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 2021-09-24 22:48 

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PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors s...

 2021-09-24 22:45 

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Nebraska advances new congressional map that could help GOP...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced new congressional boundaries Friday that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College votes, as they've done twice since 2008....

 2021-09-24 22:45 

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Supporters of NC man freed from prison demand Cooper pardon...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn't commit gathered Friday outside the Executive Mansion as they urged the governor to......

 2021-09-24 22:43 

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Haitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment...

The images — men on horseback with long reins, corralling Haitian asylum seekers trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico — provoked an outcry. But to many Haitians and Black Americans, they're merely confirmation of a deeply held belief:...

 2021-09-24 22:43 

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Kentucky governor asks state to remember teen lost to virus...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called on the state's residents Friday to honor a 15-year-old Fayette County student lost to COVID-19 by lighting porches with green lights....

 2021-09-24 22:37 

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Huawei executive resolves criminal charges in deal with US...

NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal Friday with the U.S. Justice Department that paves the way for her to return to China and......

 2021-09-24 22:34 

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Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You're lucky, the U.S. officials said. "You're going to see your family."...

 2021-09-24 22:31 

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Residents seek healing as details emerge in grocery shooting...

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two women who had been strangers prior to Thursday's mass shooting at a Tennessee supermarket clenched each other's hands and fought back tears Friday, as they gathered at a vigil to pray for healing from the......

 2021-09-24 22:30 

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Government: Dylann Roof's death sentence should stand...

Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation....

 2021-09-24 22:27 

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Filmmaker revisits case that challenged her and her 2 moms...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ry Russo-Young knew she had a story worth hearing, but it was one she was struggling to tell....

 2021-09-24 22:26 

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Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for residential schools...

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Catholic bishops in Canada apologized Friday "unequivocally" to Indigenous peoples for the suffering endured in residential schools, just as Pope Francis prepares to meet with Indigenous leaders at the Vatican later th...

 2021-09-24 22:20 

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Body of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmn cremated in Peru...

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The body of Abimael Guzmn, the leader of Peru's brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Sept. 11, was cremated Friday....

 2021-09-24 22:19 

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Officer in Daniel Prude death faces departmental discipline...

One of several police officers seen on video pinning down Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being detained on a street in upstate New York, could face departmental discipline, the Rochester Police Department said....

 2021-09-24 22:14 

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Tribe wins major step toward resuming whaling off Washington...

SEATTLE (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice....

 2021-09-24 22:04 

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Great Wall of Lights: China's sea power on Darwin's doorstep...

 2021-09-24 22:01 

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Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to...

 2021-09-24 21:59 

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R. Kelly fate now in jury's hands at sex trafficking trial...

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's fate is now in a jury's hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial....

 2021-09-24 21:57 

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Congress, court pressure New York City to fix jails crisis...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City faced mounting pressure Friday to solve its spiraling jail crisis, with members of Congress calling for a federal civil rights investigation and a court-appointed monitor blasting the city for a failure of leadership......

 2021-09-24 21:55 

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Recall effort against Cowboys for Trump founder lags...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Time is running out for a recall effort aiming to kick Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin out of office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico....

 2021-09-23 22:03 

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Climate change fuels California emphasis on preventing fires...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Having spent billions of dollars in a losing battle to control wildfires in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved nearly $1 billion in new spending aimed at stopping the blazes before they start....

 2021-09-23 21:56 

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Voelkel, ex-Johnson aide, to run for lieutenant governor...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Voelkel, a former aide to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, said Thursday he's running for lieutenant governor....

 2021-09-23 21:56 

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Beshear: Hospitals can't sustain current COVID case levels...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky's prolonged surge of COVID-19 cases has shown signs of leveling off, overstressed hospitals can't sustain the current pace of seriously ill virus patients, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday as he pleaded wi...

 2021-09-23 21:53 

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Police: 1 dead, 12 wounded in store shooting; shooter dead...

A shooter attacked a grocery store in an upscale Tennessee suburb on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and wounding 12 others before the shooter was subsequently found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, authorities said....

 2021-09-23 21:53 

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Lawsuits: Murdaugh used attorney friend to manipulate...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawyer charged with trying to arrange his own death steered the family of a housekeeper who died in his home to use a longtime friend as their attorney without revealing their friendship and......

 2021-09-23 21:52 

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Colorado woman charged with killing stepson will stand trial...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with killing her 11-year-old stepson will stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday after reviewing evidence in the case....

 2021-09-23 21:52 

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'Vaccine apartheid': Africans tell UN they need vaccines...

As wealthy countries begin to consider whether to offer their populations a third COVID-19 shot, African nations still waiting for their first gave this stark reminder to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday: "No one is safe......

 2021-09-23 21:49 

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ACLU, voter groups sue in Ohio over new legislative maps...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges Ohio's newly drawn state legislative districts as giving an extreme and unfair advantage to the Republican Party, which controls the state's new redistricting commission....

 2021-09-23 21:47 

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Lawsuit says Georgia officials covered up fatal hit-and-run...

ATLANTA (AP) — The father of a bicyclist who died following a hit-and-run crash in Georgia has filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against the driver, as well as against a state House member and a police chief......

 2021-09-23 21:41 

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Georgia inmate convicted of murdering 2 Georgia guards...

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia inmate was found guilty of murder Thursday in the slayings of two prison guards shot during a bloody escape in 2017, leaving the jury to decide next whether the crime warrants a death sentence....

 2021-09-23 21:41 

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US sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions...

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra ...

 2021-09-23 21:38 

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Peru says body of Shining Path leader to be cremated...

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian prosecutor's office on Thursday ordered the cremation of the body of Abimael Guzmn, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died Sept. 11 in a military jail....

 2021-09-23 21:32 

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Kentucky high school evacuated, former student detained...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school was evacuated Thursday and police detained a former student who unlawfully entered the building....

 2021-09-23 21:32 

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Haaland: Petito case a reminder of missing Native Americans...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native Ameri...

 2021-09-23 21:31 

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New wildfire prompts evacuations in Northern California...

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Thursday in a Northern California community as a new wildfire spread, authorities said....

 2021-09-23 21:27 

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4th Wisconsin voter out of 3 million charged with fraud...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fourth Wisconsin voter out of roughly 3 million who cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election was charged with election fraud on Thursday by a Republican prosecutor who is running for attorney general....

 2021-09-23 21:26 

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Pennsylvania prosecutor sues to block GOP election subpoena...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general sued Thursday to block a Republican-approved subpoena to state election officials in what Republicans call a "forensic investigation" of last year's presidential election, spurre...

 2021-09-23 21:23 

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Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized......

 2021-09-23 21:22 

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Ohio governor offers new vaccine incentive for young people...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans ages 12-25 who receive the coronavirus vaccine can enter a new lottery making them eligible for five $100,000 college scholarships and 50 $10,000 scholarships, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday in his latest effort to...

 2021-09-23 21:17 

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Probe: Michaels, Minnesota cops violated Black teen's rights...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The manager of a suburban Minneapolis Michaels store called police on a teenager looking for a job simply because he is Black and officers then used unreasonable force against him because of his race, a state agency......

 2021-09-22 22:02 

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Senators: Bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without an agreement, top bargainers from both parties said Wednesday, marking the collapse of an effort that began after killings of unarmed Black people ...

 2021-09-22 21:59 

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Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa...

LONDON (AP) — Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread....

 2021-09-22 21:59 

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Bill would change maritime liability rules after boat fire...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would change 19th century maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people....

 2021-09-22 21:59 

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Biden meets with Democrats as $3.5T plan faces party split...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time growing shorter, President Joe Biden launched meetings Wednesday with House and Senate Democrats as Congress worked to bridge party divisions over his big "build back better" agenda ahead of crucial voting deadlines....

 2021-09-22 21:58 

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NC Senate maneuvers again to keep public records bill alive...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans have used another parliamentary maneuver to try to get legislation to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's desk that would increase public access to the personnel history of government employees....

 2021-09-22 21:53 

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Kentucky: 52 more virus deaths including 29-year-old teacher...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The coronavirus claimed 52 more lives in Kentucky as the governor warned Wednesday that the virus is hitting younger people harder than at any other time during the public health crisis....

 2021-09-22 21:53 

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New Mexico races to spend federal rental assistance...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State agencies spent federal pandemic aid at a furious pace during the month of August, channeling about $630 million in efforts to bolster unemployment reserves, provide emergency housing assistance and promote COVID-19 vaccin...

 2021-09-22 21:52 

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Court throws out ruling on handgun sales to people under 21...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that found a law banning licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults under 21 is unconstitutional....

 2021-09-22 21:49 

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Stocks hold their gains on Wall Street after Fed statement...

Stocks on Wall Street closed broadly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year....

 2021-09-22 21:48 

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3 charged in death of 86-year-old woman left outside in heat...

DENVER (AP) — Three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who authorities alleged was left outside in sweltering weather for six hours, officials said....

 2021-09-22 21:44 

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South Carolina's Confederate monument protection law upheld...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state law preventing anyone from moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of a street or building without the Legislature's permission is legal....

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