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 2021-07-22 14:39 

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Merkel defends legacy on gender, climate, with some regrets...

BERLIN (AP) — With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her efforts to promote gender equality and curb climate change. But she expressed regret on Thursday that some decisions were m...

 2021-07-22 14:34 

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Fighting among prison gangs in Ecuador kills 18, dozens hurt...

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Rival gangs of inmates have fought in two prisons in Ecuador, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens. Prison authorities say violence broke out on Wednesday in the main prison in the city of Guayaquil as well as the Lat...

 2021-07-22 14:26 

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Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military says it's spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea. The military said on Thursday that the ships are likely heading to Russia for a military par...

 2021-07-22 13:49 

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Senate panel to vote on Biden's pick to oversee US lands...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Senate panel is set to vote Thursday on President Joe Biden's pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the U.S. West after Republicans sought to derail the nomination. Senate Democrats have remained united beh...

 2021-07-22 13:45 

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Jill Biden stops in Alaska on her way to Tokyo Olympics...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — JIll Biden is on her first solo international trip as first lady. She's leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where new COVID-19 infections just hit a six-month high. The first lady departed Washingt...

 2021-07-22 13:43 

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Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to squeeze into the streets of downtown Milwaukee to catch a glimpse of the Milwaukee Bucks in a parade that celebrates the city's first NBA championship in half a century. The team&#...

 2021-07-22 13:42 

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FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has agreed to a deferred prosecution settlement that calls for the company to fully cooperate and pay a $230 million fine. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati and the F...

 2021-07-22 13:40 

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Ohio firm FirstEnergy charged in bribery scheme to fully cooperate and pay $230M as part of new settlement...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio firm FirstEnergy charged in bribery scheme to fully cooperate and pay $230M as part of new settlement....

 2021-07-22 13:40 

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Venice risks move to UNESCO world heritage site in danger...

MILAN (AP) — UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is debating Thursday whether to designate Venice and its lagoon environment as an endangered world heritage site. The comes amid the impact of over-tourism, alongside its steady decline in populatio...

 2021-07-22 13:30 

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History, celebrity, leafy beauty live on at NYC cemetery...

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City is the resting place of scores of famous and influential people. One recent trolley tour of jazz and vaudeville greats included the gravesites of Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George M. Cohan and m...

 2021-07-22 13:28 

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Spain: Judge jails suspect wanted by US in 2020 Twitter hack...

MADRID (AP) — A British man wanted in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack that compromised dozens of influential accounts has been jailed in Spain while he awaits possible extradition. Joseph O'Connor appeared before a Spanish Na...

 2021-07-22 12:59 

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Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrat Abby Finkenauer is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat. The one-term former congresswoman hopes her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conserv...

 2021-07-22 12:57 

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ECB says low rates to stay until the job is done...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Facing unease over the spread of a more-contagious variant of the coronavirus, the European Central Bank said it would maintain its stimulus in the form of ultra-low interest rates until inflation "durably" reaches ...

 2021-07-22 12:49 

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Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok over privacy...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The data protection authority in the Netherlands has fined TikTok 750,000 euros for not offering its privacy statement in Dutch. The authority said Thursday that many children who use the popular video sharing app would...

 2021-07-22 12:47 

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US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. Jobless claims increased to 419,000 ...

 2021-07-22 12:46 

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The Latest: Tokyo hits 6-month high in cases before Olympics...

TOKYO — Tokyo has hit another six-month high in new coronavirus cases, one day before the Olympics. The 1,979 new cases Thursday are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and the International Olympic Commit...

 2021-07-22 12:46 

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Zimbabweans deported by Britain arrive at Harare airport...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has received the first batch of dozens of its citizens being deported from Britain, some after staying in that country for decades and forced to leave families behind to face an uncertain future back home. Rights gro...

 2021-07-22 12:32 

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US applications for jobless aid rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low even with economy strengthening...

WASHINGTON (AP) — US applications for jobless aid rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low even with economy strengthening....

 2021-07-22 12:04 

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Rounds of heavy rain on the way!...

An area of low pressure moving into our state from the east will enhance thunderstorm activity and the threat for flash flooding and flooding today through Saturday. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and the biggest threat will ...

 2021-07-22 12:00 

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'We're back on the road!' Rolling Stones relaunch U.S. tour...

NEW YORK (AP) — Rolling Stones fans in the United States will finally be getting, yes, some satisfaction: The band announced it was relaunching its "No Filter" tour, derailed by the pandemic, this fall. Shows will begin in St. Louis on Sept....

 2021-07-22 12:00 

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AP-NORC poll: Parties split on some infrastructure proposals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 8 in 10 Americans favor plans to increase funding for roads, bridges and ports and for pipes that supply drinking water. But a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that's about ...

 2021-07-22 11:59 

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ECB says ultra-low rate benchmarks to remain in force until inflation "durably" reaches 2% target...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — ECB says ultra-low rate benchmarks to remain in force until inflation "durably" reaches 2% target....

 2021-07-22 11:48 

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France weighs cybersecurity moves after spyware reports...

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has held an emergency cybersecurity meeting to weigh government responses after reports that his cell phone may have been targeted by spyware. The French government says Macron changes his phones regular...

 2021-07-22 11:40 

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Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games. Thursday's 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan...

 2021-07-22 11:39 

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Merkel says German COVID rise worrying, urges vaccination...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says that new coronavirus infections in Germany are once again rising at worrying speed. She appealed to the reluctant on Thursday to get vaccinated and for more enthusiastic compatriots to persuade others. Ger...

 2021-07-22 11:07 

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The Latest: Indian government dismisses excess deaths study...

DELHI, India — India's government has dismissed a recent study which estimated that the country's excess deaths during the pandemic could be 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, calling it "misleading" and "fallacious."; On Tu...

 2021-07-22 10:57 

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Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in Yemen...

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say that at least fourteen people have been killed by flooding in the past 24 hours, after nonseasonal rainstorms battered parts of the country. The provinces of al-Mahrah, Hadramawt, Shabwa, Abeen and Jouf in th...

 2021-07-22 10:56 

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Olympic scandals march on long after torch goes out...

TOKYO (AP) — From doping to demonstrations to dirty officials, the Olympics have never lacked their share of off-the-field scandals that keep the Games in the headlines long after the torch goes out. The five-year gap since the last Summer Olympics ...

 2021-07-22 10:51 

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Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief executive of Unilever has distanced himself from the decision by the company's Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand to stop serving Israel's West Bank settlements. In a call with investors, Alan Jope said the global c...

 2021-07-22 10:49 

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Chicago party bus drive-by shooting leaves 8 people wounded...

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a drive-by shooting in Chicago wounded eight people who had been riding on a party bus on the city's North Side. The shooting happened late Wednesday in Lincoln Park when police said one or more people in an SUV fired a...

 2021-07-22 10:39 

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G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires...

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized countries are meeting in Naples ahead of November's crucial U.N. climate change conference.Host Italy is hoping the talks will help spur ambitious goals to...

 2021-07-22 10:36 

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China's Zhengzhou begins cleanup after storms kill 33...

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou have begun shoveling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings following floods that killed at least 33 people. Rains on Thurs...

 2021-07-22 09:51 

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Biden says getting vaccinated 'gigantically important'...

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. In a TV town hall Wednesday night in Cincinnati, Biden pleaded that it's "gigantically important" for Americans to...

 2021-07-22 09:41 

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Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England...

LONDON (AP) — Retailers in England warned Thursday of barren supermarket shelves as more and more staff get "pinged" on their phones to self-isolate because of contact with coronavirus cases. Grappling with staff shortages amid the so-called...

 2021-07-22 09:39 

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South Africa's jailed ex-leader to attend brother's funeral...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is being allowed to leave prison to attend his brother's funeral. A statement by the correctional services department says Zuma will be permitted to wear civilian clothes at the funer...

 2021-07-22 09:32 

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Correction: UNESCO-World Heritage story...

BEIJING (AP) — In a story published July 19, 2021, about a proposal to add the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage in Danger list, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of Mechtild Roessler. She is director of the UNESCO World Her...

 2021-07-22 09:30 

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Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested five trade union members over children's books they described as seditious and a court has denied bail for four editors and journalists held on charges of endangering national security. Local media...

 2021-07-22 09:30 

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Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching gun trafficking strike forces in five cities in the U.S. It's part of an effort to reduce spiking violent crime by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns i...

 2021-07-22 09:17 

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17 migrants drown, 166 others rescued off Tunisian coast...

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Aid groups say at least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their boat sank in the Mediterranean. According to survivors, those who died had been in the ho...

 2021-07-22 09:17 

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Global markets follow Wall St higher as virus fears recede...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets have followed Wall Street higher for a second day as optimism about a global economic recovery appears to be outweighing concern over rising coronavirus cases. Market benchmarks rose in Frankfurt, Shanghai and Hon...

 2021-07-22 09:12 

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Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian authorities say one person was killed and 10 more injured in an explosion that ripped through a house in Gaza City. The Interior Ministry said that Thursday's blast had collapsed parts of a house and dama...

 2021-07-22 09:04 

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Iran bypasses Hormuz Strait to export crude oil...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun exporting crude oil for the first time in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz. During a ceremony marking the inauguration of the project, President Hassan Rouhani called the plan "strateg...

 2021-07-22 09:04 

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Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions at weekend...

BONN, Germany (AP) — Germany's national weather service said Thursday that regions hit by deadly floods last week could again see heavy rain at the weekend. The DWD weather service said localized storms were likely from midday Saturday, expandin...

 2021-07-22 08:49 

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Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack...

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Commemorations have begun to mark 10 years since Norway's worst ever peacetime slaughter. On July 22, 2011, right wing extremist Anders Breivik set off a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to tiny...

 2021-07-22 08:46 

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Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd in a week...

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria says Israel has carried out an airstrike in a central province, causing material damage. It is the second time in a week Syria accuses Israel of carrying out airstrikes in the war-torn country. An unidentified Syrian military o...

 2021-07-22 08:33 

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China rebuffs WHO's terms for further COVID-19 origins study...

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese health official says China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19. National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin says he was "rath...

 2021-07-22 08:16 

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The Latest: Australia beats Italy 1-0 in Olympic softball...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Australia has evened its record to 1-1 in Olympic softball with a 1-0 victory over Italy in Olympic softball. J...

 2021-07-22 08:04 

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Indian farmers protest agriculture laws near Parliament...

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 200 farmers are demonstrating near India's Parliament to mark eight months of protests against agricultural laws they say will devastate their livelihoods. The protesters waving white, green and orange flags arrived Th...

 2021-07-22 08:04 

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Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight...

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result. But the cover didn't last long. Police ...

 2021-07-22 07:59 

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Over 200 African men cross from Morocco into Spain's Melilla...

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's autonomous city of Melilla say that 238 African men have made it to the Northern African Spanish enclave after climbing over fences separating it from Morocco. Sub-Saharan migrants fleeing poverty or violence...

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