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 2021-06-24 02:16 

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Britney Spears tells judge: 'I want my life back'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 13 years of near silence in the conservatorship that controls her life and money, Britney Spears passionately told a judge Wednesday that she wants to end the "abusive" case that has made her feel demoralized and ens...

 2021-06-24 02:15 

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Chris Paul listed as probable for Suns in Game 3...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul is listed as probable to play for the Phoenix Suns in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Suns lead the Los Angeles Clippers 2-0. The series shifts to Staples Center on Thursday night. Paul missed the first two...

 2021-06-24 02:15 

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Giants overcome Ohtani, rally in 13th for 9-3 win over Halos...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out nine over six innings of one-run ball for the Angels, but the San Francisco Giants rallied for seven runs in the 13th inning of a 9-3 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday. Steven Duggar had an RBI dou...

 2021-06-24 02:14 

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Lynx overcome 18-point deficit, beat Dream for 3rd time...

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 26 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks, Damiris Dantas added 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx overcame an 18-point first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Dream 87-85 on Wednesday night. Fowles made two free...

 2021-06-24 02:14 

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Union extend unbeaten streak to 7, beating Crew 1-0...

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jamiro Monteiro scored in the 24th minute and the Philadelphia Union extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night. The Crew's Vito Wormgoor attempted to clear Oliv...

 2021-06-24 02:14 

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Astros club 4 HRs, beat Orioles 13-0 for 10th straight win...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jos Altuve silenced the booing fans at Camden Yards with a two-run homer, Jos Urquidy pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to 10 games by breezing past the Baltimore Orioles 1...

 2021-06-24 01:51 

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Tzu Chi submits plans to buy 5 million BNT vaccine doses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Tzu Chi Foundation, one of Taiwan's major Buddhist groups, on Wednesday submitted plans to procure 5 million doses of BioNTech's (BNT's) COVID-19 vaccine for the country, following similar submissions by two of Taiwan'...

 2021-06-24 01:38 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-06-24 01:24 

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U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.999 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.007 from the previous close....

 2021-06-24 01:17 

China Post

Fear of wildfires forces forest closures across Arizona...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When temperatures are sweltering in Arizona's desert areas, people head to the forests to camp, hike, fish and just cool off. But options for finding respite from the heat will be slim now that all but one of Arizona'...

 2021-06-24 01:12 

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John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive, dead at 75...

John McAfee, the outlandish security software pioneer who tried to live life as a hedonistic outsider while running from a host of legal troubles, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona on Wednesday. His death came just hours after a Spanish court...

 2021-06-24 01:08 

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The Latest: COVID-19 cluster worsens in Australian city...

SYDNEY, Australia — A state government minister has been infected with COVID-19 and another minister is in isolation as a cluster in the Australian city of Sydney worsens. New South Wales Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said he was told on Thursd...

 2021-06-24 01:08 

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Alonso will defend HR Derby title; Guerrero to sit out...

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso will defend his Home Run Derby title at Coors Field on July 12, but there will be no rematch with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays, who has decided not to take part. Alonso made his announcement...

 2021-06-24 00:18 

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Report: California governor overstated fire prevention work...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vastly overstated wildfire prevention work completed by his administration, according to a Capital Public Radio investigation released Wednesday. State fire officials have treated less than ...

 2021-06-24 00:15 

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AP source: Grant accepts Olympic bid, pushes US roster to 12...

USA Basketball now has a full 12-man roster for the Tokyo Games, after Chicago's Zach LaVine and Detroit's Jerami Grant accepted invitations Wednesday to join the team that will try to win the program's fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. L...

 2021-06-24 00:15 

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Ronaldo scores 2 to take a step closer to scoring history...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's goals are adding up fast, and they are taking Portugal deeper into yet another tournament. Ronaldo scored two penalties Wednesday to help the defending champions secure a 2-2 draw with France and give...

 2021-06-24 00:15 

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'Crazy' ants that kill birds eradicated from Pacific atoll...

HONOLULU (AP) — An invasive species known as the yellow crazy ant has been eradicated from a remote U.S. atoll in the Pacific. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that the ants have been successfully removed from Johnston Atoll Na...

 2021-06-24 00:15 

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Perreault mourns loss of Sabres linemate, friend Rene Robert...

Gilbert Perreault still recalls facing off against Rene Robert for the first time while playing for opposing teams in the Quebec Junior League in 1966. Little did the two realize they would eventually form two-thirds of the Buffalo Sabres' famed "...

 2021-06-24 00:15 

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Acua scratched from Braves' lineup with stiff back...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acua Jr. was scratched from the Atlanta Braves' lineup Wednesday night against the New York Mets because of lower back tightness. The 23-year-old star was removed not long before batting practice at Citi Field. "Came i...

 2021-06-24 00:14 

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Alaska offers 58-year-old ferry for free to the Philippines...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska is trying to dispose of a 58-year-old ferry, and even has offered to give it free to the government of the Philippines. Gov. Mike Dunleavy offered to give the Malaspina ferry away in a letter last month to t...

 2021-06-24 00:14 

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Spoelstra to help coach USA Basketball select team in Vegas...

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich have often spoken of how much they enjoy coaching against one another. This summer, they're teaming up — to coach with, and against, one another. Spoelstra has accepted an invitation to join t...

 2021-06-24 00:14 

China Post

Rapper Phipps paroled; long claimed innocence in death case...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps has been released from prison after being granted parole in the case of a 2001 shooting at a south Louisiana nightclub. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported that Phipps was rele...

 2021-06-24 00:14 

China Post

Clippers traveling a rutted playoff road, again...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not simply the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers are fighting their own fraught playoff history. It's a rutted road of blown leads, blowout losses, and early dism...

 2021-06-24 00:12 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 21.86 points at 17,358.57 Thursday on turnover of NT$5.97 billion (US$213.29 million)....

 2021-06-23 23:53 

China Post

Border Patrol chief who supported Trump's wall is forced out...

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol was forced out of his job Wednesday, after less than two years in a position that lies in the crosshairs of polarizing political debate. Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassig...

 2021-06-23 23:12 

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Army Corps plans extensive review of Great Lakes tunnel plan...

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay...

 2021-06-23 23:12 

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Coming to grips: Sticky stuff ban provokes managers, players...

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City manager Mike Matheny warned opponents that if they act like Philadelphia's Joe Girardi and ask umpires to check Royals pitchers for sticky substances, it would provoke his team. New York Yankees reliever Zack Britton ...

 2021-06-23 23:12 

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Antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison...

MADRID (AP) — John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide Wednesday, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face tax charges punis...

 2021-06-23 23:08 

China Post

USA Gymnastics trying to move past Nassar as Trials begin...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is trying to shift the narrative away from the Larry Nassar scandal. President Li Li Leung wants to talk about the progress it has made over the last three years. The safeguards it is putting in place to prevent sexua...

 2021-06-23 22:28 

China Post

Indians' Civale to miss at least month with finger sprain...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Aaron Civale will miss more than one month with a sprained right finger, the latest blow to Cleveland's injury-ravaged rotation. Civale, who is tied for the major league lead with 10 wins, injured his middle fing...

 2021-06-23 22:28 

China Post

Ronaldo scores 2 to reach 109 goals, Portugal advances...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties to tie the overall men's scoring record with 109 goals and Portugal advanced to the round of 16 at the European Championship after a 2-2 draw with France on Wednesday. Ronaldo's...

 2021-06-23 22:27 

China Post

Schoop homers again, Tigers beat skidding Cardinals 6-2...

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are on a relative roll, winning three straight games for the second time in a 10-day stretch. Jonathan Schoop has had a lot to do with it. Schoop hit a solo homer and a two-run double to help the Tigers beat the ski...

 2021-06-23 22:23 

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Experts: Benefits of COVID vaccine outweigh small heart risk...

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday they plan to strengthen cautions about a rare side effect of some COVID-19 vaccines — chest pain and heart inflammation, mostly among teenagers and young adults. But in an unusual joint statemen...

 2021-06-23 22:20 

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Judge threatens to toss DEA agent's plea in corruption case...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday threatened to throw out the guilty plea of a veteran U.S. narcotics agent who conspired with a Colombian cartel money launderer — an unexpected twist that could derail one of the most egregious misc...

 2021-06-23 22:19 

China Post

New Mexico struggles with funding drinking water projects...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Many New Mexico communities are behind the curve when it comes to investing in drinking water infrastructure as persistent drought threatens supplies, and the state's fragmented funding process makes it hard to know what...

 2021-06-23 22:19 

China Post

Brazil's environment minister resigns amid criticism, probes...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles announced his resignation Wednesday, giving up his post amid sharp criticism of his tenure and two investigations into his actions involving allegedly illegal timber operations. The...

 2021-06-23 22:19 

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Minnesota House passes $7 billion transportation budget bill...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Another piece of Minnesota's budget picture fell into place Wednesday when the House passed a $7.3 billion transportation funding bill. The bill funds roads, bridges and public transit. It includes money for two new bus ra...

 2021-06-23 22:19 

China Post

Chicago confirms 1st Black woman as city fire commissioner...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of the city's first Black female fire commissioner. Annette Nance-Holt was serving as acting fire commissioner following the retirement earlier this year of Richard F...

 2021-06-23 22:18 

China Post

Adams leads in NYC mayoral primary but 2 others have a shot...

NEW YORK (AP) — In an election night speech to supporters, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams relished his initial lead in the race to become New York City's next mayor, saying he was proud to have been many voters' "first choice."...

 2021-06-23 22:18 

China Post

Biden targets law-breaking gun dealers in anti-crime plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced new efforts Wednesday to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, declaring the federal government is "taking on the bad actors doing bad things to our communities." But questions persist ...

 2021-06-23 22:18 

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Environmentalists threaten to sue Montana over new wolf laws...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of environmental advocacy groups threatened Wednesday to sue the state of Montana if it implements new laws passed earlier this year permitting the snaring of wolves and expanding trapping seasons, which they say cou...

 2021-06-23 22:16 

China Post

Britney Spears asks judge to free her from conservatorship...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears asked a judge Wednesday to end court conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008. The dramatic request at a Los Angeles hearing came with her first words in open court in the conservatorship du...

 2021-06-23 21:39 

China Post

Saso goes for another LPGA major with limited expectations...

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Yuka Saso has come a long way in a short time. One week after winning the U.S. Women's Open, she turned 20. Now it's time for another major test in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, and there is still so much to ...

 2021-06-23 21:38 

China Post

One building, two worlds: Bridging stubborn gap in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Lieberman was back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday testifying in support of the Democratic push for Washington, D.C., statehood. Then he met privately with Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the many Republicans who fiercely oppose such a ...

 2021-06-23 21:38 

China Post

Alonso will defend HR Derby title; Guerrero will sit out...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets' Pete Alonso will defend his Home Run Derby title at Coors Field on July 12, but there will be no rematch with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays, who has decided not to take part. Alonso made his an...

 2021-06-23 21:38 

China Post

With 3-2 series lead, Canadiens frustrating Golden Knights...

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens defenseman Erik Gustafsson enjoys the notion of the Vegas Golden Knights showing signs of frustration in being pushed to the brink of elimination in their Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series. That's what happens when m...

 2021-06-23 21:17 

China Post

Report: Climate change means less snow for Yellowstone...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park visitors hoping to see its world-renowned geysers, wolves and bears can expect warmer temperatures and less snow as climate change alters the park's environment, according to a report by U.S. and un...

 2021-06-23 21:12 

China Post

The Latest: Israel delays reopening of borders to tourists...

JERUSALEM — Israel's government has postponed the planned reopening of the country to vaccinated tourists over concerns about the spread of the infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. Israel was set to reopen its borders to vaccinated visit...

 2021-06-23 21:12 

China Post

Stocks end listless day on Wall Street mixed as calm returns...

NEW YORK (AP) — A listless day on Wall Street ended with indexes mixed on Wednesday, as nervousness continues to wash out of the market following last week's jolt by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 slipped 4.60 points, or 0.1%, to 4,241.84 afte...

 2021-06-23 21:12 

China Post

House panel pushes legislation targeting Big Tech's power...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business....

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