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 2021-11-29 19:05 

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Barbados prepares to bid farewell to queen as head of state...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Caribbean island of Barbados on Monday prepared to wave goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as it cuts ties with its colonial past and becomes a republic......

 2021-11-29 19:04 

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Doctor suspended over COVID-19 misinformation, exemptions...

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A regulatory board in Maine has temporarily suspended the license of a physician because of claims he inappropriately signed COVID-19 exemption letters.The Maine Board of O......

 2021-11-29 19:04 

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Franco, Rays both get what they want in $182 million deal...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays both got what they wanted in the shortstop's $182 million, 11-year deal that includes a club option for the 2033 season.The 20-year-......

 2021-11-29 19:01 

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QB Newton experiencing trials of playing behind shaky O-line...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina's porous offensive line.And the results weren't pretty on Sunday.Newton was sacked five times, ......

 2021-11-29 18:59 

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COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Michigan...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's number of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a new pandemic high Monday, near 4,200, as the state continued to confront surging infections.Th......

 2021-11-29 18:56 

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Health officials confirm 152 new coronavirus cases in ND...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of people who have died in November after contracting the coronavirus is a sharp contrast to the same month last year, new data from health officials showed. The No......

 2021-11-29 18:48 

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Oh! Christmas tree? Cardboard display is the talk of a town...

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore.It also has be......

 2021-11-29 18:46 

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SMU names former OC Lashlee as coach replacing Dykes...

DALLAS (AP) — SMU hired Rhett Lashlee as its new head coach Monday, bringing back its former offensive coordinator to replace Sonny Dykes.Lashlee had been Miami's offensive coordinator for two seas......

 2021-11-29 18:32 

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Nuggets' Porter needs back surgery, return timetable unclear...

MIAMI (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets needs surgery to address his latest back injury, and there's no known timetable yet for his return.Porter's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the s......

 2021-11-29 18:30 

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NC state controller wants education spending order halted...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chief bookkeeper for North Carolina state government's finances has asked an appeals court to block a trial judge's recent decision that ordered her and other officials to ......

 2021-11-29 18:29 

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AP source: Scherzer and Mets nearing $130M, 3-year deal...

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person ......

 2021-11-29 18:28 

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Former US Rep. Carrie Meek remembered as trailblazer...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Carrie Meek, who died Sunday, is being remembered as a trailblazer, a descendent of slaves who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruc......

 2021-11-29 18:14 

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Bruce Arena voted MLS Coach of Year for record 4th time...

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena won a record fourth Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award on Monday after leading the New England Revolution to a league-record 73 points.The 70-year-old, a member......

 2021-11-29 18:07 

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Navajo Nation reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting 38 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths.Navajo health officials released the latest daily virus figures Sunday, bringing the reservation's ......

 2021-11-29 18:03 

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Duke jumps to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25; Purdue to No. 2...

Duke jumped to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll released Monday after its win against Gonzaga, adding to a record haul of top rankings for Hall of Fame coach Mike ......

 2021-11-29 17:57 

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Bryan Adams unveils Pirelli calendar from COVID quarantine...

MILAN (AP) — Bryan Adams took a break Monday from his coronavirus quarantine in Milan to virtually unveil the 2022 Pirelli Calendar that he shot featuring fellow musicians including Iggy Pop, Cher ......

 2021-11-29 17:53 

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NYC health commissioner recommends mask wearing indoors...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's health commissioner said Monday he is "strongly recommending" that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings as scientists work to learn more about the newly ide......

 2021-11-29 17:53 

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Journalist freed by Myanmar helps light menorah in Detroit...

DETROIT (AP) — An American journalist who was recently freed after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar helped light one of eight Hanukkah candles during a holiday celebrati......

 2021-11-29 17:52 

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RI nonprofits eligible for $4.5M in COVID-19 response grants...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island nonprofits that have been playing a critical role in the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic are now eligible to apply for a portion of $4.5 million in......

 2021-11-29 17:52 

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Kelly appoints former hospital executive as health secretary...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday appointed a former Topeka hospital executive as the new secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.Janet Stanek has most recently be......

 2021-11-29 17:42 

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Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87...

Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.The PGA Tour announced ......

 2021-11-29 17:35 

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Chinese team reports racial abuse at table tennis worlds...

HOUSTON (AP) — Chinese officials' formal complaint of racist abuse toward one of their players at the table tennis world championships in Texas was taken "very, very seriously," the sport's governi......

 2021-11-29 17:30 

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Cowboys' McCarthy in COVID protocols, won't coach vs. Saints...

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy has entered COVID-19 protocols and won't be on the sideline for Thursday night's game in New Orleans.McCarthy will be involved in all meetings virtually and will ......

 2021-11-29 17:28 

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PSG star Neymar out for up to 8 weeks with sprained ankle...

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar will be out for up to eight weeks with a sprained left ankle.Neymar was taken off on a stretcher during the French league leader's 3-1 win at Saint-E......

 2021-11-29 17:23 

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Sputnik V maker: Vaccine could be adapted to fight omicron...

MOSCOW (AP) — The developer of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine said Monday that it will immediately start working on adapting that COVID-19 vaccine to counter the omicron variant.The Gamaleya Institute ......

 2021-11-29 17:21 

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US Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor...

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year's election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Go......

 2021-11-29 17:21 

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Arizona reports 1,961 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting 1,961 new COVID-19 cases and one new death.The state Department of Public Health Services released the latest virus figures Monday, which now h......

 2021-11-29 17:20 

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Ghana orders vaccinations for restaurant, stadium access...

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's government is ordering access to beaches, restaurants, night clubs and stadiums be limited to people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as part of its efforts to......

 2021-11-29 17:18 

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Cyber Monday sales should be robust but business cooling...

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers are expected to spend between $10.2 billion and $11.3 billion on Monday, making it once again the biggest online shopping day of the year, according to Adobe Digital Econo......

 2021-11-29 17:18 

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Syracuse says coach Dino Babers returning in 2022...

Coach Dino Babers will return for the 2022 season, his seventh, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said Monday.The announcement came a day after Babers fired three assistants, including offen......

 2021-11-29 17:16 

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Review: 'Small Things Like These' is a gem of a slim novel...

"Small Things Like These," by Claire Keegan (Grove Press)"Small Things Like These" is a gem of a slim novel about a family man faced with a moral decision.In just 114 pages, the book introduces rea......

 2021-11-29 17:12 

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Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'...

LONDON (AP) — The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronaviru......

 2021-11-29 17:12 

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German governors, Merkel to discuss virus outbreak...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks Tuesday with the governors of Germany's 16 states amid growing concern about the steep rise in new coronavirus cases in the country.Merkel's o......

 2021-11-29 16:55 

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Florida teen safe after leaving home with man she met online...

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been found safe in another state days after leaving home with a man she met while playing an online video game, authorities said Monday.The tee......

 2021-11-29 16:52 

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Doctor: Many South Africans ill in surge have mild symptoms...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms, doctors say."We've seen a sharp increase in cases for......

 2021-11-29 16:47 

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Red Sox owners reach agreement to buy Pittsburgh Penguins...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fenway Sports Group has reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins that would give the conglomerate controlling interest in one of the NHL's marquee franchises.The Penguins......

 2021-11-29 16:45 

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Scotland's leader aims for independence referendum in 2023...

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader said Monday that she will renew her push for independence from the United Kingdom next year, with the aim of holding a referendum on secession in 2023.First Minister......

 2021-11-29 16:30 

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German government hints at smaller crowds or empty stadiums...

The German government suggested big crowds at sports events should be reduced Monday after a weekend which featured one empty-stadium Bundesliga game and another with a crowd of 50,000.Germany leav......

 2021-11-29 16:05 

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Cape Cod sea turtle strandings increase after slow start...

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Sea turtle strandings on Cape Cod are picking up after a slow start to the season, experts at the New England Aquarium said Monday.The aquarium has so far cared for almost 120 ......

 2021-11-29 16:01 

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AP source: Temple fires football coach Carey after 3 seasons...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple has fired coach Rod Carey after three seasons with the school, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition ......

 2021-11-29 16:00 

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AP Sportlight...

Nov. 301941 — The Chicago Bears score 49 points in the second half to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 49-13.1956 — Floyd Patterson knocks out Archie Moore in the fifth round to win the world heavyweig......

 2021-11-29 15:45 

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Twitter surges on report that Dorsey will step down as CEO...

The Associated Press (AP) — Shares of Twitter are surging on a report that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company's chief executive. Twitter's stock, which has consistently underperfo......

 2021-11-29 15:44 

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Gas prices up again in northern New England despite trends...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices rose in parts of northern New England in the last week.Prices in Maine went up 0.7 cents per gallon over the past week, according to GasBuddy, which surveys statio......

 2021-11-29 15:39 

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Ammo in toaster sparks fire at South Carolina senior home...

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Police responding to a fire alarm and the sound of gunshots at a South Carolina assisted living facility say a resident had placed several rounds of ammunition in a toaster.T......

 2021-11-29 15:39 

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French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism...

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it's a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France's Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure ......

 2021-11-29 15:25 

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11:Dec. 5: Actor Jeroen Krabbe ("The Fugitive") is 77. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 75. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 74. Actor Morga......

 2021-11-29 15:12 

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Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's most acclaimed Indigenous actor and dancer, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer, a government leader said on Monday. He was 68 years old.Gulpilil found hi......

 2021-11-29 15:10 

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Cognizant CEO discusses fierce battle for technology talent...

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Digital services have become more important than ever since the pandemic began in early 2020, and that's meant big business for major technology companies. But there's also ......

 2021-11-29 15:09 

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USDA to help Maine meat processor rebuild after plant fire...

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a small meat processor in Maine with $200,000 to help rebuild from a devastating fire last year.The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giv......

 2021-11-29 15:02 

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Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants...

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused Lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants on the border between the two countries — a claim rejected by Lith......

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