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 2021-02-26 15:11 

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EXPLAINER: US airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran...

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its......

 2021-02-26 15:09 

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Ivory Coast 2nd country to receive COVID vaccines via COVAX...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast on Friday became the second country in the world to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX initiative, with 504,000 doses of the......

 2021-02-26 15:04 

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Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine...

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian regulators on Friday authorized AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for all adults.It is the third COVID-19 vaccine given the green light by Canada, following those......

 2021-02-26 15:02 

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Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivity...

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its......

 2021-02-26 15:01 

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Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton lead ACM Awards nominations...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are the leading nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, but only Stapleton joined the all-male ballot for the top prize of......

 2021-02-26 14:56 

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Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials......

 2021-02-26 14:45 

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Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Friday it made a better than expected profit of 8.8 billion euros ($10.7 billion) after tax in 2020 despite the disruption from the......

 2021-02-26 14:42 

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US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January in a sign that the economy may be making a tentative recovery......

 2021-02-26 14:27 

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BA parent company books huge loss, pushes for digital passes...

LONDON (AP) — The parent company of British Airways and Iberia on Friday said it lost 6.9 billion euros ($8.3 billion) last year as the pandemic caused a near-total collapse in international air......

 2021-02-26 14:22 

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City where Trayvon Martin died seeks racial injustice reform...

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Commissioners in the city where Black teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer nine years ago Friday have agreed to form an advisory committee to......

 2021-02-26 14:19 

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Cooper recalls 430K light truck tires due to sidewall bulges...

DETROIT (AP) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 430,000 light truck tires in the U.S. because they can develop sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure.The recall......

 2021-02-26 14:18 

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Wisconsin mall shooting case staying in juvenile court...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Milwaukee boy charged with shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban mall last year will remain in juvenile court, a judge has ruled.In a......

 2021-02-26 14:14 

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid tension...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security amid......

 2021-02-26 14:10 

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UN rights chief cites 'need' to assess rights in Xinjiang...

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday cited the need for an "independent and comprehensive assessment" of the rights situation in China's Xinjiang region, while......

 2021-02-26 14:01 

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UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough...

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report......

 2021-02-26 13:32 

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Plans underway to replace bridge that collapsed, killing 6...

MIAMI (AP) — Almost three years after six people were killed when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University, plans are moving forward for a new one in the same......

 2021-02-26 12:27 

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Germany's Birkenstock selling majority stake to investors...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Birkenstock, known for its upmarket sandals, said Friday it is selling a majority stake to private equity firm L Catteron and affiliates including Financire Agache, the......

 2021-02-26 11:24 

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Prince Harry raps 'Fresh Prince,' says he didn't walk away...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" during a late-night talk show......

 2021-02-26 11:00 

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Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow: Reports...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media report that a Boeing 777 plane made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine.The Interfax......

 2021-02-26 10:53 

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Bangladeshis protest prison death of commentator...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protesters blocked a busy intersection in Bangladesh's capital Friday to protest the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested on charges of violating......

 2021-02-26 10:25 

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Tax worker charged with filing fake returns, keeping refunds...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with filing false returns and keeping parts of tax refunds for herself.The U.S. attorney's......

 2021-02-26 09:51 

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Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.In a......

 2021-02-26 09:31 

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The Latest: Hong Kong starts virus jabs at community centers...

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has begun administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its mass inoculation targeting all 7.5 million residents.People age 60 and older and......

 2021-02-26 08:40 

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Asian shares sink, Tokyo down 4% after tech rout on Wall St...

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares skidded Friday, with Tokyo's benchmark dropping 4% after rising bond yields triggered a broad sell-off on Wall Street that handed the Nasdaq composite index its......

 2021-02-26 08:18 

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Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrei, a 32-year-old Romanian man who has been HIV positive since he was a baby, began missing his regular medical check-ups when the coronavirus pandemic hit a year......

 2021-02-26 08:13 

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It's a smash hit! Chinese seeing films on big screens again...

BEIJING (AP) — The thrills and chills of the big screen are back in the world's biggest film market.With coronavirus well under control in China and cinemas running at half capacity,......

 2021-02-26 07:54 

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Militia official: US strike in Syria kills 1, wounds several...

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one of their militiamen and wounding a number of others, an Iraqi......

 2021-02-26 07:31 

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Vaccination 'passports' may open society, but inequity looms...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician......

 2021-02-26 07:19 

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Once the mainstream model, Michigan GOP embraces right wing...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's Republican Party......

 2021-02-26 07:14 

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WWE star Goldberg gets tough in helping Texans in need...

Bill Goldberg punched through the drywall in his garage one day this week -- not as some sort of masochistic training for his next WWE match -- but as he repaired property damage suffered as a......

 2021-02-26 07:13 

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At pivotal moment in Afghanistan war, Biden weighs a dilemma...

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's longest war is approaching a crossroads.President Joe Biden's choices in Afghanistan boil down to this: withdraw all troops by May, as promised by his......

 2021-02-26 07:00 

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Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patience...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year's general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the......

 2021-02-26 06:57 

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As Somalia's COVID-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world's most fragile health systems, while officials await test results to show whether a......

 2021-02-26 06:49 

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Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.The exchange, coupled with......

 2021-02-25 06:27 

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Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance warrant...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly investigated by the FBI on suspicion that he was spying for......

 2021-02-25 06:25 

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House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though......

 2021-02-25 06:23 

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or......

 2021-02-25 06:18 

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New US envoy to UN gets red carpet welcome from Russia...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Linda Thomas-Greenfield takes up her post as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday and a senior Russian diplomat said the red carpet will be rolled out and Moscow......

 2021-02-25 06:14 

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AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers...

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Millions of people have joined a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj, where devotees take a dip at Sangam, the sacred confluence of......

 2021-02-25 06:05 

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Backlogged cases push California COVID-19 deaths past 50,000...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California's toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S.......

 2021-02-25 06:04 

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US...

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.Flu has virtually disappeared from the......

 2021-02-25 05:52 

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'The Mighty Ducks' coaxes Emilio Estevez back into acting...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emilio Estevez said "The Mighty Ducks" TV series wooed him out of the director's chair and back into acting, but only because it was a worthy successor to the 1990s movie......

 2021-02-25 05:26 

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No. 20 Arkansas' big run flusters No. 6 Alabama...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Freshman Jaylin Williams scored 10 of his season-high 13 points during a decisive run and No. 20 Arkansas beat sixth-ranked Alabama 81-66 on Wednesday night.It was......

 2021-02-25 05:14 

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Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the......

 2021-02-25 05:02 

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County effort to block Senate election subpoena gets hearing...

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Thursday in a fight between Arizona Senate Republicans and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over access to ballots and voting machines used......

 2021-02-25 05:01 

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'Better Call Saul' to film final season soon in New Mexico...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Better Call Saul," the prequel spinoff to the hugely successful series "Breaking Bad," will begin production in New Mexico on its sixth and final season beginning in......

 2021-02-25 03:35 

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Tokyo Olympic torch relay plans to kick off in one month...

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in a month, which should be a sign that the troubled Olympics are on track to begin on July 23.It was at this stage......

 2021-02-25 03:23 

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Choo signs $2.4 million deal to play for South Korean club...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a one-year contract to play for a baseball club in his native South Korea.Choo, who spent the last seven seasons......

 2021-02-25 03:14 

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California tops 50,000 virus deaths, including 806 in L.A....

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California's toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S.......

 2021-02-25 03:04 

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Rapinoe-led US beats Argentina 6-0 to win SheBelieves Cup...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States won the SheBelieves Cup title with a 6-0 victory over Argentina on Wednesday nightThe United States is undefeated in 37......

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