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 2021-10-22 02:50 

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Harris campaigns in Virginia, calls governor's race 'tight'...

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Washington suburbs on Thursday night to campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in a Virginia governor's race that she acknowledged looks closer than once expected....

 2021-10-22 02:13 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro: pandemic inquiry accusations 'fantasies'...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday the 11 charges against him recommended in a senate pandemic report are fantasies and should be ignored. The report read in the legislature on Wednesday alleged Bolsonaro committed cri...

 2021-10-22 01:51 

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Woman fatally shot by prop firearm on a New Mexico movie set...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — A woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said a 42-year-old woman was airlifted to a ...

 2021-10-22 01:30 

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New Zealand sets 90% vaccination target to end lockdowns...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Friday set an ambitious target of fully vaccinating 90% of all eligible people to end coronavirus lockdowns. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been under pressure to provide a pathway to...

 2021-10-22 01:01 

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Snap's stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales...

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat's corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple's iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app's financial grow...

 2021-10-22 00:43 

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FAA proposes giving flight attendants 1 more hour of rest...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to give flight attendants an extra hour of rest between shifts, a change that Congress approved in 2018 but was not put into effect by the Trump administration. The Federal Aviation Administration p...

 2021-10-22 00:43 

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NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss...

DENVER (AP) — NASA on Thursday launched an online platform with information on how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soils and other surfaces in the U. S. West, data it says could help water managers, farmers and state officials...

 2021-10-22 00:31 

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Over 180 people killed after heavy rains in Nepal and India...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by days of torrential rains have killed at least 99 people in Nepal since Monday, officials said. In neighboring India, heavy downpours this week have also wreaked havoc, killing at least 88 pe...

 2021-10-21 23:59 

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US regulators endorse efforts to address climate risks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. financial regulators on Thursday approved a series of steps toward addressing the dangers that climate change poses to the nation's financial system. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is headed by Treasury ...

 2021-10-21 23:45 

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AG Garland grilled by Republicans over ethics; Congressional in-fighting erupts...

Republicans and Democrats battled during a Department of Justice oversight hearing where U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland was grilled over potential ethical conflicts regarding his son-in-law's company. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La....

 2021-10-21 23:23 

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Congress seeks information from NFL on WFT investigation...

A Congressional committee is seeking documents and information from the NFL regarding the investigation into the Washington Football Team and how the league handled it. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform said Thursday it sent a letter to Commissi...

 2021-10-21 22:56 

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UK palace says queen, 95, spent night in hospital for checks...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after canceling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch ...

 2021-10-21 22:32 

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Memo: Initial reports of California oil spill came earlier...

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel...

 2021-10-21 22:23 

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VIDEO: Thought to be extinct for decades, 3 rare owls find new home...

Three rare Ural owls have found a new home at a Swiss zoo, which is reintroducing the nocturnal birds to Austria, where they have been considered extinct for decades. There has been a 10-year effort to secure this goal. The Zurich Zoo in Switzerland says ...

 2021-10-21 22:16 

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Border crisis front and center this week on Capitol Hill...

WASHINGTON (SBG) The difficult task of securing our Southern border is front and center this week on Capitol Hill. New data shows those detained have come from more than 100 different countries, and that some have ties to the Terror Watch list. Still, the...

 2021-10-21 21:57 

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Trump wants his media company to rival Twitter, Netflix and Amazon...

It may have sounded like an empty threat after a bitter feud with the Big Tech giants, but former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he would soon launch a media networkto rival the "liberal media" and "fight back against...

 2021-10-21 21:48 

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Online threats draw longest term yet in Capitol riot probe...

A man who pleaded guilty to posting threats on social media in connection with the riot at the U. S. Capitol was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison, the longest term to date resulting from the federal investigation of the insurrection. Troy Smocks ...

 2021-10-21 21:18 

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Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability. N...

 2021-10-21 20:50 

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'They don't have a right to do this:' Artist leaves DC Comics over political correctness...

WARNING: This story contains adult language, discretion is advised. A colorist involved in the making of Superman comics says he's leaving DC Comics over its aim to make its comics more politically correct, after it announced it would be withdrawing t...

 2021-10-21 20:36 

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Judge won't bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection...

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexu...

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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At least 40% of women have a hidden risk factor for breast cancer they may not know about...

RYE BEACH, N. H. (SBG) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Spotlight on America discovered millions of American women have a hidden cancer risk in their breasts they may not be aware of. Dense breast tissue can not only increase your bre...

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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American, Southwest post Q3 profits with help from taxpayers...

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted third-quarter profits thanks to federal pandemic aid smaller Alaska Airlines turned the trick even without money from taxpayers and they expect planes to be packed over the holidays. Stil...

 2021-10-21 20:12 

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17 GOP AGs accuse federal government of intimidating parents at school board meetings...

Seventeen state attorneys general signed a letter Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita wrote to President Joe Biden and U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking them to stop "intimidating parents away from raising concerns about the education of...

 2021-10-21 20:10 

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Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. "There will be very limited s...

 2021-10-21 20:03 

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NIH letter appears to conflict with Fauci, Collins claims about Wuhan lab...

The National Institutes of Health has confirmed the veracity of a letter it released which appears to contradict Senate testimony from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, according to a Rutgers chemistry and chemi...

 2021-10-21 19:52 

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Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained...

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilome...

 2021-10-21 19:45 

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White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden's $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and ...

 2021-10-21 19:29 

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Putin says new pipeline could quickly pump more gas to EU...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia could quickly boost natural gas supplies to the European Union once German regulators allow a new pipeline under the Baltic Sea to start operation. Speaking on a wide range of ...

 2021-10-21 19:15 

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Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US...

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U. S. government forecasters said Thursday. The National Weather Service predicted two-thirds of the U. S. will see above average temperatures from December throu...

 2021-10-21 19:12 

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2 Capitol Police officers cope with the trauma of Jan. 6 attack with art...

ARLINGTON, Va. (7News) Reporter's notebook: On Jan. 6 protests turned violent at the U. S. Capitol. Two Capitol Police officers attacked during the riots are now speaking out about how their passion for art is helping them cope with and heal from the ...

 2021-10-21 19:07 

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Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 7 million Americans gaining health ...

 2021-10-21 18:55 

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In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Matt Lauer...

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos. Couric writes in her new memoir, "...

 2021-10-21 18:50 

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It will take more than rain to end drought in Western US...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of ...

 2021-10-21 18:36 

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Sinema's opposition to tax hikes could force Dems to scale back agenda...

Democrats have already slashed their $3. 5 trillion Build Back Better agenda nearly in half, but the package might get even smaller if they hope to appease moderates and still fulfill promises President Joe Biden made on the campaign trail. Sen. Kyrsten S...

 2021-10-21 18:32 

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Biden ties legislative agenda to MLK push for racial justice...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday tied his legislative priorities on voting rights, police reform and climate change to Martin Luther King Jr. 's push for racial justice as he marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of the civ...

 2021-10-21 18:21 

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Garland pledges to 'apply the facts' in potential Bannon prosecution...

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on criminal contempt charges for former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, sending the referral to the Justice Department for potential prosecution. The move will put the Justice Department b...

 2021-10-21 18:20 

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Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is imposing a sweeping new set of restrictions on the investments its officials can own, a response to questionable recent trades that forced two top Fed officials to resign. The Fed announced Thursday that poli...

 2021-10-21 18:15 

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Facebook's oversight board seeks details on VIPs' treatment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook's semi-independent oversight board says the company has failed to fully disclose information on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules. Facebook "has not been full...

 2021-10-21 17:41 

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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped US missionaries...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn't get what he's demanding. The vid...

 2021-10-21 17:34 

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Neurologist pleads not guilty to sexually abusing patients...

NEW YORK (AP) — A neurologist pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges alleging he was a serial sexual abuser of women who had gone to him for help with debilitating, chronic pain. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani entered the plea in federal court in Manh...

 2021-10-21 17:13 

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FDA, CDC investigating multistate Salmonella outbreak, warning not to eat certain onions...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to certain onions is under investigation by the FDA and the CDC. The Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak has resulted in over 650 infections and nearly 130 hospitalizations across more...

 2021-10-21 17:12 

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In-N-Out calls out 'offensive' vaccine mandate after location shut down...

West Coast burger chain In-N-Out is publicly calling out officials trying to shut a San Francisco location down for not checking the vaccination status of its patrons. In-N-Out reportedly sent a statement to ABC 7 News in San Francisco indicating the burg...

 2021-10-21 17:07 

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Sheriff to announce what killed California family on hike...

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff has scheduled a news conference to announce the causes of death of a Northern California family and their dog who were found in a remote hiking area in a case that has baffled authorities. Mariposa County...

 2021-10-21 17:02 

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Regulator to probe into tech giants' payment practices...

NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how their proprietary payment networks function....

 2021-10-21 16:51 

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California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zon...

 2021-10-21 16:39 

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$15,000 Holiday Sweepstakes...
 2021-10-21 16:37 

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Democrats' domestic plans popular, but reward by voters unassured...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Democrats struggling to enact President Joe Biden's domestic agenda are confronting one of Congress' cruelest conundrums: Your goals may be popular, but that doesn't ensure they'll become law or that voters ...

 2021-10-21 16:29 

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Family attorney: 'Probability is strong' remains found in reserve are Brian Laundrie...

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WPEC) The world waits to hear if remains found in a North Port reserve are those of Brian Laundrie. "The probability is strong that it is Brian's remains, but we're going to wait for the forensic results to come in and verify...

 2021-10-21 16:27 

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Airlines bet on big December after delta variant setback...

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are planning for a big December, believing that the recent surge in a highly contagious COVID-19 variant is fading and that holiday travel will soar. The carriers say that even after encouraging thousands of employees to quit ...

 2021-10-21 16:18 

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World's biggest triceratops sells for $7.7 million in Paris...

PARIS (AP) — The world's biggest triceratops skeleton, known as "Big John," was sold for 6. 6 million euros ($7. 7 million) Thursday at a Paris auction house. The enormous skeleton, estimated to be over 66 million years old, was found in...

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