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 2021-09-16 23:16 

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Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state&...

 2021-09-16 22:47 

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Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation...

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a "vessel" they hope will usher i...

 2021-09-16 22:15 

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Another Texas execution delayed on religious freedom claims...

HOUSTON (AP) — Another Texas inmate has had his execution delayed over claims the state is violating his religious freedom by not letting his spiritual adviser lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection. Ruben Gutierrez was set to be execu...

 2021-09-16 21:24 

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Judge invites Prince Andrew to request unsealing of records...

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement that his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl two decades ago, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge Loretta A. Preska in M...

 2021-09-16 21:02 

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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI. The case against the att...

 2021-09-16 20:38 

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Court halts use of health order to expel migrant families...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. government must stop using a public health order to quickly expel migrants with children who are apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the gov...

 2021-09-16 20:07 

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NYC's Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic...

NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect,...

 2021-09-16 19:38 

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Lawyer: Arizona Senate's 2020 election review out next week...

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week. The results of the so-ca...

 2021-09-16 19:26 

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Biden's 'summer of love' with Europe hits an abrupt break-up...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's summer of love with Europe appears to have come to an abrupt end. After promising European leaders that "America is back" and that multilateral diplomacy would guide U.S. foreign policy, Biden has ...

 2021-09-16 19:16 

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Man arrested in fatal shootings of 4 found in Wisconsin SUV...

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking another in connection with the fatal shootings of four people found in an abandoned SUV in western Wisconsin, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Darren Lee McWright, 56, fro...

 2021-09-16 18:33 

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Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic...

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an "alarming" increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work suggests an acceleration last year — especi...

 2021-09-16 17:46 

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EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?...

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a back to school season like no other for students, teachers and parents across the U.S. Schools have opened nationwide this fall only to find thousands of students and their teachers sickened by the coronavirus. That wasn...

 2021-09-16 17:34 

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US faith leaders recall Sikh's bias killing post Sept. 11...

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to avenge 9/11. Mistaken for an Arab Muslim because of his turban and beard, Sodhi was the first ...

 2021-09-16 17:17 

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Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study...

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids. A reportpublished Thursday in JAMA Ophthalmology is the latest to...

 2021-09-16 16:04 

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Polis, 1st openly gay governor elected, marries in Colorado...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate. Polis,...

 2021-09-16 15:52 

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Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished. The video released by the M...

 2021-09-16 15:34 

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Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine. Not ...

 2021-09-16 15:16 

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Sequoia National Park's giant trees at risk as fires grow...

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — More firefighting resources were being brought in Thursday to battle two forest fires that have shut down California's Sequoia National Park and threaten its ancient trees. A national interagency management t...

 2021-09-16 15:16 

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Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems...

WASHINGTON (AP) — One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington's reach at an enormous cost. They'r...

 2021-09-16 15:10 

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Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge drags on...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announc...

 2021-09-16 13:59 

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'New' Van Gogh drawing to go on display in Amsterdam museum...

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A drawing newly attributed to Vincent van Gogh that has never been displayed publicly before is going on show at the Amsterdam museum that bears the Dutch master's name. The "new" Van Gogh, "Study for 'Worn Out,&...

 2021-09-16 13:52 

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Drought haves, have-nots test how to share water in the West...

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines empty irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweeds punctuate a landscape...

 2021-09-16 13:52 

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Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs...

BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term "rooftop garden," as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Workers from two taxi cooperatives assembled the...

 2021-09-16 13:33 

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Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they're forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Paci...

 2021-09-16 13:20 

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California recall could boost Newsom's clout for 2022...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that once threatened to derail California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life, offering a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agend...

 2021-09-16 13:02 

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Americans have little trust in online security: AP-NORC poll...

Most Americans don't believe their personal information is secure online and aren't satisfied with the federal government's efforts to protect it, according to a poll. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research an...

 2021-09-16 12:49 

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US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID infections may have slightly increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 the...

 2021-09-16 10:52 

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German police detain 4 on Yom Kippur after synagogue threat...

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Thursday they had detained four people, one of them a 16-year-old, in connection with a suspected plan to attack a synagogue in the western city of Hagen. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holi...

 2021-09-16 09:14 

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France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victory...

PARIS (AP) — France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him "enemy No. 1" in protracted anti-terro...

 2021-09-16 08:14 

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UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change...

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the United Nations called Thursday for "immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster. Ahead of the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting next we...

 2021-09-16 08:08 

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Hezbollah-organized fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon...

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — A convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian diesel crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon early Thursday, a delivery organized by the militant Hezbollah group to ease crippling fuel shortages in the crisis-hit country. The ...

 2021-09-16 07:47 

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Latest: Malaysia reopens resort island as vaccinations rise...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Hundreds of holiday-makers flocked to Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi as it reopened Thursday to fully vaccinated travelers. Langkawi is the first holiday destination in the country to welcome visitors as p...

 2021-09-16 06:41 

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Parliamentary election unlikely to change Russia's politics...

MOSCOW (AP) — After a few weeks of desultory campaigning but months of relentless official moves to shut down significant opposition, Russia is holding three days of voting this weekend in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the coun...

 2021-09-16 05:47 

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Australia buys US nuclear subs due to changed security needs...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia decided to invest in U.S. nuclear-powered submarines and dump its contract with France to build diesel-electric submarines because of a changed strategic environment, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursda...

 2021-09-16 05:41 

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Lawyer says Murdaugh to turn himself in on insurance fraud...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago plans to turn himself in to face charges in a plot to arrange his own death that ended with the shooter only grazing him in the head, h...

 2021-09-16 04:53 

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Long weekend becomes 9 week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter...

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) — I wake up as the loudspeaker outside my window starts the community broadcast at 7 a.m. I try to recall the date. Vietnam's pandemic lockdown has been so long I've lost my sense of time. I now count by weeks. This is...

 2021-09-16 04:41 

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Democrats push for changes to California recall efforts...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated a recall election that could have removed him from office, but his Democratic allies in the Legislature already are seeking changes that could make it harder to mount such a cha...

 2021-09-16 04:35 

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California GOP licks wounds after another lopsided loss...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The results of Tuesday's recall election in which California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an attempt to remove him from office look all too familiar to the state's enfeebled Republicans — they were embarrassed again by...

 2021-09-16 04:24 

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Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Se...

 2021-09-16 04:12 

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Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?...

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as viru...

 2021-09-16 04:12 

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States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. Ca...

 2021-09-16 03:56 

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Chauvin to be arraigned for alleged civil rights violation...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floy d is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday for allegedly violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint simila...

 2021-09-16 03:00 

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Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 2...

BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least two people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province, state media reported. Rescue work was underway following the magnitude-6.0 earthquake. It struck at 4:33 ...

 2021-09-16 01:57 

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Contest winners, health worker orbiting world in SpaceX 1st...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The four people on SpaceX's first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance. They'll circle Earth for three days at an unusually high altitude — on their own without ...

 2021-09-16 01:22 

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France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing "a major success" for the French military after more than eig...

 2021-09-15 23:35 

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US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. revamps current broad restrictions that bar many foreigners from traveling to the U.S., a ...

 2021-09-15 23:35 

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World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the U.N. General Assembly's big meeting next week, the assembly leader and New York City officials have said, prompting swift objections from at l...

 2021-09-15 23:30 

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Portland scraps Texas boycott, allocates abortion funds...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has scrapped a plan to boycott Texas businesses because of a new law that prohibits most abortions there, deciding Wednesday to instead set aside $200,000 to fund reproductive care. The lib...

 2021-09-15 23:02 

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Committee wants to file own plan in Boy Scouts bankruptcy...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee charged with representing tens of thousands of alleged victims of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy asked the judge on Wednesday to terminate the BSA's exclusive rights to file a reorganizatio...

 2021-09-15 22:16 

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After humble beginnings, Oregon's Dutch Bros launches IPO...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After humble beginnings as a pushcart operation in an Oregon town and growing into a company with hundreds of drive-thru coffee shops, Dutch Bros Coffee launched an initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange....

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