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Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology. More and more people are surviving childhood cancer, but nearly 1 in 3 will be left infertile from the chemotherapy or […]
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Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer plans to meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford says efforts like Google’s artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take […]
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Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for Nov. 16. According […]
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Suspect in mob boss slaying could face lethal Mafia justice

NEW YORK (AP) — As Anthony Comello sits in jail on murder charges, he may have more than legal problems to worry about — namely, whether the Mafia is going to get its hands on him. The man he is accused of killing was the reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family, Francesco “Franky […]
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Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women’s national team

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Ali Krieger has returned to the U.S. women’s national team for the first time since 2017. Krieger was named to the team’s roster Thursday for exhibition matches against Australia and Belgium as the team prepares for the World Cup in France starting in June. She has not played for the United […]
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Cummings: Ivanka Trump not preserving all official email

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat says Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a powerful White House aide, is not preserving all of her official email communications as required by federal law. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, says in a letter that Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, informed […]
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UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid. David Beasley, the executive director of the WFP, nevertheless told The Associated Press in Cairo on Thursday that Yemen is “far from […]
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Comcast to sell streaming-TV bundle for internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and […]
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Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti worse than at first thought

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought. Fall River police said Thursday in a Facebook post that they came up with the higher number after a row-by-row inspection of Hebrew Cemetery. Of those 59, […]
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City council in Idaho urges mayor to resign after arrest

MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) — Officials in a western Idaho town have urged the mayor to resign following his arrest on a domestic battery charge earlier this month. The Idaho Press reports the Middleton City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to adopt a resolution requesting Mayor Darin Taylor to resign. Taylor said at the meeting — his […]
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Atlanta’s Mayor pushes to review evidence in ‘Child Murders’

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor and chief of police are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders from 1979 to 1981 that terrorized the city’s black community. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erika Shields announced Thursday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will review evidence in the so-called “Atlanta […]
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Midwest flood victims begin cleaning up

Residents in parts of the Midwest are trying to pick up after their homes and belongings were damaged by flood waters. (March 21)            [Author: AP]
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Several 2020 Democrats say they won’t speak at AIPAC summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president, will also avoid the conference. The moves come as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has […]
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Chicago alderman pleads guilty in federal corruption case

CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent Chicago alderman who told a judge last year that he wasn’t going to accept a plea agreement that was planned for his federal corruption case has changed his mind again and pleaded guilty. Alderman Willie Cochran entered his plea Thursday to one felony count of wire fraud for spending campaign […]
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American Correa joins F1 Alfa Romeo as a development driver

American teen Juan Manuel Correa has joined the Alfa Romeo Formula One team as its development driver            [Author: AP]
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Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and the United States are having a diplomatic spat after Washington criticized the Ukrainian government’s anti-corruption efforts ahead of the nation’s March 31 presidential election. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed in an interview with The Hill TV aired Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave him a […]
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Call to speed Italian citizenship for boy who made SOS call

MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy’s 5-Star Movement says the country should grant citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for alerting police that he and his middle school classmates had been abducted by their bus driver. Luigi Di Maio said Thursday that Ramy Shehata “put his life at risk to […]
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Kraft Asks Judge To Block Explicit Video Release In Prostitution Ring Case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video recordings that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts. They also say the prosecutors’ conditions for the men entering a diversion program in exchange for dropping misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution are too harsh. Attorneys for Kraft and 14 of the other 24 ...
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Rice apologizes for old social-media post about IRA

LONDON (AP) — A day before possibly making his England debut, Declan Rice has apologized for an old social-media post in which he appeared to support the IRA. The West Ham midfielder says in a message on Instagram on Thursday that the comments were “poorly expressed” and “naive,” and “were not meant to be a […]
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New CFPB Head Reverses Another Policy By Predecessor Mick Mulvaney

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to continue serving. The agency would also increase the number of board meetings per year from two to three. Mick Mulvaney, who ran the CFPB for President Donald...
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Warming winters threaten Minnesota's identity

Minnesota is among the fastest-warming states in the U.S., and the changing climate is having an impact on some beloved elements of outdoor life (March 21)            [Author: AP]
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Patriots owner wants prostitution video blocked from public

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other defendants in a Florida massage parlor prostitution case are asking a judge to block the release of video that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts. Lawyers for 14 of the 24 men charged with misdemeanor solicitation say releasing […]
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Nadal to return from knee injury on Monte Carlo Masters clay

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday. Tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris. Nadal has won it a record 11 times and held a 46-match winning […]
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Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

MILAN (AP) — At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping’s visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project that has raised concerns about Beijing’s growing economic clout. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign […]
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450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out Philadelphia’s largest seizure of cocaine in more than two decades. Local, state and federal law enforcement officials said Thursday that 450 bricks of cocaine were found inside 13 duffel bags in a shipping container. Customs and Border Protection’s Area Port Director for Philadelphia Joseph […]
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CFPB’s Kraninger reverses Mulvaney changes to advisory board

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to […]
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Judge sends teen’s locker-room rape case to juvenile court

DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old accused of instigating the rape of fellow members of his Maryland high school football team will be tried as a juvenile. NBC Washington reported Thursday that the teen is one of five boys charged with rape last fall. He is also the last of […]
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Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president. Felix Sater, an off-and-on adviser to Trump’s business for several years, will testify publicly before the House intelligence committee on March 27 […]
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Squabble over airport’s name heads to court in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Apparently, this region ain’t big enough for two airports with the name “Orlando.” The authority that governs Orlando International Airport has sued the authority for the much smaller Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Florida’s Space Coast, claiming its name is misleading passengers into believing they’re going to the theme park mecca […]
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Swiss police arrest woman, 75, over fatal stabbing of child

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the northwestern Swiss city of Basel say they have arrested a 75-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a 7-year-old boy in the street. Basel police said in a statement that the boy was walking home from school shortly after midday Thursday when he was stabbed. His teacher found the child […]
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