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 2022-03-11 20:23 

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Jackson-Davis leads Indiana past No. 16 Illinois 65-63...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 21 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, and Indiana beat top-seeded and 16th-ranked Illinois 65-63 on Friday in the Big Ten To......

 2022-03-11 20:20 

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Yale strikes Sackler name from campus amid opioid outrage...

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has begun removing the Sackler name from its campus, several years after announcing it would no longer accept donations from the family that owns OxyContin m......

 2022-03-11 20:20 

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No. 21 Oklahoma women advance to Big 12 tourney semis...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madi Williams had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Taylor Robertson also scored 19 points and No. 21 Oklahoma beat Kansas 80-68 on Friday to advance to the Big 12 C......

 2022-03-11 20:18 

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California unemployment rate holds amid inflation worries...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate held steady in January as the nation's most populous state added 53,600 jobs in a sign the economy is slowly returning to pre-pandemic level......

 2022-03-11 20:14 

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Judge: Trump delays on rape accuser's claims in 'bad faith'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's legal moves aimed at delaying a rape accuser's defamation claims from reaching trial are in bad faith and, so far, succeeding, a judge said in a deci......

 2022-03-11 20:06 

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New this week: 'Deep Water,' Charli XCX and 'WeCrashed'...

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.MOVIES— Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas play a......

 2022-03-11 20:01 

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Oscars add Mila Kunis, John Travolta as presenters...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Travolta, Mila Kunis and Wesley Snipes are among the latest batch of celebrities who have been added to the Oscars telecast, producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan said Frid......

 2022-03-11 19:55 

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Dixon, Wallace earn AP Kentucky All-State football honors...

Isaac Dixon returned to Belfry High School with an extra season of eligibility to rush for nearly 2,000 yards and lead the young Pirates back from an 0-5 start to the Class 3A state championship. T......

 2022-03-11 19:55 

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Senate approves bill banning discriminatory school mascots...

The Vermont Senate on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would ban public schools from having discriminatory mascots or nicknames.The move, which still must be considered by the House, comes......

 2022-03-11 19:51 

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Jags release RB Hyde, tender 3 exclusive-rights free agents...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, parting with one of the players former coach Urban Meyer brought in to help the team acclimat......

 2022-03-11 19:47 

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Voter-approved Arizona education tax dead after court ruling...

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Friday declared that a tax on high-earning Arizona residents to fund education spending that voters approved in 2020 can't be enforced because of a state Supreme Court rul......

 2022-03-11 19:45 

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Unvaccinated MLB players can't travel to Canada to play Jays...

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus won't be allowed to travel into Canada to face the Blue Jays in Canada and won't be paid for those games......

 2022-03-11 19:38 

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DA: Intellectual disability should prevent inmate execution...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's lead prosecutor says he agrees with defense attorneys that a death row inmate is intellectually disabled and should not face execution.District Attorney Glenn Fu......

 2022-03-11 19:25 

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AP Was There: The surreal, first day of the pandemic...

On the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Koloud "Kay" Tarapolsi reflected the views of many people when she told an Associated Press reporter: "If we avoid each......

 2022-03-11 19:20 

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Ohio State's Miller retires, citing mental health struggles...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller said he's retiring from football because of mental health issues that pushed him to the brink of taking his own life.Miller made the ......

 2022-03-11 19:19 

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Porto, Sporting settle debts to avoid Champions League ban...

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Porto and Sporting Lisbon had the threat of a one-season Champions League ban for unpaid debts lifted Friday by UEFA.UEFA said the Portuguese clubs were among several who m......

 2022-03-11 19:18 

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Oil companies join fight against US nuclear waste facilities...

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Oil companies operating in the most active oilfield in the United States are the latest opponents of plans to store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants in the Perm......

 2022-03-11 19:17 

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Whitmer signals veto of bill to freeze state gasoline tax...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signaled Friday she will veto Republican-sponsored legislation that would freeze Michigan's 27-cents-per-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes for six months ......

 2022-03-11 19:17 

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Queen to miss Commonwealth Day service but keep other events...

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II, who recently recovered from COVID-19, will not attend a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey next week.The palace said Friday that ......

 2022-03-11 19:14 

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More delays at Players Championship as Monday finish looms...

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship was halted again Friday after only four hours as puddles began to form on the putting surfaces and the TPC Sawgrass couldn't hold any more ra......

 2022-03-11 19:12 

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Whitmer kidnapping trial symbol of discord in west Michigan...

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Four men described by prosecutors as radicals who schemed to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are on trial in a federal courthouse named for Gerald R. Ford, a poli......

 2022-03-11 19:07 

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Cardinals sign veteran reliever VerHagen to 2-year contract...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals signed right-hander Drew VerHagen to a two-year contract on Friday, one day after Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed on a collective bargai......

 2022-03-11 19:07 

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Russia's bioweapon conspiracy theory finds support in US...

Russia's baseless claims about secret American biological warfare labs in Ukraine are taking root in the U.S. too, uniting COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, QAnon adherents and some supporters of ex-P......

 2022-03-11 19:03 

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Emmett Till relatives seek renewed probe of '55 lynching...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of Emmett Till joined with supporters Friday in asking authorities to reverse their decision to close an investigation of his 1955 lynching and instead prosecute a w......

 2022-03-11 19:01 

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Court: London police acted unlawfully to stop Everard vigil...

LONDON (AP) — London police acted unlawfully when they used coronavirus restrictions to prevent a vigil in memory of a murdered woman, a court ruled Friday in a victory for the event's organizers a......

 2022-03-11 19:01 

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Gearing Up: Equipment companies ready for post-lockout rush...

CHICAGO (AP) — Travis Copley, the vice president of sales and marketing for Old Hickory Bats, has two sons, ages 18 and 14. After his wife recently posted on social media about their oldest son pit......

 2022-03-11 18:50 

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Penguins' GM Hextall not in a rush ahead of trade deadline...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hextall doesn't sound like a man in a hurry to make a deal.The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Friday he is happy with his team's depth and while he will search for m......

 2022-03-11 18:41 

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CNN+ streams start March 29; MSNBC to stream programming...

NEW YORK (AP) — The CNN+ paid streaming service will debut March 29 with programming headlined by network stars like Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper, along with poached personalities ......

 2022-03-11 18:40 

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EXPLAINER: Will Russia bring Syrian fighters to Ukraine?...

BEIRUT (AP) — With Russia's war on Ukraine now in its third week, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday approved bringing in volunteer fighters from the Middle East, particularly Syria.Syria c......

 2022-03-11 18:34 

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Former student protest leader becomes Chile's president...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Left-leaning former student leader Gabriel Boric was sworn in as Chile's new president on Friday, vowing to oversee a political and economic renovation of a nation shaken by ......

 2022-03-11 18:34 

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Budget writers pass on McGeachin request for legal fees...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Legislature's budget-setting committee on Friday passed on a request by Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin for extra money to pay a private attorney she hired in a public ......

 2022-03-11 18:33 

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NJ to distribute $641M from settlement for opioid crisis...

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will disburse $641 million over the next 16 years to confront opioid addiction, using an influx of cash from the settlements between Johnson & Johnson an......

 2022-03-11 18:30 

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week...

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press check......

 2022-03-11 18:22 

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Heating oil spike marks costly end to winter in New England...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With heating oil prices topping $5 per gallon, an all-time record in New England, people who depend on the energy source to stay warm are getting walloped in the final weeks ......

 2022-03-11 18:15 

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MLB spring camps open, Jays star Guerrero an early arrival...

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. began taking grounders, new St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol signed autographs and fans lined up for New York Yankees exhi......

 2022-03-11 18:12 

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Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen out indefinitely with mono...

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with mononucleosis.The loss of their top defender comes with the Stars moving up in the standings as t......

 2022-03-11 18:01 

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Hacked US companies to face new reporting requirements...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies critical to U.S. national interests will now have to report when they're hacked or they pay ransomware, according to new rules approved by Congress. The rules are part o......

 2022-03-11 18:00 

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Legislative fix could let UC Berkeley admit more students...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats have agreed to back legislation that could let the University of California, Berkeley to accept thousands more students this fall after the state Supr......

 2022-03-11 17:59 

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After student's death, lawmakers vote to study sports safety...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut legislative committee has approved a bill calling for a study of youth sports safety including the use of hockey neck guards, in response to the death of a 10th......

 2022-03-11 17:58 

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Oklahoma man sentenced for beating death at Sioux City motel...

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the beating death of his brother-in-law outside a Sioux City motel. Jordan Kaesemeyer, 36, of Marlow, Oklahoma......

 2022-03-11 17:56 

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Russia widens social media crackdown by blocking Instagram...

(AP) — Russian regulators said Friday that internet users will be blocked from accessing Instagram because it's being used to call for violence against Russian soldiers, in Moscow's latest move to......

 2022-03-11 17:52 

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Attorney general sues 4 landlords over lead hazards...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Rhode Island landlords who own properties in which children with lead poisoning live have been sued by the state for alleged noncompliance with state lead poisoning pre......

 2022-03-11 17:48 

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Sainz tops F1 testing in Bahrain, Magnussen back for Haas...

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Ferrari's Carlos Sainz set the fastest time during preseason testing on Friday, while Kevin Magnussen was back for Haas in the place of fired Russian driver Nikita Mazepin.Sa......

 2022-03-11 17:48 

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Bill to reinstate WVa film tax credit headed to governor...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would reinstate West Virginia's film tax credit is now headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. Using the proposed tax credit, filmmakers could recoup up to 27% ......

 2022-03-11 17:43 

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Oklahoma Senate approves half-dozen anti-abortion measures...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate has approved a half-dozen anti-abortion measures, including a Texas-style abortion ban that allows private lawsuits against those who ......

 2022-03-11 17:40 

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Montana woman accused of taking money, identities of in-laws...

A federal grand jury has indicted a Montana woman and accused her of using her in-laws' Bismarck bank account and their identities to make a $134,000 payment on a home. Fifty-six-year-old Carol Fei......

 2022-03-11 17:37 

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Texas clinics lose again in court over strict abortion law...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the nation's toughest abortion law to remain in place in a ruling that again deflated clinics' hopes of stopping — or even p......

 2022-03-11 17:34 

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US immigration arrests drop amid focus on most dangerous...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration enforcement arrests within the U.S. fell sharply over the past year as the Biden administration shifted its enforcement priorities to focus on people in the country wi......

 2022-03-11 17:29 

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Nursing home for elderly Blacks in Cleveland to close...

CLEVELAND (AP) — What is believed to be the nation's oldest nursing home for Black people in Cleveland has announced it is closing because of financial problems.Eliza Bryant Village on the city's e......

 2022-03-11 17:29 

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Florida lawmakers plan for gas tax suspension in budget deal...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have reached a deal on a record $112.1 billion state budget proposal after weeks of negotiations, agreeing to pay raises for state workers and a gas tax s......

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