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 2021-04-15 14:33 

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Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death...

Chauvin informed the court Thursday that he will not testify, saying he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to take the stand....

 2021-04-15 14:23 

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EU's Borrell voices solidarity with US in SolarWinds hack...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union' foreign policy chief has expressed "solidarity" with the U.S. in the wake of the so-called SolarWinds hack, a breach of federal government agencies and American corporations that's blamed on Russia...

 2021-04-15 14:22 

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The defense in the George Floyd murder case rests without putting former Officer Derek Chauvin on the stand...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense in the George Floyd murder case rests without putting former Officer Derek Chauvin on the stand....

 2021-04-15 14:07 

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Africa CDC urges India to lift COVID vaccine export limits...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Africa CDC director says he wants to believe that India will lift export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, warning that "India is not an island" while some African nations still have seen no sho...

 2021-04-15 14:06 

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Blinken urges nations to add $2B more to UN vaccine program...

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has appealed for other countries to inject $2 billion more to a U.N.-backed effort to ship coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest countries — at a time when rich countries have seiz...

 2021-04-15 14:05 

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Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world. ...

 2021-04-15 14:01 

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NY Philharmonic gives 1st concert with audience in 13 months...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic has given its first public performance after a historic hiatus of more than 13 months caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The orchestra played at the Shed in Hudson Yards, about 2 miles from its under-renova...

 2021-04-15 14:00 

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Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A photo symbolizing "love and compassion" of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent "hug curtain" has been named the World Press Photo ...

 2021-04-15 13:25 

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Divers aim to reach capsized ship in search for survivors...

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — It's become a race against time in the search for 12 missing people from an oil industry platform ship that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard divers hope a break in stormy weather will give them an opportunity...

 2021-04-15 13:22 

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Ousted Myanmar ambassador appeals for UK government help...

LONDON (AP) — The ousted Myanmar ambassador to Britain has appealed to the British government to help him as he faced eviction from his London residence. Kyaw Zwar Minn had to spend a night in his car last week after his country's military attac...

 2021-04-15 13:14 

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Iran to purchase 60 million COVID-19 vaccines from Russia...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V Coronavirus vaccine. The state-run IRNA news agency reported Thursday that Iran's ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, said the contract for enoug...

 2021-04-15 13:03 

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Syria devalues its local currency against the U.S. dollar...

BEIRUT (AP) — State media reports that Syria has devalued the official price of its local currency two days after the central bank governor was sacked. Thursday's decision came after the Syrian pound crashed over the past months in the war-torn ...

 2021-04-15 12:39 

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US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 576,000, a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession. The Labor Department said Thursday that appli...

 2021-04-15 12:39 

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A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba's communists...

HAVANA (AP) — This week's Communist Party congress in Cuba could be the last with a Castro at the helm of the island's all-powerful political institution. Six years after the death of Fidel Castro, brother Raul Castro is being watched to see...

 2021-04-15 12:38 

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US expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and announcing a new round of sanctions against Russia. The moves are in response to interference in last year's presidential election as well as the hacking l...

 2021-04-15 12:37 

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1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq's capital...

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An Iraqi military statement says at least one person has been killed and 12 injured in a powerful explosion that rocked east Baghdad. The cause of Thursday's blast in Baghdad's Sadr City area was not immediately known. I...

 2021-04-15 12:34 

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon port blast...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency says the judge leading the investigation into last year's massive blast at Beirut's port has ordered the release of six persons who had been detained for months. It was not immediately clear what...

 2021-04-15 12:32 

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US jobless claims sink to 576,000, a post-COVID low, as layoffs ease with economy improving...

WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims sink to 576,000, a post-COVID low, as layoffs ease with economy improving....

 2021-04-15 12:30 

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Tee Up! Casino Del Sol Golf Classic begins Thursday....

The Casino Del Sol Golf Classic kicks off Thursday morning right here in Tucson....

 2021-04-15 12:25 

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Celebrating 150 years of animal crackers...

Stauffer's is celebrating 150 years of animal crackers!...

 2021-04-15 12:24 

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Champagne sales bubble up...

Champagne sales are starting to bubble up as the country reopens....

 2021-04-15 12:23 

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Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw all American troops from the country. Blinken m...

 2021-04-15 11:35 

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates played a role in getting longtime Asian rivals India and Pakistan to agree to a cease-fire amid tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir. That's according to the UAE's ambassado...

 2021-04-15 11:24 

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France asks citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The French embassy in Pakistan is advising all of its nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country amid violent anti-France protests by supporters of a radical Islamist political party. Thursday's decision by ...

 2021-04-15 11:21 

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Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this bill...

CONCORD. N.H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. State law already requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or the animals' owners, or else face a $1,000...

 2021-04-15 11:08 

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Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference...

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked Wednesday. The pandemic has meant many Canadian la...

 2021-04-15 11:07 

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WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths...

GENEVA (AP) — A top official from the World Health Organization says Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19. Dr. Hans Kluge said the situation remains "serious" with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the 53 count...

 2021-04-15 10:38 

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Biden's troop withdrawal decision...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Biden's troop withdrawal decision....

 2021-04-15 10:35 

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French lawmakers to vote on highly criticized security bill...

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament is set to pass a security bill to extend police powers that has prompted criticism from civil rights activists who fear it would threaten efforts to denounce police abuse. The definitive vote is scheduled for Thu...

 2021-04-15 10:25 

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Ex-Minnesota cop faces hearing in shooting of Black motorist...

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white former Minnesota police officer faces her first court appearance in the traffic-stop shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright that has engulfed a small Minneapolis suburb with four straight days of bitter confli...

 2021-04-15 10:21 

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Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White says he thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in a plastic-wrapped lettuce he'd just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. It was a venomous paled-headed snake t...

 2021-04-15 10:17 

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Top associate of Navalny convicted of trespassing in Russia...

MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russia's imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been convicted of trespassing and handed a suspended sentence of one year community service after she tried to doorstep an alleged security operative belie...

 2021-04-15 10:13 

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Beijing official in Hong Kong warns against foreign meddling...

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing's top official in Hong Kong is warning foreign forces not to interfere with the bottom line of national security in the city, threatening retaliation amid tensions between China and Western powers. The U.S., Britain and ...

 2021-04-15 10:11 

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N Koreans mark founder's birthday amid economic difficulties...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mask-wearing North Koreans have marked the 109th birthday of the country's founder with dances in a plaza or climbing a a Pyongyang hill. April 15, called "The Day of the Sun" in North Korea, is the most importa...

 2021-04-15 10:09 

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US Capitol Police watchdog to testify on Jan. 6 failures...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog for the U.S. Capitol Police will testify to Congress for the first time about the department's broad failures before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Among them was missed intelligence and old weapons that o...

 2021-04-15 09:52 

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Senior royals to skip uniforms at Prince Philip's funeral...

LONDON (AP) — Senior royals will wear civilian clothes to Prince Philip's funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms. Queen Elizabeth II's decision means Prince Harry won't be risk being the o...

 2021-04-15 09:30 

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Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film...

MILAN (AP) — The great-grandchildren of the founder of the luxury fashion house Gucci are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family's legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational murder. "The House of Gucci" starr...

 2021-04-15 09:29 

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Global stocks higher after Wall St retreats from record...

BEIJING (AP) — Major global stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street retreated from a record high as major banks announced strong profits. London and Frankfurt opened higher while Tokyo also rose. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Wall Stree...

 2021-04-15 09:28 

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France's pandemic death toll set to pass 100,000 amid surge...

PARIS (AP) — France's COVID-19 death toll is expected to pass 100,000 on Thursday after a year of hospital tensions, on-and-off lockdowns and personal loss that have left families nationwide grieving the pandemic's unending, devastating toll...

 2021-04-15 09:21 

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Red Flag Warning issued April 15 at 3:21AM MDT until April 15 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Tucson AZ...

Red Flag Warning: Eastern Pima-Southeastern Pinal-Santa Cruz-Western Cochise, Southern Graham-Central and Eastern Cochise-Southern Greenlee-Lower Elevations of the San Carlos Apache Nation in Graham County, Northern Graham-Northern Greenlee-White and Gila...

 2021-04-15 09:12 

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Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks on fraught ties...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Greece's foreign minister is traveling to Turkey for talks on the two NATO allies' fraught relationship following a slight easing of tensions. In an indication of the importance attached to the meeting, Greek Foreign Mi...

 2021-04-15 09:12 

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Poland court rules ombudsman must leave office at term end...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the country's human rights ombudsman to remain in the job indefinitely after his term expired. The ruling by the pro-government Constitutional Tribunal on Thu...

 2021-04-15 09:00 

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Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic divide to protect environment...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — There's something regal in the sprightly step and curious gaze of the long-horn sheep that roam the hills near Varisia, an abandoned village inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts across ethnically divided Cyprus. The endange...

 2021-04-15 08:56 

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Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option...

TOKYO (AP) — Two officials in Japan's ruling LDP party have suggested separately that the Tokyo Olympics could be in for some radical changes. One says they could be canceled. The other says they could proceed without any fans. The speculation c...

 2021-04-15 08:50 

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Experts cut outlook for German growth amid 3rd pandemic wave...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Leading German economic institutes have slashed their growth forecast for 2021 as a slow vaccination rollout and a more contagious variant of the coronavirus have meant continuing restrictions on business activity. The inst...

 2021-04-15 08:38 

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German high court overturns Berlin rent price cap...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has ruled that a cap on rent prices implemented last year by Berlin's left-wing state government is unconstitutional and void. The regulation meant that rents for some 90% of Berlin apartments were froze...

 2021-04-15 08:38 

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EXPLAINER: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?...

BERLIN (AP) — Negotiations aimed at bringing the United States back into the landmark nuclear deal with Iran are resuming. At issue is how to revive a 2015 accord between Iran and world powers that was intended to set limits on Tehran's nuclear ...

 2021-04-15 08:32 

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms...

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior U.S. official has warned that Lebanese politicians who continue to block reforms in the crisis-hit country could face punitive actions by Washington and its allies. U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David Hale...

 2021-04-15 08:17 

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Saudi university catches fire near Yemen border in attack...

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi university near the border with Yemen caught fire after the kingdom's air defenses intercepted a barrage of ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones. The Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen said the intercepti...

 2021-04-15 08:12 

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Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Defense Ministry says rockets targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq have killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village. The ministry said in a statement that three rockets were launched to...

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