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 2021-01-27 04:23 

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IOC, Tokyo Olympics to unveil rule book for beating pandemic...

TOKYO (AP) - Remember the word: Playbook. This is the rule book that the IOC and Tokyo organizers are set to roll out next week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and tens of thousands of others will try to safely enter Japan when the O...

 2021-01-27 04:18 

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Biden to reopen 'Obamacare' markets for COVID-19 relief...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is expected to sign an executi...

 2021-01-27 04:07 

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New York City police officer shot in the Bronx, police say...

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City police officer was shot Tuesday night in the Bronx, police said. Officers were responding to a call in the area of Lafayette Avenue and White Plains Road when the officer was shot at about 10:30 p.m. EST, police said. Autho...

 2021-01-27 03:50 

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AP source: Twins, SS Andrelton Simmons agree to $10.5M deal...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and slick-fielding shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed Tuesday night to a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition o...

 2021-01-27 03:50 

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Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, January 26 revealed...

The Mega Millions game got back under way Tuesday, the week after two of the six biggest jackpot wins in U.S. lottery history. The winning numbers for the standard restart top prize of $20 million were 29-49-56-66-67, with the Mega Ball being 24. The draw...

 2021-01-27 03:40 

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Kenneth Grayson, Capitol riot suspect: 'If Trump tells us to storm ... ima do that then!'...

A man arrested Tuesday and charged with being part of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol had telegraphed his intentions two weeks earlier, telling relatives on Facebook that he was prepared to storm the building "if Trump tells us to." Kenneth Grays...

 2021-01-27 03:32 

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Farmers back at protest camp after deep challenge to PM Modi...

NEW DELHI (AP) - Tens of thousands of farmers who stormed the historic Red Fort on India's Republic Day were again camped outside the capital Wednesday after the most volatile day of their two-month standoff left one protester dead and more than 80 po...

 2021-01-27 03:10 

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Coast Guard searching Washington waters for downed plane...

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A search is underway for a small plane that reportedly crashed Tuesday in the waters near Port Angeles, Washington, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said on Twitter that a Cessna 170 with one man aboard was fly...

 2021-01-27 02:49 

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Cal State won't hike tuition amid pandemic hardships...

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The California State University says it won't increase tuition this year amid pandemic-related hardships and adequate funding from the state, according to a newspaper report Tuesday. Chancellor Joseph Castro said at a meeting...

 2021-01-27 02:43 

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Walgreens taps Starbucks exec Brewer as its new CEO...

Walgreens said Tuesday it has tapped Starbucks executive Roz Brewer as its new CEO, which will make her the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company. Starbucks announced Tuesday that Brewer was departing after a little more than three years as its c...

 2021-01-27 02:43 

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Mexico near approving Russian vaccine, with little data...

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico said Tuesday it is close to granting approval for Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, with lots of spy drama but little public data available. The approval process described by Hugo Lpez-Gatell, Mexico's assistant hea...

 2021-01-27 02:20 

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Chicago schools reopening hits snag as union fight escalates...

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago ditched plans Tuesday for thousands of teachers to report to schools this week ahead of students after the teachers union said its members wouldn't comply and were prepared to picket over coronavirus safety concerns. The reversa...

 2021-01-27 02:09 

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Asia Today: South Korea adds 559 cases, highest in 10 days...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has reported 559 new cases of coronavirus infection, its highest daily increase in 10 days, as health workers scramble to slow transmissions at religious facilities, which have been a major source of infections throug...

 2021-01-27 02:07 

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Attorney: Murder charge after deadly drug raid 'political'...

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston police officer indicted for murder following a deadly 2019 drug raid in which a couple was killed is being targeted by a district attorney looking to score political points in the wake of last year's nationwide protests agains...

 2021-01-27 01:48 

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Illinois reporting 3,667 COVID-19 cases and 87 deaths...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois public health officials on Tuesday reported 3,667 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 87 new deaths due to the coronavirus. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced the total number of known infecti...

 2021-01-27 01:47 

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Man pepper-sprayed by Portland mayor lawyer, heir to dairy...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police on Tuesday identified a man who was pepper-sprayed by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler as a partner at a law firm who also tried to obtain surveillance footage of the mayor in a restaurant and get a copy of his meal receipt. An addi...

 2021-01-27 01:41 

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UN: 250,000 people affected by Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Cyclone Eloise has affected 250,000 people in the Mozambique port city of Beira and surrounding areas and damaged or destroyed 76 health centers and 400 classrooms, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday. "We also see widespread flo...

 2021-01-27 01:40 

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California discloses math behind easing stay-at-home order...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's health director on Tuesday revealed the math behind the state's calculation that it was safe to lift all remaining stay-at-home orders, a response to criticism that Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration was ...

 2021-01-27 01:08 

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Idaho leaders ask why the state's vaccine allotment is low...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State health care leaders are pressing federal officials to explain why Idaho was allotted far fewer doses of coronavirus vaccine than most other states. According to numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Id...

 2021-01-27 01:07 

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Texas' rolling average of new daily COVID-19 cases decreases...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The rolling average number of daily new cases of the coronavirus in Texas has decreased 17.5% over the past two weeks, researchers at Johns Hopkins University say. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday reported more...

 2021-01-27 01:02 

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Navajo Nation reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 87 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths. The latest figures bring the total reported coronavirus cases on the reservation to 27,665 with 985 known deaths. On Monday, the trib...

 2021-01-27 00:58 

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Senate GOP signals acquittal looming for Trump...

Senators were sworn in Tuesday as jurors in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and then immediately took a test vote that signaled an acquittal. Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, raised a constitutional challenge to the trial. He ar...

 2021-01-27 00:55 

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Alaska detects first known case of coronavirus variant...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska has detected the state's first known case of the coronavirus variant identified last year in the United Kingdom, officials said Tuesday. The infected person is an Anchorage resident who had traveled to a state where the va...

 2021-01-27 00:55 

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Review: Hunting '90s killers again in 'The Little Things'...

Even before the pandemic, "The Little Things" would have been a throwback. Star-laden thrillers, with studio scale and high-priced craft, are one of those genres that's been mostly squeezed out by the mega-sized movies that crowd Hollywood'...

 2021-01-27 00:51 

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Limits on governor's disaster authority nears statewide vote...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate passed a measure Tuesday to take some emergency management power away from Pennsylvania's governors as lawmakers struck out at Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the pandemic response. The Senate vo...

 2021-01-27 00:47 

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Social justice warriors fighting routine police stops recruit conservatives...

Racial justice warriors have a new tactic in their decades-old quest to end routine police traffic stops, and they hope it attracts conservatives to their cause. The objection to traffic stops is not about skin color but about government intrusion, they n...

 2021-01-27 00:45 

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New Mexico seeing downward trends for virus metrics...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's weekly average for new confirmed COVID-19 cases is continuing its downward trend, as state health officials reported just over 600 additional cases Tuesday. The death toll increased only slightly as 14 additional peo...

 2021-01-27 00:44 

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Joe Biden first 100 days goal to reopen schools opposed by teachers unions...

President Biden's goal of reopening schools in the first 100 days of his administration is running into stiff opposition from one of the Democratic Party's most powerful allies: teachers unions. Mr. Biden says science will determine when children ...

 2021-01-27 00:43 

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Texas man arrested in Capitol riot, another stays in custody...

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man accused of taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month while wearing a shirt with a message that stood for "murder the media" was arrested Tuesday, the FBI said. Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, was charged with...

 2021-01-27 00:42 

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Criminals in Mexico exploit desperation for oxygen canisters...

MEXICO CITY (AP) - High rates of coronavirus infection have led Mexico to crack down on the illicit trade in oxygen canisters, though thieves are coming up with new ways to defraud families. Hospitals in some parts of Mexico are almost 90% full, forcing f...

 2021-01-27 00:41 

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Florida's Trump Plaza residents move to change name...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The residents of a South Florida condo complex want former President Donald Trump's name officially removed from their home following the siege at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The board of the Trump Plaza condomini...

 2021-01-27 00:38 

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Curt Schilling wants off Hall of Fame ballot after latest snub...

Curt Schilling has had it with the Hall of Fame voters. In a letter he posted to Facebook on Tuesday, the former pitching great told the Baseball Hall of Fame that he wants to be off the ballot next year. In this year's voting released Tuesday, Mr. .....

 2021-01-27 00:32 

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Louisiana authorities investigate suspected drowning...

MATHEWS, La. (AP) - A man's body has been recovered from a Louisiana bayou, authorities said Tuesday. In a news release, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said deputies believe the body is that of a man who ran from deputies a day earlier. Deputies...

 2021-01-27 00:29 

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2 escaped inmates from an Arizona prison have medical issues...

PHOENIX (AP) - Two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison in Florence last weekend both have medical issues and may try to visit drug stores or pharmacies, authorities said Tuesday as the search continued. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials...

 2021-01-27 00:26 

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Alabama to see small increase in vaccine delivery to state...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials said Tuesday the state will see a slight increase in COVID-19-vaccine doses coming in federal shipments, but the ongoing shortage remains the chief obstacle to getting more people vaccinated. President Joe Biden a...

 2021-01-27 00:25 

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American Magic relaunches Patriot after rapid repairs in NZ...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - U.S. challenger American Magic returned its racing yacht Patriot to the water Wednesday just 10 days after a dramatic capsize threatened to ends its involvement in the America's Cup in New Zealand. Patriot was slowly low...

 2021-01-27 00:23 

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Wuhan lab theory in coronavirus outbreak bolstered by declassified U.S. intelligence...

U.S. intelligence findings recently declassified by the State Department provide fresh evidence for the theory that the COVID-19 pandemic likely began at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, China's sole high-security laboratory that has links to the coun...

 2021-01-27 00:22 

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Autopsy: Texas man died of neck injuries in animal attack...

LIPAN, Texas (AP) - A final autopsy for a Texas man whose body was found last month in the woods determined that he died from neck injuries due to an animal attack, but wildlife experts and sheriff's officials disagree on whether that animal was a mou...

 2021-01-27 00:22 

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Limited supply of coronavirus vaccine poses problem for Joe Biden's massive distribution plan...

President Biden wants to use the full weight of the federal government to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine campaign, but he faces a problem that won't be solved overnight — there are only so many doses to go around. The president wants to dispatch ...

 2021-01-27 00:18 

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Inslee touts vaccine improvements, urges vigilance...

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday touted big improvements in distributing the COVID-19 vaccines, but he also urged residents to remain vigilant as new, more contagious variants of the disease spread in the state. Inslee said more than 3...

 2021-01-27 00:09 

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Judge denies teachers unions' bid to halt in-person learning...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia judge on Tuesday denied an attempt by teachers unions to halt the state's decision to reopen classrooms last week amid the pandemic. Kanawha County Judge Carrier Webster denied a temporary restraining order tha...

 2021-01-27 00:08 

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles receives $25M anonymous gift...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Children's Hospital Los Angeles said Tuesday it has received a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor. CEO Paul Viviano said the donation would be "transformational" for CHLA. The money will support the "cognitive, emo...

 2021-01-27 00:03 

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Utah lawmaker opens impeachment probe of attorney general...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker in Utah said Tuesday he is launching an impeachment probe against Attorney General Sean Reyes following his support of President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the election. State Rep. Andrew Stoddard s...

 2021-01-26 23:58 

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AP source: Semien, Blue Jays agree to $18M, 1-year contract...

TORONTO (AP) - Shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement was ...

 2021-01-26 23:54 

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Alaska to investigate issuance of offensive license plate...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska department plans to investigate the issuance of "3REICH" personalized license plates, while a spokesperson for Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Dunleavy removed a member of Alaska's Human Rights Commission for comments s...

 2021-01-26 23:52 

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District's vaccine plan faces criticism for prioritizing teachers over child care workers...

Child care workers, who have provided in-person supervision for months, are criticizing the District's new plan to vaccinate them after public school teachers, who are to return to classrooms Monday for the first time this school year. Initially, all ...

 2021-01-26 23:51 

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Beshear: Kentucky reports 2 cases of COVID-19 variant...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has confirmed its first two cases of a new coronavirus variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. The governor spoke briefly about the new variant, saying on social media that "we...

 2021-01-26 23:42 

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Tennessee sports betting tax revenue hits $5.4M in 2 months...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's online-only sports betting program has seen $312.3 million in gross wagers in its first two months, yielding $5.4 million in privilege taxes, officials said Tuesday. The Tennessee Lottery announced figures showing $...

 2021-01-26 23:40 

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New Army grooming guidelines prompted by diversity, health concerns...

Women in the Army will be allowed to shave their head or sport long ponytails, while male soldiers can now get highlights and wear clear nail polish, under sweeping new changes to the service's hair and grooming policy unveiled Tuesday. Beards in unif...

 2021-01-26 23:39 

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Oklahoma attorney general sues PPE company, seeks $1.8M...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Tulsa-based company accepted a $2.1 million deposit from the State Department of Health to purchase masks but then failed to deliver or refund the money to the state, Attorney General Mike Hunter alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. ...

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