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 2021-01-26 21:31 

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Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A woman who relinquished ownership of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands to ensure its preservation has died at age 108.A grandson of Eleanor "Sandy" Torrey West confirmed that she died on her birthday Jan. 17,...

 2021-01-26 21:30 

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Packers' Rodgers clarifies postgame remarks about his future...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers says "I don't think there's any reason why I wouldn't be back" with the Green Bay Packers next season.But he added that his future isn't necessarily in his control.Rodg...

 2021-01-26 21:30 

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AP sources: Phillies, Realmuto agree on $115.5 million deal...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condit...

 2021-01-26 21:30 

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With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up...

Three years ago, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West got a dream Sundance debut. They premiered their film "RBG" to a sold-out crowd with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only in attendance but seeing it for the first time. There was a standing o...

 2021-01-26 21:29 

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Schumer: Democrats must pass virus aid with or without GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation...

 2021-01-26 21:29 

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Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin' Hank...

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron's affection for those who didn't possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field.During his post-playing career running the Atlanta Braves farm system, the Hamm...

 2021-01-26 21:14 

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House Republicans revive bill decried by transgender groups...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a House committee rejected the bill that LGBTQ advocates decried ...

 2021-01-26 21:14 

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'The Maltese Falcon' returns to theaters at ripe age of 80...

Danny Huston's first dog was an Airedale Terrier named Sam after Humphrey Bogart's "Maltese Falcon" character, Sam Spade. His father John Huston's debut may have been over 20 years old by the time Danny was born, but the film that help...

 2021-01-26 21:12 

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Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past for being racially insensitive.The ride wi...

 2021-01-26 20:26 

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U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration's cutoff and a key element of...

 2021-01-26 20:26 

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Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban...

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order soug...

 2021-01-26 20:26 

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Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protests...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities Tuesday, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The h...

 2021-01-26 20:26 

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Capitol Police chief apologizes for failures in Jan. 6 siege...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim chief of the Capitol Police apologized Tuesday for failing to prepare for what became a violent insurrection despite having warnings that white supremacists and far-right groups would target Congress.Yogananda Pittman, ...

 2021-01-26 20:25 

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Nebraska backup QB Luke McCaffrey enters transfer portal...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska backup quarterback Luke McCaffrey has entered the transfer portal after starting two games and appearing in five others last season, the school's athletic department confirmed Tuesday.The brother of NFL star Christi...

 2021-01-26 20:25 

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LeVert undergoes surgery to treat cancerous growth on kidney...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to treat a cancerous growth on his left kidney.Team officials made the announcement Tuesday and said the 26-year-old LeVert is expected to make a...

 2021-01-26 20:13 

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Levi's first home collection deepens Target relationship...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. is deepening its partnership with Target Corp. by launching its first-ever home collection at the discount chain.Levi's limited time only 100-item collection of denim-inspired tableware, quilts, pil...

 2021-01-26 20:12 

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Judge refuses to toss case against defiant Louisiana pastor...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge has refused to toss out six criminal complaints filed against a Louisiana pastor charged with violating coronavirus gathering capacity rules put in place during the early days of the pandemic.Nineteenth Judicial Distr...

 2021-01-26 19:25 

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Chiefs coach Reid's patience in struggling players pays off...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mecole Hardman trudged to the sideline as the Bills trotted onto the field, then slumped onto the bench and tossed a huge Kansas City Chiefs coat over his head like a shroud as Buffalo took advantage of his fumbled punt for a...

 2021-01-26 19:25 

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VIRUS TODAY: US vaccine appointments canceled amid shortages...

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so ...

 2021-01-26 19:25 

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Court upholds order for Dakota Access environmental review...

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the ruling of a district judge who ordered a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access pipeline.Following a complaint by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, U.S. District Judge Jame...

 2021-01-26 19:25 

China Post

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S....

Internet users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread outages Tuesday. In an emailed statement 90 minutes after the outage was first reported, Verizon said it was working on the problem hurting Fios service "throughout the Northeast corridor...

 2021-01-26 19:25 

China Post

NCAA, Power Five play defense with Dems controlling Congress...

The NCAA, the Power Five conferences and their $2 million platoon of lobbyists had a pretty good year on Capitol Hill in 2020. With Republicans controlling the Senate, the power brokers in college sports were on track to secure a way for athletes nationwi...

 2021-01-26 19:14 

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By the numbers: Federal lobbying by NCAA, Power Five in 2020...

The Power Five conferences and the NCAA spent 2020 lobbying Congress toward legislation that would create a uniform standard for athletes earning money from their, name, image and likeness (NIL) while largely maintaining the status quo of amateurism in co...

 2021-01-26 19:14 

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Israeli military chief warns of new plans to strike Iran...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military chief Tuesday warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even if it toughens its terms, adding he's ordered his forces to step up preparations for possible offensive actio...

 2021-01-26 19:14 

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Chelsea owner Abramovich issues Holocaust Memorial Day plea...

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has issued a plea for discrimination to be challenged at the Premier League club and across the world as part of the club's campaign against anti-Semitism.The Russian made the comments in a book, "...

 2021-01-26 19:12 

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Chelsea hires Thomas Tuchel as manager on 18-month contract...

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea hired Thomas Tuchel as manager on Tuesday on an 18-month contract to replace the fired Frank LampardTuchel, a 47-year-old German, is back in work a month after losing his job at Paris Saint-Germain following a power struggle wi...

 2021-01-26 18:25 

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Different types of gambling, media converging for growth...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice.Casino gambling, internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports a...

 2021-01-26 18:25 

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Unwanted virus milestone: UK's civilian dead now tops WWII's...

LONDON (AP) — There are no warning sirens, nor a rush for shelter. No neighborhoods of collapsed rubble with bodies buried inside from Nazi Germany bombardment. It is quieter than all that. But the United Kingdom has now suffered its worst civilian ...

 2021-01-26 18:25 

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Harthorne Wingo, 73, fan favorite on Knicks title team, dies...

NEW YORK (AP) — Harthorne Wingo, a fan favorite and reserve on the New York Knicks' 1973 NBA championship team, has died. He was 73.He died Jan. 20 in a New York City hospital, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Asso...

 2021-01-26 18:25 

China Post

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first private space station crew was introduced Tuesday: Three men who are each paying $55 million to fly on a SpaceX rocket.They'll be led by a former NASA astronaut now working for Axiom Space, the Houston compa...

 2021-01-26 18:24 

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Column: The lack of wins starting to pile up for Tony....

At least it can't be said Tony Finau is in a slump. He hasn't won enough for that.And that might be his biggest burden.In his seventh year on the PGA Tour, in 168 tournaments, his only victory was in March of 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open, the same...

 2021-01-26 18:24 

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Washington Post's Marty Baron says he's retiring next month...

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who has led the newspaper on a resurgence in recent years, said Tuesday that he will retire at the end of February.One of the nation's top journalism executives, Baron took over the P...

 2021-01-26 18:15 

China Post

Russia diplomat hails progress in nuclear pact talks with US...

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow and Washington were making quick progress to negotiate an extension of their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty.Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a five-year ext...

 2021-01-26 18:15 

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Russia diplomat hails progress in nuclear pact talks with US...

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow and Washington were making quick progress to negotiate an extension of their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty.Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a five-year ext...

 2021-01-26 18:15 

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Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown...

MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and his battle to influence this year's parliamentary election despite a government crackdown on nationwide protests and i...

 2021-01-26 18:15 

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Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as America's top diplomat, tasked with carrying out President Joe Biden's commitment to reverse the Trump administration's "America First" doctrine that weakened in...

 2021-01-26 18:15 

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Janet Yellen sworn in as first woman Treasury secretary...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen was sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office. She was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris at a ceremony performed outside on the East Landing of the White...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at home...

BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli's request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge. Giannulli argued he should be released to h...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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US Olympic swim trials split into 2 meets because of COVID...

The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be split into two meets, a striking change designed to provide safer conditions on the pool deck in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.USA Swimming announced Tuesday that a Wave I meet of lower-ranked swimmers qual...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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AP source: Indians bringing back 2B Csar Hernndez for 2021...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent second baseman Csar Hernndez has agreed to return to the Cleveland Indians on a 1-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.The team and Hernndez have an agreement, which includes...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19...

New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people.Eli Lilly said Tuesday that a two-antibody combo reduced the ris...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages...

LONDON (AP) — More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus, a year into Europe's deadliest outbreak, figures from the government showed Tuesday.The health department said 100,162 people have died aft...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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Brad Hand gets $10.5M from Nationals, $6.5M of it deferred...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-handed reliever Brad Hand finalized a $10.5 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, giving the team more strength and flexibility in the back end of its bullpen.The deal includes $6.5 million in sa...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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UK's 'tsunami' of grief as coronavirus deaths pass 100,000...

LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the "hinterlands of despair and desolation" after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom...

 2021-01-26 17:25 

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AP PHOTOS: Protesting farmers storm India's Red Fort...

Tens of thousands of protesting farmers have marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India's capital, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort. It was a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their c...

 2021-01-26 17:24 

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Death penalty sought for suspect in Indiana officer's death...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man charged in the killing last year of a 24-year-old Indianapolis police officer who was fatally shot as she responded to a domestic violence call.The Marion County Prosecutor'...

 2021-01-26 17:24 

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Washington's King 1st Black female assistant position coach...

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach Tuesday, making her the first Black female assistant position coach in the NFL.She is the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay's assistant d...

 2021-01-26 17:18 

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Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's center-right government on Tuesday imposed a weeklong ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, angering left-wing political opponents.The decision announced by the police as part of a campaign to co...

 2021-01-26 17:16 

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Poland's population rapidly shrinking under pandemic...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Statistics for 2020 show deaths spiked in Poland to a level unseen since World War II and births sharply declined, trends attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and described by some as a demographic crisis. The data reported Tues...

 2021-01-26 17:16 

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Hualien master hunter uses slingshot skills to stun iguanas...

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