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 2021-02-25 03:59 

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Tucson man gets 5-year federal prison term in weapons case...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing illegal weapons. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Raymundo Lopez Casillas unlawfully possessed three machine guns, six pipe bombs and a firearm silencer. ...

 2021-02-25 03:49 

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Honduras leader warns drug cooperation with US endangered...

TEGUCIGALP, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernndez is warning that antinarcotics cooperation with the United States could "collapse" if U.S. authorities believe "false testimony" in U.S. courts accusing him of coope...

 2021-02-25 03:46 

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3 adults slain in Arkansas home, abducted baby found safe...

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say three adults were found dead and a baby was abducted from a home in northeast Arkansas, but the child was found hours later, unharmed, and a suspect has been arrested. Arkansas State Police say sheriff's d...

 2021-02-25 03:32 

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Southern Utah beats Northern Arizona 85-80...

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Maizen Fausett and Dre Marin scored 21 points apiece as Southern Utah narrowly defeated Northern Arizona 85-80. John Knight III added 16 points for Southern Utah (16-3, 9-2 Big Sky Conference), which earned its sixth straight...

 2021-02-25 03:30 

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New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices. When the pandemic first hit, most experts predicted house prices would fall. Instead, prices have...

 2021-02-25 03:18 

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Casa Alitas needs your help...

Casa Alitas is asking the community to lend a helping hand....

 2021-02-25 02:51 

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UArizona helps Pima County vaccinate those in need...

The doses were originally allocated to UArizona vaccination site....

 2021-02-25 02:51 

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Tucson City Council looking to fill Ward 3 seat...

TUCSON (KVOA) - The Tucson Mayor and Council are now accepting applications for the upcoming Ward 3 seat left open after Councilman Paul Durham's resignation. According to the city, his resignation will go into effect on March 1st. To qualify for the ...

 2021-02-25 02:49 

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Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics...

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The people of Brisbane and southeast Queensland state woke up to the news that their region's push to host the 2032 Olympics has been elevated to the status of preferred bid. It's not a done deal yet but powerful O...

 2021-02-25 02:47 

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Detroit science center no longer planning for RoboCop statue...

DETROIT (AP) — The largest fictional keeper of law and order in Detroit may not stand watch at one Motor City museum as planned. The Detroit News reports that the Michigan Science Center announced Wednesday that it no longer plans to be home to an 1...

 2021-02-25 02:37 

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"Ghost Kitchens" rise amid pandemic dining...

Do you know where your last delivery meal was cooked? These days it can be increasingly hard to tell...

 2021-02-25 02:29 

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California tops 50,000 virus deaths, including 806 in L.A....

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is reporting another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California's toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic. The county, which has a quarter of th...

 2021-02-25 02:22 

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Suns' Booker replaces Lakers' Davis in NBA All-Star Game...

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was selected Wednesday to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver choose Booker to take Davis' spot a day after Booker was snu...

 2021-02-25 02:15 

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Prude's family says videos show crime; Officers say no...

The brother of a Black man who died after being pinned to the street by police says he's angry the officers won't face criminal charges. On Tuesday, New York's attorney general announced that a grand jury had returned no charges against Roches...

 2021-02-25 02:03 

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Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. military is beginning to deliver shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and says service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week. The expanded vaccinat...

 2021-02-25 01:50 

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Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped...

The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rocker's blood-alcohol level was so low that it didn't warrant the charges. Spring...

 2021-02-25 01:40 

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Arizona fined $1M for failing to improve prison health care...

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a legal settlement on the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons imposed $1.1 million in contempt of court fines against the state for failing to follow through on promises to improve inmate care. It ma...

 2021-02-25 01:29 

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Biden revokes Trump orders on 'anarchist' cities and more...

President Joe Biden has formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandum signed by Donald Trump. One sought to cut funding from several cities that the former president deemed "anarchist" havens. Trump issued that memorandum in Sept...

 2021-02-25 01:19 

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Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws' architect says it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals. The Parliament on Thursday pass...

 2021-02-25 01:16 

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House votes to raise Arizona's low unemployment pay...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has voted to raise Arizona's super-low $240 maximum weekly unemployment benefit to $300 at the start of 2022 and impose a small increase in employer insurance premiums to pay for the increase. The proposal from R...

 2021-02-25 01:16 

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Parliament passes final amendments to Australian laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Parliament passes final amendments to Australian laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news....

 2021-02-25 01:11 

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Navajo Nation reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials on Wednesday reported 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with no additional deaths. The latest numbers bring the total number of cases on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Me...

 2021-02-25 01:09 

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'Mission: Impossible 7' will hit Paramount+ even sooner...

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that the studio's films, including "Mission: Impossible 7" and "A Quiet Place Part II," ...

 2021-02-25 00:33 

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GameStop shares double after tumbling for much of February...

Wall Street's mania over GameStop is on again, at least for one afternoon. Shares in the troubled Texas-based video game company more than doubled Wednesday to $91.71 apiece. It was the stock's best day since Jan. 27, when it was going for $347.51...

 2021-02-25 00:31 

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78-year-old found dead at Saguaro National Park West after missing for 15 days...

Back on Feb. 9, 78-year-old William Trotter was listed as a missing person after his friends reported him missing when they went several days without seeing him....

 2021-02-25 00:28 

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are rallying solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. But even as they do, lawmakers are awaiting a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill ...

 2021-02-25 00:25 

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Federal watchdog blasts FAA over certification of Boeing jet...

Federal auditors are issuing fresh criticism of the government agency that approved the Boeing 737 Max. The Transportation Department's inspector general said Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration must improve its process for certifying n...

 2021-02-25 00:22 

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AP FACT CHECK: Biden on virus deaths, Kerry's climate crisis...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are getting the numbers when wrong when they talk about the enormity of the mounting COVID-19 death toll and the looming climate change threat. A look at the claims: BIDEN: "Each day, I receive ...

 2021-02-25 00:18 

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El Chapo's wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest...

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — After Joaqun "El Chapo" Guzmn was sent to prison for life, his wife suddenly embraced public life. Emma Coronel Aispuro's actions did not go unnoticed. And in the wake of her arrest Monday as she arrived in the Un...

 2021-02-25 00:18 

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Man who accidentally shot, killed 17-year-old gets 5 years in prison for illegal weapon possession...

Raymundo Lopez Casillas, III, 20 of Tucson was initially arrested in June 2019 for accidentally shooting a firearm from his bedroom and killing his 17-year-old nephew. Officials say the shot that was fired through the wall was not intentional as he was un...

 2021-02-24 23:47 

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Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it...

American League MVP Jos Abreu has tested positive for COVID-19 and will spend a few days away from the Chicago White Sox, while Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller told a St. Louis newspaper he tested positive 10 days before reporting to camp. White Sox gene...

 2021-02-24 23:41 

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Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely with allies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy is promising to work with America's allies to combat China's aggressive trade policies. That signals a break from the Trump administration's go-it-alone appr...

 2021-02-24 23:31 

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Pinal County mourns K9 Officer Nico after humanely euthanized...

According to PCSO, K9 Nico, a 6.5-year-old Belgian Malinois, reportedly had developed masses in his lungs and other organs. The canine was awaiting the results of biopsies done in order to determine if the masses are malignant....

 2021-02-24 23:29 

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Biden nominates 3 to postal board as delays persist...

President Joe Biden has nominated three postal experts to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service. The move Wednesday could alter the course of an agency grappling with delivery delays and rumored cuts under its embattled leader. If confirmed by th...

 2021-02-24 23:27 

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CIA nominee pledges to provide 'unvarnished' intelligence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency has told lawmakers that he would keep politics out of the job and deliver truthful analysis to politicians even when it's uncomfortable. Former Ambassador...

 2021-02-24 22:47 

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Arizona man who wore horns in riot seeks release from jail...

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who stormed the Capitol seven weeks ago while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns has asked to be released from jail. An attorney for Jacob Chansley disputed his client was dangerous because he carr...

 2021-02-24 22:46 

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Badly timed pre-pandemic tattoo pushes Kentucky woman to go viral...
 2021-02-24 22:38 

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Man charged with child rape volunteered with senior college...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A retired drama teacher accused of sexually assaulting boys in Massachusetts and New York was allowed to teach in a senior-citizen program affiliated with the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston Auburn campus. USM staf...

 2021-02-24 22:29 

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Number of inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots rises to 79...

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The number of inmates who have died in riots at multiple prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79 after authorities regained control of the facilities in three cities. The agency responsible for the prisons said Wednesd...

 2021-02-24 22:26 

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Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota's attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize he had struck a man and whether he had been on his phone right before the crash. The Argus Leader re...

 2021-02-24 22:21 

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Blackouts bring up 'a four-letter word' in Texas: regulation...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaders of Texas' embattled power grid are set to face sharp questioning from lawmakers for the first time since last week's outages than 4 customers without electricity. The hearings Thursday in the Texas Capitol comes ...

 2021-02-24 21:59 

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Former SC utility CEO pleads guilty to nuclear plant fraud...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power pleaded guilty in two courts Wednesday. Former SCANA Corp. CEO Kevin Marsh agreed to plead gui...

 2021-02-24 21:57 

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'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount Plus...

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News says it is launching a streaming version of '60 Minutes' on the new Paramount Plus service, starting next week. The new '60 Minutes Plus' program repurposes a team of correspondents and producers that was put...

 2021-02-24 21:47 

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Manchin says he'll vote for Haaland for interior secretary...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will vote in favor of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as interior secretary, clearing the way for likely approval of her nomination as the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency. Man...

 2021-02-24 21:47 

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Jill Biden says things get better, including after divorce...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says things happen for the best and life will get better, including after divorce. That was the first lady's advice for Kelly Clarkson, the singer and talk-show host. Clarkson filed for divorce last year from Brandon...

 2021-02-24 21:45 

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Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze...

DALLAS (AP) — Birds, bats and other wildlife appear to have taken a beating during the winter storm and deep freeze in the southern U.S. Scientists say it might take weeks or months to determine the extent of the harm. But dead robins and other song...

 2021-02-24 21:39 

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Saudi Arabia says crown prince had 'successful' surgery...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's royal court says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman underwent a "successful surgery" for appendicitis on Wednesday, and left the hospital soon after the operation. The 35-year-old Prince Mo...

 2021-02-24 21:38 

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Prince Harry and Meghan support completion of relief center...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's foundation has helped support the completion of an emergency relief center in the Commonwealth. World Central Kitchen announced Wednesday that the construction of the first community relief cen...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Man exits church after years in sanctuary from deportation...

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A Honduran immigrant who has spent 3 1/2 years living inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation has finally stepped outside. Alex Garcia left the church in suburban St. Louis on Wednesday after a promise from President Joe ...

 2021-02-24 20:58 

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High court inclined to expand warrantless entry into homes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems inclined to expand when officers can enter a suspect's home without a warrant. The court has previously said that an officer in "hot pursuit" of a suspect they believe has committed a felony crim...

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