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 2020-02-27 17:46 

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Davenport takes another step toward riverfront playground...

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Davenport has taken another step toward construction of an outdoor playground along the riverfront downtown. The City Council approved a plan Wednesday night for a design competition. It calls for three finalists to be selected from...

 2020-02-27 17:42 

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Rhode Island activist Christopher Young dies in crash...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A frequent Rhode Island political candidate and activist died in a car crash that occurred after he had a likely heart attack while he was driving home from testifying at the State House. Christopher Young's vehicle drove onto ...

 2020-02-27 17:33 

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Abortions increase in Wisconsin for second straight year...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The number of abortions performed in Wisconsin increased for a second straight year in 2018 after eight years of declines, the latest report from the state Department of Health Services shows. Abortions increased 7% in 2018 over 2017,...

 2020-02-27 17:29 

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Steyer courts voters that Biden needs for decisive SC win...

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - Joe Biden's political future depends on convincing South Carolina's black voters to rally behind his flagging campaign. But Tom Steyer has spent millions trying to win those same voters and visited a historic black church i...

 2020-02-27 17:24 

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Louisiana city OKs police salary increase...

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Police in a south Louisiana city are getting a raise. The Ville Platte City Council voted Wednesday to increase officer's starting pay from $11.63 an hour to $15 an hour. The raises go into effect immediately and will be refle...

 2020-02-27 17:17 

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Watchdog: Israel moves ahead with hundreds of settler homes...

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is moving forward on plans to build more than 1,700 homes for settlers in the West Bank, the settlement watchdog Peace Now said Thursday. Peace Now said the housing was spread over 10 settlements, some deep inside the West Bank in ...

 2020-02-27 17:17 

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Ohio bill would ban competition by transgender females...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Transgender females would be banned from competing in Ohio high school and college girls and women's sports under a bill introduced Wednesday by House Republicans. The legislation would apply to all public schools and colleges an...

 2020-02-27 17:02 

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Senate advances bill to trim death penalty appeals...

A legislative committee on Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would shorten appeals in death penalty cases. The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the bill, sponsored by Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, on a 4-3 vote, news outlets re...

 2020-02-27 17:00 

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Silver Alert issued for 14-year-old youth reported missing from West Haven...

WEST HAVEN - A Silver Alert was issued Thursday for a 14-year-old reported missing from West Haven. Carlito Davia-Lopez, 14, is a white male with black hair and brown eyes, authorities said in the alert. He stands 5 foot 6 and weighs roughly 160 pounds. N...

 2020-02-27 16:51 

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Longtime coastal Georgia state senator won't seek reelection...

A longtime Republican state senator representing coastal southeast Georgia has decided to not to run for another term. Sen. William Ligon of White Oak made the announcement Wednesday, according to The News of Brunswick. Ligon is a native of the Georgia co...

 2020-02-27 16:49 

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Report: Plane that crashed, killing 4, broke up in air...

CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) - A small plane that crashed in the north Georgia mountains, killing four people on board, was on what was listed as a training flight and broke up in the air after a pilot reported problems, federal investigators said. A pilot on the Fe...

 2020-02-27 16:43 

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David Ortiz selling baseball mementos, household items...

WESTON, Mass. (AP) - Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is cleaning house, and you might be surprised by what's he's selling. The man known to Red Sox fans as Big Papi is, of course, selling tons of memorabilia from his baseball c...

 2020-02-27 16:38 

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2 Washington state teens survive fentanyl overdose...

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - A warning was issued to residents of Bellevue, Washington state about the dangers of fentanyl after two teenagers survive accidental overdoses minutes apart. The two Bellevue High School students believed they were taking the pain-k...

 2020-02-27 16:35 

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Florida officials express caution -- not panic -- over virus...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attempted to reassure his state Thursday that health officials were prepared for any cases of a new virus that has killed thousands worldwide, saying there were no confirmed cases - yet - of infections fr...

 2020-02-27 16:31 

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2 violations upheld for Hot Springs medical pot dispensary...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State regulators have dismissed one violation and sustained two others against a medical marijuana dispensary in Hot Springs. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Wednesday to sustain two violations against Green Sp...

 2020-02-27 16:28 

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Proposal to scrutinize Maine protective services moves on...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's child protection office could face new scrutiny if the state Legislature passes a new oversight proposal. The state has made reforms to its child protective services since the deaths of two children who were in the system...

 2020-02-27 16:22 

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Canceled travel, revenue losses: Virus hits businesses hard...

LONDON (AP) - The spread of the new coronavirus around the world is hitting companies hard as they suspend production, meetings, events and business travel. Here's a look at the latest developments: MARKETS: Markets are down sharply again. The Dow and...

 2020-02-27 16:16 

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Lab in New Mexico could begin testing for new virus...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Health officials in New Mexico send off samples from people suspected of having the new coronavirus to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the state epidemiologist said an Albuquerque lab is expected to soon begin con...

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Silver Alert issued for 55-year-old Meriden man...

NEW HAVEN - A Silver Alert was issued Thursday morning for a 55-year-old man reported missing from Meriden. Tomas Alvarez, 55, is a black man with black hair and brown eyes, authorities said in the alert. He stands about 5 foot 6 and weighs roughly 165 po...

 2020-02-27 15:58 

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Parts of New York brace for heavy snow, blizzard conditions...

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Drivers were asked to stay off of roads and schools were closed Thursday as areas of upstate New York braced for high winds and up to 4 feet of snow. Gusty winds and blowing snow reduced visibility in western and northern New York, ...

 2020-02-27 15:50 

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Ohio governor to outline state's coronavirus preparation...

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and state and local health officials planned Thursday to outline the state's preparation for the possible spread of the coronavirus. There are no confirmed cases of the illness COVID-19 in Ohio to date, DeWine...

 2020-02-27 15:49 

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Senate rejects another Whitmer appointee to hunting panel...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - For the second time this month, Michigan's Republican-led Senate has blocked one of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointments to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing. The Senate on Thursday rejected G...

 2020-02-27 15:37 

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Minnesota's projected surplus grows to over $1.5 billion....

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's projected surplus has grown to over $1.5 billion, state budget officials said Thursday. The new estimate from Minnesota Management and Budget is $181 million higher than the agency's last budget forecast in Novem...

 2020-02-27 15:32 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING? Virus forges on, as world hunts solutions...

One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that's not been seen in recent ti...

 2020-02-27 15:26 

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Prosecutor: Man in police custody died from heart disease...

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who lost consciousness after being taken into police custody on his 23rd birthday died from coronary artery disease and his death was natural, the state's top prosecutor said Thursday. Chief State's Attorne...

 2020-02-27 15:07 

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Vacation rentals decline on Oahu, increase on other islands...

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Tourism Authority has made public data showing the number of short-term vacation rentals on Oahu continued to decline, while the state's other islands had increases. Oahu had 30,000 fewer short-term rental nights available i...

 2020-02-27 15:00 

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New Haven police announce DUI checkpoint for Friday night...

NEW HAVEN - City police will conduct a checkpoint for motorists driving under the influence Friday night into Saturday morning, according to the department. Capt. Anthony Duff said officers will man a checkpoint on State Street at its intersection with Wa...

 2020-02-27 15:00 

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Gang member who dealt drugs in get 7 years in prison...

A Connecticut gang member was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for distributing fentanyl and crack cocaine, according to federal authorities. Nelson Ferry, also known as...

 2020-02-27 14:59 

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The Latest: Volunteers to monitor South Carolina's primary...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary contest (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union says it's dispatching dozens of trained volunteers across South Carolina to monitor voting precincts during Sat...

 2020-02-27 14:45 

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Beehive, 8-feet long, discovered in apartment ceiling...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An animal control company in Virginia said it's removed an 8-foot-long beehive from someone's apartment. Virginia Wildlife Management and Control said in a statement that they removed the hive from the ceiling of a living room...

 2020-02-27 14:39 

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Tests indicate more water contamination near Delaware base...

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two more wells near a military base in Delaware have elevated levels of chemical contaminants, according to state environmental officials. Delaware's environmental protection department was recently notified by officials at Dover Ai...

 2020-02-27 14:38 

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Why does Swiss cheese have holes?...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Stephanie Clark, Iowa State University (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you'd...

 2020-02-27 14:23 

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Alaska Senate passes alcohol bill increasing brewery hours...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's breweries would be able to stay open longer and host limited live-music events under a rewrite of the state's alcohol laws. The Alaska Senate unanimously approved the bill Wednesday, The Anchorage Daily News reported...

 2020-02-27 14:11 

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Train hauling crude oil derails in NW Indiana, no oil spills...

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - A freight train hauling tanker cars loaded with crude oil partially derailed in northwestern Indiana after dozens of the cars disconnected from the rest of the train, officials said. After 41 tanker cars somehow became disconnect...

 2020-02-27 14:11 

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In gender discrimination, social class matters a great deal...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Harnois, Wake Forest University and Matthew Andersson, Baylor University (THE CONVERSATION) The Harvey Weinstein guilty verdict is ...

 2020-02-27 13:30 

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Morgan Valley's first career coaching win comes in Hartford's season finale...

Hartford women's basketball coach and UConn alum Morgan Valley earned her first coaching victory in the final game of the season, upsetting Stony Brook Wednesday night....

 2020-02-27 12:54 

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Company wins state aid for moving production, jobs into Iowa...

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - The Timken Co. is planning to move auger production to Clinton from across the Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois. Timken Drives, a subsidiary of North Canton, Ohio-based Timken, last week was awarded $250,000 direct financial assi...

 2020-02-27 12:21 

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Medical examiner: Wilton Manors mayor died of brain aneurysm...

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) - Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen died Tuesday of a brain aneurysm while he was on his way to a city commission meeting, a medical examiner determined. The South Florida city posted the cause of the mayor's death on its web...

 2020-02-27 12:00 

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Groups collaborate to fill Valley pantries with fresh, healthful food...

Officials said that, too often, food banks have an abundance of...

 2020-02-27 11:56 

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Furniture maker considering moving some production overseas...

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque-based furniture manufacturer is considering moving some production of a signature product to Mexico and Asia. Flexsteel Industries Inc. CEO Jerry Dittmer told the Telegraph Herald the possible change in production of Flexste...

 2020-02-27 11:00 

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Time for Irish eyes to smile: Milford St. Patrick's Parade coming March 14...

Matin Hardiman, who has been chairman of the Milford St. Patrick's Parade for the last 25 years, said....

 2020-02-27 09:36 

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U.S. election security chief visiting North Carolina city...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Days before the primary, North Carolina is getting visited by the nation's homeland security chief to talk about election security this year. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf planned a visit to Charlotte to meet on Thu...

 2020-02-27 09:32 

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Sunglasses provider expanding in Kentucky, adding 38 jobs...

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky sunglasses provider is expanding with a $400,000 investment and plans to add 38 full-time jobs. S. Rays Inc., which is headquartered in Simpsonville and operates under the name Shady Rays, will add managerial staff and ...

 2020-02-27 09:30 

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Plan for free transport to opioid treatment starts in March...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - People addicted to opioids will soon be able to get free public transit to West Virginia treatment centers under a new health department initiative announced Wednesday. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources sa...

 2020-02-27 08:05 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 235 152 74 x-Victoria 58 30 21 5 2 162 169 67 Vancouver 56 30 21 3 2 170 147 65 Kelowna 58 27 26 2 3 164 193 59 Prince George 57 17 32 4 4 129 186 42 U.S...

 2020-02-27 08:05 

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HKO-WHL-Scoring-Ldrs...

WHL Scoring Leaders . . . . . . . . ... . . ... . . ... . ... . ... ... ... ... G A Pts A. Beckman, SPO 44 54 98 S. Jarvis, POR 36 50 86 J. Hamblin, MH 35 49 84 Z. Franklin, KAM 27 54 81 D. Cozens, LET 32 44 76 O. Centazzo, KAM 39 33 72 C. Zary, KAM 33 39...

 2020-02-27 07:44 

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Fake meat and a latte? Starbucks adds Beyond Meat in Canada...

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks customers in Canada will soon be able to down fake meat with their Frappuccinos. The coffee chain said Wednesday that it will soon start selling a sandwich featuring a meat-free patty from Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California,...

 2020-02-27 07:35 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 235 152 74 x-Victoria 58 30 21 5 2 162 169 67 Vancouver 56 30 21 3 2 170 147 65 Kelowna 58 27 26 2 3 164 193 59 Prince George 57 17 32 4 4 129 186 42 U.S...

 2020-02-27 07:05 

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HKO-WHL-Standings...

WHL All Times Local Western Conference B.C. Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts x-Kamloops 55 35 16 3 1 235 152 74 x-Victoria 58 30 21 5 2 162 169 67 Vancouver 56 30 21 3 2 170 147 65 Kelowna 58 27 26 2 3 164 193 59 Prince George 57 17 32 4 4 129 186 42 U.S...

 2020-02-27 06:49 

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Asian baseball, soccer, rugby affected by new China virus...

Baseball and basketball played in empty stadiums. Soccer leagues delayed. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches relocated. And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly i...

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