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 2021-05-09 00:35 

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String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others— mostly amateur stargazers and profession...

 2021-05-08 23:47 

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Pastors rally, seek transparency in Elizabeth City shooting...

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Pastors and denominational leaders rallied in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on Saturday to call for greater transparency in the investigation into the death of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff'...

 2021-05-08 22:05 

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Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting, suspects in custody...

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three people injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, police and local news reports said...

 2021-05-08 21:49 

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Rhode Island investigating death of man handcuffed by police...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities are investigating the case of a man who died after being handcuffed by police in Providence. Officers were called at around 12:30 a.m. Friday on a report of a man who was screaming in the street and p...

 2021-05-08 20:50 

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Authorities: 4 dead, 1 hurt after shooting, fire in Maryland...

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Four people were killed and at least one was injured in a shooting and fire early Saturday morning in Maryland, according to authorities, who said the suspect was shot by police and was among the dead. Authorities said it was no...

 2021-05-08 20:06 

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Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at t...

 2021-05-08 19:17 

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Massachusetts mom wants outside review of Black teen's death...

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Family members and activists are demanding answers in the death of a Black teen whose body was found near her home in a Boston suburb last month. Authorities said they have not determined how 16-year-old Mikayla Miller died. ...

 2021-05-08 17:23 

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Floyd's brother, nephew react to ex-cops' federal indictment...

HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd's brother and nephew expressed gratitude Saturday after a federal grand jury indictedthe four former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death. The three-count indictment unsealed Friday"put a smile on our...

 2021-05-08 17:23 

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Tawny Kitaen, star of '80s rock music videos, dies at 59...

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during they heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy "Bachelor Party," has died. She was 59. The Orange County ...

 2021-05-08 16:58 

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Stefanik's political evolution mirrors story of today's GOP...

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time, not long ago, when Elise Stefanik would not say Donald Trump's name. He was simply "my party's presidential nominee," she would say. The pragmatic New York congresswoman was far more focused on welco...

 2021-05-08 15:12 

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Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver's licenses. With the ...

 2021-05-08 14:46 

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EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a 'labor shortage'?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The anticipation for the U.S. jobs report for April, released Friday morning, was high. Most experts agreed that after a yearlong pandemic, tens of millions of layoffs and widespread disease and death, a likely second straight mont...

 2021-05-08 14:20 

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Maryland governor pardoning 34 victims of racial lynching...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will posthumously pardon 34 victims of racial lynching in the state who were denied legal due process in the allegations against them between 1854 and 1933, a spokesman for Hogan said Saturday. Michael...

 2021-05-08 14:07 

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Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghan capital...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded near a school in west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young students, Afghan government spokesmen said. Ambulances were rushing to evacuate wounded from the scene of the blast near S...

 2021-05-08 14:02 

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Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws...

In 2020, election officials tried to make voting easier and safer amid a global pandemic. Next time, they might get fined or face criminal charges. Republicans are creating a new slate of punishments for the county officials who run elections, arguing the...

 2021-05-08 13:48 

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As US reopens, campuses tighten restrictions for virus...

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About a year into mask mandates, nasal swabs and remote classes, the atmosphere turned tense at the University of Vermont as the school cracked down on rules for social distancing and face coverings amid a spike in student COV...

 2021-05-08 13:39 

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States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — States asked the federal government this week to withhold staggering amounts of COVID-19 vaccine amid plummeting demand for the shots, contributing to a growing U.S. stockpile of doses. From South Carolina to Washington, states ...

 2021-05-08 13:32 

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In a small New Hampshire town, the 2020 election still rages...

WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — Meetings of the Windham Board of Selectmen are usually as sleepy as they sound — a handful of residents from the New Hampshire town, a discussion of ambulance fees, maybe a drainage study. So when a crowd of about 500 peop...

 2021-05-08 13:12 

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US pipeline company halts some operations after cyberattack...

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — A company that operates a major U.S. energy pipeline says it was forced to temporarily halt all pipeline operations following a cybersecurity attack. In a statement, Colonial Pipeline said the attack took place Friday and also...

 2021-05-08 13:01 

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With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, it has opened investigations of police in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis. Federal prosecutors have charged ...

 2021-05-08 12:17 

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EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023. EU Commission President Ursula...

 2021-05-08 12:12 

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As India surges, Bangladesh lacks jabs, faces virus variants...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India's surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health experts warn of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be stepping up its vaccination drive, and as more co...

 2021-05-08 11:28 

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Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90. The company, based southeast of Los Angeles in Costa ...

 2021-05-08 10:33 

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South Africa's royal scandal: New Zulu king's claim disputed...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A new Zulu king in South Africa was named amid scenes of chaos Friday night as other members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulu's claim to the title and bodyguards suddenly whisked him away from th...

 2021-05-08 10:05 

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EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'...

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They instead urged Washington to lift export restrictions ...

 2021-05-08 07:50 

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India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns...

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationw...

 2021-05-08 07:22 

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Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem, where tensions have soared in recent weeks, left more than 200 people wounded, the Palestinian emergency ser...

 2021-05-08 06:44 

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In the French language, steps forward and back for women...

LE PECQ, France (AP) — The fight to make the French language kinder to women took steps forward, and back, this week. Warning that the well-being of France and its future are at stake, the government banned the use in schools of a method increasingl...

 2021-05-08 04:20 

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Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came a new debate over women's ...

 2021-05-08 04:11 

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Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in i...

 2021-05-08 04:05 

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Burkina Faso's army chaplains tested by extremist conflict...

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — In the more than 15 years Salomon Tibiri has been offering spiritual succor as a military pastor in Burkina Faso, he's never fielded so many calls from anxious soldiers and their relatives as in recent years, when the a...

 2021-05-08 01:05 

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Rachel Zoll, much-admired AP religion writer, dead at 55...

Rachel Zoll, who for 17 years as religion writer for The Associated Press endeared herself to colleagues, competitors and sources with her warm heart and world-class reporting skills, died Friday in Amherst, Massachusetts, after a three-year bout with bra...

 2021-05-07 23:32 

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Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time on Friday, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world's highest peak. Kami Rita and 11 other Sherpa guides reached the summit at about 6 p.m., Departmen...

 2021-05-07 22:36 

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Man charged in stabbings of 2 Asian women a no-show in court...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The arraignment of a man who allegedly stabbed two elder women without warning at a San Francisco bus stop was postponed Friday after he refused to leave his jail cell and appear in court. Patrick Thompson's arraignment on c...

 2021-05-07 22:18 

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Stefanik's rise toward leadership job irks conservatives...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik 's rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that is unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is...

 2021-05-07 20:26 

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NASA's new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024. In his first interview since becoming NASA's...

 2021-05-07 20:14 

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Idaho shooting: Very few school incidents committed by girls...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they are trying to determine what prompted a young girl to open fire at a rural Idaho middle school, one of the few school shootings in which the suspect is female. The shooting happened around 9 a.m. Thursday, wh...

 2021-05-07 20:14 

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Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia...

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join thousands of Colombians in a series of demonstrations against the government ...

 2021-05-07 19:56 

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Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains...

They're lean, they're mean and they're green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings have been rescued from subterranean storm drains along the Jersey Shore. According to a Stockton Universit...

 2021-05-07 18:32 

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California man accused of selling fake vaccination cards...

CLEMENTS, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Northern California bar was arrested on suspicion of selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards to several undercover state agents for $20 each. After receiving a tip, undercover agents with the California Departm...

 2021-05-07 18:20 

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UEFA deal with 9 Super League clubs; 3 rebels face sanctions...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nine of the 12 Super League clubs have formally renounced the breakaway and committed to the existing European competitions but they will have to give up 5% of UEFA revenue for one season as a punishment for the rebellion ...

 2021-05-07 18:11 

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California reports first ever yearly population decline...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020, marking the first year-over-year loss ever recorded for the nation's most populous state. State officials announced Friday that California's popu...

 2021-05-07 17:26 

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NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio ...

 2021-05-07 17:20 

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US drops Trump plan for more biometric data on immigrants...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday withdrew a Trump-era proposal to expand the amount and types of biometric data collected by U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the proposed rule submitted...

 2021-05-07 17:14 

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NYC still storing COVID-19 victims in refrigerated trucks...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is still using refrigerated trucks to store bodies of coronavirus victims, more than a year after they were first set up as temporary morgues as deaths surged at at the height of the pandemic. The city's medical exa...

 2021-05-07 17:08 

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Weak jobs report could be a risk or opportunity for Biden...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's promised economic comeback hit a speed bump Friday with the April jobs report, which found modest job gains of 266,000 that complicated his $4 trillion push on infrastructure, education and children. The e...

 2021-05-07 16:26 

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DA drops 'vicious lies' defense, pleads guilty in sex case...

A Pennsylvania district attorney who had cast the sex case against him as a pack of "vicious lies" pleaded guilty Friday to pressuring clients for sex when he was a defense attorney and then coercing them to keep quiet about it. Bradford County Di...

 2021-05-07 16:26 

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DA drops 'vicious lies' defense, pleads guilty in sex case...

A Pennsylvania district attorney who had cast the sex case against him as a pack of "vicious lies" pleaded guilty Friday to pressuring clients for sex when he was a defense attorney and then coercing them to keep quiet about it. Bradford County Di...

 2021-05-07 16:19 

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EXPLAINER: What are cicadas and why do they bug some people?...

Cicadas, red-eyed bugs singing loud sci-fi sounding songs, can seem downright creepy. Especially since the trillions of them coming this year emerge from underground only every 17 years. But they're not monsters or a plague of locusts. Once you get to...

 2021-05-07 15:31 

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WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday gave its authorization for emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-...

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