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 2021-04-19 10:25 

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German Greens launch chancellor bid as Merkel bloc squabbles...

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's environmentalist Greens announced Monday that they've chosen co-leader Annalena Baerbock to make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the country's September election, while a power struggle in Chancellor An...

 2021-04-19 09:54 

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Georgia's Stacey Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022...

ATLANTA (AP) — President Biden called Georgia's new voting law an "atrocity." A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state's well-known voting rights ...

 2021-04-19 09:48 

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EU to purchase 100 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses...

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The two companies said Monday that the 27-nation group's executive co...

 2021-04-19 09:44 

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New Jersey man dies in Pennsylvania skydiving accident...

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in Pennsylvania on Monday were investigating a skydiving accident which claimed the life of a New Jersey man. The incident happened Sunday. Officials found the body of Ed Harney, 74, of Paramus, New Jersey, in a wo...

 2021-04-19 09:43 

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UK's Johnson cancels India trip as its virus cases surge...

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. kept a worried eye on a new variant first identified in the vast Asian country. The British and Indian governments s...

 2021-04-19 09:28 

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Approaching typhoon displaces 68,000 people in Philippines...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - An approaching typhoon has flooded villages in the eastern and central Philippines, where more than 68,000 people have been evacuated to safety as a precaution although the unusual summer storm may not blow inland, officials sai...

 2021-04-19 09:25 

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Protesters detained at Raleigh police brutality march...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Several protesters were taken into custody Sunday night after authorities in North Carolina declared a police brutality demonstration an "unlawful assembly." For a third night in a row, demonstrators marched through downtown R...

 2021-04-19 09:21 

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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny to be moved to a hospital...

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital. The announcement comes two days after Na...

 2021-04-19 09:15 

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Russian state penitentiary service says hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is to be hospi...

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian state penitentiary service says hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is to be hospitalized....

 2021-04-19 09:12 

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Residents evacuated as mountain fire spreads in Cape Town...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Residents are being evacuated from Cape Town neighborhoods Monday as a wildfire spreading on the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain was fanned by strong winds overnight and houses came under threat. City authoriti...

 2021-04-19 09:11 

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Will Japanese Olympians be vaccinated ahead of the public?...

TOKYO (AP) - The vaccine rollout in Japan has been very slow with less than 1% vaccinated, causing concern about the postponed Tokyo Olympics that are scheduled to open in just over three months. Taro Kono, the minister in charge of the vaccine rollout, s...

 2021-04-19 09:00 

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Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military. ...

 2021-04-19 08:58 

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The Latest: EU to purchase 100 million more vaccine doses...

BERLIN - Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The two companies said Monday that the 27-nation group's executive Commissi...

 2021-04-19 08:56 

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EU foreign ministers talk amid uproar over Ukraine, Navalny...

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union foreign ministers on Monday were assessing the bloc's strategy toward Russia in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine's borders and amid the weakening health of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. On t...

 2021-04-19 08:23 

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5 Tennessee sites added to historic places register...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two churches are among five Tennessee properties named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission announced Friday the latest entries from the state on the national list of cultural sites deeme...

 2021-04-19 08:22 

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Fisk University gets $500K grant for art gallery...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Fisk University has received a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help make the school's art more accessible to students and the community. The two-year grant includes funding for a registrar and collection ...

 2021-04-19 08:21 

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Kentucky Power offers free, low-growing saplings...

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Power will distribute free trees next month in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, officials said. Saplings will be available to customers on May 1 at locations in Ashland, Hazard, Pikeville and Whitesburg, Kentucky Power ...

 2021-04-19 08:20 

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Convicted sex offender set free after prosecutor error cited...

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man serving a long prison sentence for sex crimes has been set free after a judge said a county prosecutor erred in instructions to a grand jury. Marshall County Circuit Judge David Hummel last week dismissed the ...

 2021-04-19 08:18 

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Authorities identify 2 who died in Kentucky house fire...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in Kentucky have released the names of two people who died in a house fire in Louisville. Ronald Bush, 62, and Sierra Bush, 26, died of smoke inhalation, the Jefferson County coroner's office said in a news release S...

 2021-04-19 08:02 

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India's capital to lock down as nation's virus cases top 15M...

NEW DELHI (AP) - New Delhi was being put under a weeklong lockdown Monday night as an explosive surge in coronavirus cases pushed the India's capital's health system to its limit. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a news conference the nation...

 2021-04-19 08:00 

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Maine turkey hunters getting ready for another pandemic hunt...

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - One of Maine's "big four" hunting seasons is set to begin in about two weeks. The spring wild turkey hunt begins on May 1 with Youth Spring Wild Turkey Day this year. The full season then follows on May 3 and continues to ...

 2021-04-19 08:00 

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Board finds mayor's talk show doesn't break ethics rules...

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - An ethics board has dismissed a complaint that a south Georgia mayor violated the city's ethics language by making offensive comments on his politically conservative radio talk show. The Valdosta board voted 2-1 Wednesday, local n...

 2021-04-19 08:00 

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Deborah Birx to address grads at Plymouth State University...

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus response coordinator, is scheduled to give the keynote address at Plymouth State University's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 8. Birx, the sister of university President Don...

 2021-04-19 07:59 

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ABN AMRO pays multimillion fine in money laundering probe...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - ABN AMRO has agreed to pay 480 million euros ($574 million) as part of a settlement with prosecutors who accused the Dutch state-owned bank of "serious shortcomings" in tackling money laundering, prosecutors and the b...

 2021-04-19 07:39 

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Sale of Chinese painting shows art value rising in pandemic...

HONG KONG (AP) - A Chinese painting from 1924 is expected to fetch at least $45 million in an auction in Hong Kong, as collectors' appetite for art continues to rise even amid economic uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The paintin...

 2021-04-19 07:37 

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Asian shares rise amid cautious outlook for global economy...

TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares rose moderately Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark closed less than 0.1% higher at 29,685.37, in the first Tokyo market reaction to a weekend by Prime Ministe...

 2021-04-19 07:23 

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country's interior minister said Monday. Supp...

 2021-04-19 07:01 

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Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon. Several ...

 2021-04-19 07:00 

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Turkey blood samples sought for West Nile Virus study...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire hunters are being asked to collect blood samples from their harvested turkeys as part of a regional study of West Nile Virus. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is mailing blood sample kits to those interested in...

 2021-04-19 06:53 

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Super League clubs tell FIFA legal action already started...

LONDON (AP) - The 12 European clubs pursuing a Super League have told the leaders of FIFA and UEFA that legal action is already being pursued to stop them from action intended to thwart the launch of the breakaway competition, according to a letter obtain...

 2021-04-19 06:47 

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Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave...

ROUEN, France (AP) - Slowly suffocating in a French intensive care ward, Patrick Aricique feared he would die from his diseased lungs that felt "completely burned from the inside, burned like the cathedral in Paris," as tired doctors and nurses la...

 2021-04-19 06:27 

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Figure Skating in Harlem finds ways to deal with pandemic...

For months last year, Figure Skating in Harlem included no figure skating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the 24-year-old organization that serves young women of color in New York City didn't see the ice from late winter until fall. Once...

 2021-04-19 06:00 

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Downeaster returning to pre-COVID-19 schedule...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is ready to restore the Amtrak Downeaster's pre-COVID-19 schedule this spring. The Downeaster will add a fifth round trip starting May 3; the train had been operating four round ...

 2021-04-19 06:00 

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Vaccine registration opens for final age band: 16 and older...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is opening up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older. Registration for this final age segment opens on Monday morning. High school students ages 16 to 18 were allowed to make vaccine appointments a fe...

 2021-04-19 05:12 

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'Mad Max' prequel shot in Outback to be released in 2023...

SYDNEY (AP) - A prequel to the "Mad Max" movie franchise starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth will be filmed in Australia, officials said on Monday. "Furiosa" is slated for release in mid-2023 and is expected to become the biggest ...

 2021-04-19 05:11 

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Remote Alaska villages boast high vaccination rates...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he was having a possible heart attack while out butchering a bowhead whale. Waghiyi arrived to see elders waiting in the ...

 2021-04-19 05:10 

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This Week: Netflix, AmEx results, US home sales...

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: BINGE THIS Wall Street expects Netflix's latest quarterly report card will show the video streaming service didn't skip a beat after a strong 2020. Analysts pred...

 2021-04-19 05:01 

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Michigan Revolutionary War veteran won't go unnoticed...

STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (AP) - Few driving past a historic cemetery in North Stockbridge would realize a man who saw the end of the Revolutionary War was buried there. But the efforts of Revolutionary War descendants will be sure Pvt. Ephraim Wheaton is more v...

 2021-04-19 05:01 

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UW-Green Bay takes steps to become national research reserve...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay is the largest freshwater estuary in the world, and now the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is leading the search for a site between Marinette and Door County to become a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR.) This is...

 2021-04-19 05:01 

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Spearfish native journeys into polar regions for research...

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - A Spearfish native has worked her way up to a pretty cool job - literally. Jennifer Mercer has worked her way from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean, doing atmospheric and snow studies. Now, she's the Acting Section Head for the Ar...

 2021-04-19 05:01 

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COVID-19 pandemic cuts into ability to manage cat population...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Maia Rumpho wants to wipe out a colony of about 25 cats - in the gentlest way possible. "In the past, they would round up these cats and kill them," said Rumpho, watching the raggedy felines slink around a Minneapolis back y...

 2021-04-19 05:01 

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Small-town North Dakota native tells big-league stories...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Former big-league baseball pitcher and North Dakota native Rick Helling visited Bismarck recently to talk a little baseball with fans of the Northwoods League's Bismarck Larks. But he also made time to chat with the man probably ...

 2021-04-19 05:00 

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VW, Ford unveil SUVs at China auto show under virus controls...

SHANGHAI (AP) - Volkswagen unveiled an electric SUV made for China ahead of the opening Monday of the Shanghai auto show, the industry's biggest marketing event in a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. Automakers are looking to China, their...

 2021-04-19 04:40 

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Japan seeks release of Japanese journalist held in Myanmar...

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters Monday that his...

 2021-04-19 04:24 

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Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears...

WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate cha...

 2021-04-19 04:01 

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A DNA test leads Wilmington woman to siblings she never knew...

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Amanda Garcia was 12 years old when she learned her stepfather wasn't her biological dad. Although not knowing has been a source of curiosity and concern over the years, she hasn't decided to pursue contact since. In fact, ...

 2021-04-19 04:01 

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Pandemic inspires law firm to reissue cookbook...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - In online reviews, clients praise personal injury attorney Davis Rice for being "a pit bull" who refuses to settle for less than he thinks workers deserve for falling off a ladder or otherwise getting hurt at work. None of th...

 2021-04-19 04:00 

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Today in History...

Today in History Today is Monday, April 19, the 109th day of 2021. There are 256 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people....

 2021-04-19 03:42 

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Key events since George Floyd's arrest and death...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25 - Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bil...

 2021-04-19 03:41 

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Attorneys at Chauvin trial in Floyd death make final pitch...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd are set to make their closing arguments Monday, each side seeking to distill three weeks of testimony to persuade jurors to deliver their vi...

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