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 2021-12-03 19:27 

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Cowboys take misfiring offense into mini-break after win...

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have issues on offense, with the luxury of time to fix them coming off a victory at New Orleans that could result in a three-game lead in the NFC East with five ......

 2021-12-03 19:25 

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Israel confirms 7 cases of omicron, 27 others suspected...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Health Ministry said Friday it has confirmed seven cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, stoking fears of a pending surge in infections. Four of the confirm......

 2021-12-03 19:22 

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6 cases of omicron variant confirmed in southeast Nebraska...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials on Friday confirmed six cases of the omicron variant in southeastern Nebraska, adding to the growing number of confirmations of the new, mutant version of the co......

 2021-12-03 19:18 

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South Africa reaches Dubai 7s quarters but Fiji misses out...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Africa was on track for a Dubai Sevens double after reaching the quarterfinals unbeaten again on Friday.Dubai is doubling up on consecutive weekends as a st......

 2021-12-03 19:14 

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Court hears arguments in Trump rape accuser's lawsuit...

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump appeared before a federal appeals court Friday to argue that the U.S. government should take his place as the defendant in a defamation law......

 2021-12-03 19:11 

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Portugal's interior minister quits after series of scandals...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's interior minister resigned Friday after a series of gaffes and missteps that could have made him a political liability for his center-left Socialist Party ahead o......

 2021-12-03 19:06 

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Sanders to Biden: Cut back looming Medicare premium hike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been wi......

 2021-12-03 19:03 

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Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy says time he has spent campaigning to become the next governor of Idaho should count toward the community service he was ordered to perform after ......

 2021-12-03 19:00 

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Mercedes F1 boss apologizes as fire survivors slam sponsor...

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team apologized Friday for the way the team announced its partnership with a company involved in a London high-rise where a fi......

 2021-12-03 18:53 

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Where's the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper...

DENVER (AP) — Denver's winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren't faring much better.The Mile High City has already shattered its 87-year-old record for the lat......

 2021-12-03 18:50 

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Madrid, Barcelona present alternative league investment plan...

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have presented an alternative scheme to the Spanish league's own future investment plan, the three clubs said Friday.The clubs refused in Au......

 2021-12-03 18:48 

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11th Circuit rejects bias claim by one-time House member...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black attorney who represented Alabama in Congress for four terms and ran for governor can't pursue a racial discrimination claim against the nonprofit legal organization ......

 2021-12-03 18:44 

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Missouri abortion opponents seek more restrictions in 2022...

Missouri legislators who oppose legal abortion are preparing an aggressive list of bills for the 2022 General Assembly that convenes in January.Proposals include requiring women to undergo an ultra......

 2021-12-03 18:37 

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MATCHDAY: EPL's top 3 playing; Dortmund-Bayern in Bundesliga...

A look at what's happening in European soccer on Saturday:ENGLANDChelsea leads Manchester City in the Premier League by a point but manager Thomas Tuchel has not been happy with his side's last two......

 2021-12-03 18:33 

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Blazers executive Neil Olshey dismissed after probe...

The Portland Trail Blazers fired Neil Olshey, the team's president of basketball operations and general manager, on Friday after an investigation into workplace conduct. The Blazers promoted Joe Cr......

 2021-12-03 18:31 

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Judge won't dismiss 25 murder counts against Ohio doctor...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge Friday refused to dismiss the 25-count murder indictment against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive painkillers for hospital patients, meaning one of the big......

 2021-12-03 18:29 

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WA Supreme Court declines to draw new redistricting plan...

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday said a plan adopted by the Washington Redistricting Commission "substantially complied" with statutory deadlines, and declined to adopt a new......

 2021-12-03 18:28 

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Iowa high school player arrested in post-game attack...

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school basketball player has been arrested following an apparent assault on an opposing player at the end of a game as the two teams lined up to shake hands, auth......

 2021-12-03 18:28 

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Forest Service to reduce entry permits for Boundary Waters...

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to reduce the number of entry permits for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness next year, citing damage to natural resources, crowding and co......

 2021-12-03 18:27 

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Chinese developer warns it may may run out of money...

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese developer that is struggling under $310 billion in debt warned Friday that it may run out of money to "perform its financial obligations," prompting regulators to scramble ......

 2021-12-03 18:25 

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Mexico overhauls handling of migrants to release pressure...

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Benjamn Villalta, a 39-year-old Nicaraguan, couldn't believe that a Mexican immigration office would open in the middle of the night to give him and some 40 other migrants......

 2021-12-03 18:23 

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Maxwell jury to see video of notorious Epstein home...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell are expected Friday to see a law enforcement videotape of the interior of a Florida estate where prosecutors say she and financier......

 2021-12-03 18:22 

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Croatia takes 1-0 lead over Serbia in Davis Cup semifinals...

MADRID (AP) — Borna Gojo gave Croatia a 1-0 lead over Serbia in the Davis Cup semifinals by beating Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Friday.The 279th-ranked Gojo outplayed Lajovic after the Serb rallied......

 2021-12-03 18:22 

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Robert Griffin III still has designs on playing in NFL...

Robert Griffin III is still training to play in the NFL while enjoying his duties as an ESPN college football analyst. RG3 may have even found a way to be in two places at once.The 2012 AP NFL Off......

 2021-12-03 18:17 

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Biden warns Russia's Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday vowed to make it "very, very difficult" for Russian President Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine, saying his administration is putting......

 2021-12-03 18:01 

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Famously soggy Seattle sees its wettest fall on record...

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, a city known for soggy weather, has seen its wettest fall on record. The National Weather Service says 19.04 inches (48.4 centimeters) of rain fell between Sept. 1 and Nov. ......

 2021-12-03 18:01 

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Patience helps Wake Forest, Pitt build for ACC title shot...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Dave Clawson needed eight seasons to build a successful football program at Wake Forest and turn the Demon Deacons into Atlantic Coast Conference division winners.Pat Nar......

 2021-12-03 17:56 

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Daniel Jones will not play against Dolphins, neck injury...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will not play against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday because of a neck injury.Coach Joe Judge ruled out Jones on Friday after bei......

 2021-12-03 17:55 

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Kentucky judge: Fair board bill infringes on gov's powers...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled against parts of a bill passed by the legislature that gives the agriculture commissioner authority to select a majority of the state fair board an......

 2021-12-03 17:42 

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Connecticut comptroller to resign due to health condition...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's comptroller, Kevin Lembo, said Friday he will resign a year before the end of his current term because of a health problem.Lembo, a Democrat who was first elect......

 2021-12-03 17:38 

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Biden says he caught a cold from young grandson...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has at least one thing in common with thousands of parents and grandparents this winter: He's picked up a cold from his young grandson.The president has had an......

 2021-12-03 17:35 

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USGA adds national championship for disabled golfers...

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Golf Association is providing a national championship for players with disabilities that will start next year on the No. 6 course at Pinehurst.The U.S. Adaptive Open......

 2021-12-03 17:27 

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Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen top country fest in Atlantic City...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will host a three-day country music concert festival next August, headlined by Luke Bryan and Morgan Wallen.The Tidalwave Music Festival will be held on the......

 2021-12-03 17:26 

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Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change...

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanatio......

 2021-12-03 17:21 

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Early voting for Louisiana's Dec. 11 election ends Saturday...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting is wrapping up Saturday in the 38 Louisiana parishes that have elections on the Dec. 11 ballot.Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans,......

 2021-12-03 17:08 

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Permitting process for medical marijuana underway in SD...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health is beginning to issue medical marijuana cards, but officials say it could be months before dispensaries will have anything to sell.Municipa......

 2021-12-03 17:04 

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Long, Morris back on US roster for Bosnia exhibition...

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Aaron Long and forward Jordan Morris are back on the U.S. national team for the first time since major injuries, joined by 12 players who could make their international debu......

 2021-12-03 17:00 

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Indiana man gets 30 months in prison for defrauding employer...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing $270,000 from an ophthalmology practice where he worked through a fraud......

 2021-12-03 16:59 

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More regions of Russia require vaccines for people 60 and up...

MOSCOW (AP) — More regions of Russia have made COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for residents age 60 and over as the country tries to control coronavirus infections and to keep the omicron variant at ba......

 2021-12-03 16:58 

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Arizona reports 5,236 more COVID cases; hospitalizations up...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported over 5,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations continued to rise.The 5,236 additional cases and 14 deaths reported Friday......

 2021-12-03 16:57 

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

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamationCLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse's $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James.THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. R......

 2021-12-03 16:52 

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Vermont police chief says gangs behind drugs, violence...

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A southern Vermont police chief says gangs from Massachusetts are behind more of the recent drug arrests and violence in the area.Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette his de......

 2021-12-03 16:49 

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Protests by South Africa and Benin dismissed by FIFA...

ZURICH (AP) — Protests by South Africa and Benin regarding incidents during last month's World Cup qualifying games were dismissed by FIFA on Friday, confirming that Ghana and Congo have advanced t......

 2021-12-03 16:49 

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No fans for Bayern's Champions League game with Barcelona...

MUNICH (AP) — No supporters will be allowed in the stadium when Bayern Munich hosts Barcelona in the Champions League next week because of stricter coronavirus measures, the governor of the German ......

 2021-12-03 16:49 

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Omicron may be driving S Africa's surge; wary world watches...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was abla......

 2021-12-03 16:42 

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70 Prince George's children received expired vaccine doses...

LARGO, Md. (AP) — Seventy children who were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Prince George's County received expired doses due to a storage error, health officials say.The county health department sa......

 2021-12-03 16:38 

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New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith...

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— Fresh off his Oscar nomination Riz ......

 2021-12-03 16:29 

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New Kenny G doc explores his massive success and criticism...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Gorelick, known to millions as Kenny G, has been one of the most beloved — and hated — figures in music throughout the last three decades. But the music superstar, synonymous ......

 2021-12-03 16:26 

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Sri Lanka reports 1st omicron case in returnee from Nigeria...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka announced Friday it has confirmed its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in an unvaccinated person who returned from Nigeria.Health ministry sp......

 2021-12-03 16:20 

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NH-based company fined for plastic debris spill in Maine bay...

SEARSPORT, Maine (AP) — Environmental officials have signed off on a $17,800 fine for an energy company for spilling plastic debris into Penobscot Bay.The Maine Board of Environmental Protection ap......

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