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 2021-07-30 07:07 

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First US evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to new home...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first flight evacuating Afghan interpreters and others who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan landed early Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to an internal U.S. government document and a commer...

 2021-07-30 06:10 

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Rights groups warn assaults on women on the rise in Pakistan...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome de...

 2021-07-30 06:03 

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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the "American tragedy" of rising-yet-preventable deaths...

 2021-07-30 05:58 

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In effort to curb COVID, Tokyo Olympics collect lots of spit...

TOKYO (AP) — They spit. They wait. They hope. About 30,000 people from scores of nations are spitting into tiny plastic vials at the Olympics in a daily routine that's grown crucial in going ahead with the pandemic-era Games, according to organi...

 2021-07-30 05:43 

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Fukushima laments a recovery without Olympic witnesses...

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The bus transporting Olympic officials and media from downtown Fukushima to the suburban Azuma Baseball Stadium features a slickly produced video boasting of the region's recovery from a devastating 2011 earthquake, tsuna...

 2021-07-30 05:37 

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Tourists fined $500 for touching Hawaiian monk seals...

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lau...

 2021-07-30 05:05 

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States race to use COVID-19 vaccines before they expire...

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time, part of a nationwide effort to salvage expiring shots to battle the nation's summer surge in infecti...

 2021-07-30 04:59 

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EXPLAINER: World champs, Olympic champs and the difference...

TOKYO (AP) — Is an Olympic champion by definition a world champion? Can you be a world champion without being an Olympic champion? What's the difference, anyway? As the Tokyo Olympics provide multiple opportunities for memorable athletic perform...

 2021-07-30 04:46 

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Activists allege Myanmar leaders are 'weaponizing' COVID-19...

BANGKOK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush oppositi...

 2021-07-30 04:29 

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Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I'm vaccinated?...

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I'm vaccinated? Yes, if you've been around someone who has COVID-19. The latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated should get tested three ...

 2021-07-30 04:29 

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Biden push to vaccinate feds forces uncomfortable questions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's requirement for federal workers to reveal their COVID-19 vaccination status is likely to force uncomfortable questions not only at government agencies but at private companies as well. Right now, there'...

 2021-07-30 04:29 

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Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers...

DALLAS (AP) — Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes. A union survey supports what airlines a...

 2021-07-30 04:24 

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PG&E could face criminal charges over deadly California fire...

Pacific Gas & Electric will face criminal charges because its equipment sparked a wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, a Northern California prosecutor announced Thursday. It would be the latest action against the na...

 2021-07-30 04:18 

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Lawyers say China using Interpol to seek dissident's return...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys are asking the Biden administration to release from immigration custody a Chinese democracy advocate who could be deported to his homeland to face what they say are false charges — despite the lack of an extradition...

 2021-07-30 04:12 

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Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics. A government panel ...

 2021-07-30 04:00 

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Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87...

DETROIT (AP) — Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras o...

 2021-07-30 03:23 

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Philippine leader recalls decision to void US security pact...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reversed his termination of a key defense pact with the United States that allows large-scale combat exercises between U.S. and Philippine forces. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana ann...

 2021-07-30 02:16 

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Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, has died...

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87. The Harvard-educated civil ...

 2021-07-30 00:14 

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Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft...

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Cunningham had been widely expected to be the first name called in New York, though Pistons general manager Troy Weaver wouldn't rev...

 2021-07-29 21:42 

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Heartbroken parents to sue a year after 9 troops died at sea...

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring t...

 2021-07-29 21:17 

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Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed warship...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Thursday that it's charged a sailor with starting a fire last year that destroyed a warship docked off San Diego. The amphibious assault ship called the USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days and ...

 2021-07-29 20:18 

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Florida virus cases soar, hospitals near last summer's peak...

MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer's surge, prompting calls by local officials for the governor to declare an eme...

 2021-07-29 19:43 

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Research looks for possible COVID tie to later Alzheimer's...

Researchers are trying to unravel why some COVID-19 survivors suffer "brain fog" and other problems that can last for months, and new findings suggest some worrisome overlaps with Alzheimer's disease. One study of older adults in Argentina fou...

 2021-07-29 19:35 

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Nebraska largely scraps gender identity lessons after uproar...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate fo...

 2021-07-29 19:15 

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Judge allows Nevada tribes to join fight over lithium mine...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for two tribes to join a legal battle over plans to build a mine in Nevada at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium and seek a temporary ban on digging for an archaeological survey that they say woul...

 2021-07-29 19:09 

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Senate OKs bill to secure Capitol, help Afghans with visas...

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency spending bill passed by the Senate 98-0 on Thursday would bolster security at the Capitol and repay outstanding debts from the Jan. 6 insurrection. The $2.1 billion bill would also increase the number of visas for alli...

 2021-07-29 18:56 

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Group: Jailed Belarus journalist needs urgent hospital care...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Belarusian Association of Journalists on Thursday called on authorities in Belarus to transfer a jailed journalist to a civilian hospital so he could get treatment for a coronavirus-induced pneumonia he has reportedly develo...

 2021-07-29 18:11 

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Biden pushing federal workers -- hard --to get vaccinated...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is announcing strict new testing, masking and distancing requirements for federal employees who can't — or won't — show they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus, aiming to boost sl...

 2021-07-29 18:00 

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Sponsors praise Simone Biles after withdrawal...

Simone Biles' sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition during the Olympics. It's the latest example of sponsors praising athletes who areincreas...

 2021-07-29 17:43 

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Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a t...

 2021-07-29 17:40 

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'Somebody wake me up': Proud dad reacts to Clearwater's Bobby Finke winning gold at Tokyo Olympics...

Joe Finke is running on only two hours of sleep, but said it was worth it to see his son win the gold....

 2021-07-29 16:27 

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Severe weather in Wisconsin causes widespread damage...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, left tens of thousands without power and triggered tornado warnings. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evenin...

 2021-07-29 15:49 

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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen...

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in th...

 2021-07-29 15:43 

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Ravages of COVID surge evident inside Missouri hospital...

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life. It's a scenario p...

 2021-07-29 15:25 

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Robinhood CEO tells AP it's eying expansion beyond trading...

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood has already changed how people trade stocks and who's doing it. Now its sights are on the rest of the financial industry. Shares of Robinhood Markets are set to begin trading on the Nasdaq Thursday, a highly anticipated...

 2021-07-29 15:04 

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Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals...

CRANE, Texas (AP) — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt's cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned...

 2021-07-29 14:58 

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Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday...

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of the month. The W...

 2021-07-29 13:48 

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LA's Venice Beach a flashpoint in city's homeless crisis...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David de Russy steered his bicycle through a sparse crowd of midweek visitors streaming down Los Angeles' Venice Beach boardwalk between multimillion-dollar homes, T-shirt shops and eateries on one side and vendors peddling pa...

 2021-07-29 13:48 

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Russian lab module docks with space station after 8-day trip...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The 20-metric-ton (22-ton) Nauk...

 2021-07-29 12:57 

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China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods...

XINXIANG, China (AP) — The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle in her market stall. The electricity went out. Her phone went dead. And the water just kept rising. When the skies cleared, the market was surrounded by chest-high w...

 2021-07-29 12:44 

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US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 400,000 last week, the Labor...

 2021-07-29 12:44 

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US economy accelerated at a solid 6.5% rate last quarter...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the economy ...

 2021-07-29 12:38 

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German court faults Facebook's past handling of hate speech...

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Thursday faulted aspects of Facebook's handling of "hate speech," at least in the past. It ruled that the social network giant can't delete posts without at least informing users afterward, and...

 2021-07-29 11:33 

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Photographer rises to occasion at spectator-less Olympics in Tokyo...

Without any foreign spectators at this year's Olympics, Japan is finding other ways to shine on the world stage....

 2021-07-29 10:33 

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Harris releases strategy to tackle migration's root causes...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won't produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that avoids detailed targets and ...

 2021-07-29 10:00 

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The Latest: New division to manage Tunisia's virus crisis...

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's president has ordered the creation of a special body to manage the country's coronavirus crisis amid raging infections and public anger over the government's handling of the pandemic. President Kais Saied made ...

 2021-07-29 08:47 

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Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified...

Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, and switched channels when we were bored. There were commercials — several of them — between the segm...

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2M quake hits Alaska...

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday evening following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula....

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics...

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The soon-to-be Olympic champion was in what cyclists derisively call "the pain cave," empty lungs searing and legs feeling like dead weight. The climb he was on seemed interminable, the evil gradient sending him straigh...

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2M quake hits Alaska...

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday evening following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula. According to Honolulu Star Advertiser, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center listed the magnitude as 8.1 and sai...

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