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 2021-03-04 16:17 

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Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit rides a roller coaster of a year...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit. The Broadway star was wowing fans in "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" when it was suddenly shuttered by the coronavirus. Then he contract...

 2021-03-04 16:17 

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UK police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana interview...

LONDON (AP) — British police say they will not launch a criminal investigation into the journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana. The Metropolitan Police force said Thursday that "no further action will be taken" ...

 2021-03-04 16:14 

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Capitol Police ask that National Guard remain at Capitol for 2 more months, reflecting continued security concerns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police ask that National Guard remain at Capitol for 2 more months, reflecting continued security concerns....

 2021-03-04 16:12 

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Tributes as leading South African reporter dies of COVID-19...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes from journalists and politicians are coming in for prominent South African journalist Karima Brown who died of COVID-19 on Thursday. Her family said in a statement that Brown had been hospitalized after falling and will ...

 2021-03-04 16:10 

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9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Defense Ministry says an military helicopter has crashed in eastern Turkey, killing nine soldiers on board and injuring four others. The helicopter crashed Thursday in the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdi...

 2021-03-04 16:08 

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Arizona reports 1,154 additional COVID-19 cases, 96 deaths...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Thursday reported 1,154 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 96 deaths as seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths dropped amid the continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak. The latest figures ...

 2021-03-04 16:04 

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WH says relief checks to go to most who got December payment...

A White House official says 98% of U.S. households that received a COVID-19 relief check in December will also qualify for the next round of payments being championed by President Joe Biden. Biden has said that Americans were promised $2,000 in direct che...

 2021-03-04 15:35 

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The Latest: Jeffries says Democracy will prevail at Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a possible threat against the Capitol (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A top House Democrat says the threat of mob violence at the Capitol won't stop Congress from doing its work. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York say...

 2021-03-04 15:27 

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Turkish Defense Ministry says 9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Defense Ministry says 9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey....

 2021-03-04 15:22 

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Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivers 1st opinion...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has delivered her first opinion. The 7-2 decision released Thursday is in a case about the federal Freedom of Information Act, which Barrett explains makes "records available to the publi...

 2021-03-04 15:18 

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China legislature to deliberate Hong Kong electoral changes...

BEIJING (AP) — A spokesman for China's ceremonial legislature says the body will deliberate changes to Hong Kong's electoral system during its annual session starting this week. That appears to add to concerns that Beijing intends to shut op...

 2021-03-04 15:16 

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Productivity down 4.2%, largest decline in nearly 40 years...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity fell at an annual rate of 4.2% in the fourth quarter, the largest quarterly decline in nearly four decades. That revised figure released by the Labor Department on Thursday is slightly smaller than the 4.7% declin...

 2021-03-04 15:05 

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US suspends tariffs on UK goods to resolve aircraft dispute...

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. has agreed to suspend millions of dollars' worth of tariffs on U.K. exports including Scotch whisky as part of an effort to resolve a long-running trans-Atlantic trade dispute over aerospace subsidies. The two countries sa...

 2021-03-04 15:03 

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17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates...

P) — A new report from the United Nations estimates that 17% of food produced globally is wasted each year. But the report notes the need for better data on food waste globally, with few countries tracking it well. The authors are hoping the report ...

 2021-03-04 15:01 

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Scholarship created to honor choreographer Ann Reinking...

NEW YORK (AP) — A scholarship has been created in honor of the late Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking. It offers a $5,000 annual award and mentorship for a young dancer moving to New York City to help support them in their art...

 2021-03-04 14:26 

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Powerful earthquake hits off northeast coast of New Zealand...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A shallow, powerful earthquake has struck off the northeastern coast of New Zealand, with officials warning of a possible tsunami threat. There are no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. New Zealand'...

 2021-03-04 14:18 

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US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is imp...

 2021-03-04 14:17 

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Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement is on high alert around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a "possible plot" by a militia group to storm the iconic building yet again. The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy...

 2021-03-04 14:16 

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Some big-box retailers to require masks in states without mandates...

Face masks will remain a must at many big businesses in Texas and Mississippi....

 2021-03-04 14:14 

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GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With Democrats controlling the presidency and Congress, Republican state lawmakers concerned about the possibility of new federal gun control laws aren't waiting to react. Legislation in at least a dozen states seeks to nul...

 2021-03-04 14:06 

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Body believed to be Kentucky man found inside Grand Canyon...

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park officials say a body believed to be that of a Kentucky man previously reported missing was found along with a motorcycle inside the canyon. Officials said in statement that searcher...

 2021-03-04 14:05 

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Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees...

"The United States vs. Billie Holiday," "Minari," "Da 5 Bloods" and "One Night in Miami" are among the films AARP is honoring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the nonprofit organization announced Thursday. The orga...

 2021-03-04 14:04 

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Picture book based on 'American Anthem' to come out in June...

NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Gene Scheer, whose song "American Anthem" was quoted by President Joe Biden during his inaugural address, is returning the favor. Penguin Young Readers announced Thursday that the picture book "American Anthem...

 2021-03-04 13:43 

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Kuwait says its ruling emir flies to US for medical checks...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says the country's 83-year-old ruling emir has flown to the United States for medical checks, just months after ascending the throne. The state-run news agency on Thursday described the purpose of Sheikh...

 2021-03-04 13:32 

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US jobless claims rise to 745,000 as layoffs remain high with economy still under pressure from virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims rise to 745,000 as layoffs remain high with economy still under pressure from virus....

 2021-03-04 13:25 

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Pakistani PM to seek vote of trust from parliament this week...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's ruling party says the country's prime minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly this weekend to prove he still enjoys the support of majority lawmakers in the house. Thursday...

 2021-03-04 13:24 

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Syrian man charged over deadly attack on German tourists...

BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors say a young Syrian man has been charged with murder over an Islamic extremist attack on two tourists last year. Abdullah A.H.H., whose last name wasn't given in line with privacy laws, is alleged to have ...

 2021-03-04 13:17 

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Buenos Aires reopens as virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires are the two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries and they're headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic. The city with looser restrictions despite warnings fro...

 2021-03-04 13:16 

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Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find...

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency says Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, after months of f...

 2021-03-04 12:42 

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Donations needed: Local organizations report animal food shortage due increased demand....

News 4 Tucson has covered the increase of demand at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, but have you thought about the increase in need of food for our pets as well?...

 2021-03-04 12:36 

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Bystander's baby critically hurt in Houston police shooting...

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a shooting by a police officer in Houston critically wounded a baby and killed a man who was driving a car linked to several robberies. Police say officers were trying to stop a black Mercedes late Wednesday, but the d...

 2021-03-04 12:29 

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Hong Kong court denies bail to 32 democracy activists...

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has denied bail to 32 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under a Beijing-imposed national security law, ending a four-day marathon court hearing. The group of activists was charged with conspiracy to commit ...

 2021-03-04 12:28 

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EU proposes fix for gender pay gap: Show me the money!...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union executive wants to force employers to be much more open about how much their staff earn to make it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender pay gap. Although the gender pay gap across the ...

 2021-03-04 12:27 

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German panel approves AstraZeneca vaccine jab for over 65s...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister says the country's independent vaccine committee has formally approved giving the AstraZeneca shot to people age 65 and over. Minister Jens Spahn said Thursday that the decision was "good news for ...

 2021-03-04 12:14 

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32 of 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged under security law denied bail after four-day marathon court hearing...

HONG KONG (AP) — 32 of 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged under security law denied bail after four-day marathon court hearing....

 2021-03-04 11:48 

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Police: Ex-chief targeted foes in string of Maryland arsons...

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a former Maryland police chief is accused of setting fires to multiple structures that belonged to his adversaries. Former Laurel Police Chief David Crawford was arrested Wednesday and is charged with over 50 felon...

 2021-03-04 11:48 

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5 things agents wish people knew about insurance...

Experienced agents are all too familiar with the misconceptions people have about insurance. For example, many people don't realize that a homeowners policy won't cover damage from flooding, earthquakes or everyday wear and tear. Others think they...

 2021-03-04 11:44 

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Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways reports $1.7 billion loss in 2020...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's national carrier Etihad has reported core operating losses of $1.7 billion in 2020. The decline in revenue reflects the severe toll of the coronavirus pandemic on the long-troubled airline that has ...

 2021-03-04 11:30 

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Aimaq, Utah Valley visit Grand Canyon...

Utah Valley (10-9, 8-3) vs. Grand Canyon (14-5, 8-2) Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix; Friday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two centers will be on display as Fardaws Aimaq and Utah Valley will face Asbjorn Midtgaard and Grand Canyon. The junior Aimaq is ...

 2021-03-04 11:29 

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SpaceX Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's futuristic Starship has exploded after what looked to be a successful touchdown. The full-scale prototype soared more than 6 miles Wednesday after lifting off from the southern tip of Texas. It descended hori...

 2021-03-04 11:25 

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Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families...

JANGEBE, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country's northwest have been returned to their families, amid chaos as security forces opened fire against people gathered outside the school wh...

 2021-03-04 11:17 

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OPEC cartel, allies face decision on increasing oil output...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top oil producing countries Saudi Arabia and Russia have a tough call to make at an online meeting of oil cartel OPEC and its allies. Should they add more production back to oil markets as demand seems to be recovering? Or ...

 2021-03-04 11:15 

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US traffic deaths spike even as pandemic cuts miles traveled...

DETROIT (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year. But those who did venture out found open lanes that only invited reckless driving, leading to a sharp increase in traffic-crash deaths...

 2021-03-04 10:47 

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Portugal: Number of wildfires, scorched areas falls by half...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government is reporting major progress against wildfires that traditionally scorch the country each summer. Officials said Thursday the average annual number of blazes and charred area has fallen by more than h...

 2021-03-04 10:41 

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AP Interview: DOE reviving loan program, Granholm says...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is reviving an Energy Department program that disbursed billions of dollars in loan guarantees to companies such as electric car maker Tesla and the failed solar company Solyndra. In an interview with The A...

 2021-03-04 10:34 

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Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand became the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken's resignation as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct in 2017. The New York Democrat used the issue as a #MeToo rallying cry, buil...

 2021-03-04 10:34 

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EXPLAINER: Why Ethiopia's deadly Tigray crisis is growing...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Civilians massacred. Journalists arrested. People starving to death. Ethiopia's government is under growing pressure to allow the world to see firsthand what has occurred in its embattled Tigray region as its Nobel Peace Pr...

 2021-03-04 10:33 

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Court drops case against Dutch father who isolated family...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has ruled that a deeply religious father who kept some of his children isolated from the outside world for years in a remote farmhouse can't stand trial on charges including child sexual abuse because ...

 2021-03-04 10:27 

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Takeaways: What hearings have revealed about Jan. 6 failures...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, even after six congressional hearings. Officials in charge of protecting the Capitol, and the people inside it, have pointed...

 2021-03-04 10:22 

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Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency. They're taking an unapologetically partisan approach to advance the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue, voting rights and other ...

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