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 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....

 2021-07-22 01:45 

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The Latest: Australia Olympic chief, leader in spat...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Australia's highest-ranking Olympic official and the current premier of the state of Queensland, where the ...

 2021-07-22 01:40 

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Seeking reform, US holds $1.3 million in dues from WADA...

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. government will hold onto nearly half of the $2.93 million in dues it owes to the World Anti-Doping Agency while it waits to see how the global drug-fighting agency moves forward with reforming its governing structure. Richard ...

 2021-07-22 01:35 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 21 at 7:35PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells until Jul 22 at 1:36 AM...

 2021-07-22 01:29 

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Thailand to join COVAX, acknowledging low vaccine supply...

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's National Vaccine Institute has apologized for the country's slow and inadequate rollout of coronavirus vaccines, promising it will join the U.N.-backed COVAX program to receive supplies from its pool of ...

 2021-07-22 01:18 

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AP FACT CHECK: Biden inflates jobs impact from his policies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday inflated the impact of his policies on U.S. jobs created in his first half-year in office, misleadingly stating his administration had done more than any other president. He neglects to mention he h...

 2021-07-22 01:15 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 21 at 7:15PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales; Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail until Jul 22 at 1:16 AM...

 2021-07-22 00:57 

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4 THE WEEKEND: Calling all wine lovers...

Here are some fun events happening this weekend in southern Arizona....

 2021-07-22 00:45 

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Cuba: US protest narrative paving way for military incursion...

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is criticizing the United States and President Joe Biden for a series of statements by senior officials after the unprecedented protests on the island last week, accusing the U.S. government of seeking to justify a military interv...

 2021-07-22 00:34 

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Two teens charged in fatal shooting of 19-year-old on east side...

At around 6 a.m., 19-year-old Dean Ryan Marcischak was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 8880 East Broadway Boulevard near Camino Seco with obvious signs of gunshot trauma while TPD officers were investigating a report of a shooting ...

 2021-07-22 00:13 

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PG&E will spend up to $30 billion burying power lines...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation. The daunti...

 2021-07-21 23:46 

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More than 2.2 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan...

The Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced Wednesday they have disbursed more than 2.2 million additional Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan....

 2021-07-21 23:44 

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Small businesses sign letter to Sen. Sinema to pass "For the People Act"...

On Tuesday, a coalition of community organizations, led by Common Cause, CASE Action, and UNITE HERE Local 1, and more than 500 local small businesses held a press conference calling on Sen. Sinema (D-AZ) to pass the For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1), Common...

 2021-07-21 23:44 

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Diamondbacks finish sweep of Pirates with 6-4 victory...

PHOENIX (AP) — Pavin Smith and Daulton Varsho hit consecutive homers in the seventh inning for the go-ahead runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks finished a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-4 victory. The Diamondbacks won their 30th g...

 2021-07-21 23:43 

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NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average...

NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news for the NBA as far as viewer numbers. The six-game series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns averag...

 2021-07-21 23:37 

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Southern Arizona starts to recover from exceptional drought thanks to strong monsoon start...
 2021-07-21 23:34 

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

RUSTIC, Colo. (AP) — 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. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says th...

 2021-07-21 23:32 

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More than 200 students attend band camp at Tucson Convention Center...

Students from Rincon and University High Schools would typically be heading to Northern Arizona University for their annual, week-long summer band camp, however, this year things might look a bit different....

 2021-07-21 23:25 

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TUSD to offer virtual learning program amid recent surge of COVID-19 cases...

The district is also launching a virtual learning program, called Tucson Unified Virtual Academy. TUVA will offer full-time teachers, dedicated to teaching only virtual classes....

 2021-07-21 23:09 

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Navajo Nation: 21 new COVID cases, no deaths 4th day in row...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 21 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fourth consecutive day. The latest numbers brought the total number of coronavirus-related cases on the vast reservation to 31,...

 2021-07-21 23:06 

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Sheriff: Deputy kills man during a 911 domestic dispute call...

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida deputy fatally shot a man who charged at the deputy with a knife. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred Tuesday night at a Davenport home. Officials say the deputy responded to...

 2021-07-21 22:50 

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New prosecutor appointed in shooting of Rayshard Brooks...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general has appointed the head of a prosecutors' group to oversee the criminal case against the police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks last year. Attorney General Chris Carr announced Wednesday he h...

 2021-07-21 22:47 

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Biden aims to sell economic agenda in Cincinnati trip...

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to rev up support for his economic agenda with a visit to Cincinnati, where he visited a union training center ahead of a CNN town hall. The trip comes as the fate of his infrastructure proposal...

 2021-07-21 22:45 

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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...

 2021-07-21 22:44 

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Radio host Larry Elder to appear on California recall ballot...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder will be a candidate in California's upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory in Sacramento, where he chall...

 2021-07-21 22:06 

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Flash Flood Warning issued July 21 at 4:06PM MDT until July 21 at 5:45PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Flash Flood Warning: Pima, AZ until Jul 21 at 10:16 PM...

 2021-07-21 22:02 

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Judge: $150M initially for victims in Florida condo collapse...

Judge Michael Hanzman said at a hearing Wednesday that sum includes insurance on the Champlain Towers South building and the expected proceeds from sale of the Surfside property where the structure once stood....

 2021-07-21 22:01 

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Dust Storm Warning issued July 21 at 4:01PM MDT until July 21 at 4:45PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Dust Storm Warning: Pinal, AZ until Jul 21 at 10:06 PM...

 2021-07-21 21:59 

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11-month-old shot, killed during domestic disturbance in Alabama...

Authorities were responding to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday afternoon....

 2021-07-21 21:59 

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As cases surge, New Orleans 'strongly recommends' masks...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials say they are strongly recommending that people resume wearing masks indoors as the city experiences a surge of new COVID-19 cases to levels not seen in months. Mayor LaToya Cantrell stopped short Wednesday of...

 2021-07-21 21:09 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 21 at 3:09PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells until Jul 21 at 9:11 PM...

 2021-07-21 21:04 

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Louisiana House fails to reverse transgender sports ban veto...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House lawmakers failed to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of legislation banning transgender athletes from school sports teams. The House vote Wednesday was a significant blow to Republican-led e...

 2021-07-21 21:00 

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Panama retries ex-president accused of spying on opponents...

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has gone on trial for a second time on charges that he tapped the phones of opponents and journalists,. The 69-year-old Martinelli was acquitted of similar charges in 2019 and he was ...

 2021-07-21 20:57 

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Special Weather Statement issued July 21 at 2:57PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Special Weather Statement: Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells; Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail until Jul 21 at 9:01 PM...

 2021-07-21 20:55 

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 21 at 2:55PM MDT until July 21 at 3:00PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Pima, AZ until Jul 21 at 8:56 PM...

 2021-07-21 20:50 

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Despite Canadian easing, US extends land border restrictions...

The United States government is extending the closure of the land borders with Canada and Mexico until at least Aug. 21. The move announced Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security came two days after the Canadian government announced it would beg...

 2021-07-21 20:12 

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 21 at 2:12PM MDT until July 21 at 3:00PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Pima, AZ until Jul 21 at 8:16 PM...

 2021-07-21 20:10 

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Taylor leaves ESPN after failing to reach contract extension...

Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Taylor has been with ESPN since 2014. Her last assignment for the network was Tuesday night at the NBA Finals, where she was the pregame and postga...

 2021-07-21 20:08 

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Judge: $150M initially for victims in Florida condo collapse...

A judge says victims and families who suffered losses in the collapse of a 12-story oceanfront Florida condominium will get a minimum of $150 million in compensation initially. Judge Michael Hanzman said at a hearing Wednesday that sum includes insurance ...

 2021-07-21 20:07 

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Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts. Sheriff's deputies brought the 69-year-old convicted rapist into court Wednesday in a wheelchair....

 2021-07-21 20:07 

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White woman granted probation for spitting on Black woman...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A white woman who spat on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut has been allowed to enter a special probation program that could leave her with no criminal record. Yuliya Gilshteyn had been charged with a hate crime. B...

 2021-07-21 20:06 

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Rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion...

While reports of athletes, lawmakers and others occasionally getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming, top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots dramatically reduce severe disease and death. The best indicator:...

 2021-07-21 19:12 

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China blasts dam to divert floods that killed at least 25...

BEIJING (AP) — China's military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25. The dam operation was carried out late Tuesday night t...

 2021-07-21 19:06 

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Ukraine's president finally gets date for White House visit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose hopes for a White House meeting played a central part in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment, will finally get his chance for an Oval Office sit down late next month....

 2021-07-21 19:03 

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Greece: Tear gas fired during protest of vaccine mandate...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Athens have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters opposed to coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed by the Greek government. A demonstration took place in front of the parliament building on We...

 2021-07-21 19:02 

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COVID-19 cases in US triple over 2 weeks amid misinformation...

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — COVID-19 cases have tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation. The spike in infections is straining hospitals, frustrating doctors and pushing clergy into the fray. Across the U.S., the seven...

 2021-07-21 19:02 

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Iran says police officer, citizen killed amid water protests...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state media reports say that an Iranian police officer and another person have been killed during unrest in the country's restive southwest amid ongoing demonstrations over water shortages. The reports ...

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