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 2020-02-20 11:11 

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Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they're signing up for when they use its online services - though that will still mean reading a lengthy document. The company updated its terms of service on Thursday - i...

 2020-02-20 11:09 

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KBR: 4Q Earnings Snapshot...

HOUSTON (AP) _ KBR Inc. (KBR) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $58 million. The Houston-based company said it had net income of 40 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and amortization costs, were 46 cents per share...

 2020-02-20 11:08 

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UK's Johnson under fire for flood response as more rain due...

LONDON (AP) - The leader of Britain's main opposition party set out to visit flood-hit communities Thursday as criticism grew of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's response to the emergency. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn planned to tour pa...

 2020-02-20 11:06 

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Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival Iran. Ahead of his arrival in the capital Riyadh, ...

 2020-02-20 11:05 

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Amazon announces new Virginia warehouse...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Retail giant Amazon is planning to open a new warehouse and delivery center in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Amazon is planning a new facility in Prince George County that will create up to 150 new jobs. Amazon...

 2020-02-20 11:04 

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Great Bay communities express doubts about EPA cleanup plan...

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Federal officials got an earful of complaints Wednesday night from scores of New Hampshire communities over a plan to further reduce nitrogen in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. In the draft Clean Water Permit for the...

 2020-02-20 11:03 

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Bloomberg nabs three new congressional endorsements...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Bloomberg picked up three new congressional endorsements on the heels of his rocky debate performance, underscoring his staying power in the Democratic primary race despite an onslaught of attacks from opponents. Bloomberg has built...

 2020-02-20 10:57 

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Beshear boosting staff at unemployment benefit centers...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is pledging to speed up unemployment insurance claims by improving staffing at career centers around the state. Beshear announced Wednesday that current staff have been retrained in 12 local centers to help...

 2020-02-20 10:56 

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Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA bribery case...

GENEVA (AP) - Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights. The office of Switzerland's attorney general filed...

 2020-02-20 10:55 

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Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations continue...

NEW YORK (AP) - Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial are set to continue for a third day on Thursday. So far, jurors have been focusing a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra's allegation that the once-heralded Hollywood mo...

 2020-02-20 10:55 

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The 1 trillion-euro fight: EU leaders wrangle over spending...

BRUSSELS (AP) - Everything is set for the EU's bruising trillion-euro summit. Leaders from the European Union's 27 countries are flying in to Brussels on Thursday to discuss the bloc's spending plan for the next seven years now that Britain ha...

 2020-02-20 10:51 

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2 dead newborns discovered in New Jersey recycling center...

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities on Thursday were awaiting autopsy results after police recovered the bodies of two newborns from a recycling center in New Jersey. Police responded to the facility on Industrial Drive on Wednesday morning and found t...

 2020-02-20 10:29 

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Turkey unhappy with Ankara-Moscow talks on Syria offensive...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday that Turkey and Russia have inched closer toward each other's positions during talks in Moscow this week on restoring calm in northwestern Syria, but that their discussions have not pro...

 2020-02-20 10:07 

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Sun Communities: 4Q Earnings Snapshot...

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) _ Sun Communities Inc. (SUI) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Southfield, Michigan, said it had funds from operations of $104.5 million, or $1.10 ...

 2020-02-20 10:00 

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Opinion: 'I am afraid of getting shot'...

A nun reflects on the inequity between ZIP codes in Connecticut....

 2020-02-20 09:30 

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The Nation's Weather...

The Nation's Weather for Thursday, February 20, 2020 _____ NATIONAL SUMMARY The latest in a series of storms will bring drenching rain and aggravate flooding problems in parts of the South today. Many rivers in the region remain above flood stage from...

 2020-02-20 09:10 

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Coronavirus ha infectado a ms de 75.000 personas...

Un brote viral que comenz en China ha infectado a ms de 75.000 personas en todo el mundo. La Organizacin Mundial de la Salud nombr a la enfermedad COVID-19, en referencia a su origen a fines del ao pasado y al coronavirus que la provoca. A continuacin, pr...

 2020-02-20 09:08 

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IMF delegation holds talks on Lebanon's economic crisis...

BEIRUT (AP) - A delegation from the International Monetary Fund was in Lebanon on Thursday to assess what is needed to save the Mideast country's crumbling economy. The IMF team first held talks in the morning with Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who afte...

 2020-02-20 09:08 

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Car salesman gets 6+ years for stealing $3M from clients...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A former salesman at a Florida Porsche dealership has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for scamming more than 30 customers out of about $3 million by creating fake sales orders for rare cars. U.S. District Judge Rodney ...

 2020-02-20 09:04 

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Court rules residents can contest cruise ship terminal plan...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - TheSouth Carolina Supreme Court ruled that residents have the legal right to challenge the proposed construction of a new cruise ship terminal in Charleston. The ruling Wednesday sends the case back to administrative law court, new...

 2020-02-20 08:59 

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Putin says cabinet dismissal didn't come out of the blue...

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says the ouster of Russia's prime minister and a cabinet reshuffle that caught many in Russia off guard in January was not in fact unexpected, but he remains vague about the reasons for the move. In an interview ...

 2020-02-20 08:40 

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Alert: German security official says suspect in mass shooting appeared to have a far-right motive...

HANAU, Germany (AP) - German security official says suspect in mass shooting appeared to have a far-right motive....

 2020-02-20 08:39 

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Israel, Palestinians defuse agricultural trade crisis...

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defense minister said Thursday that the country would allow Palestinian agricultural exports, a move aimed at defusing what has been an escalating trade crisis that had heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Israeli Defense...

 2020-02-20 08:33 

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Israeli PM's rival denies wrongdoing amid probe reports...

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's leading opposition figure Benny Gantz denied wrongdoing on Thursday after media reports said Israel would examine an allegedly shady deal between a company he headed and Israeli police. The reports say Gantz is not a suspect ...

 2020-02-20 08:25 

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Alert: Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virus...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virus....

 2020-02-20 08:17 

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Australian evacuees from virus-hit ship begin 2nd quarantine...

SYDNEY (AP) - Around 180 Australians evacuated from a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan arrived Thursday in the city of Darwin to begin a second quarantine period. The former cruise ship passengers will spend the next two weeks in a camp facility near t...

 2020-02-20 08:12 

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2 more Russians on cruise ship diagnosed with virus...

MOSCOW (AP) - Two more Russians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have been diagnosed with a new virus, the Russian Embassy in Japan said Thursday. The two will be transferred to a hospital in Japan for treatment, according to t...

 2020-02-20 08:05 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 231 146 74 Victoria 56 29 20 5 2 156 163 65 Vancouver 54 29 20 3 2 163 140 63 Kelowna 54 24 26 2 2 148 179 52 Prince George 53 16 30 3 4 117 171 39 U.S. ...

 2020-02-20 08:05 

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HKO-WHL-Scoring-Ldrs...

WHL Scoring Leaders . . . . . . . . ... ... ... . . . . ... ... . . ... G A Pts A. Beckman, SPO 43 54 97 J. Hamblin, MH 33 49 82 S. Jarvis, POR 33 48 81 Z. Franklin, KAM 27 54 81 D. Cozens, LET 32 41 73 O. Centazzo, KAM 39 33 72 C. Zary, KAM 32 38 70 A. P...

 2020-02-20 08:03 

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Lawsuit over Virginia Tech hazing suspension settled...

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A lawsuit has been settled between Virginia Tech and a former student who was accused of overseeing a ceremony that violated the school's hazing policy. The federal lawsuit filed last month...

 2020-02-20 08:01 

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Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite...

BOSTON (AP) - Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors inwarning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse. Early warnings of d...

 2020-02-20 07:44 

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Activista climtica Thunberg dedica premio a una fundacin...

COPENHAGUE (AP) - La joven activista climtica Greta Thunberg utilizar el dinero de un premio conocido como el Nobel Alternativo para crear una fundacin con su nombre, segn indic el jueves la organizacin sueca que concede el galardn. El objetivo de la Fund...

 2020-02-20 07:40 

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Federal prosecutors taking charge of Germany shooting case...

HANAU, Germany (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they are taking charge of the investigating into a mass shooting in the German city of Hanau that left 11 people dead, including the suspect. The move comes amid German media reports that an online video linke...

 2020-02-20 07:36 

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Alert: German federal prosecutors take over investigation of Hanau shootings amid reports suspect had far-right motive...

HANAU, Germany (AP) - German federal prosecutors take over investigation of Hanau shootings amid reports suspect had far-right motive....

 2020-02-20 07:35 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 231 146 74 Victoria 56 29 20 5 2 156 163 65 Vancouver 54 29 20 3 2 163 140 63 Kelowna 54 24 26 2 2 148 179 52 Prince George 53 16 30 3 4 117 171 39 U.S. ...

 2020-02-20 07:30 

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Swiss bank penalized over alleged FIFA, Venezuela corruption...

GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's financial market authority has penalized Julius Baer bank for violating its obligations to fight money laundering over a nearly nine-year span. The sanctions are related to alleged corruption linked to Venezuela's state...

 2020-02-20 07:22 

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Climate activist's award money used to create foundation...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Swedish organization that gave Greta Thunberg an award that is often described as an alternative Nobel Prize says the teenage climate activist is using her prize money to establish an eponymous foundation. The purpose of the n...

 2020-02-20 07:22 

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AP PHOTOS: Olympic bidder Sapporo has erratic snowfall...

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - After two months of almost no snow, Japan's northern city of Sapporo was overwhelmed with the white stuff. Earlier this month, about 14 inches (34 centimeters) fell in just six hours following the nearly barren months of December...

 2020-02-20 07:10 

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Last days for Mainers to apply for valuable eel permit...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine is closing the door on applications for a valuable baby eel fishing permit. Baby eels, called elvers, are harvested in Maine's rivers and streams. They're often worth more than $2,000 per pound to fishermen because of h...

 2020-02-20 07:08 

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West Virginia University admissions counselor dies in crash...

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The driver who died in a head-on collision with a school bus in West Virginia has been identified as an admissions counselor at a nearby university. David Shutts was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash Wednesday in Parkersb...

 2020-02-20 07:06 

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Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only...

TOKYO (AP) - A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China. It's now limited to only Japanese athletes with th...

 2020-02-20 07:05 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 231 146 74 Victoria 56 29 20 5 2 156 163 65 Vancouver 54 29 20 3 2 163 140 63 Kelowna 54 24 26 2 2 148 179 52 Prince George 53 16 30 3 4 117 171 39 U.S. ...

 2020-02-20 07:03 

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Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A womanwas struck and killed by a parade float in New Orleans as the city celebrated Mardi Gras. The woman, who hasn't been identified, appeared to have tried to cross in between a tandem float when she tripped over its hitch and wa...

 2020-02-20 06:53 

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Mississippi man accused of killing 8 tears up during trial...

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) - Testimony from a Mississippi woman whose son and nephew were two of the eight victims killed in an early morning shooting in 2017 was so emotional that the man accused of killing them was in tears. The Daily Leader reports that Shay...

 2020-02-20 06:53 

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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record...

TOKYO (AP) - Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, with the Shanghai benchmark jumping nearly 2% after China's central bank cut interest rates to help ease credit for companies stricken by the virus outbreak c...

 2020-02-20 06:43 

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Bloomberg y Sanders, los ms atacados en el debate demcrata...

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Desde el primer minuto, los demcratas asediaron al multimillonario neoyorquino Mike Bloomberg e interrogaron a Bernie Sanders sobre su inflexible estrategia progresista, en un combativo debate el mircoles por la noche que amenaz con entur...

 2020-02-20 06:42 

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Dayton gunman's friend to be sentenced on unrelated charges...

CINCINNATI (AP) - A friendof a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on unrelated federal firearms charges. Ethan Kollie, 24, pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms fo...

 2020-02-20 06:37 

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Galchenyuk scores in shootout, Wild beat Canucks 4-3...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night. Kevin Fiala and Luke Kunin also scored in regulation for Minnesota, and Mats Zuccarel...

 2020-02-20 06:37 

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Tennessee man to be electrocuted for killing fellow inmate...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee inmate is scheduled Thursday to become the fifth to die in the state's electric chair in the past 16 months. Each of those inmates chose electrocution over the state's preferred execution method - lethal injecti...

 2020-02-20 06:35 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 231 146 74 Victoria 56 29 20 5 2 156 163 65 Vancouver 54 29 20 3 2 163 140 63 Kelowna 54 24 26 2 2 148 179 52 Prince George 53 16 30 3 4 117 171 39 U.S. ...

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