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 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...

 2021-07-22 07:58 

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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto says opening ceremony director Kentar...

 2021-07-22 07:31 

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EXPLAINER: What's the history of the Olympics protest rule?...

TOKYO (AP) — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on the opening night of action. Players from the United States, Sweden, Chile, Britain and New Zealand women's t...

 2021-07-22 07:15 

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Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top body...

PARIS (AP) — Leading rights organizations and grassroots groups are taking France's first class action law suit targeting the nation's powerful police machine to the highest administrative authority to fix what they contend is a culture of s...

 2021-07-22 07:09 

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US, S. Korea say they'll push North to return to nuke talks...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman was in Seoul on Thursday as part of her regional tour. Seoul ...

 2021-07-22 07:04 

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For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation...

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Even before the pandemic hit, South Sudanese women were accustomed to building lives on the edge of uncertainty. But COVID-19 is shaking that fragile foundation. The country is just a decade old and one of the world's mo...

 2021-07-22 07:03 

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Images of bodies burning in open-air pyres during the peak of the pandemic in India horrified the world in May, but in the last two weeks three Southeast Asian nations have surpassed India's peak per capita death ra...

 2021-07-22 07:02 

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IOC to include athletes kneeling in highlights, social media...

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it will now include images of Olympic athletes taking a knee in its official highlights reels and social media channels. Players from five women's soccer teams kneeled in support of racial ju...

 2021-07-22 07:00 

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For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation...

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Even before the pandemic hit, South Sudanese women were accustomed to building lives on the edge of uncertainty. But COVID-19 is shaking that fragile foundation. The country is just a decade old and one of the world's mo...

 2021-07-22 06:51 

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All 14 workers lost in tunnel flood in China confirmed dead...

BEIJING (AP) — Local authorities say they have recovered the bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week in central China. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government's social media site gave no fu...

 2021-07-22 06:48 

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Title rewards Antetokounmpo's decision to commit to Bucks...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This could have been the offseason in which Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the free-agent market and potentially joined forces with another superstar player to try winning multiple titles together. Antetokounmpo will spend the summer...

 2021-07-22 06:47 

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Seattle Kraken sets first roster, will open season at Vegas...

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken have set their initial roster. The NHL's newest expansion team unveiled all 30 picks at a ceremony near Lake Union with Commissioner Gary Bettman in attendance. Seattle took Calgary captain Mark Giordano and New...

 2021-07-22 06:29 

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IOC to include athletes kneeling in highlights, social media...

TOKYO (AP) — Images of Olympic soccer players taking a knee were excluded from official highlights reels and social media channels on the first day of play at the Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee now says they will be shown in future...

 2021-07-22 06:29 

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EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia's 'unprecedented' fires?...

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. Northeastern Siberia has experienced particularly massive fires this summer amid record-setting heat. Many o...

 2021-07-22 06:28 

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2 airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air have collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. The...

 2021-07-22 06:23 

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For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation...

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Even before the pandemic hit, South Sudanese women were accustomed to building lives on the edge of uncertainty. But COVID-19 is shaking that fragile foundation. The country is just a decade old and one of the world's mo...

 2021-07-22 06:20 

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For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation...

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Even before the pandemic hit, South Sudanese women were accustomed to building lives on the edge of uncertainty. But COVID-19 is shaking that fragile foundation. The country is just a decade old and one of the world's mo...

 2021-07-22 06:15 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 22 at 12:15AM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Southeast Valley/Queen Creek; Northwest Pinal County; Apache Junction/Gold Canyon until Jul 22 at 6:16 AM...

 2021-07-22 06:12 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 22 at 12:12AM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Cave Creek/New River, Deer Valley, North Phoenix/Glendale and 8 more areas until Jul 22 at 6:16 AM...

 2021-07-22 06:10 

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Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli experts say a rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is preventi...

 2021-07-22 05:31 

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Men accused in Arbery's death to get jury selection hearing...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge is expected to delve into the jury selection process at a hearing for the upcoming murder trial of three men accused of killing a Black man, Ahmaud Arbery. A judge scheduled a pre-trial conference Thursday at a ...

 2021-07-22 05:29 

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AP looks inside China's largest detention center in Xinjiang...

DABANCHENG, China (AP) — China's largest detention center is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. The Associated Press was the first Western media allowed in during a state-led tour of Urumqi No. 3 Detention C...

 2021-07-22 05:24 

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AP looks inside China's largest detention center in Xinjiang...

DABANCHENG, China (AP) — China's largest detention center is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. The Associated Press was the first Western media allowed in during a state-led tour of Urumqi No. 3 Detention C...

 2021-07-22 05:23 

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Volunteers return to Northwest Medical Center; one being a dog...

After more than a year away, volunteers are slowly returning to the Northwest Medical Center, including one special dog and its owner....

 2021-07-22 05:20 

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US, S. Korea say they'll push North to return to nuke talks...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman was in Seoul on Thursday as part of her regional tour. Seoul ...

 2021-07-22 05:11 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 21 at 11:11PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Superior; Northwest Pinal County; Apache Junction/Gold Canyon until Jul 22 at 5:16 AM...

 2021-07-22 05:07 

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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 05:06 

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Dust Advisory issued July 21 at 11:06PM MDT until July 21 at 11:45PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Dust Advisory: Maricopa, AZ; Pinal, AZ until Jul 22 at 5:11 AM...

 2021-07-22 04:42 

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Woman dead, 3 missing after flooding in Colorado burn area...

Authorities say a woman is dead and three other people are missing after rain triggered flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado burned by a large wildfire last year....

 2021-07-22 04:33 

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Images of bodies burning in open-air pyres during the peak of the pandemic in India horrified the world in May, but in the last two weeks three Southeast Asian nations have surpassed India's peak per capita death ra...

 2021-07-22 04:20 

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New dementia center to open to the public in August...

Banner Health Alzheimer's Institute is opening a new center to better serve and treat people facing Alzheimer's disease and any other related dementias....

 2021-07-22 04:12 

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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 and a court has denied bail for four editors and journalists on charges of endangering national security, part of a widening crackdown on dissent in the city. Local media repor...

 2021-07-22 04:11 

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2 teenage boys accused of killing man during Tucson robbery...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Tucson's east side. Tucson police say the 15- and 16-year-old boys are facing first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery charges...

 2021-07-22 04:09 

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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. McCarthy denounced the decision Wednesday as "an egregious a...

 2021-07-22 04:06 

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Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have rejected an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But pressure is mounting as supporters insist they just need more time before another v...

 2021-07-22 03:31 

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China says 'shocked' by WHO plan for COVID origins study...

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese health official says he was shocked by the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a COVID-19 origins study. National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin dismissed the lab leak theory Thurs...

 2021-07-22 03:31 

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Lawsuit seeks return of Columbus statue to Chicago park...

CHICAGO (AP) — An Italian-American organization issuing to force the Chicago Park District to return a Christopher Columbus statue to its pedestal in the city's Little Italy neighborhood. The statue, and two others, were removed last year after ...

 2021-07-22 03:26 

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China says it's shocked by WHO plan for COVID origins study, dismisses lab leak theory as rumor counter to common sense...

BEIJING (AP) — China says it's shocked by WHO plan for COVID origins study, dismisses lab leak theory as rumor counter to common sense....

 2021-07-22 03:18 

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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto says opening ceremony director Kentar...

 2021-07-22 03:05 

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Olympic organizers fire opening ceremony director because of Holocaust joke made in comedy show in 1998...

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers fire opening ceremony director because of Holocaust joke made in comedy show in 1998....

 2021-07-22 02:42 

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Customs, Border Protection seize $444,000 worth of drugs at Port of Nogales...

Another big drug seizure at the Port of Nogales allowed Customs and Border Protection to prevent smuggling last Friday....

 2021-07-22 02:26 

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Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the Taliban appear to have "strategic momentum" in the fight for control of Afghanistan. Gen. Mark Milley told a Pentagon news conference that as the Taliban put increasing pre...

 2021-07-22 02:25 

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EXPLAINER: Surfing, where the playing field is never level...

TOKYO (AP) — Surfing makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo this month, and it's an intricate sport where the playing field is never level. Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing, and that begins with learning how to read ocean sw...

 2021-07-22 02:23 

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Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president's funeral...

QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of workers have fled businesses in northern Haiti after demonstrations near the hometown of slain President Jovenel Mose grew violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists saw the body of one man wh...

 2021-07-22 02:17 

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Japan to boost renewable energy to meet emissions target...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan aims to drastically increase its renewable energy use and reduce fossil fuel consumption over the next decade as its pushes to meet its ambitious emissions reduction target. A draft energy plan presented Wednesday maintains the cu...

 2021-07-22 01:54 

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Storm damage tears down stairwell, forcing people from their homes...

Over a dozen trees were knocked down damaging parking structures, vehicles and a stairwell that stranded people in their apartments....

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