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 2020-02-19 01:02 

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Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a "piece of metal"...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a "piece of metal." Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with tho...

 2020-02-19 01:01 

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Pistons and guard Reggie Jackson agree on contract buyout...

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons and Reggie Jackson have agreed on a contract buyout, paving the way for the veteran guard to sign with another team. Detroit announced the agreement Tuesday. Jackson is in the final season of his five-year, $80 mil...

 2020-02-19 01:00 

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GOP campaign donor in Texas among President Trump's pardons...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's clemency actions Tuesday included pardoning the former owner of a Texas construction company who pleaded guilty to underpaying his taxes and whose family has donated to Republicans, including ...

 2020-02-19 00:55 

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Taiwanese on virus-struck ship told to return via gov't charter flight...

TAIPEI (CNA) — The 24 Taiwan nationals aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship quarantined in Japan's Yokohama Harbor amid COVID-19 coronavirus fears, will have to take a government chartered flight and undergo quarantine if they want to retu...

 2020-02-19 00:11 

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Understanding Weinstein's charges and potential punishment...

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the charges against Harvey Weinstein, 67, and the punishment the once-revered Hollywood titan could face if convicted. A jury of seven men and five women started deliberating Tuesday in the closely watched #MeToo trial. To ...

 2020-02-19 00:10 

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Brazil oil workers clash with Petrobras in 18-day strike...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian oil workers and oil giant Petrobras are locked in a power struggle over plans to shift focus away from non-core assets, with a federation of unions saying on Tuesday that thousands of employees are on strike indefinit...

 2020-02-19 00:06 

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US tells remaining cruise passengers: Stay out for 2 weeks...

The U.S. government made good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, telling them they cannot return home for at least two weeks after they come ashore. U.S. officials notified the passengers Tuesday o...

 2020-02-19 00:05 

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Nebraska denies pardon for notorious killer's ex-girlfriend...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's pardons board refused Tuesday to pardon the murder conviction of the ex-girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, the infamous killer who went on a rampage in the 1950s that was later immortalized in movies, books and t...

 2020-02-19 00:02 

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Bell's Bounce; Pirates 1B eager to prove 2019 was no fluke...

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Josh Bell insists he has not arrived. Not yet, though the metric the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star uses to judge his own progress is highly specific. Several times a year Bell will order the jersey of a high-profile opposing pla...

 2020-02-19 00:01 

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11 big and not-so-big names granted clemency by Trump...

Some were big names who grabbed national headlines while others were lesser known but also faced serious charges and prison. A look at who was granted clemency Tuesday by President Donald Trump and an overview of their criminal cases: PARDONS Edward DeBar...

 2020-02-19 00:01 

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Reyna at 17 becomes youngest American in Champions League...

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal, helping Dortmund beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of the round of 16. The 17-year-old son...

 2020-02-19 00:01 

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Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros' HBPs...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred's stern warning that the intentional beaning of the Houston Astros in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal hasn't stopped an offshore sports book from publishing odds on a variety bets...

 2020-02-19 00:01 

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Nats look back at Series, then ahead, as full workouts start...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Carter Kieboom, a rookie who will get a shot to be the Washington Nationals' starting third baseman on opening day, took grounders alongside Asdrbal Cabrera, a versatile, 14th-year infielder who was among seven free ...

 2020-02-19 00:00 

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Ryan Newman Daytona 500 crash shows racing never truly safe...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt's death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman's life. Earnhardt died 19 years ago Tuesday, the same day Roush Fenway Racing said Newman was awake and talking to doctors and f...

 2020-02-18 23:53 

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Courts make photo ID less likely in N Carolina 2020 voting...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newest voter photo identification law seems flawed by "discriminatory intent" and should have been blocked months ago, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, creating another obstacle to implementin...

 2020-02-18 23:03 

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Ultimate choice: Tennessee inmates wrestle with how to die...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than three decades on death row, Don Johnson weighed the options for his own demise: He could keep a promise to his daughter that he wouldn't die in the electric chair. Or, he could opt for the chair and avoid ...

 2020-02-18 23:02 

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Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomb...

 2020-02-18 23:01 

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Column: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Adam Scott knew exactly where he stood, at least at that very moment. He was on the 18th green at Riviera, his right arm thrust in the air, a winner for the first time on the PGA Tour in nearly four years. And it felt good. His lo...

 2020-02-18 23:01 

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NFL putting stronger Rooney Rule front and center...

Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly impl...

 2020-02-18 23:00 

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Driver who hit Oklahoma runners gets 3rd manslaughter charge...

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of striking a group of suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes with his speeding pickup truck faces an additional manslaughter charge after the death of a third student. Prosecutors on Tuesday file...

 2020-02-18 23:00 

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UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills...

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Tuesday that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. starting next year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson'...

 2020-02-18 22:23 

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Stewart, Turnbull facing crucial 2020 season for Tigers...

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Christin Stewart homered in the top of the 10th inning to lift Detroit to a win in its season opener last year. A few days later, Spencer Turnbull took the mound for the Tigers as the starting pitcher for their first home game....

 2020-02-18 22:23 

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Kershaw to Dodgers: Use anger over cheating Astros as fuel...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days. The Los Ange...

 2020-02-18 22:23 

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Aaron on hand as 'World Series or nothing' Braves ramp up...

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Nothing like a little encouragement from Hammerin' Hank himself to show the way at spring training for the Atlanta Braves. The Braves welcomed Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron to their first full-squad workout and named a ...

 2020-02-18 22:07 

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Apps help volunteers get excess food to the hungry...

Food waste and hunger are two enormous problems that some non-profit groups say can be addressed together by getting the extra food to the people who need it. New apps are making that easier. The USDA estimates that more than 30% of the food in America is...

 2020-02-18 22:07 

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Is the new virus more 'deadly' than flu? Not exactly...

What's more deadly — the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China? There are different ways to look at it and even knowledgeable folks sometimes say "deadly" when they may mean "lethal." Lethality means the capacity t...

 2020-02-18 22:06 

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Charge: Man strangled girlfriend, 2 girls, burned bodies...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man strangled his girlfriend then killed her two young daughters, kissing the girls and telling them their mother wanted them to be in heaven with her, prosecutors said Tuesday. Arzel Ivery, 25, was charged in Milwaukee ...

 2020-02-18 22:06 

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New leader of Philadelphia Catholic archdiocese installed...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 1.3 million parishioners of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia have a new spiritual leader. Nelson Perez, 58, who spent most of his early pastoral career in the Philadelphia area, assumed the post of archbishop in...

 2020-02-18 22:06 

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'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape...

Even before "Fresh Off the Boat" hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren't. It was set to be the first network TV comedy with an all-Asian cast since Margaret Cho's "All-America...

 2020-02-18 22:05 

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France to end imam, teacher deals to counter extremism...

MULHOUSE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the government more authority over the schooling of children, the financing of mosques and the training ...

 2020-02-18 22:05 

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Trump to use 'big voice' to boost GOP on 4-day Western trip...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's ready to use his "big voice" to bolster Republicans' 2020 campaign hopes as he heads west for a four-day visit mixing policy and politics. Trump's trip will be packe...

 2020-02-18 22:04 

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Trump delivers on pledge for wealthy California farmers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoisting the spoils of victories in California's hard-fought water wars, President Donald Trump is directing more of the state's precious water to wealthy farmers and other agriculture interests when he visits their Republi...

 2020-02-18 22:03 

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Capitals acquire defenseman Brenden Dillon from Sharks...

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals bolstered their blue line Tuesday by acquiring veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks. Washington sent Colorado's 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third-rounder to Sa...

 2020-02-18 22:02 

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Newman awake, speaking after horrific Daytona 500 crash...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver Tuesday, about 20 hours after...

 2020-02-18 21:02 

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Mexico City to tighten school safety after girl, 7, killed...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials said Tuesday they will tighten rules for children leaving government schools on their own after a 7-year-old girl was found murdered over the weekend. In Mexico City, even grade-school students often simply w...

 2020-02-18 21:02 

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Trump to visit South Carolina ahead of Democratic primary...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He's not competing in a primary in the state, but President Donald Trump is planning to make an appearance in South Carolina just before Democrats hold their primary election there. Trump told reporters on Tuesday on the ta...

 2020-02-18 21:01 

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Democrats diverge on outreach to anti-abortion swing voters...

NEW YORK (AP) — In a party that's shifted leftward on abortion rights, Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to a central challenge: how to talk to voters without a clear home in the polarizing debate over the govern...

 2020-02-18 21:01 

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Mariners' young duo hoping to make mark in starting rotation...

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The future of the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation is now, with left-hander Justus Sheffield virtually assured of a spot and fellow rising prospect Justin Dunn a top contender to join the group. Both got a taste of the bi...

 2020-02-18 21:00 

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Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field...

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado took care of business again this winter. It was all about baseball on the field this time. "It was good, it was a regular offseason for me," Machado said Tuesday before the San Diego Padres had their first ...

 2020-02-18 21:00 

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Batting champ Anderson says he won't change his style...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As far as Tim Anderson is concerned, winning a batting title doesn't change his status. Anderson led the major leagues with a .335 average last season for the Chicago White Sox. Despite a sprained ankle that limited him to...

 2020-02-18 20:03 

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Trump says he knows identity of 'Anonymous' tell-all writer...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he knows the identity of the author known as "Anonymous," the senior administration official who wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as inept and dangerous....

 2020-02-18 20:02 

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Why treat people exposed to virus in Omaha? Why not?...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Of all places, why are 13 people potentially exposed to a viral outbreak being treated and observed in Omaha, Nebraska? Because nearly 20 years ago, a few doctors, public health experts and officials realized that nearly no o...

 2020-02-18 20:02 

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A timeline of Blagojevich's political career, criminal case...

CHICAGO (AP) — Highlights from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's political career and legal saga: — 1993: Blagojevich begins a three-year stint as an Illinois state representative. — 1997: Blagojevich begins a six-yea...

 2020-02-18 20:01 

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Saints' Brees announces intention to return for 2020 season...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees says he intends to play for the New Orleans Saints again next season. The 41-year-old Brees announced his intention to return for what would be his 20th NFL season in a social media post on Tuesday. "My ...

 2020-02-18 20:01 

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has minor right shoulder issue...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not hit or throw during the team's first full squad workout on Tuesday because of what the team said was a minor right shoulder issue. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the problem is no...

 2020-02-18 20:01 

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Blaney's attempted push of Newman led to violent crash...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drafting, blocking and bumping are essential elements of racing on NASCAR's fastest tracks. When Ryan Blaney pushed fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman in the final lap of the Daytona 500, it was something both men have don...

 2020-02-18 20:00 

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Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China. Trump's tweets appeared intended to thwart a proposal from within his own administration to limit exports of...

 2020-02-18 20:00 

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Europe resists mounting US pressure on Huawei 5G technology...

LONDON (AP) — The Trump administration is stepping up pressure on European allies to ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from supplying next-generation mobile networks, with more officials visiting this week to press the case. The diplomatic push seems to ...

 2020-02-18 19:52 

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With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry. One year ago, Scheffler missed the cut in a Korn Ferry Tour event in Florida and was No....

 2020-02-18 19:52 

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Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's sentence...

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, calling the sentence "ridiculous."; Blagojevich was convicted of political corruption just months after he appeared...

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