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 2022-03-11 17:22 

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Man who helped thwart attempted kidnapping killed in crash...

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An 18-year-old Las Cruces man who was hailed as a hero for helping thwart a 2020 attempted kidnapping and assault has died in a motorcycle crash, police said.Canaan Bower wa......

 2022-03-11 17:18 

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New York is urged to pay public's ballooning utility debt...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At least 1.4 million households and other residential customers in New York are behind on electric and natural gas bills — a number that soared during the pandemic — and consume......

 2022-03-11 17:14 

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NFL teams ready to spend even with no franchise QBs around...

With the NFL's broadcasting rights fees skyrocketing in the near future, leading to a much higher salary cap down the road, maybe this season's free agency frenzy won't be as frenetic as years past......

 2022-03-11 17:10 

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DNR: Aerial survey shows Michigan's elk herd growing...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources says a survey conducted in January estimates that Michigan's elk population has increased 5% since 2019.The aerial survey over eight ......

 2022-03-11 17:02 

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Neuendorf elected president of German soccer federation...

BONN (AP) — Bernd Neuendorf was elected president of the German soccer federation on Friday, a move that signaled a new beginning after several previous leaders departed under a cloud.The 60-year-o......

 2022-03-11 17:00 

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Zadie Smith to receive PEN America literary service award...

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Zadie Smith is this year's winner of the PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, an honor previously given to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Margaret Atwood among others. Th......

 2022-03-11 16:52 

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Renown Health ousts CEO-president after probe of 'concerns'...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The board of Renown Health has fired Dr. Tony Slonim as president and CEO of the northern Nevada health care network, ending his tenure that began in 2014.A Renown statement relea......

 2022-03-11 16:45 

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Carbon monoxide incident at home leaves man dead, 3 injured...

CLEVELAND (AP) — A portable propane heater being used inside a Cleveland home caused a buildup of carbon monoxide that killed a man and left his wife and two adult sons hospitalized, authorities sa......

 2022-03-11 16:38 

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Russian Olympic body challenges ban from winter sports event...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee made an urgent appeal Friday to overturn a ban on its athletes competing at a European winter sports festival in Finland.The Court of Arbi......

 2022-03-11 16:32 

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Vlhov leads Shiffrin in World Cup GS after 1st run...

RE, Sweden (AP) — Slovakian skier Petra Vlhov posted the fastest time in the opening run of a women's World Cup giant slalom Friday, giving herself a chance to narrow the gap on leader Mikaela Sh......

 2022-03-11 16:27 

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COVID-19 deaths in state to drop under new counting method...

BOSTON (AP) — The number of deaths in Massachusetts attributed to COVID-19 is expected to decline by nearly 4,000 because the state is adopting a new method of counting deaths that public health of......

 2022-03-11 16:26 

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Martinelli named in Brazil World Cup squad for first time...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite called up uncapped Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli for the first time on Friday for the last two World Cup qualifying matches at the end of the month.The ......

 2022-03-11 16:20 

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American Daryl Dike resumes full training with West Brom...

American forward Daryl Dike has resumed full training with West Bromwich Albion for the first time since injuring a hamstring in his first start for the team on Jan. 22.The 21-year-old from Edmund,......

 2022-03-11 16:11 

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It's time to 'spring forward' this weekend in most of the US...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though winter doesn't slip away until next weekend, time has its marching orders. In the United States, it's time to "spring" forward. Daylight saving time announces its entr......

 2022-03-11 16:00 

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AP Sportlight...

March 121937 — The first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) men's basketball tournament is won by Central Missouri State. Central Missouri wins the eight-team, single-eliminat......

 2022-03-11 15:57 

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Smithfield workers ratify 4-year contract with pay increases...

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — Workers at Smithfield Foods have ratified a four-year contract with annual pay increases.The agreement between the meat-packing giant and International Brotherhood of Teamste......

 2022-03-11 15:56 

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Pennsylvania payrolls, labor force grew in January...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's payrolls grew again in January, the unemployment rate crept down and the labor force expanded after more than a year of contraction, according to new figures r......

 2022-03-11 15:54 

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Ohio doctor sentenced for overprescribing painkillers, fraud...

Toledo, Ohio (AP) — A doctor who portrayed himself as an advocate for patients who need legitimate pain treatment has been sentenced to five years in prison for overprescribing painkillers.A federa......

 2022-03-11 15:49 

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J.R. Hildebrand to race ovals and Indianapolis 500 for Foyt...

J.R. Hildebrand was named the oval driver for A.J. Foyt Racing on Friday and will make his season debut next week at Texas Motor Speedway.Hildebrand will share the No. 11 Chevrolet with Tatiana Cal......

 2022-03-11 15:43 

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Lobstermen to get federal help to comply with whale rules...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A funding package approved by federal lawmakers includes more than $17 million to help the lobster fishing industry adjust to new rules designed to protect rare whales.The mo......

 2022-03-11 15:43 

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Ballon d'Or award undergoes significant changes...

PARIS (AP) — The Ballon d'Or will now be awarded based on performances over the course of a regular European season, rather than a calendar year, France Football magazine said Friday.A reduction in......

 2022-03-11 15:34 

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Maren Morris returns to touring with new album on the way...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country star Maren Morris was on turbo speed after her first two records, scoring multi-platinum hits and crossover success with songs like "The Middle" and "......

 2022-03-11 15:20 

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Priest who balked at COVID precautions removed from parish...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A priest who balked at some of the Vermont Roman Catholic diocese's COVID-19-related precautions has been removed from his parish. Bishop Christopher Coyne announced the dec......

 2022-03-11 15:12 

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Horner more concerned with F1 budget cap than Mercedes car...

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner sees nothing illegal in the new-look Mercedes car, and is far more concerned how Formula One's budget cap will impact teams given the "circumstances we have......

 2022-03-11 15:11 

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How racism still affects millionaire donors of color: Report...

When philanthropist Mona Sinha walked into her first meeting on a museum advisory board, she immediately noticed that she was the youngest person in the room and the only person of color there. Ins......

 2022-03-11 15:02 

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Funeral home director accused of operating without a license...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A funeral home director has been accused of operating his business without a license and four counts transporting bodies without burial permits, the New Hampshire attorney gene......

 2022-03-11 14:42 

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UN: War in Ukraine to hurt poor nations importing grain...

ROME (AP) — Poorer countries in northern Africa, Asia and the Middle East that depend heavily on wheat imports risk suffering significant food security because of Russia's war in Ukraine, and the ......

 2022-03-11 14:24 

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Argentina lawmakers pass IMF refinancing deal amid protests...

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentine lawmakers on Friday approved an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to refinance a $45 billion debt, a vote meant to avoid economic turmoil but that divided......

 2022-03-11 13:39 

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Bobbie Nelson, sister of country music legend, dies at 91...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bobbie Nelson, the older sister of country music legend Willie Nelson and longtime pianist in his band, has died, her family said. She was 91.An original member of the Willie N......

 2022-03-11 13:21 

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EU leaders seek ways to give support amid high energy prices...

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday tried to find ways to support the continent's economies as they face skyrocketing energy prices amid a crisis aggravated by Russia's invas......

 2022-03-11 13:17 

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Warsaw overwhelmed as it becomes key refugee destination...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor is appealing for international help as the city becomes overwhelmed by refugees, with more than a tenth of all those fleeing the war in Ukraine arriving in the ......

 2022-03-11 13:13 

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New analysis provides more clues about Pilgrim-era shipwreck...

In 1626, a ship foundered in stormy seas and wrecked on Cape Cod, where the passengers were aided by the local Indigenous population and the Pilgrims in nearby Plymouth.Now the most in-depth scient......

 2022-03-11 13:07 

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Cyclone Gombe hits northern Mozambique with high winds, rain...

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Gombe has slammed into northern Mozambique with torrential winds and rain, causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure and causing at least one death.The......

 2022-03-11 12:52 

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Oh eagles final hole to take share of lead at LPGA Thailand...

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Oh Su eagled her final hole to grab a share of the lead alongside Nasa Hataoko after the second round of the LPGA Thailand on Friday.Oh, who represents Australia but was b......

 2022-03-11 12:07 

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EU to boost military support to Kyiv, mulling new sanctions...

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — European Union leaders said on Friday they will continue applying pressure on Russia by devising a new set of sanctions to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine while ......

 2022-03-11 11:49 

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China amplifies unsupported Russian claim of Ukraine biolabs...

BANGKOK (AP) — As Russia intensifies its assault on Ukraine, it is getting a helping hand from China in spreading inflammatory and unsubstantiated claims that the U.S. is financing biological weapo......

 2022-03-11 11:37 

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EU foreign policy chief says 'pause' needed in Iran talks...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Friday that "a pause" was needed in ongoing talks over Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers, blaming "ext......

 2022-03-11 11:23 

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China's premier promises 13 million jobs to reverse slump...

BEIJING (AP) — China's government hopes to generate as many as 13 million new jobs this year to help reverse a painful economic slump but faces "many difficulties and challenges," the country's No.......

 2022-03-11 11:12 

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Japan marks 11 years since quake, tsunami, nuclear disaster...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday paid tribute to the victims and renewed searches for those still missing from a massive earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago that also triggered a nuclear disaster in Fu......

 2022-03-11 11:00 

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German health minister still sees 'critical' COVID situation...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister pleaded with his compatriots Friday not to assume that the coronavirus pandemic is over as the country sees a steady rise in new cases, warning that it is st......

 2022-03-11 10:58 

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Red Cross official asks world not to 'shift' away from Yemen...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world must not lose sight of the plight of those living through the yearslong war in Yemen, a Red Cross official said Friday, urging continued aid for the Mid......

 2022-03-11 10:43 

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China locks down city of 9 million amid new spike in cases...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday ordered a lockdown of the 9 million residents of the northeastern city of Changchun amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases in the area. Residents are required to remain h......

 2022-03-11 10:25 

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South Africa edges Pakistan by 6 runs at Women's World Cup...

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Half centuries by Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus and superb bowling under pressure allowed South Africa to edge Pakistan by six runs Friday in another Women's Cri......

 2022-03-11 10:11 

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Google, Meta face EU probe into possible competition breach...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union threatened to crack down on an agreement between Google and Facebook parent Meta for online display advertising services, saying Friday that the deal may breach t......

 2022-03-11 10:00 

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Jack Daniel's producer to suspend operations in Russia...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel's will become the latest company to suspend business operations in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. In a statement to WKRN-TV, Loui......

 2022-03-11 10:00 

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Pepsi, Frito-Lay to open WVa warehouse, distribution centers...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — PepsiCo businesses will build two warehouse and distribution facilities in West Virginia in investments totaling $32.5 million that will employ 185 people, Gov. Jim Justice......

 2022-03-11 10:00 

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WVa names new medical director for medical services office...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Department of Health and Human Resources has named a new medical director for its Office of Emergency Medical Services.Dr. Jonathan G. Newman has served as ......

 2022-03-11 10:00 

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Train rides through New River Gorge returning this fall...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Autumn Colors Express will return to West Virginia's New River Gorge country this fall, traveling between Huntington and Hinton with a stop in Charleston, officials sai......

 2022-03-11 09:50 

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Thursday's Sports In Brief...

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's players and owners ended their most bitter money fight in a quarter-century when the players' association accepted management's offer to salvage a 16......

 2022-03-11 09:39 

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Israel renews law to keep out Palestinian spouses...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament has renewed a temporary law dating back to 2003 that bars Israeli citizens from extending citizenship or even residency to Palestinian spouses from the occupied......

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