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Vikings, Cook present NFL’s latest RB contract standoff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he...
21:31 13 August 2023

Navajo Nation surpasses Cherokee to become largest US tribe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has by far the largest land mass of any Native American tribe in the country. Now, it’s boasting the largest...
5:09 11 August 2023

10 things to be excited about at the movies this summer

After more than a year of uncertainty and ever-fluctuating release schedules, there will be a summer movie season. The blockbusters are back. The smel...
13:04 3 August 2023

A guide to New York’s new rules on masks and distancing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eased its mask and social distancing mandates again on Wednesday, but people shouldn’t be throwing their face coverings i...
11:34 2 August 2023

India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths

NEW DELHI (AP) — India recorded the pandemic’s highest single-day death toll in the world on Wednesday, as coronavirus infections continued to spread ...
11:03 19 May 2021

German minister quits amid thesis plagiarism allegations

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent German government minister announced her resignation Wednesday as a long-running controversy over allegations of plagiarism ...
10:46 19 May 2021

Lando Norris signs multiyear extension with F1 team McLaren

WOKING, England (AP) — Lando Norris signed a multiyear contract extension with McLaren on Wednesday that will keep the 21-year-old driver with the For...
10:14 19 May 2021

EXPLAINER: Spain’s migrant crisis in North Africa

About 8,000 people have streamed into the Spanish city of Ceuta from Morocco in the past two days in an unprecedented influx, most of them swimming ar...
8:29 19 May 2021

Singapore chides Indian politician for false virus claims

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore criticized an Indian politician on Wednesday for making unfounded claims on social media that a new COVID-19 variant in Sin...
8:07 19 May 2021

Focus on local: London pub emerges from lockdown with gusto

LONDON (AP) — “You come here often?”...
6:34 19 May 2021

‘Long overdue’: Leafs, Canadiens meet again in playoffs

TORONTO (AP) — Frank Mahovlich can’t pick a side. Who can blame him?...
6:32 19 May 2021

Sweden’s Ericsson Globe gets a new name: AVICII ARENA

NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii’s legacy will live on in Sweden — one of the country’s popular arenas is being renamed AVICII ARENA....
4:01 19 May 2021

Hunter gets key hit as Mets beat Braves 4-3

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets got homers from Jonathan Villar and Tomás Nido, an unlikely hit from Tommy Hunter and strong performances by a string...
3:19 19 May 2021

Ryu pitches 7 masterful innings, Blue Jays beat Red Sox 8-0

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven masterful innings, light-hitting Danny Jansen played a key offensive role and the Toronto Blue Jays be...
3:06 19 May 2021

Jarry makes 39 saves, Penguins top Isles 2-1 to even series

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry bounced back from a shaky performance to stop 39 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff s...
2:33 19 May 2021

Colombia rebel group claims leader ‘Jesus Santrich’ slain

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A rebel leader who abandoned the 2016 peace accord with Colombia’s government and had been at large for three years was killed...
2:29 19 May 2021

Biden moves to improve legal services for poor, minorities

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden took executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality l...
1:14 19 May 2021

Arizona auditors backtrack, say no election data destroyed

PHOENIX (AP) — Firms hired to run a partisan audit of the 2020 election for Senate Republicans in Arizona said Tuesday that data was not destroyed, re...
23:10 18 May 2021

US eases asylum restrictions at border amid legal challenges

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Domingo Antonio Zeledon traveled for nearly three weeks from his hometown in Nicaragua, leaving behind his wife and three younge...
22:11 18 May 2021

US wildland firefighting force urged to get vaccinated

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With a potentially ferocious wildfire season threatening to ignite across the western U.S., a push is on to persuade wildland fire...
22:09 18 May 2021

Leaders agree in Paris on helping African economies revive

PARIS (AP) — More than 20 African heads of state and top officials from European governments, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund a...
21:00 18 May 2021

More California counties see COVID-19 case improvements

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five more California counties will move to less restrictive tiers because of improving COVID-19 conditions and no counties regresse...
20:52 18 May 2021

Congress OKs bill to fight hate crimes vs. Asian Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved legislation Tuesday intended to curtail a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islande...
20:42 18 May 2021

10-man City loses 3-2 at Brighton, Gundogan off injured

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Manchester City paid heavily for the 10th-minute sending-off of Joao Cancelo as the newly crowned Premier League champions sq...
20:19 18 May 2021

Leeds secures top-half finish in EPL by beating Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Leeds struck twice late in the game to secure a hard-fought 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday and g...
19:34 18 May 2021

Webby Awards go to Fauci, Oprah, DuVernay and Pharrell

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Riz Ahmed, Dua Lipa, Andra Day and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson all won honors Tuesday at...
18:56 18 May 2021

Storm atop WNBA power poll after weekend of buzzer-beaters

The WNBA’s 25th anniversary season is off to an exciting start....
18:44 18 May 2021

LeVert to miss Pacers’ play-in game against Hornets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The short-handed Indiana Pacers will be down at least one more player for Tuesday night’s play-in game against the Charlotte Horne...
18:42 18 May 2021

Hoover mass vaccination site closes amid dwindling demand

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — One of the largest COVID-19 vaccination sites in Alabama operated for a final day Tuesday as dwindling demand forced a shutdown de...
18:25 18 May 2021

Israel, Gaza violence overshadows Biden’s domestic plans

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s efforts to spotlight his big infrastructure plans are suddenly being overshadowed by the escalating viole...
17:54 18 May 2021