit last year as the state-owned budget carrier saw its business rebound from the coronavirus pandemic and as regula......

 2022-03-07 10:55 

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Death toll surpasses 6 million for pandemic now in 3rd year...

BANGKOK (AP) — The death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 6 million Monday — underscoring that the pandemic, now in its third year, is far from finished.The milestone is the latest tragic reminder of th......

 2022-03-07 10:34 

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China lashes Washington over Quad, North Korea...

BEIJING (AP) — China's top diplomat on Monday accused Washington of trying to create an Asian version of the U.S.-European NATO military alliance and said it is up to the Biden administration to im......

 2022-03-07 10:03 

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Former Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar dies at 92...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Rafiq Tarar, a former Pakistani judge who served as the country's President from 1997 to 2001, died on Monday in the eastern city of Lahore after a prolonged illness at the ......

 2022-03-07 09:19 

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Thai autopsy says cricket star Warne died of natural causes...

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Monday that an autopsy conducted on the body of Australian cricket star Shane Warne has concluded that he died of natural causes.A statement issued by deputy ......

 2022-03-07 09:12 

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China says Russia its chief 'strategic partner', despite war...

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Minister on Monday called Russia Beijing's "most important strategic partner," amid its continued refusal to condemn the invasion of Ukraine. Wang Yi said ties with M......

 2022-03-07 09:11 

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UN court hearings to open in Ukraine case against Russia...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Russian forces pound Ukrainian cities with rockets despite announcing a cease-fire to allow civilians to flee some areas, lawyers representing Kyiv and Moscow face ......

 2022-03-07 09:10 

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UT's Pride of the Southland bands getting new director...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Stewart has been selected as the next director of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Pride of the Southland Marching and Athletic Bands. Beginning July 1, St......

 2022-03-07 09:03 

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Macron keeps an open line to Putin as war in Ukraine rages...

NICE, France (AP) — While most of the world is shunning President Vladimir Putin over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, one of the few leaders keeping an open line of communication is French President......

 2022-03-07 09:03 

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NHL unveiling new logo for Stanley Cup playoffs and Final...

The NHL on Monday is unveiling a new logo for the Stanley Cup playoffs and Final that replaces the one used for the last 13 years.League officials say the process of designing the new logo and word......

 2022-03-07 08:53 

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At Romania hotel, ballroom welcomes refugees fleeing Ukraine...

SUCEAVA, Romania (AP) — As Olga Okhrimenko walked into a bustling ballroom-turned-refugee shelter at a four-star Romanian hotel, her corgi, Knolly, strained at the leash anxiously seeking the warmt......

 2022-03-07 08:45 

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Weekend Sports in Brief...

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball reacted angrily to the latest offer by locked-out players when bargaining resumed Sunday, accusing the union of backtracking and showing no sign of a breakt......

 2022-03-07 08:34 

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Iran seeks 'creative ways' to nuke deal after Russian demand...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian official said Monday that his country is seeking "creative ways" to restore its nuclear deal with world powers after Russia's foreign minister linked sanctions on ......

 2022-03-07 07:57 

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Wet outfield delays Day 4 in Pakistan vs Australia 1st test...

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — A wet outfield prevented any play before the scheduled lunch interval on Day 4 of the first test between Pakistan and Australia.Umpires did two inspections Monday mornin......

 2022-03-07 07:29 

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Women's World Cup: New Zealand beats Bangladesh by 9 wickets...

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — Suzie Bates scored 79 and shared an unbroken 108-run partnership with Amelia Kerr to steer New Zealand to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh on Monday in a rain-shortened......

 2022-03-07 07:09 

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Fall scores for LAFC in 1-1 tie with Timbers...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mamadou Fall scored the tying goal for Los Angeles FC in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday.Fall's game-tying goal came in the third minute of stoppage time for LAFC ......

 2022-03-07 06:47 

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Russia-Ukraine War: What to know on Russia's war in Ukraine...

Russia's invasion of Ukraine entered its 12th day following what Ukrainian authorities described as increased shelling of encircled cities and another failed attempt to start evacuating hundreds of......

 2022-03-07 06:44 

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China seeing new surge in cases despite 'zero tolerance'...

BEIJING (AP) — China is seeing a new surge in COVID-19 cases across the vast country, despite its draconian "zero tolerance" approach to dealing with outbreaks. The mainland on Monday reported 214 ......

 2022-03-07 06:40 

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Knicks dominate Clippers 116-93 to snap 7-game skid...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — RJ Barrett had 24 points and nine rebounds and the Knicks dominated the Los Angeles Clippers in a 116-93 victory Sunday night that snapped New York's seven-game losing skid.Imman......

 2022-03-07 06:30 

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Live updates: New Zealand considering law to sanction Russia...

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war:WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's government plans to rush through legislation that will allow it to impose economic sanctions against Russia......

 2022-03-07 06:27 

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New Zealand will rush through new law to sanction Russia...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government said Monday it plans to rush through a new law that will allow it to impose economic sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.Un......

 2022-03-07 06:15 

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Syria: 2 civilians killed in Israeli airstrike near Damascus...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel fired several missiles toward Syrian military positions near the capital Damascus Monday, killing two civilians and causing material damage, Syria's defense ministry s......

 2022-03-07 06:13 

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ACM Awards, Amazon aim to give new flow to awards shows...

Host Dolly Parton, classic country royalty, is about the only traditional thing about Monday night's Academy of Country Music Awards, a show that seeks a new flow in nearly every way. Parton will b......

 2022-03-07 06:08 

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Rural Idaho town part of trend: Conservatives seeking space...

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Linda Navarre moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, from Cleveland in 1978, when the town consisted of people in the timber industry and hippies "and they all got along."Now she barely......

 2022-03-07 06:05 

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Republican 'unforced errors' threaten path to Senate control...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the prospect of a red wave grows, a series of Republican missteps including recruiting stumbles, weak fundraising and intense infighting is threatening the GOP's path to the Se......

 2022-03-07 06:04 

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Republican 'unforced errors' threaten path to Senate control...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the prospect of a red wave grows, a series of Republican missteps including recruiting stumbles, weak fundraising and intense infighting is threatening the GOP's path to the Se......

 2022-03-07 06:02 

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Ukraine says evacuations stall amid Russian shelling...

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians attempting to flee to safety were forced to shelter from Russian shelling that pummeled cities in Ukraine's center, north and south......

 2022-03-07 05:31 

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China's exports, imports gain in January-February...

BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rose by double digits in January-February in a sign global demand is reviving while imports also gained despite a downturn in the world's second-largest economy.Expor......

 2022-03-07 05:18 

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Jokic, Nuggets regroup to beat Pelicans 138-130 in OT...

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 30 of his 46 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Denver Nuggets rallied after squandering an early 21-point lead to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 138......

 2022-03-07 05:13 

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Longwood women win Big South tourney, earn first NCAA berth...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyla McMakin had 22 points and six steals, Tra'dayja Smith went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and finished with 21 points, and No. 2 seed Longwood beat top-seeded Campbell 86-47......

 2022-03-07 05:00 

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Eichel scores with 5.2 seconds left, Vegas tops Ottawa, 2-1...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Eichel scored a power-play goal with 5.2 seconds remaining to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.Jonathan Marchessault also score......

 2022-03-07 04:59 

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'The Batman' screening features guest appearance: A real bat...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Moviegoers in Austin, Texas, got to see more than one type of bat during a screening of "The Batman" this weekend.An actual bat was spotted swooping around inside the theater, ......

 2022-03-07 04:54 

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Rakell's overtime goal puts Ducks over Sharks 3-2...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell scored 14 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Sharks 3-2 Sunday night for their second win over San Jose during a six-game homestand.Adam Hen......

 2022-03-07 04:32 

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San Diego fires Sam Scholl after 4 seasons as hoops coach...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — University of San Diego basketball coach Sam Scholl was fired Sunday after the Toreros went 15-16 in his fourth season. Scholl, a former walk-on guard at USD, was 50-67 overall. Sc......

 2022-03-07 04:24 

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Nance reaches 1,000 points, Northwestern tops Gophers 75-62...

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Pete Nance had 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Robbie Beran scored 13 points and Northwestern trailed for just 22 seconds in it 75-62 win over Minnesota on Sunday nig......

 2022-03-07 04:21 

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Mobley, Markkanen power Cavaliers past Raptors 104-96...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Evan Mobley had 20 points and 17 rebounds, Lauri Markkanen scored 22 and the Cleveland Cavaliers widened their lead on Toronto in the Eastern Conference standings with a 104......

 2022-03-07 04:17 

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No. 20 Illinois beats No. 24 Iowa for share of Big Ten title...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 20 Illinois beat No. 24 Iowa 74-72 Sunday night to win a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.The Fighting Illini's ......

 2022-03-07 04:13 

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Kreider scores 2 to lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Jets...

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Chris Kreider scored twice and the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 Sunday night.Mike Zibanejad and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Rangers, and Artemi Pana......

 2022-03-07 04:04 

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Poet Sonia Sanchez to receive Edwin MacDowell Medal...

NEW YORK (AP) — The poet, activist and educator Sonia Sanchez is this year's winner of the Edward MacDowell Medal, a lifetime achievement honor started in 1960 and previously given to Robert Frost,......

 2022-03-07 03:58 

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Lightning score 3 goals in 32 seconds, beat Blackhawks 6-3...

CHICAGO (AP) — Victor Hedman scored twice, Mikhail Sergachev had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Sunday night.The two-time defending Stanley Cu......

 2022-03-07 03:56 

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Necas breaks scoring drought as Hurricanes top Kraken...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Martin Necas scored with 9:38 remaining to give the Carolina Hurricanes their first lead of the game in a 3-2 win over the Seattle Kraken on Sunday night.Nino Niederreiter and ......

 2022-03-07 03:48 

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Rockets beat Grizzlies 123-112 to end 12-game losing streak...

HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Porter Jr. scored 29 points, Christian Wood added 28 points and 13 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 123-112 on Saturday night to end a 12-game losing......

 2022-03-07 03:47 

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BUBBLE WATCH: Tar Heels solidify NCAA spot, Hoosiers slide...

Two games involving two of college basketball's bluest bluebloods left North Carolina and Indiana heading into conference tournament week on opposite ends of the NCAA Tournament bubble spectrum.The......

 2022-03-07 03:31 

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Bogdanovic hits 11 3-pointers as Jazz defeat Thunder 116-103...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic made a franchise-record 11 3-pointers and scored 35 points to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103 on Sunday night.Donovan Mitchell had ......

 2022-03-07 03:28 

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McKennie to miss rest of Juventus season, Allegri says...

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie will miss the rest of the club's season.The 23-year-old from Fort Lewis, Washington, broke two bones in his left foot during a Champions League match at Spain's ......

 2022-03-07 03:13 

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Kansas G Agbaji unanimous pick by B12 coaches as top player...

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas junior guard Ochai Agbaji was the unanimous pick by the Big 12 coaches as the league's player of the year. The Big 12 announced their season awards Sunday night, a day a......

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