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 2021-04-21 14:19 

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NatGeo's 'Secrets of the Whales' surfaces little-known facts...

NEW YORK (AP) — When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: "Part of my brain is thinking, &#...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along the way. Beam Suntory, producer of top-selling Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, both crafted in Kent...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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Putin warns of 'quick and tough' Russian response for foes...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be "quick and tough" and make the culprits feel bitterly sorry for ...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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Bad offshore weather delays SpaceX crew launch until Friday...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX on Wednesday bumped its next astronaut launch by a day because of dangerously high waves and wind offshore. Liftoff is now scheduled for early Friday morning from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, when better weathe...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled...

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting "Help Wanted" signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up wi...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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US stocks open lower again; Netflix slumps on weak growth...

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street again, continuing a weak spell that pulled major indexes lower over the previous two days. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gave back 0.4%. Netflix le...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors...

The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We're not talking about screens, which we've all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed is another trend: people tuning in to nature for quieter, real-lif...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

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First batch of COVID vaccines lands in opposition-held Syria...

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Syria's last rebel-held enclave received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, with a refrigerated truck offloading over 50,000 United Nations-secured jabs in the overcrowded province. The delivery came hours before...

 2021-04-21 14:18 

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AP source: Garland to announce Minneapolis police probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis a day after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Flo...

 2021-04-21 14:13 

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German lawmakers approve 'emergency brake' virus rules...

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly. The legislation to apply an "emergency brake" consi...

 2021-04-21 13:19 

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Queen Elizabeth expresses thanks for 'support and kindness'...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the "support and kindness" shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. In a statement Wednesday posted on social media on her 95th birthday and which she personal...

 2021-04-21 13:19 

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Don't let self-care sabotage your savings...

Don't worry, this article won't tell you to forgo every face scrub and cappuccino that calls your name and only spend money on survival needs. Of course, you should treat yourself and practice self-care, particularly during a nightmarish pandemic....

 2021-04-21 13:19 

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New enrollments push Anthem beyond expectations in Q1...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem delivered a better-than-expected first quarter and pushed its 2021 forecast past expectations, as growing enrollment and a pharmacy benefits business lifted the health insurer. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wedne...

 2021-04-21 13:18 

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Businesses scramble for help as would-be workers stay home...

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting "Help Wanted" signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Yet, instead of snapping up these jobs, many out-of-work Americans are choosing to stay home. Some are w...

 2021-04-21 13:18 

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Top Navalny associates detained ahead of protests in Russia...

MOSCOW (AP) — Two close associates of Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday ahead of protests planned to support the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who has been on a hunger strike since March 31. Navalny's team called for nationwide prot...

 2021-04-21 13:18 

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Indonesian military says submarine missing with 53 on board...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's navy is searching for a submarine that went missing north of the resort island of Bali with 53 people on board, the military said Wednesday. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the KRI Nanggala 402 was partic...

 2021-04-21 12:19 

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Columbus police fatally shoots Black teen swinging knife...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal shooting of a knife-wielding Black teenage girl by police in Columbus, Ohio, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd's killing — causing outrage by some in the community over the continued police ...

 2021-04-21 12:19 

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In annual address, Putin warns Russia's foes will be sorry...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be "quick and tough." Putin's warning during his annual state-...

 2021-04-21 12:18 

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German lawmakers vote on 'emergency brake' virus rules...

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted Wednesday on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly, while thousands of protesters gathered a on a nearby s...

 2021-04-21 12:18 

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'Sliver of hope.' Relief, caution as Floyd verdict absorbed...

NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — guilty, guilty and guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when white f...

 2021-04-21 12:18 

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Majority of nations approve suspending Syria's OPCW rights...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In an unprecedented vote Wednesday, member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog suspended Syria's voting rights at the organization as a punishment for the repeated use of toxic gas by Damascus. The vote, ...

 2021-04-21 12:18 

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Atltico, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus drop out of Super League...

MADRID (AP) — Atltico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out of the Super League on Wednesday, leaving the new competition essentially extinct before it even started. Only Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are still officia...

 2021-04-21 12:18 

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EU proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses...

LONDON (AP) — European Union officials unveiled proposals Wednesday for reining in high-risk uses of artificial intelligence such as live facial scanning that could threaten people's safety or rights. The draft regulations from the EU's exec...

 2021-04-21 11:19 

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Atltico Madrid, Inter Milan drop out of Super League...

MADRID (AP) — Atltico Madrid and Inter Milan both decided to drop out of the Super League on Wednesday, leaving the new competition on the verge of extinction before it even started. Only four clubs were still officially involved — Real Madrid...

 2021-04-21 11:19 

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Edmunds: 5 smart ways to use your tax return on a car...

Tax season will be coming to a close later than usual this year, due to the May 17 extended deadline. Until that time, you might hear advertisements from car dealerships urging you to bring in your refund or pandemic stimulus check to buy a new car. Given...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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Japan's Suga makes offering at war shrine but doesn't visit...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday donated a religious offering to a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression, though he avoided a visit. Suga's offering of "masakaki" l...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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Liverpool owner leads Super League sorrow as fan anger grows...

LONDON (AP) — After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry attempted to regain the trust of fans with an apology video on Wednesday. The same public contrition was yet to come from all six of the Premier Leag...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son...

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a potentially violent power struggle. Uncer...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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Dems push $25B to electrify school buses, a Biden priority...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation's fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, aiming at a component of President Joe Biden's $2...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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The Latest: Pakistan counts more deaths in latest virus wave...

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reported 148 deaths from COVID-19, one of the country's highest daily death tolls in recent months. Pakistan is currently in the middle of a third wave of coronavirus infections amid widespread viol...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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Pandemic 'exposed' UK households' finances, report finds...

LONDON (AP) — Households in Britain, especially poorer ones, are far more likely to have suffered a severe income shock during the coronavirus pandemic over the past year than their counterparts in France and Germany, a well-respected British-based ...

 2021-04-21 11:18 

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Cyprus president in Athens before Geneva talks...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The president of the ethnically divided island nation of Cyprus met with Greece's prime minister on Wednesday before informal talks to be held in Switzerland next week. The Geneva talks will be attended by representatives o...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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Sri Lankan archbishop asks Muslims to reject extremism...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan Catholic archbishop appealed to the country's Muslims on Wednesday to reject extremism and join Catholics in determining the truth behind Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people. Archb...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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Mrs. Ireland named new Mrs. World after on-stage fracas...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Kate Schneider from Ireland has been named the new Mrs. World after the reigning titleholder resigned following an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pagean...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine work...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the nation Wednesday amid a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on opposition protests and soaring tensions with the West. Putin began his state-of-the-nation speech by hailing th...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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UK leader denies breaking lobbying rules with texts to Dyson...

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson did nothing wrong when he exchanged text messages with a wealthy industrialist and promised he would "fix" the tax rules for him. The BBC reported that it ...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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Australia plans to spend $417M on hydrogen, carbon capture...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has proposed spending an extra 539 million Australian dollars ($417 million) on hydrogen and carbon sequestration projects, seeking to burnish his government's green credentials ahead of ...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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China says 200 million citizens have been vaccinated...

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million Chinese, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas, a health official said Wednesday. China ...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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Tainan to shut down all faucets in parks on April 22...

The Tainan City Government announced on Wednesday that exempting public toilets, water supply in parks will be suspended starting April 22....

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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German court refuses effort to block EU recovery fund...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's top court has refused to issue an injunction blocking the country's participation in the European Union's 750 billion-euro (more than $900 billion) coronavirus recovery fund, clearing the way for the l...

 2021-04-21 10:18 

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 2021-04-21 09:18 

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World shares mixed as earnings take center stage...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Wednesday in Europe and U.S. futures edged higher as corporate earnings took the spotlight after a day of declines in Asia. Germany's DAX gained 0.4% to 15,189.03 and the CAC 40 in Paris jumped 0.7% to 6,206.80. Britai...

 2021-04-21 09:18 

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Top Navalny associates detained ahead of protests...

MOSCOW (AP) — Two close associates of Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday ahead of protests planned to support the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who has been on a hunger strike since March 31. Navalny's team called Sunday for nationwi...

 2021-04-21 09:18 

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Philippines: 4 dead, 9 missing from wayward cargo vessel...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Philippines found the bodies of four crew members Wednesday and rescued seven others who jumped off a cargo vessel, which took in water and listed after its anchor broke in rough seas, officials sa...

 2021-04-21 09:18 

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The Latest: Czech Republic rolls out J&J vaccines...

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is rolling out the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines after examination by the European regulator. The European Medicines Agency announced on Tuesday that it found a possible link between the shots and extremely rare ...

 2021-04-21 09:18 

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Protesters gather as German lawmakers vote on lockdown rules...

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters began gathering in central Berlin early Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet that would mandate nationwide restrictions as an "emergency brake" when the coro...

 2021-04-21 09:18 

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Hungary's government spars with mayor over homeless hospital...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing government and the liberal leadership of the country's capital city are absorbed in a conflict over a hospital for the homeless that may soon be forced to close its doors. The hospital provides m...

 2021-04-21 09:17 

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Queen Elizabeth marking 95th birthday in low-key fashion...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 95th birthday in a low-key fashion at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip. Some members of the royal family are expected to be with the queen on Wednesday. Her bir...

 2021-04-21 08:18 

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Myanmar refugee crisis brewing as turmoil hits economy...

BANGKOK (AP) — Aid workers and activists are warning Myanmar's political upheavals risk causing a regional refugee crisis as the strife following a February coup displaces growing numbers of people who have lost their livelihoods. Tom Andrews, t...

 2021-04-21 08:18 

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Envoy: China not discriminating against foreign journalists...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China continued to welcome foreign journalists and discriminated against none, a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday, contradicting an Australian reporter's opinion that they were "barely tolerated." Wang Xining, t...

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