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 2021-09-23 15:51 

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Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands...

 2021-09-23 15:08 

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New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Hochul thanked Zucker for...

 2021-09-23 14:52 

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McCormack, bishop panned for role in sex abuse scandal, dies...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Retired Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack, who faced criticism for his role in Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal and led New Hampshire's diocese during its own reckoning, has died. McCormack, 86, died Tuesday at Mount...

 2021-09-23 14:30 

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Famed cathedral names artist to replace Confederate windows...

Washington National Cathedral has chosen contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, renowned for his wide-ranging works depicting African American life, to design new stained-glass windows with themes of racial justice that will replace a set with Confeder...

 2021-09-23 14:30 

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Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners...

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the Boy Scouts of America's complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of scout units. At issue: the churches' fears that an eventual se...

 2021-09-23 14:24 

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The jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is crumbling...

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into vents to try to stop the cold air. One cell is off-lim...

 2021-09-23 13:50 

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Mexican forces surround border migrant camp...

CIUDAD ACUA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by sec...

 2021-09-23 13:03 

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US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions...

The Biden administration's special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was app...

 2021-09-23 12:52 

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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily. Thu...

 2021-09-23 11:20 

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One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones...

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled plans Thursday that would require smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile devices. The EU Commission proposed legislation Thursday that would mandate USB-C cables for charging, technol...

 2021-09-23 10:58 

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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement...

BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more as...

 2021-09-23 10:08 

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Lava flow slows on Spanish island after volcanic eruption...

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising doubts Thursday about whether it will fan out across the land and destroy more homes instead of flowing into ...

 2021-09-23 09:11 

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EPA completes rule to phase out gases used as refrigerants...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators an...

 2021-09-23 08:11 

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In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises...

BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisi...

 2021-09-23 08:08 

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Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise...

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife......

 2021-09-23 08:06 

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AP Week in Pictures: Middle East...

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between Sept. 16-22, 2021....

 2021-09-23 08:00 

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Fantastic Beasts 3 title and release date announced...

The third 'Fantastic Beasts' movie will be called 'The Secrets of Dumbledore' and is being released three months earlier....

 2021-09-23 08:00 

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Teyana Taylor announces farewell tour...

Teyana Taylor is set to bid farewell to music on 'The Last Rose Petal Farewell Tour' in November....

 2021-09-23 08:00 

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Lil Nas X wanted Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj on Montero...

Lil Nas X has revealed the two major artists he had hoped to get on 'Montero'....

 2021-09-23 06:54 

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Floods, books & kids: Highlights of German election campaign...

BERLIN (AP) — Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and produce a new German leader after 16 years of having Angela Merkel at the helm. Merkel decided not to run for a fifth term and the election campaign has largely focused on...

 2021-09-23 06:25 

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Naval officer wins praise for Portugal's vaccine rollout...

OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries in Europe and beyond want to know how it was accomplished. A lot of the credit is going to Rear Adm...

 2021-09-23 06:14 

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Mideast in shambles, but the world has moved on for now...

BEIRUT (AP) — There was a time not long ago when uprisings and wars in the Arab world topped the agenda at the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York. With most of those conflicts in a stalemate, the world's focus has shifted to more dauntin...

 2021-09-23 05:24 

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Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics...

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — She was orphaned during Rwanda's genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. First, though, she needed a new leg to propel her o...

 2021-09-23 05:08 

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The AP Interview: Top Pakistan diplomat details Taliban plan...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don't isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenly running the country next door once again &m...

 2021-09-23 05:08 

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After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents...

NEW YORK (AP) — After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are being hit with another unexpected blow: Thousand...

 2021-09-23 04:40 

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Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?...

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it...

 2021-09-23 04:40 

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Biden presses fellow Dems: Resolve party split on $3.5T plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a personal push, President Joe Biden pressed fellow Democrats to hasten work on his big "build back better" agenda, telling them to come up with a final framework and their best topline budget figure as the party labor...

 2021-09-23 04:29 

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WhatsApp, social posts helped lead Haitian migrants to Texas...

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New Jersey who had recently taken the route to the Texa...

 2021-09-23 04:24 

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Vaccine inequity comes into stark focus during UN gathering...

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step to the podium to speak at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world ...

 2021-09-23 01:35 

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Afghan Taliban's new UN envoy urges quick recognition...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's newly appointed envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday urged quick world recognition of Afghanistan's new rulers even as the World Health Organization raised the alarm of an impending health care dis...

 2021-09-23 00:25 

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Ukraine's leader takes UN to task as 'retired superhero'...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders who are "playing" at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that's in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the lifeboats. A United Nations that resembles "a...

 2021-09-23 00:19 

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Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakt...

 2021-09-22 23:47 

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US projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government released projections Wednesday that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West. The Bureau of Reclamation recently declared the first-ever shorta...

 2021-09-22 23:47 

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Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest remaining lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it's indisputable Strauss abused ...

 2021-09-22 22:39 

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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 on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after b...

 2021-09-22 22:27 

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US soldier wins long fight to get Afghan translator asylum...

Army combat veteran Spencer Sullivan has never felt more victorious. Sullivan spent years fighting to get his Afghan translator asylum after his former platoon's other interpreter was denied a U.S. visa before being killed by the Taliban in 2017. On W...

 2021-09-22 22:27 

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District: Missouri students posted slavery petition online...

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a suburban Kansas City school district are investigating after a small group of students posted a petition online calling for the return of slavery. The petition came to light last week after the students at Park Hil...

 2021-09-22 22:27 

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

NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only there was a coherent, informed, unified eff...

 2021-09-22 21:50 

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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. Researchers in U...

 2021-09-22 20:18 

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Thousands fight wildfires threatening California's sequoias...

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

 2021-09-22 20:18 

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Feeling trapped, migrants' fears grow in Mexican border city...

CIUDAD ACUA, Mexico (AP) — After more than a week at this crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border, Haitian migrant Nelson Saintil felt like the walls were beginning to close in on him and his family. Saintil was along the banks of the Rio Grande on Wedne...

 2021-09-22 20:01 

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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 18:58 

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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 announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said in a statement that masks will be required temporarily in an ef...

 2021-09-22 18:20 

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that 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 persi...

 2021-09-22 18:15 

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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 17:59 

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COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered sign...

 2021-09-22 17:48 

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Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain's new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it bille...

 2021-09-22 17:30 

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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 onset of the pandemic sent students home temporarily for remote learning, blaming issues with misbehavior. New Britain High School, in suburban Hartford, ...

 2021-09-22 17:24 

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

ROME (AP) — The uncle of an 18-year-old woman who disappeared months ago in Italy after refusing an arranged marriage in Pakistan was detained Wednesday on the outskirts of Paris, according to Italian authorities who fear the teenager may be dead. S...

 2021-09-22 17:01 

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France's envoy to return to US after Macron, Biden talks...

PARIS (AP) — France will send its ambassador back to Washington next week after French President Emmanuel Macron's phone call with President Joe Biden over a submarine dispute, the Elysee and the White House said Wednesday. Both heads of state &...

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