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 2021-09-22 21:09 

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UN anti-racism event, rejected by some, recommits to goals...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is pledging to redouble efforts to combat racism around the world as it commemorates a landmark but contentious 2001 anti-racism conference. On Wednesday, the assembly held an anniversary meeting that ...

 2021-09-22 21:08 

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'Maderna' tourist wanted after skipping Hawaii Zoom hearing...

HONOLULU (AP) — An Illinois woman is wanted in Hawaii after she didn't show up for a virtual court hearing on her arrest for an alleged fake COVID-19 vaccination card that misspelled Moderna as "Maderna." At a hearing on the case held vi...

 2021-09-22 20:57 

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Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'...

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, he said, has spread across the cinema industr...

 2021-09-22 20:29 

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New push on to expand nuclear radiation compensation in US...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push to expand a U.S. compensation program for people who were exposed to radiation following uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War. Advocates have b...

 2021-09-22 20:19 

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Grand jury formally charges Florida man in family slaying...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury has formally charged a Florida man accused of massacring a family under the delusion that they were child sex traffickers. Bryan Riley faces numerous charges, including four counts of first-degree murder. Cou...

 2021-09-22 20:18 

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Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general has signed new rules allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school after being exposed to someone who tested pos...

 2021-09-22 20:18 

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Thousands fight wildfires threatening California's sequoias...

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Growing armies of firefighters are battling wildfires in the heart of California's sequoia country. A big increase in personnel put more than 1,400 firefighters on the lines of the KNP Complex fire in Sequoia National...

 2021-09-22 20:16 

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Tonywatch: Playwright Katori Hall 'reaching for humanity'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Most playwrights who dip their toes into musical theater for the first time go small. Not Katori Hall. Her first assignment was to capture the life of musical giant Tina Turner. She says she wasn't scared. That fearlessness has l...

 2021-09-22 20:15 

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Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit rides a roller coaster of a year...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit. The Broadway star was wowing fans in "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" when it was suddenly shuttered by the coronavirus. Then he contract...

 2021-09-22 20:06 

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Analysis: A 'United' Nations, navigating a fractured world...

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is unfolding this week under a thundercloud of deep pessimism. Coherence is spotty. Misinformation and disinformation. are scurrying around unchecked. The secretary-general is saying that the world has to wa...

 2021-09-22 20:05 

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Mother, daughter accused of 'outlaw' buttocks augmentations...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a mother and daughter have been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of performing "outlaw" buttocks augmentation procedures on women, including one who died. Los Angeles police say the women are ac...

 2021-09-22 19:23 

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Federal judge: Florida immigration law racially motivated...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down part of a Florida immigration enforcement law as racially motivated. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom on Tuesday rejected parts of the 2019 law banning local government sanctuary policies and re...

 2021-09-22 19:19 

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Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots...

President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world. At a virtual "vaccine summit" on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Biden embraced a goal of vaccinating 70% of the global ...

 2021-09-22 19:17 

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UK coroner asks for public inquiry into Novichok poisonings...

LONDON (AP) — A coroner presiding over an inquest into the death of British woman who was poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent wants the probe to be turned into a public inquiry so she can examine Russia's possible involvement. Unlike an i...

 2021-09-22 19:10 

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Some child tax credit payments delayed...

The IRS says it distributed $15 billion in credits to about 35 million families last week....

 2021-09-22 19:08 

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Dem senator: Talks with GOP on police overhaul have failed...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Democratic senator says bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without agreement. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has told reporters that bargainers were not making progress on issues like...

 2021-09-22 18:30 

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Fed foresees a potential rate hike as soon as next year...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled it may start raising its benchmark interest rate sometime next year, earlier than it envisioned three months ago and a sign that it's concerned that high inflation pressures may persist. The Fed als...

 2021-09-22 18:29 

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Jury selection continues in murder case against US airman...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jury selection continued Wednesday in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman. Mark Gooch faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 27-...

 2021-09-22 18:28 

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Met season to open with first-ever opera by Black composer...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Opera's season opens on Monday, and for the first time in its 138-year history it will perform an opera by a Black composer. The staging of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" will be an awakening in other ways too for the...

 2021-09-22 18:27 

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Polish regulators renew license for Discovery-owned channel...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's broadcasting regulators have extended the license of Discovery Inc.-owned TVN24. But they also also adopted a resolution to pressure the American company to sell its majority stake in the TV news channel, which air...

 2021-09-22 18:25 

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Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said Wednesday that masks will be required temporarily in an effort to kee...

 2021-09-22 18:24 

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Pulitzer-winning reporter winner Jim Sheeler dead at 53...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died....

 2021-09-22 18:19 

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Anti-LGBT resolution revoked by regional assembly in Poland...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A region in southern Poland has revoked an anti-LGBT resolution under the threat of losing European Union funding. The regional assembly of Swietokrzyskie voted in a special session on Wednesday to revoke the 2019 resolution, w...

 2021-09-22 18:18 

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Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed home a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and following intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. Jackson spoke briefly with reporters Wednesday before ...

 2021-09-22 18:14 

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Video shows Missouri officers let police dog bite Black man...

The St. Louis County prosecutor's office is investigating an incident caught on cellphone video in which white officers allowed a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. The video of the arrest Monday in the St. Louis suburb of Woo...

 2021-09-22 17:34 

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Pedestrian killed after being struck by motor scooter on Tucson's south side...

A pedestrian died after being struck by a motor scooter Monday night on Tucson's south side....

 2021-09-22 17:31 

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The Latest: Jordan's king recalls Gaza War in UN speech...

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — Jordan's monarch recalled the 11-day Gaza War of this past summer in his speech before the United Nations, saying Tuesday the latest round of conflict was a reminder that the status quo...

 2021-09-22 17:30 

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Police: Woman struck by vehicle during disturbance has died...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a 38-year-old woman apparently struck by a vehicle during a disturbance at an apartment complex that left three other people with gunshot injuries has died. Police said Carrissa Marie Santa Cruz died of her inj...

 2021-09-22 17:26 

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High school goes remote again, blames student misbehavior...

A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the pandemic hit has sent students home temporarily for remote learning and is blaming problems with misbehavior. Principal Damon Pearce wrote in a letter Tue...

 2021-09-22 17:18 

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Italy: Uncle of teen who refused arranged marriage detained...

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say the uncle of an 18-year-old woman who disappeared months ago after refusing an arranged marriage in Pakistan has been detained on the outskirts of Paris. Saman Abbas was last seen in late April at her family's...

 2021-09-22 17:14 

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3 charged in death of elderly woman left outside in heat...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials say three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who was allegedly left outside in sweltering weather. Colorado Attorney...

 2021-09-22 16:40 

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Former Houston cop involved in US Capitol riot pleads guilty...

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for taking part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building. The Houston Chronicle reports that Tam Pham entered the pleas Monday to two federal misdeme...

 2021-09-22 16:40 

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United Airlines say 97% of US employees have been vaccinated...

The vast majority of United Airlines employees are deciding to get vaccinated against COVID-19 rather than risk losing their job. United said Wednesday that more than 97% of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated. There's less than a week to go...

 2021-09-22 16:39 

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1 dead, 3 injured in Sunday's southside shooting...

A woman is dead and three others were injured in connection to a shooting on Tucson's south side Sunday morning....

 2021-09-22 16:35 

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Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards...

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This ye...

 2021-09-22 16:30 

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Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams are back out at a Florida nature park to search for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor says the ...

 2021-09-22 16:28 

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Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance...

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has ordered the man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central Coast to stand trial for murder. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Craig van ...

 2021-09-22 16:27 

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The Latest: Ethnic tensions threaten Bosnia's integrity...

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina's presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country. eljko Komi is the Croat member of t...

 2021-09-22 15:38 

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Zuma's trial postponed until October in South Africa...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma has been postponed until Oct. 26. The judge says he needs time to consider a plea from Zuma's lawyer that the prosecution team be dismissed from the case for b...

 2021-09-22 15:33 

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'Grow up': UK's Johnson says world must face climate change...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell world leaders at the United Nations that humanity has to "grow up" and tackle climate change. In a speech, he'll say humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenage...

 2021-09-22 15:32 

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Loop hopes to go mainstream with reusable packaging...

Reusable packaging is about to become more common at groceries and restaurants worldwide. Loop, which collects and sanitizes reusable containers, said Wednesday it's expanding after successful trials in France and Japan. Customers can pay a deposit fo...

 2021-09-22 15:21 

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R. Kelly says he won't testify at his sex trafficking trial...

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has told a judge that he won't take the witness stand at his sex trafficking trial. His comments Wednesday mean he'll avoid the risk of a potentially brutal cross-examination. The defense is expected to rest its case...

 2021-09-22 15:20 

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Existing US home sales fell in August, price growth slows...

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and the pace of price growth eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leave many would-be buyers on the sidelines. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesda...

 2021-09-22 14:44 

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Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say an 87-year-old woman found dead inside a freezer in the garage of her Southern California home was a retired homicide detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities on Tuesday identified ...

 2021-09-22 14:42 

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CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID vaccine...

Influential government advisers are beginning to debate just which Americans should get an extra dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine — even though regulators haven't yet cleared the extra shots. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to ...

 2021-09-22 14:29 

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Morocco: 3 parties agree to form new coalition government...

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's prime minister-designate has announced that a three-party coalition will form the country's next government. King Mohammed VI appointed billionaire Aziz Akhanouch as prime minister after his party placed first...

 2021-09-22 14:26 

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Rep. Lesko to undergo surgery for removal of gallbladder...

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko says she is remaining in Arizona and not returning to Washington while she awaits surgery to remove her gallbladder. Lesko said in a statement Tuesday that doctors recommended she have the surgery aft...

 2021-09-22 14:23 

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Judge: NPR can air recordings of newspaper shooting trial...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett ruled Tuesday ...

 2021-09-22 14:00 

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Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The wrecked boats, docks and processing equipment left by Hurricane Ida has some wondering what the future holds for Louisiana's seafood industry. The state's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if ...

 2021-09-22 13:58 

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Albania's ex-top prosecutor jailed of corruption...

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court has sentenced the country's former chief prosecutor to two years in jail and confiscated his property for hiding money from illegally owned properties. The Tirana Appeals Court that handles top of...

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