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 2020-01-18 14:29 

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Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia's picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance o...

 2020-01-18 14:29 

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Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments W...

 2020-01-18 14:29 

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Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican ...

 2020-01-18 14:29 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does. Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn't the best ever and h...

 2020-01-18 14:00 

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China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements...

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar on Saturday after attending the signing of a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiat...

 2020-01-18 12:28 

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Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school. The total was about $9.8 million as of December...

 2020-01-18 12:28 

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Turkey's Erdogan: Europe must back Libyan govt in Tripoli...

Ankara (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union to support the internationally recognised Libyan government in Tripoli ahead of a summit in Berlin. In an article published on the Politico website Saturday, Erdog...

 2020-01-18 11:28 

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Philippine volcano simmers, officials brace for long crisis...

AGONCILLO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials said Saturday they're bracing for a long crisis whether the Taal volcano erupts more disastrously or simmers precariously for weeks or months, as massive numbers of displaced villagers languish ...

 2020-01-18 11:28 

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Minister: Germany needs China's Huawei to build 5G network...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister is suggesting that his country can't build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now, intervening in an issue that has caused tensions between the U.S. and its allies. W...

 2020-01-18 10:28 

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Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday. Firefighters winched from helicopters to reach t...

 2020-01-18 10:28 

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UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer...

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer a...

 2020-01-18 09:28 

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Canadian network kicks off 6 NHL broadcasts in Plains Cree...

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Clarence Iron believes he is on a divine mission to revitalize the Plains Cree language through hockey. He will be the play-by-play announcer with host Earl Wood and analyst John Chabot on Sunday night when APTN televises t...

 2020-01-18 09:28 

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Top-ranked Barty wins 1st title at home ahead of Aussie Open...

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty has fine-tuned for the first tennis major of the season by winning her first title on home soil with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 24-ranked Dayana Yastremska in Saturday's Adelaide International fin...

 2020-01-18 09:28 

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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week...

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a woman wai...

 2020-01-18 08:28 

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SUV on grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City sparks outrage...

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese woman sparked social media outrage in her country by posting photos of herself and a friend with a Mercedes-Benz on the grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City. The reaction prompted an apology from the management of China&#...

 2020-01-18 08:28 

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Putin's moves leave Russian opposition with few options...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time. Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments to appear to give more power to Russia's parliamen...

 2020-01-18 08:28 

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Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the yea...

 2020-01-18 06:56 

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Sky lanterns the most elegant fire hazard?...

A simple wooden or metal frame, a paper shell, and a source of flame are all you need to create a sky lantern. They first took to the sky as military signals above the battlefields of ancient China, and are sometimes still called Kongming lanterns after a...

 2020-01-18 06:56 

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German apes likely traumatized after animal deaths in Krefeld Zoo fire...

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Great Ape House at the Krefeld Zoo in Germany on New Year's Eve seems to have been found. On Thursday, three women contacted local police, saying they purchased sky lanterns online and had launched them on New ...

 2020-01-18 06:56 

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COP25: Can the US escape climate finance obligations?...

At climate negotiations, most issues are complex, but there is generally a common factor running through them, and that's money. How much should countries pay to be allowed to pollute? How much should those that protect the climate receive as a reward...

 2020-01-18 06:55 

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Smart wearables: Athletes' not-so-secret helpers...

My first impression of the smart swimming goggles I'm trying out is spectacular. I glide through the pool feeling like Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator, like a robot from the future. A display that's barely visible from outside of the goggl...

 2020-01-18 06:55 

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8 ways you can help the environment in 2020...
 2020-01-18 06:55 

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Work and live on Mars: Inside a new base developed for....

What will human life look like on the Moon or Mars? One answer can be found at the Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) in Bremen. It's situated on the outskirts of the northern German city in an inconspicuous building, right ne...

 2020-01-18 06:47 

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2020: The future is now! It's time for new utopias!...

In the past, the year 2020 was a symbol for the distant future for many people. Some imagined it brighter, others darker. But now, we're here. The future is now. Are we prepared for this future? The daily news doesn't indicate we are. Climate chan...

 2020-01-18 06:47 

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#Megxit: Twitter reacts to Meghan and Harry's announcement...

Meghan and Harry announced on Wednesday that they intend to step back as 'senior' members of the royal family and work to become financially independent. As always, Twitter users were quick to comment on the unexpected news. "Omg so Harry & Me...

 2020-01-18 06:46 

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Why you need to know German music icon Rio Reiser...

Many protest movements from the 1960s onwards produced heroes and heroines of their own sort, especially in the musical realm. In the US, folk singer-songwriters Bob Dylan and Joan Baez gave voice to workers' rights, civil rights seekers, and Vietnam ...

 2020-01-18 06:46 

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 2020-01-18 06:26 

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AP Photos: Taal volcano emits ash, threatening more eruption...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Taal volcano near the Philippine capital emitted more ash clouds on Saturday, posing the threat of another eruption. The ash and steam explosions have gotten weaker after seven days of eruption. But despite the seeming...

 2020-01-18 06:26 

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Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112...

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday night to avoid getting swept at home by the Trail Blazers. Doncic, who drained a career-high eight 3-pointers, had eight r...

 2020-01-18 06:26 

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Steve Martin and Martin Short to star in Hulu comedy series...

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Steve Martin and Martin Short are taking their touring act to television with a new Hulu comedy. The untitled show about three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one wa...

 2020-01-18 06:26 

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Original member of The Wiggles recovering in hospital...

SYDNEY (AP) — One of the original members of the popular Australian children's band The Wiggles has been hospitalized after collapsing during a wildfire relief concert. Greg Page, the 48-year-old original Yellow Wiggle, fell as he left a stage i...

 2020-01-18 06:25 

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Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames...

Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the i...

 2020-01-18 06:25 

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Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film...

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth. Apple TV Plus said Friday Streep will join Chris O'Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliv...

 2020-01-18 06:25 

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Panama man pulled 2 children from clutches of killer cult...

EL TERRN, Panama (AP) — Indigenous farmer Josu Gonzlez recalled how his pregnant wife and children were taken from their home by cult members in the remote hamlet of El Terrn in Panama. Gonzlez was out working his fields of taro and rice Monday when...

 2020-01-18 06:25 

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China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls...

BEIJING (AP) — China's population crept past 1.4 billion last year for the first time, even as the birthrate continues to fall. The National Bureau of Statistics said Friday the population on the Chinese mainland reached 1.40005 billion at the e...

 2020-01-18 06:02 

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Nashville songwriters spread outside country at Grammys...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. The city's writing talent has been increasingly tapped to help craft nominated soundtracks, pop songs and R&B al...

 2020-01-18 06:02 

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Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial...

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced...

 2020-01-18 06:02 

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Pacino, De Niro among Producers Guild Awards presenters...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Melissa McCarthy are among the presenters for Saturday's Producers Guild of America Awards. The guild announced Friday that other presenters include Jane Fonda, Taika Waititi, Laura Dern, Constanc...

 2020-01-18 05:25 

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Blazers' McCollum sprains ankle at Mavs, ruled out for game...

DALLAS (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sprained his left ankle in the first half at Dallas on Friday and was ruled out for the rest of the game. McCollum was injured in the second quarter when he drove to the basket and his foot land...

 2020-01-18 05:25 

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Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza scored 33 points and four Iowa players scored in double figures as the Hawkeyes beat No. 19 Michigan 90-83 on Friday night. Garza, the Big Ten's scoring leader, had a career-high 44 points in Iowa's 103-91 l...

 2020-01-18 05:25 

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China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak...

BEIJING (AP) — Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two people and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary measures. The latest cases brings to 45 the number...

 2020-01-18 05:25 

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Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120...

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Trae Young scored 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final quarter to stun the San Antonio Spurs 121-120 on Friday night. Kevin Huerter drained a 3-pointer from the left corner with 6.3 seconds ...

 2020-01-18 04:25 

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Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1...

DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby's third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a c...

 2020-01-18 04:25 

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Nunn's 22 points lead Heat past Thunder, 115-108...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points to help the Miami Heat top the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Friday night. Nunn, the two-time Eastern Conference rookie of the month, was coming off a 33-point effort Wednesday in a win over San...

 2020-01-18 04:25 

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Sam Steel's OT goal lifts Ducks over Hurricanes 2-1...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sam Steel scored on a breakaway 1:36 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Friday night. Erik Gudbranson also had a goal and Ryan Miller stopped 25 shots for Anaheim, which enters a nine-day br...

 2020-01-18 03:22 

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AP source: Giants hiring Garrett as offensive coordinator...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring the former Dallas coach to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The A...

 2020-01-18 03:22 

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Chicago Cubs keeping options open with season on the horizon...

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to Kris Bryant, or any other Chicago Cubs star on the precipice of free agency, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is hoping for the best. He also is working on the alternative. That's about all he can say...

 2020-01-18 03:22 

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Winston sets record, No. 15 Spartans top Wisconsin 67-55...

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston had six points and four assists to give him the Big Ten record for career assists as No. 15 Michigan State beat Wisconsin 67-55 Friday night. The Spartans (14-4, 6-1 Big Ten) stayed in sole possession of fi...

 2020-01-18 03:22 

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Gasol makes six 3-pointers, Raptors beat Wizards 140-111...

TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell scored 28 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111 on Friday night. Terence Davis II matched his career...

 2020-01-18 03:21 

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Korkmaz gets hot, scores 24 to lift 76ers over Bulls 100-89...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz had six 3-pointers and a career-high 24 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 100-89 Friday night. Ben Simmons and Al Horford each scored 20 points for Philadelphia. Simmons had 11 rebounds and ...

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