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 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 ...

 2021-03-04 10:18 

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EU regulator starts a review of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine...

MOSCOW (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said it has started a rolling review of Sputnik V, many months after the vaccine was first approved for use in Russia and after dozens of countries around the world have authorized it. Despite skepticism a...

 2021-03-04 10:07 

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Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting...

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at music video set in downtown Atlanta. OMB Peezy was arrested Monday and faces assault and weapon possession charges. The shooting happened on Feb. 21 at a sc...

 2021-03-04 09:45 

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Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered...

BRUSSELS (AP) — An inquiry into claims that the European Union's border and coast guard agency was involved in illegal pushbacks of migrants has cleared Frontex of links to most cases but has been unable to establish what happened in five incide...

 2021-03-04 09:40 

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Palace: Prince Philip had a successful heart procedure...

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure in a London hospital. The palace says the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, "underwent a successful procedure for a pre-exist...

 2021-03-04 09:38 

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3 Myanmar policemen cross into India seeking refuge...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India's northeastern Mizoram state say they have detained three Myanmar policemen who entered India seeking refuge, a month after the country's powerful military ousted the elected government in a coup. Police say ...

 2021-03-04 09:35 

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Palace: Prince Philip has had a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, will remain hospitalized...

LONDON (AP) — Palace: Prince Philip has had a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, will remain hospitalized....

 2021-03-04 09:26 

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Afghan offical says gunmen kill 7 workers, bomb kills doctor...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security official says at least seven civilians were shot and killed by unknown gunmen overnight in the country's east. Gen. Juma Gul Hemat, provincial police chief in Nangarhar province, says the victims of t...

 2021-03-04 09:23 

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Israel still weighing cooperation with ICC investigation...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Justice Ministry official says the country has yet to decide whether it will cooperate with the International Criminal Court's investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories. The decision by th...

 2021-03-04 09:02 

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The Latest: Sri Lanka approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's drug regulatory body has approved the Russian Sputnik V vaccine as the second available for use in the Indian Ocean island nation. The state minister overseeing pharmaceutical products, Channa Jayasumana, said Sr...

 2021-03-04 08:52 

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Myanmar protesters, undaunted by killings, march again...

Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month's military coup have returned to the streets, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people by security forces the previous day. New protests are being held in at least three areas of Yangon, the country...

 2021-03-04 08:51 

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Three have life-threatening wounds after Sweden ax attack...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hospital officials say three people injured in an assault by a man using an ax in a southern Swedish town are in a life-threatening condition. Police have also lowered the number of victims to seven. Police say the victims were atta...

 2021-03-04 08:47 

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UN: 20 migrants die after tossed overboard en route to Yemen...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a voyage from Djibouti in East Africa to Yemen. A statement says "smugglers started shouting there we...

 2021-03-04 08:30 

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When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?...

NEW YORK (AP) — When children can get COVID-19 vaccines will depend on their age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before long. The Pfizer vaccine already is cleared for use starting at age 16. That means some high schoolers coul...

 2021-03-04 08:22 

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Phoenix faces Golden State, aims for 4th straight victory...

Golden State Warriors (19-17, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (23-11, second in the Western Conference) Phoenix; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix is looking to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Suns take on Golden S...

 2021-03-04 08:10 

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Arizona plays division rival Minnesota...

Minnesota Wild (12-7-1, fourth in the West Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (10-9-3, fifth in the West Division) Glendale, Arizona; Friday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: West Division foes Arizona and Minnesota will play. The Coyotes are 10-9-3 against West Divisi...

 2021-03-04 08:10 

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One Good Thing: A taste of the islands makes lockdown easier...

LONDON (AP) — Once a week, for the last 42 weeks, the lucky seniors on Glenda Andrew's list have been treated to deliveries of delicacies such as jerk pork, curry goat and cow foot soup accompanied by rice and peas, yams and plantains. The free ...

 2021-03-04 08:01 

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Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?...

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It's betting that consumers are willing to add yet another streaming service in an increasin...

 2021-03-04 07:54 

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Nepal signs peace agreement with communist rebel group...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government has signed a peace agreement with a small communist rebel group widely feared because they were known for violent attacks, extortion and bombings. The government agreed to lift a ban on the group, relea...

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