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Wisconsin’s Evers argues for order blocking lame-duck law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has joined a coalition of labor unions in asking a judge to suspend a lame-duck law passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature that limits his powers, filing an affidavit calling for an injunction to block the measure. Evers filed the affidavit Tuesday in Madison. He contends in […]
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Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was in a car with three others before midnight Wednesday when their vehicle crashed into […]
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US and China resume talks in trade standoff

The Trump administration resumed high-level talks with Chinese officials on Thursday, aiming to ease a trade standoff that's unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. (Feb. 21)            [Author: AP]
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Ex-‘Idol’ contestant to live with parents before drug trial

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former “American Idol” and “Fear Factor” contestant who was arrested last year in Virginia with nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl will be allowed to live with her parents in New Jersey while awaiting trial. The Virginian-Pilot reports 32-year-old Antonella Barba will be released Thursday after she’s fitted with […]
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US home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes declined 1.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]
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Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack To ‘Promote His Career’

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career” when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city’s police superintendent said Thursday. Smollett also sent a racist and homophobic threatening letter to the Fox studio lot where he works in Chicago before the attack, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. He said Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary. Smollett turned himself in and was arrested early Thursday to fa...
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Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

MOSCOW (AP) — Building a snowman isn’t always just a way to while away a long winter. For some in Russia and Ukraine, it’s a way to possibly earn some significant money. The YouTube channel SlivkiShow, popular among Russian-speakers with more than 12 million subscribers, launched some serious construction efforts last month by announcing a […]
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AP interview: Moldova president says country needs Russia

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. President Igor Dodon told the Associated Press Thursday that Moldova depends on Moscow for energy, exports and to solve a frozen conflict in its pro-Russian breakaway republic of Trans-Dniester. While […]
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Barcelona struggling in attack entering decisive stretch

MADRID (AP) — Suddenly, scoring has become a problem for Barcelona’s prolific attack. And it’s happening at a bad time, with the team entering the decisive stretch of the season. Luis Suarez is going through a slump, Ousmane Dembele hasn’t proven himself as a starter, and even Lionel Messi has struggled recently. Barcelona has scored […]
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Ronaldo’s opponents triumphant in his return to Madrid

MILAN (AP) — In Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid, it was his opponents that turned out to be triumphant. Juventus not only lost on the field against Atletico Madrid, but the club also took a hit on the Italian Stock Exchange with its share price dropping more than 9 percent on Thursday morning. That same […]
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Authorities arrest man in 1995 death of Idaho teen

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a southern Idaho river more than two decades ago. The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Gilberto Flores Rodriguez, of Burley, was arrested Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge in the death […]
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THC found in food sample from school where students fell ill

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators say THC has been found in a food sample taken from an Atlanta-area middle school where students were sent to the hospital on Valentine’s Day. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday that tests showed THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana, was found in one of […]
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27 of 28 firefighters in Maine town quit over safety issues

THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Nearly all of a Maine town’s firefighters have quit following a heated meeting with local officials. The Bangor Daily News reports all but one of the 28 members in the volunteer department in Thorndike resigned after the town Select Board meeting Wednesday. The firefighters say in a letter that they are […]
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Nike probing Zion shoe malfunction that led to injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.” The Beaverton, Oregon-based company says it’s concerned and says quality and performance of its products are of “utmost importance.” The shoe malfunction, […]
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Pence to deliver speech on Venezuela in Colombia on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Colombia next week to demonstrate continued U.S. support for the opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Pence’s office says he’ll deliver a speech Monday in Bogota on the humanitarian and security crisis in neighboring Venezuela, and U.S. efforts to help get aid to the country. […]
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Georgia could soon get new electronic voting machines

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in Georgia could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under legislation approved by a House subcommittee Thursday. The nearly seven hours of testimony leading up to the vote was at times raucous, with a packed room of citizens and activists often cheering or hissing at […]
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Police: Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim strikes and kills man walking outside car on interstate.

Police: Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim strikes and kills man walking outside car on interstate.            [Author: AP]
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Kane back earlier than expected from injury for Tottenham

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham striker Harry Kane has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from an ankle injury and could be involved in the Premier League game at Burnley on Saturday. Kane has returned to full training, five weeks after damaging ligaments in his left ankle in a loss to Manchester United. Tottenham initially said Kane wouldn’t […]
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Pompeo says he’s ‘ruled out’ Kansas Senate bid in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas’ 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he’ll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Pompeo was asked on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday […]
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Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return. Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season’s first major but might never be able to play again. […]
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Shots fired as authorities arrest Florida mayor

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say shots were fired when they arrested a Florida mayor on a charge of practicing medicine without a license. The Tampa Bay Times, citing news releases, reports that no one was injured during the Thursday morning arrest of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement […]
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Germany: Far right rebuked over ‘natural selection’ comment

BERLIN (AP) — The deputy speaker of Germany’s parliament has rebuked members of a far-right party for suggesting that women aren’t fit to be lawmakers. Green party lawmaker Britta Hasselmann had noted during a speech on gender equality in politics Thursday that women make up only a small share of Alternative for Germany’s parliamentarians, to […]
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Authorities investigating death of Mount Washington climber

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says police are investigating the death of a mountain climber who was hiking up a moderately difficult snowy and icy area on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Snow Rangers from the Mount Washington Avalanche Center responded to a report of an overdue […]
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4 dolphins moved from Arizona facility to Caribbean park

MIAMI (AP) — Four remaining dolphins at an Arizona facility where four other dolphins have died have been moved to a new home in the Caribbean. Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, announced the arrival of the four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins late Wednesday. In a statement , the park said the […]
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Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled since the country became independent after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, says on the presidential website […]
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Defense asks for July 1 trial in Chinese scholar case

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they could be ready for a trial to begin July 1. A judge already denied a request from Brendt Christensen’s attorneys to delay proceedings until October but said he would be open to a […]
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IMF and Ecuador reach agreement on $4.2 billion fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund’s staff has agreed to support the economic policies of the Ecuadorean government with $4.2 billion over the next three years. The arrangement is expected to be brought to the IMF Executive Board for its final approval in the coming weeks. The IMF said the agreement is part of […]
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Jussie Smollett turns himself in to face charge

"Empire" actor turns self in to face charge; Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move; P!nk honored for outstanding contribution to music at the BRIT Awards. (Feb. 21)            [Author: AP]
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Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In To Face False Police Report Charge

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Smollett turned himself in at central booking and was arrested, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was scheduled to hold a Thursday morning news conference, ...
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Pope Demands Bishops Act Now On Child Abuse; Victims Describe Pain, Trauma

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation. Victims then told the bishops of the searing emotional pain of their abuse. Francis opened the four-day summit by telling the Catholic hierarchy that their own responsibility to deal effectively with priests who rape and molest children weighed on the proceedings. “Li...
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