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 2021-04-20 19:40 

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Jury reaches verdict in Chauvin trial; to be read soon...

MINNEAPOLIS — The jury has reached a verdict at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. The verdict is to be read late Tuesday afternoon....

 2021-04-20 19:00 

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On Basketball: Stephen Curry shooting his way into history...

By TIM REYNOLDS Never. That's the last time the NBA saw a shooting stretch like the one Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has assembled over the past few weeks. It's been 45 years since the last instance of an NBA MVP being selected from ...

 2021-04-20 19:00 

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Facebook prepares for Chauvin verdict by enforcing its rules...

By BARBARA ORTUTAY Facebook is stepping up the enforcement of its rules ahead of in former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death. The social media giant is tightening its content-moderation efforts, saying...

 2021-04-20 19:00 

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Russia defends foreign navy limits amid buildup near Ukraine...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW (AP) — Russia insisted Tuesday that it has the right to restrict foreign naval ships' movement off Crimea, rejecting international criticism amid Western worries about a Russian troops buildup near Ukraine. Ukraine ...

 2021-04-20 18:21 

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Your view: Earth's cry for survival couldn't be any louder...

The rich diversity of life on Earth is being lost at an alarming rate. Today, catastrophic impacts for people and our planet loom closer than ever, affecting our own health and well-being....

 2021-04-20 17:00 

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Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions...

By MATT OTT SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. Worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.5 bi...

 2021-04-20 17:00 

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Ex-Jack Daniel's distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee...

By JONATHAN MATTISE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former top distiller at Jack Daniel's announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Company Distilling will fir...

 2021-04-20 15:00 

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EU regulator finds link between J&J shot and blood clots...

By MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — Experts at the agency that regulates drugs for the European Union said Tuesday that they found a "possible link" between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots after a small number of ca...

 2021-04-20 15:00 

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Oscar predictions: Can anything beat 'Nomadland'?...

By JAKE COYLE and LINDSEY BAHR Ahead of Sunday's 93rd , Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: COYLE: A contemplative...

 2021-04-20 15:00 

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Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks...

By DAVID RISING BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders amid continued signs of progress,...

 2021-04-20 14:55 

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120 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Monday; 4 deaths...

WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Tuesday showed 120 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and four new deaths. The death count is at 784....

 2021-04-20 13:54 

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Police: Naked man claimed to be "Messiah" after fleeing crash...

WILKES-BARRE — City police charged a Plains Township man with fleeing the scene after a crash and later found running naked along Wilkes-Barre Boulevard....

 2021-04-20 13:00 

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Nashville civil rights veterans see hope for future...

By TRAVIS LOLLER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On April 20, 1960, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood at a podium at Fisk University and said he had come to Nashville "not to bring inspiration, but to gain inspiration from the great movement that ...

 2021-04-20 12:52 

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Judge orders woman to stay jailed...

HANOVER TWP. — A woman with a history of failing to appear for court proceedings and skipping bail was ordered by a Luzerne County judge to stay in jail....

 2021-04-20 11:00 

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UEFA president urges Super League owners to reverse decision...

By GRAHAM DUNBAR MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — In a direct appeal to the owners of the English clubs in project, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin urged them Tuesday to change their minds out of respect for soccer fans. Ceferin both cajoled and criti...

 2021-04-20 11:00 

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US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. The Kremlin emphas...

 2021-04-20 11:00 

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Laschet wins battle to lead Merkel's bloc in German election...

By GEIR MOULSON BERLIN (AP) — Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany's most populous state, on Tuesday won a bruising power struggle to become the candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right bloc for chancellor in the September elec...

 2021-04-20 09:00 

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EU drug regulator prepares to issue advice on J&J COVID shot...

By MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on Tuesday into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusu...

 2021-04-20 09:00 

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Kosovar biologist calls newly found insect after coronavirus...

By FLORENT BAJRAMI and LLAZAR SEMINI PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar biologist Halil Ibrahimi believes the pandemic restrictions haven't all been bad — as a result of them, he completed his research, raised public awareness of the pollutio...

 2021-04-20 09:00 

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US Ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Moscow said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break after Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. Ambassador John...

 2021-04-20 08:00 

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To Your Health: Lab professionals instrumental during pandemic...

For more than a year now, health care providers and health systems have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. And throughout that time, we've given much-deserved thanks and appreciation to those who care for our communities day after day....

 2021-04-20 07:00 

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Apple to host virtual iPad event, may hint at new AirPods...

By BARBARA ORTUTAY Many of us may be suffering from virtual event fatigue after a year of video calls. But not Apple, which plans new product announcements at what seems likely to be an iPhone-less online event on Tuesday It's the first such event for...

 2021-04-20 07:00 

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Hungary's poor Roma children struggle with digital education...

By JUSTIN SPIKE BODVASZILAS, Hungary (AP) — Mihaly Horvath, a 12-year-old in a village in northeastern Hungary, can't wait for his school to reopen. As a devastating COVID-19 surge swept Hungary in the spring, classes were suspended and students...

 2021-04-20 07:00 

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Column: Drop in payroll adds fuel to baseball labor talks...

By TIM DAHLBERG The annual survey of opening day baseball salaries by The Associated Press usually reveals something interesting about the state of the game, and this year's version was even more interesting than most. Here's a tidbit from it that...

 2021-04-20 05:00 

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Jokic's 47 leads Nuggets over Grizzlies 139-137 in 2 OTs...

By MICHAEL KELLY DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 139-137 on Monday night. Jokic added 15 rebounds and eight assists...

 2021-04-20 05:00 

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Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence...

By PHILIP MARCELO BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese American mother in the Boston suburbs is sending her sons to in-person classes this month, even after one of them was taunted with a racist "slanted-eyes4; gesture at school, just days after the at ma...

 2021-04-20 04:30 

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It's official: Keystone State Games returning to Luzerne County...

PITTSTON — Flanked by a large sign that read "Sports For Everyone," James Costello formally made the announcement that countless local and state athletes have been anxious to hear:...

 2021-04-20 04:14 

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New outdoor concert series announced at Karl Hall...

WILKES-BARRE — Concerts are coming back at a downtown Wilkes-Barre venue in a way that the venue's owner says will be both fun and safe....

 2021-04-20 04:12 

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PA American Water to install new water mains in Wilkes-Barre...

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania American Water will replace more than 6,000 feet of water main in a $1.5 million project in the city. Some of the mains date back to the early 1900s....

 2021-04-20 03:00 

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Sharks' Marleau breaks Howe's NHL games played record...

By W.G. RAMIREZ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Marleau surpassed "Mr. Hockey" for the most games played in NHL history. Marleau skated in his 1,768th career game to break Gordie Howe's record when the San Jose Sharks took on the Vegas Golden K...

 2021-04-20 03:00 

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Amy Coney Barrett has book deal with conservative imprint...

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has a book deal with a Penguin Random House imprint, The Associated Press has learned. Adrian Zackheim, who heads the conservative Sentinel imprint, confirmed Monday that he ha...

 2021-04-20 03:00 

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Curry hits 10 3s, scores 49 in Warriors' win in Philly...

By DAN GELSTON PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry hit 10 3-pointers and scored 49 points to extend his sizzling stretch, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Curry's 3 that tied the ga...

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