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 2020-01-27 14:47 

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Greece plans 15-year bond issue to improve debt outlook...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it plans to issue a 15-year bond, tapping international markets for financing after the country's sovereign credit rating was upgraded. The Public Debt Management Agency, in a statement on Monday named five bank...

 2020-01-27 14:47 

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German privacy watchdog investigates clothing retailer H&M...

BERLIN (AP) — A German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed "massive data protection breaches" by spying on its customer service representatives...

 2020-01-27 14:33 

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GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles...

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,000 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will s...

 2020-01-27 14:17 

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Croatia army helicopter crashes; 1 pilot dead, other missing...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea, killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said. Damir Krsticevic told reporters that an investiga...

 2020-01-27 13:50 

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US army investigating plane crash in Taliban-held area...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday that it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Central Command, said that it remained ...

 2020-01-27 13:50 

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German exports to Britain down amid Brexit uncertainty...

BERLIN (AP) — German exports to Britain dropped by about 4% during the first 11 months of last year amid concerns about the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union, a German trade body said Monday. The Association of German Chambers o...

 2020-01-27 13:37 

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10 sports greats who we lost before their time...

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in California Sunday along with seven others. Bryant was 41. The sudden passing of Bryant is made shocking not only by the nature of how he died but also becaus...

 2020-01-27 13:03 

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Alabama fire chief confirms deaths as fire destroys 35 boats...

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A fire chief in Alabama has confirmed fatalities in a massive fire that consumed at least 35 boats docked along the Tennessee River. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Mecklaus isn't saying how many people have died. Earlier, he ...

 2020-01-27 12:38 

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Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia...

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as "positive signs" two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes. Speaking after payin...

 2020-01-27 11:51 

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Bryant hailed as ‘true Olympic champion’ by IOC president...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Kobe Bryant was as "an outstanding and true Olympic champion," IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The basketball great, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, helped the United State...

 2020-01-27 11:45 

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Authorities battle Atlantic storm to intercept cocaine yacht...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An international drug operation involving authorities from six countries captured a yacht carrying almost 2 metric tons of cocaine in the middle of an Atlantic storm. Portugal's navy and air force took part in the seizure...

 2020-01-27 11:32 

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Czech Republic to send troops to Africa anti-terror mission...

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government on Monday approved a Defense Ministry plan to deploy up to 60 troops as part of France's anti-terror mission in Africa. The service members will join Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military m...

 2020-01-27 11:24 

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Greece: 14 injured in suspected migrant smuggling car crash...

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A car carrying Syrians crashed early Monday in northern Greece, police said, injuring all 14 people in the vehicle that is believed to have crossed the border clandestinely . Police said the car had been travelling along ...

 2020-01-27 11:13 

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Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) —Supporters of a regionalpact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and ...

 2020-01-27 11:13 

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‘I did it’: Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky international business deals. Lawyers for Rui Pinto,...

 2020-01-27 11:06 

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Italy’s regional voters thwart hopes of right-wing forces...

ROME (AP) — Italian voters thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini's hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power , with the center-left holding on to a crucial longtime stron...

 2020-01-27 11:06 

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Weinstein jury to hear from accuser alleging forced oral sex...

NEW YORK (AP) —By her own account,Mimi Haleyi once rebuffed one of Harvey Weinstein's relentless advances by telling him, "I hear you have a terrible reputation with women." Haleyi says she didn't know just how terrible the then-reve...

 2020-01-27 10:53 

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Malaysia bans travelers from virus-affected area in China...

BEIJING (AP) — 7:15 p.m. Malaysia's government has announced it will ban travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan and other parts of surrounding Hubei province beginning immediately. A statement issued Monday by the Prime Minister's ...

 2020-01-27 10:53 

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China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions...

Tourism from China was already weakening even before a new virus forced much of the country into a standstill. With tens of millions of Chinese ordered to stay put and many others opting to avoid travel as the new coronavirus spreads, tourism around the g...

 2020-01-27 10:44 

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Irish leader says EU will have upper hand in UK trade talks...

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's prime minister has warned Britain that Brexit is far from finished — and the European Union will have the upper hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides. The U.K. is due to leave the E...

 2020-01-27 10:44 

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2020 Watch: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 7 Days to general election: 281 ___ THE NARRATIVE After almost one year of primary drama, the I...

 2020-01-27 10:43 

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In Italy, Bryant to be mourned for a week’s worth of games...

ROME (AP) — In the country where he grew up, Kobe Bryant will be mourned for an entire week. The Italian basketball federation said Monday it has ordered a minute's silence to be observed for all games "in every category for the entire week....

 2020-01-27 10:16 

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Britain’s EU Journey: When Brexit won the battle of Europe...

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain...

 2020-01-27 10:11 

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Slovenia’s PM steps down, urges EU nation to hold early vote...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister announced his resignation on Monday and has urged the country to hold an early general election. Prime Minister Marjan Sarec says he's resigning due to the crumbling support for his minori...

 2020-01-27 10:04 

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Court gets recognition, without addressing Australian crowd...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Margaret Court was present but didn't address the crowd at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of her calendar-year Grand Slam in 1970, a tricky event for Australian Open organizers trying to balance recognition o...

 2020-01-27 09:57 

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Watchdog: China is 2nd largest arms producer behind the US...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — China is the second-largest arms producer in the world behind the United States but ahead of Russia, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said the research is...

 2020-01-27 09:51 

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Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1...

BAGHDAD (AP) — A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday. The two staff members, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief t...

 2020-01-27 09:14 

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Turkish rescuers drill into rubble to seek quake victims...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency teams drilled through the rubble Monday, searching for the last two missing quake victims believed trapped beneath a collapsed building after eastern Turkey was slammed by a powerful tremor. The magnitude 6.8 ...

 2020-01-27 08:51 

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Players pay respects to Kobe Bryant at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios wore a Lakers No. 8 jersey to honor Kobe Bryant ahead of a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. The 15-year-old Coco Gauff had Bryant's numbers 8 and 24, along with the inscript...

 2020-01-27 08:15 

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Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation...

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in ...

 2020-01-27 08:08 

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Eilish, who gives voice to troubled youth, tops the Grammys...

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world. The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. Not...

 2020-01-27 07:55 

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India plans sale of debt-laden national carrier Air India...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Monday it plans to sell its entire stake in the national carrier Air India to shore up falling government revenues amid an economic slowdown, after an initial attempt last year failed to attract a single bidder. The gover...

 2020-01-27 07:49 

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Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons...

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abus...

 2020-01-27 07:34 

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Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter...

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at...

 2020-01-27 07:27 

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Bryant’s helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers...

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers. The ...

 2020-01-27 07:03 

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Little Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys...

What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was beloved in Los Angeles and especially in the Staples Center, where the awards show took place Sunday. The telecast turned...

 2020-01-27 06:26 

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Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic’s wider woes...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed ...

 2020-01-27 04:40 

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Grammys honor Nipsey Hussle with a soaring performance...

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and a host of musicians paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards, filling the vast stage with a soaring performance of his music. The tribute kicked off with Mill performing a new song call...

 2020-01-27 03:35 

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Knicks beat Nets as Irving misses game after Kobe’s death...

NEW YORK (AP) — Every time Kobe Bryant came to Madison Square Garden, it was an event. From the 1998 All-Star Game, his first one, to the night of Feb. 2, 2009, when he broke the arena's scoring record, people just wanted to be in the building. ...

 2020-01-27 03:23 

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Progressive mayor Ted Terry exits Georgia’s US Senate race...

A young, progressive mayor of an Atlanta-area city on Sunday dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in a contest that could dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Ted Terry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that ...

 2020-01-27 03:03 

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The Week Ahead...

We will start the day on Monday with some patchy fog, and by the afternoon sunshine and highs in the mid 50's. Rain chances are very limited for the next few days. We could see a 20% chance on Tuesday and Wednesday, otherwise, it will be dry with sun ...

 2020-01-27 01:59 

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Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music's biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city's NBA team. Bryant's death in a helicopter...

 2020-01-27 01:44 

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Memphis Police issue City-Watch Alert for missing teen in Orange Mound...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- Memphis Police Department has issued a city watch alert for a missing teenager in the Orange Mound area. Authorities say 12-year-old Talaisha Webster was last seen at home at the El Dorado Apartments in the 2400 block of...

 2020-01-27 01:29 

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Woods stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant’s death...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to ignore it. Most puzzling was what he kept hearing along the back nine Sunday at Torrey Pines. "Do it for Mamba." Onl...

 2020-01-27 01:15 

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Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out. On Sunday, more than 300 employees of the online retail ...

 2020-01-27 01:10 

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China counts 2,700 cases of new virus, 80 deaths...

BEIJING (AP) — China says the death toll from a new virus has risen to 80, with 2,744 confirmed cases. The National Health Commission said Monday morning there were 769 new cases confirmed in the 24 hours through midnight Sunday. The government also...

 2020-01-27 00:59 

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The Latest: Baseball coach, family also killed in crash...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A Southern California community college baseball coach, his wife and daughter were among those killed in the crash of the helicopter carryin...

 2020-01-27 00:45 

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Report: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his national security adviser he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it launched political investigations into his Democratic rivals, according to John Bolton's descri...

 2020-01-27 00:44 

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MDOC investigates two inmate deaths at separate Mississippi prisons...

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. (localmemphis.com)- The Mississippi Department of Corrections are investigating after two inmates were found dead in separate Mississippi prisons. According to Marshall County Coroner James Anderson, officers found Jermaine Tyler la...

 2020-01-27 00:03 

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Librarians honor books by Luiselli and Higginbotham...

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeria Luiselli's novel "Lost Children Archive" and Adam Higginbotham's nonfiction "Midnight in Chernobyl" have been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal, a $5,000 prize presented by the American Library Associa...

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