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 2021-02-27 09:01 

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Airline CEOs, Biden officials consider green-fuel breaks...

Chief executives of the nation's largest passenger and cargo airlines met with key Biden administration officials Friday to talk about reducing emissions from airplanes and push incentives for lower-carbon aviation fuels. The White House said the meet...

 2021-02-27 08:55 

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Asia Today: S. Korea allows workers to squeeze extra doses...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency has allowed health workers to squeeze extra doses from vials of coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Pfizer. The decision on Saturday came after some heal...

 2021-02-27 07:45 

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House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief billin a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they'd revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. The new pres...

 2021-02-27 07:30 

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Experts notice pandemic's mental health toll on German youth...

BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers again but frets about the coronavirus pandemic's eff...

 2021-02-27 07:30 

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Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar on Saturday escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force as protesters sought to assemble in the country's two biggest cities. Myanma...

 2021-02-26 05:50 

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House to vote on virus bill; arbiter says wage hike a no-go...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe Biden. A near par...

 2021-02-26 05:50 

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Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case...

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting effort...

 2021-02-26 05:50 

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Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed. The exchange, coupled with descriptions of the Interior secretary nominee as "radical"...

 2021-02-26 05:34 

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Biden to exercise empathy skills in Texas visit after storms...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will exercise his empathy skills Friday during a Texas visit with a dual mission: surveying damage caused by severe winter weather and encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots. Biden and his wife, Jill,...

 2021-02-26 05:05 

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Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong Kong...

South Korea administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities Friday, launching a mass immunization campaignthat health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year. The ro...

 2021-02-26 04:43 

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Tiger Woods transferred to LA hospital after surgery...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was moved Thursday to another Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Cente...

 2021-02-26 03:01 

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McConnell says he'd support Trump if he wins 2024 nomination...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would "absolutely" support the former president again if he secured the Republican ...

 2021-02-26 03:01 

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EXPLAINER: What were the warnings before the Capitol riot?...

Capitol Police leadership had plenty of intelligence warning that armed extremists were planning to target the Capitol over President Donald Trump's election loss, according to new testimony Thursday. But their rank-and-file officers were still left e...

 2021-02-26 02:05 

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Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data...

Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data. The lawsuit filed by Ohio asks a federal judge in ...

 2021-02-26 01:59 

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Costco to raise starting hourly wage to $16; end hazard pay...

NEW YORK (AP) — Costco will increase its starting wage to $16 an hour, surpassing most of its main competitors. Costco CEO Craig Jelinek announced the increase Thursday at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, to examine wag...

 2021-02-26 01:59 

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Kentucky Senate passes bill to restrict no-knock warrants...

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — A bill that would limit the use of "no-knock" warrants passed the Kentucky Senate unanimously Thursday, the latest effort to reform law enforcement tactics after the death of Breonna Taylor, a woman who was fatally shot ...

 2021-02-26 01:59 

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Cavs, Indians, Browns unite police, area youth for change...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trying to strengthen the strained relationship between the community and city police, the Cavaliers hosted dozens of area youth for what the NBA team — in its partnership with the Browns and Indians — hopes leads to perm...

 2021-02-26 01:59 

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Gambino crime family's elder Gotti, Peter, dies in prison...

Mobster Peter Gotti, the brother of notorious Gambino crime boss John Gotti, has died while serving a federal prison sentence, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. Gotti, 81, died of natural causes while incarcerated at th...

 2021-02-26 00:43 

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US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this m...

 2021-02-26 00:24 

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Amnesty report describes Axum massacre in Ethiopia's Tigray...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Soldiers from Eritrea systematically killed "many hundreds" of people, the large majority men, in a massacre in late November in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Amnesty International says in a new report, echoing the findin...

 2021-02-25 23:49 

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'Black box' in Woods SUV could yield clues to cause of wreck...

DETROIT (AP) — Investigators who are looking into the rollover crash that injured golf legend Tiger Woods will rely heavily on data stored in the Genesis SUV he was driving to figure out what happened. The 2021 GV80, made by the Hyundai luxury brand...

 2021-02-25 23:49 

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New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern...

NEW YORK (AP) — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern. The new variant first appeared in the New York area in late November, and has since...

 2021-02-25 23:11 

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Calls grow for Cuomo harassment inquiry. But by whom?...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former aide's allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation — and questions about who might meaningfully conduc...

 2021-02-25 22:53 

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Daniel Prude case reflects difficulty of prosecuting police...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury's decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a hard reality for a special unit created to investigate deaths at the hands of police: Few of the probes over...

 2021-02-25 22:23 

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Min wage provision threatens success of COVID relief bill...

The U.S. House is poised to pass Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill but one controversial provision is putting the entire package in jeopardy....

 2021-02-25 22:20 

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Police chief warns militia groups 'want to blow up' Capitol during State of the Union...

The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief took questions publicly for the first time Thursday since the deadly attack on the complex Jan. 6....

 2021-02-25 22:16 

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Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't providing sufficient protection from the coronavirus would qualify for jobless aid under a directive the Labor Departm...

 2021-02-25 21:30 

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Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 ...

 2021-02-25 21:24 

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Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's COVID-19 death toll, which surpassed 250,000 on Thursday, is the world's second-highest for the same reason its second wave has yet to fade: Prevention was never made a priority. Since the pandemic's start,...

 2021-02-25 21:24 

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New York woman loses job, leads pantry feeding thousands...

NEW YORK (AP) — While dozens of New Yorkers lined up outside in the rain, shopping carts at the ready as they waited for free food, Sofia Moncayo led her team in prayer. "We're super grateful for these people here. In Jesus' name we pray...

 2021-02-25 21:17 

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Defense head Austin weighs warship needs in Pacific, Mideast...

ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told sailors on the USS Nimitz Thursday that he hopes to avoid long ship deployments like the more than 10 months they just spent at sea. But as he made his first aircraft carrier visit as ...

 2021-02-25 21:04 

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Oklahoma officer charged in Black man's fatal shooting...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white Oklahoma City police officer accused of fatally shooting a fleeing Black man armed with a knife three times in the back was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater ...

 2021-02-25 21:03 

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Biden, Harris mark 50 million COVID-19 vaccinations since they took office...

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in event commemorating the 50 millionth COVID-19 vaccine shot....

 2021-02-25 21:01 

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American Airlines jet has close encounter with unidentified flying object...

Pilots of an American Airlines jet flying over New Mexico say they saw something fly directly over them that they cannot explain. The extremely strange encounter happened over the northeast corner of New Mexico west of Clayton, New Mexico as the jet was c...

 2021-02-25 20:51 

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Things to Know: US Hospitalizations plunge, but still high...

Here's what's happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and nearly 17% of the nation's adul...

 2021-02-25 20:21 

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As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last...

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another grueling shift with a dwindling supply of ventilators would often glance at their assignments and cry, heading into the locker...

 2021-02-25 20:03 

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Ties with Saudis at stake as US releases findings on killing...

The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a U.S.-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration ...

 2021-02-25 19:52 

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New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades of bomb-making and nuclear research at one of the nation's premier labs as concerns mount ...

 2021-02-25 19:44 

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Chief who knelt with protesters retires in new NYPD shake-up...

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was also an architect of the department's forceful response to the demonstrations, said Thursday that he is retiring after ne...

 2021-02-25 19:12 

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Wisconsin hunters exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animals...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hunters and trappers killed nearly double the number of wolves as the state allotted for a weeklong season, and they did it so quickly that officials had to end the hunt after less than three days, according to figures...

 2021-02-25 19:04 

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Tribes want Native statue to replace one tied to massacre...

DENVER (AP) — Months after protesters tore down a statue of a U.S. soldier who took part in the slaughter of Native Americans, tribal members and descendants of those who survived the Civil War-era attack urged Colorado lawmakers on Thursday to repl...

 2021-02-25 18:58 

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Stocks fall as yields continue to climb; GameStop surges...

Stocks moved solidly lower Thursday as the recent theme of the market — rising bond yields and falling prices of technology companies — continued to weigh on trading. Shares of several companies embraced by online retail investors earlier this...

 2021-02-25 18:58 

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A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral...

NEW YORK (AP) — Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year. Many toymakers have been updat...

 2021-02-25 18:53 

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Conservative gathering to feature Trump's false fraud claims...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump's desire to remain the leader of the Republican Party — and as a forum to fan his false claim th...

 2021-02-25 18:47 

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Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, which was urgently needed as the state's grid re...

 2021-02-25 18:35 

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Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs despite soaring sales during pandemic...

Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs and other gadgets....

 2021-02-25 18:35 

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Fauci: Whatever vaccine is available, take it...

"The longer one waits not getting vaccinated, the better chance the virus has to get a variant or a mutation."...

 2021-02-25 18:34 

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Costco to pay $16/hour, more than Walmart, Amazon and Target...

HOUSTON (CW39) Costco Wholesale Corp said on Thursday it would raise the minimum wage for its hourly staff to $16 per hour starting next week. That's a dollar more than what its competitors Walmart Inc. which starts employees off at $11/hour. Inc, and...

 2021-02-25 18:33 

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You could win a seat on SpaceX all-civilian mission to 'explore amongst the stars'...

There's still a chance that you could go to space as part of Space X's all-civilian mission!...

 2021-02-25 17:31 

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Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief was pressed to explain Thursday why the agency hadn't been prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists, including white supremacists, who were trying to halt the certification of ...

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