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 2021-09-13 20:12 

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Small plane crashes off Greek island, both on board dead...

ATHENS (AP) — Greek authorities say a small private plane has crashed into the sea off Greece's Aegean Sea island of Samos, killing both people on board. State ERT TV said the victims were a man and a woman from Israel who had been planning to v...

 2021-09-13 20:11 

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Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry neighbors...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has observed military exercises in coordination with Belarus that have raised concerns in bordering countries. Putin on Monday attended exercises at a training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 450 ...

 2021-09-13 20:11 

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Study: Pentagon reliance on contractors hurt US in 9/11 wars...

A new study says up to half of the $14 trillion spent by the Pentagon since 9/11 went to for-profit defense contractors. While much of this money went to weapons suppliers, the research points to the dependence on contractors as contributing to mission fa...

 2021-09-13 20:04 

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Italian relatives want custody of boy in cable car accident...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The relatives of a 6-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy say they are working to secure his return from Israel as Italian authorities opened a probe into his possible kidnapping. E...

 2021-09-13 20:04 

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Equipment explodes in South Florida casino; 26 injured...

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Fire suppression equipment exploded in a South Florida casino as crews performed maintenance work, causing six people to be hospitalized and 20 others to be treated at the scene. Fire officials say none of the injuries Monday ...

 2021-09-13 20:02 

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Cyclist dies after being struck by vehicle on west side...

Police are releasing more details regarding Saturday's fatal bicycle collision on Tucson's west side....

 2021-09-13 19:25 

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Saguaro National Park moves to 2nd phase of buffelgrass treatment...

Visitors and neighbors of Saguaro National Park will see an increase in helicopter activity. The park is moving on to its second phase of buffelgrass treatment....

 2021-09-13 19:22 

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Don Collier, Old Tucson Studios legend dies at 92...

On Monday, a family friend confined to News 4 Tucson that the legendary western actor passed away at around 9 a.m. Monday morning....

 2021-09-13 19:20 

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Norway's center-left gains after vote; climate is key issue...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The center-left bloc in Norway seems to have won Monday's general election. That's according to the first official projection, which shows that the ruling Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, would lo...

 2021-09-13 19:18 

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Oklahoma board urges governor to commute death sentence...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board is recommending the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones for a 1999 killing. The board voted 3-1 on Monday to recommend Jones' sentence be commuted to life in prison. Boa...

 2021-09-13 19:18 

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Pakistani journalists rally against proposed new media law...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani journalists have rallied outside parliament to reject a proposed law that critics say would further curtail media freedom if passed. The protest in the capital of Islamabad, also attended by senior opposition l...

 2021-09-13 19:08 

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First official election projection shows Norway heading to the left after eight years of a conservative government...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — First official election projection shows Norway heading to the left after eight years of a conservative government....

 2021-09-13 18:31 

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Advance Auto Parts to collect donations for American Heart Association this fall...

According to AHA, the funds raised in this national collection event will help...

 2021-09-13 18:19 

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Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil quits as chairman of GB News...

LONDON (AP) — British broadcasting veteran Andrew Neil has stepped down as chairman of GB News, just three months after he launched it amid great fanfare and an ambition to provide an alternative to an alleged "metropolitan elite" bias among...

 2021-09-13 18:16 

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EXPLAINER: 4 will circle Earth on 1st SpaceX private flight...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX's first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entr...

 2021-09-13 18:09 

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US budget deficit rises to $2.71 trillion through August...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says the U.S. budget deficit rose to $2.71 trillion through August. The deficit remains on track to be the second largest in history due to trillions of dollars in COVID relief. That's despite tax revenu...

 2021-09-13 18:08 

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Zoo Atlanta gorillas to get COVID-19 vaccine after testing positive for virus...

Officials say workers observed the lowland gorillas coughing as well as experiencing nasal discharge and minor changes in appetite....

 2021-09-13 18:03 

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Lawmaker accused of kicking boy pleads guilty to 3 charges...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles has pleaded guilty to three lesser misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. A magistrate judge on Monday placed Republican state Rep. Mark Samsel on ...

 2021-09-13 18:02 

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1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway...

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal is underway with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids way into school as victims of con man who believed their payments were legitim...

 2021-09-13 17:34 

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FACT FOCUS: Walmart quashes cryptocurrency partnership claim...

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart denied any partnership with the digital currency Litecoin after a fake news release led to a brief flurry of inaccurate reports from national news outlets and social media users on Monday. A news release claiming a partnershi...

 2021-09-13 17:19 

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Student removes nearly 3,000 US flags from Sept. 11 display...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A member of Washington University's student government placed nearly 3,000 U.S. flags meant to commemorate victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in trash bags, prompting an investigation by the school. Fadel Alkilani acknowledges that...

 2021-09-13 17:11 

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Report: 2020 is deadliest year for 'environmental defenders'...

LONDON (AP) — The environmental group Global Witness says at least 227 people died last year defending their homes, land and livelihoods from environmental exploitation as the deepening climate crisis increasingly pits economic interests against loc...

 2021-09-13 17:06 

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Official: 240 inmates missing after Nigeria prison break...

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in Nigeria say 240 inmates have escaped in the country's second prison break this year. Interior minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said Monday that the gunmen had used explosives to destroy three sides of the peri...

 2021-09-13 16:58 

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Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National War War II Mu...

 2021-09-13 16:22 

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Libya arrests 2 suspected traffickers, returns 53 to Egypt...

CAIRO (AP) — Officials say Libyan authorities have arrested two suspected human traffickers and facilitated the return of more than 50 Egyptian migrants to their home country. Fifty-three Egyptians landed in Cairo's international airport on a pr...

 2021-09-13 16:14 

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Tennessee state senator's trial on theft charges begins...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Tennessee state senator charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds. The federal trial of state Sen. Katrina Robinson started Monday in Memphis. Robinson is accused of ...

 2021-09-13 16:12 

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FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan...

An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet — an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question....

 2021-09-13 16:09 

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School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules...

NEW YORK (AP) — Classroom doors are swinging open for about a million New York City public school students in the nation's largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the school year Monday coincides wi...

 2021-09-13 16:02 

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School vaccine campaigns targeting students face blowback...

Across the U.S., vaccine-hesitant parents are struggling with vaccine-seeking teenagers set on getting their shots. A return to in-person school this month are raising the stakes for high school students who want to be safe in packed classrooms and homeco...

 2021-09-13 15:58 

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Blinken readies for contentious Afghan hearings in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing to face tough congressional questioning this week over the Biden administration's handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. In separate House and Senate hearings starti...

 2021-09-13 15:58 

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Lebanese president wants to resume bailout talks with IMF...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government has held its first meeting with a call by the president to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund. Michel Aoun said Monday he wants to work on getting the small nation out of one of the world'...

 2021-09-13 15:27 

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WATCH: News 4 Tucson Special: Tribute to Lute Olson...

On Sunday, News 4 Tucson held a 40-minute special to pay homage to the man that not only put Arizona Basketball on the map, but also the City of Tucson....

 2021-09-13 15:24 

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Referee becomes first black woman to officiate NFL game...

History was made Sunday in the NFL when Maia Chaka became the first black woman to officiate an NFL game....

 2021-09-13 15:24 

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Auditors highlight flaws in EU migrant deportation program...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Auditors say the European Union's program for deporting migrants is not working well. But the European Court of Auditors warns that it would be counterproductive to try to impose coercive measures to force countries to take their...

 2021-09-13 15:22 

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Burkina Faso humanitarian response risks lives, agency says...

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The Norwegian Refugee Council said Burkina Faso's slow and insufficient humanitarian response to the country's escalating attacks is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger. Surging violence linke...

 2021-09-13 15:20 

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Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allies of former President Donald Trump are calling those charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol "political prisoners." Such rhetoric ahead of a rally planned for Saturday at the Capitol is the latest attempt to exp...

 2021-09-13 15:19 

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South Africa events industry gets boost with regulation ease...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The hospitality and events industry in South Africa has received a major boost with the government easing tough COVID-19 regulations that have since June prevented it from accommodating more than 50 people in restaurants and publ...

 2021-09-13 15:17 

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US steps up effort to unite families separated under Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is stepping up its effort to find and unite migrant families forcibly separated under President Donald Trump. A federal task force set up soon after the election of President Joe Biden has been working to l...

 2021-09-13 15:17 

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Cuba becomes first country to vaccinate young children...

Cuba became the first country in the world to vaccinate children as young as two years old against COVID-19 with a domestic vaccine....

 2021-09-13 14:30 

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Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald...

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies — Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Aw...

 2021-09-13 14:23 

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No survivors in small plane crash at Lake Havasu airport...

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — At least one person has died after a small airplane crashed at the Lake Havasu City Airport and burst into flames. Lake Havasu City officials say police first received reports of a crash around 4:10 p.m. Sunday. Upon t...

 2021-09-13 14:13 

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Navajo Nation finds 35 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 35 additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths as of Sunday. The tribe has seen 33,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,419 deaths from the virus since the pandemic began. Navajo officials are urgin...

 2021-09-13 13:51 

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UK OKs vaccines for 12 year olds, aims to avoid lockdowns...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief medical officers say children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The decision comes despite a ruling by the government's vaccine advisors that the step would have only marginal health be...

 2021-09-13 13:44 

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Whitehead's 'Harlem Shuffle' among Kirkus Prize nominees...

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest novels from Colson Whitehead and Joy Williams, and Honore Fanonne Jeffers' debut work "The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois" are among this year's finalists for the Kirkus Prize. The $50,000 awards are presente...

 2021-09-13 13:43 

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Company looking to pay someone $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies in October...

A finance company is calling all...

 2021-09-13 13:41 

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Sept. 11 monument is defaced by vandals in South Carolina...

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a large granite monument honoring 9-11 victims was defaced by vandals who spray-painted "Taliban" on it in two places. WYFF-TV reports that the granite statue is made of two towers, e...

 2021-09-13 13:40 

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The Latest: Italy students return; teachers need green pass...

ROME — Some 4 million students in Italy have returned to the classroom after summer break, with the Italian government determined to avoid any replay of remote learning. Schools in 10 of the nation's 20 regions began the academic year on Monday....

 2021-09-13 13:40 

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Second lawsuit alleges abuse at New Hampshire youth center...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who alleges that he was raped by multiple staffers at New Hampshire's youth detention center in the 1990s has filed the first lawsuit against the state, the facility and former workers since a judge dismissed a class a...

 2021-09-13 13:38 

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Report: Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to move within their own countries in the next three decades and create migration hotspots unless urgent action is taken in the coming years to reduce global emissions an...

 2021-09-13 13:18 

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Holocaust survivor, scholar awarded $815,000 Balzan Prize...

MILAN (AP) — An Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor and historian and a U.S. scientist specializing in gut bacteria were among the recipients this year's Balzan Prizes, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements. The prizes were an...

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