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 2021-04-14 13:36 

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The Latest: NASCAR's Bubba Wallace urging COVID vaccinations...

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports across the world: ___ NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR, received ...

 2021-04-14 13:35 

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Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history...

"We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers Land and Legacy," by Natalie Baszile (Amistad) Farming would seem to be one occupation that Black Americans could find refuge from discrimination. Consumers choose their fruits...

 2021-04-14 13:34 

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We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government...

LONDON (AP) - Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under th...

 2021-04-14 13:34 

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Ex-Texas lieutenant governor arrested after alleged assault...

DALLAS (AP) - Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was arrested on a family violence charge in Dallas and released from jail early Wednesday after a woman reported an alleged assault. Dallas police said in a statement that Dewhurst, 75, was arrested Tuesd...

 2021-04-14 13:33 

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Reward of $15,000 offered in 1992 slaying of Yankton teen...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officials are hoping a $15,000 reward will lead to a crack in the 1992 slaying of a Yankton teenager. Yankton police Cmdr. Todd Brandt says he is hoping "someone who knows something is ready to do the right thi...

 2021-04-14 13:33 

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UAE sets new ambitious timeline for launch of moon rover...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates' space center announced Wednesday a more ambitious timeline for sending its first rover to the moon. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center said it is partnering with Japan's ispace company...

 2021-04-14 13:29 

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Police: 1 mom threatens another with gun at school drop-off...

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Anyone who has ever negotiated the line of vehicles at a school drop-off zone knows how frustrating the daily process can be. But police in Kansas City, Kansas, say one mom took matters too far when she used a gun to threaten anot...

 2021-04-14 13:28 

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AP source: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison...

NEW YORK (AP) - Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died early Wednesday in a federal prison, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Madoff died at the Federal Medical...

 2021-04-14 13:21 

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Migrant surge is too big for full COVID-19 testing, agents tell Rep. Tom Tiffany...

A congressman back from a trip to the border said Wednesday that agents told him they have no way of verifying migrants' identities, meaning people are boarding airplanes without the kinds of documents that would be demanded of any other passenger. Re...

 2021-04-14 13:10 

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Dry conditions triple number of fires sparked in Oregon...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday the number of small wildfires has tripled this spring partly because of dry conditions across Oregon. The agency said Tuesday they've already doused 70 fires, almost half of which resul...

 2021-04-14 13:07 

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Dr. Ken Duckworth writing mental health guide, due in 2022...

NEW YORK (AP) - A leading mental health expert and commentator has a book deal his publisher is calling an "authoritative yet compassionate guide to managing mental health challenges" anticipated because of the pandemic. Dr. Ken Duckworth's &#...

 2021-04-14 13:05 

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Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of stat...

 2021-04-14 13:03 

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'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay...

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor" has revealed that he is gay. "I've ran from myself for a long time. I've hated myself for a long time," Underwood told "Good Morning America" ...

 2021-04-14 13:01 

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Man found dead following long standoff; suspect at large...

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) - Police in suburban St. Louis engaged in an hourslong standoff after pulling a man who had been shot several times from a Moline Acres home, only to later discover the suspect had fled after the shooting. Officers were called to th...

 2021-04-14 13:00 

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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania...

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The science ...

 2021-04-14 12:57 

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Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge...

New York (AP) - After spending more than four years under the "bad dream" of rape and kidnapping charges that were recently dismissed, rapper Mystikal says he wants to shed the sexually-charged songs of his past, and now has a higher audience in m...

 2021-04-14 12:51 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court says governor can't limit capacity...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without approval of the Legislature, a ruling that ...

 2021-04-14 12:50 

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Youth coach faces child molestation charges...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A youth basketball coach in Rhode Island has been charged with sexually molesting a 13-year-old player, police said. Manuel Nunez, 43, was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree molestation. The girl was a participating ...

 2021-04-14 12:46 

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Biden begins to undo Trump's ban on abortion referrals...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy directive that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for wom...

 2021-04-14 12:46 

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Wells Fargo earned $4.74 billion in Q1, topping estimates...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Wells Fargo had its best quarter in a year and a half, posting a profit of $4.74 billion and freeing up more than a billion dollars that had been set aside for potential loan defaults at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-04-14 12:34 

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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky...

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ April 14 The Bowling Green Daily News on the recent approval of federal funding for a new nursing home for military veterans: More than a decade of diligent work and patient waiting will soon be rewarded for...

 2021-04-14 12:32 

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Louisiana fraternity brothers pay off former cook's mortgage...

BAKER, La. (AP) - Members of a Louisiana State University fraternity chipped in more than $50,000 to pay off the mortgage of a woman who fed them when they were students. About a dozen members of Phi Gamma Delta surprised Jessie Hamilton with the money fo...

 2021-04-14 12:32 

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Vermont man charged with helping nephew elude police...

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The uncle of a Vermont man who has been on the run from police for five days is facing charges he helped his nephew elude capture, police say. Earle Rogers, 62, of Marshfield, was arrested Tuesday and charged with accessory after th...

 2021-04-14 12:30 

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Gray whale could be sick from tracking tag...

SEATTLE (AP) - Marine mammal biologists and veterinarians are treating and monitoring a gray whale that appears to have developed an infection after being darted with a satellite tracking tag. The whale is part of a group of about 250 gray whales that fee...

 2021-04-14 12:27 

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Patrol: 3 killed -- including infant -- in Missouri crash...

BYRNES MILL, Mo. (AP) - Three people died - including an infant - in a crash along a rural road in eastern Missouri, authorities there said. The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Tuesday on state Highway 30 near Byrnes Mill, St. Louis television station K...

 2021-04-14 12:25 

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Greece, Libya to discuss delineating maritime boundaries...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece and Libya are to discuss delineating maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Greek prime minister's office said Wednesday after a meeting between the prime minister and the head of Libya's Presidential Council. T...

 2021-04-14 12:25 

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American charged with COVID relief fraud arrested in Croatia...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Croatian police have arrested a Florida man wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges for allegedly receiving more than $7.2 million in coronavirus relief funds after concocting hundreds of nonexistent employees on loan applications. Croa...

 2021-04-14 12:24 

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K-12 scholarship program alterations approved by NC House...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state...

 2021-04-14 12:23 

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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi...

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 11 The Dispatch on criminal church scandals: "It doesn't matter what you do as long as you look good doing it." A fruitless Bible challenge would be to scour the gospels and find where J...

 2021-04-14 12:22 

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Texas police officer shot multiple times during traffic stop...

BURLESON, Texas (AP) - A Texas police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop early Wednesday and police were searching for suspects, authorities said. The shooting happened at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday in Burleson, about 45 miles (70 kilome...

 2021-04-14 12:22 

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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia...

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 14 The Intelligencer on a remote worker program looking to bring new residents to the state: West Virginians are sometimes numb to the wonders that surround us in this incredible state. When we se...

 2021-04-14 12:21 

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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina...

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Greensboro News & Record on gun violence: It would be understandable if some wished that we could return to stricter sequestration. Not only because we'd be safer from the risk of COVI...

 2021-04-14 12:20 

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Protests in Portland, Seattle, lead to several arrests...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police declared a riot for the second night in a row Tuesday after a crowd of about 100 people set out on a "direct action" march from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association office - where fires were ignited....

 2021-04-14 12:17 

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On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending...

"Man. That ending!" That's likely what you'd hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex - if we were all still going to the multiplex - after "Promising Young Woman." In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for fi...

 2021-04-14 12:13 

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Wells Fargo profit jumps to $4.74 billion in first quarter...

Wells Fargo & Co. says first-quarter net income jumped to $4.74 billion from $653 million a year earlier, when the pandemic struck the global economy. The San Francisco-based bank said Wednesday that it had earnings of $1.05 per share in the latest quarte...

 2021-04-14 12:11 

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Off-duty officer saves woman whose car plunged into canal...

MIAMI (AP) - An off-duty South Florida police officer jumped into the water to save a woman whose car plunged into a canal on Tuesday evening. El Portal Police Officer Angel Lopez was on his way home from work when he saw the car go into the water, accord...

 2021-04-14 12:06 

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Profits at Goldman Sachs surge in 1Q, helped by trading...

NEW YORK (AP) - Investment bank Goldman Sachs saw its profits nearly quintuple in the first quarter, driven by a massive surge of revenue from its core investment banking and trading operations. The jump in profits is similar to that seen at JPMorgan Chas...

 2021-04-14 12:02 

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Denmark decides not to resume use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood c...

COPENHAGEN (AP) - Denmark decides not to resume use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots....

 2021-04-14 12:02 

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Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for crash that killed 2...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Cannon Ball man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people on the Standing Rock Reservation. Matthew Wood, 37, pleaded guilty last December to two counts of invol...

 2021-04-14 12:00 

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Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal...

LONDON (AP) - A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts....

 2021-04-14 11:34 

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Appleton man pleads no contest to killing girlfriend...

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in Appleton more than three years ago has pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide. Johnny Scott's plea Tuesday in Outagamie County Circuit Court averts a trial that...

 2021-04-14 11:31 

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Coinbase is here ... a digital currency exchange goes public...

Wall Street will be focused on Coinbase Wednesday with the digital currency exchange becoming a publicly traded company. Coinbase is making its initial public offering of stock with cryptocurrency chatter seemingly everywhere, even at the U.S. Federal Res...

 2021-04-14 11:30 

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JPMorgan 1Q profit up sharply, helped by improving economy...

NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase saw its first-quarter profit jump nearly five fold from a year earlier, as the improving economy allowed the bank to release roughly $5 billion from its loan-loss reserves that it had stored away in the early weeks of the pa...

 2021-04-14 11:24 

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Hospital: Niger elementary school fire kills 20 children...

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - A fire fueled by high winds swept through an elementary school in Niger's capital, killing 20 children, hospital officials said Wednesday. The pupils - between the ages of 7 and 13 - were attending class at the time the blaze erup...

 2021-04-14 11:00 

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How to fill in your financial blind spots...

Knowing enough about money to cover your bills is a start, but it's not enough financial literacy to provide long-term security. Most of us eventually wonder what else we should be doing - and whether what we don't know could hurt us. "When yo...

 2021-04-14 10:53 

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Russian President Putin gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot...

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot, three weeks after getting the first dose. The Russian leader announced getting the jab, which was kept out of the public eye, at a session of the Russia...

 2021-04-14 10:49 

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Edmunds: How to test-drive vehicle technology...

New vehicles are brimming with technology that can enhance convenience, connectivity and driver safety. But the tech can also be unfamiliar to car shoppers, especially those who haven't purchased a vehicle in the past five years or more. This poses a ...

 2021-04-14 10:46 

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Editorial Roundup: Georgia...

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ April 14 The Daily Citizen-News on the federal income tax filing deadline extension: For many people who have procrastinated, panic sets in during the middle of this month --most years -- as they scramble to ...

 2021-04-14 10:46 

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Ex-US officials visit Taiwan amid China tensions...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A former U.S. senator and two ex-State Department officials arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for talks with the island's leaders at a time of tense relations with China. Chris Dodd, a Democratic senator from Connecticut from 1981 t...

 2021-04-14 10:40 

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Joe Biden eulogizes slain officer as Capitol Police mourn again...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden said Tuesday that "never has there been more strain" on the U.S. Capitol Police as he honored Officer William "Billy" Evans, the second officer on the force to die in the line of duty this year. Evan...

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