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Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Biden, Trump take differing approaches to debate preparation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each...

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Lockdowns are fading, but GOP outrage isn't in campaigns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy this spring, Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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Insider Q&A: Accenture directs capital to Black start-ups

NEW YORK (AP) —Kathryn Ross was one of just two Black women in Accenture's Miami office when she first joined the global...

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'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s...

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Military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some...

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The eyes don't have it: Masks upset classroom communication

Placing an order at a deli counter while wearing a mask and standing 6 feet away can be difficult. Try teaching a class full of...

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Tribes see ballot collection as a lifeline in Indian Country

NIXON, Nev. (AP) — Many older people living on the expansive Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada relied on the...

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On guns, abortion, high court could become more conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme...

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Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic...

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The Latest: Graham: Court vote could be week before election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court (all times local):9:50 p.m.Senate...

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Trump campaign sues to block mail-in ballot rule changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign committee and the Republican National Committee sued Saturday to block...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Wiggle Out Loud family music festival moving online, launching Sunday

Back for its eighth year, the festival will kick off Sunday, continuing its mission of helping kids move and groove their way...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Fiestas de las Américas Festival goes virtual, starts Sunday

The virtual celebration will launch on Sunday and will be a weeklong cultural celebration ending on Oct. 3, rather than the...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Trump taps 'eminently qualified' Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic...

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Uptick: New York logs more than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day, marking the first time since June...

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Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Saturday lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using...

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Lawmakers who toured Georgia detention site raise concerns

Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women...

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Oklahoma COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of deaths in Oklahoma from the illness caused by the new coronavirus topped 1,000, the Oklahoma...

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Montana judge extends deadline for returning mailed ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has extended the state's deadline for returning 2020 general election ballots by mail,...

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It's 'now or never' for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would...

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Celebration of Freedom continues today in Hobart

Today's afternoon and evening activities, include the parade, featuring Mike York as grand marshal starting at 4:30 p.m.; a...

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Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: State passes 1,000 deaths as 990 more infections reported

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 990 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. That brings the total number of cases...

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Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

NEW YORK (AP) — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and...

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Voters' poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This...

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Social media and COVID shaming: Fighting a toxic combination

In the spring, Rick Rose drew the wrath of strangers after he practically shouted on Facebook that he wasn’t buying a face...

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Trump shifts focus to Pennsylvania to shore up reelection

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign has grown increasingly focused on making inroads in Pennsylvania to...

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COVID-19 cases on the rise in America’s heartland
Virus is hitting areas where anti-mask sentiment runs high

MISSION, Kan. — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma

Coronavirus in Oklahoma The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by...

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Trump's $200 prescription cards won't hit mailboxes just yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re on Medicare, don’t run to the mailbox looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of...

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Mushrooms linked to salmonella outbreaks in 10 states

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a...

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As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in...

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Judge blocks Texas' repeal of straight-ticket voting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday blocked Texas from eliminating straight-ticket voting, a decision that would allow...

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California virus hospitalizations could surge in next month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a sustained period of...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Dick Durbin,...

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Congressman accuses opponent of harassment over 2015 memoir

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin congressman on Friday accused his Republican opponent of sexual harassment over a 2015...

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Novavax, Endo rise; Cavco, Occidental Petroleum fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday:Novavax Inc., up $11.12 to $113.56.The biotechnology...

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Florida reopens state's economy despite ongoing pandemic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday,...

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Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the...

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Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so...

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Oklahoma City Public Schools to return to distance learning

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools announced Friday it is returning to distance learning for at least two weeks...

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Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at month's end and suspended a year-end...

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White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the White House to begin providing sign-language interpretation at White House...

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Minnesota halts COVID-19 study after reports of intimidation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal...

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Court weighs fate of sweeping Missouri abortion restrictions

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel is weighing the fate of a sweeping Missouri abortion law, including a...

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Virginia governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the...

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Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going...

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Trump's coronavirus remarks weigh on minds of senior voters

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s remarks at a campaign event in Ohio this week reverberated all the way to...

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Biden's push for unity faces test with Supreme Court fight

From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation...

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Company to pay $60M for deceptive marketing with pelvic mesh

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A company that failed to adequately inform women of dangerous side effects related to permanent pelvic...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 82,520 in Oklahoma; deaths rise to 993

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Friday there have been 82,520 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Biden's low-key campaign style worries some Democrats

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and...

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Massachusetts attorney general charges 2 ex-leaders of veterans' home where at least 76 sickened by coronavirus died

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts attorney general charges 2 ex-leaders of veterans' home where at least 76 sickened by coronavirus...

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Q&A: Underwood on holiday album and her little drummer boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her 5-year-old son...

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Virginia governor and first lady test positive for coronavirus; governor says he is asymptomatic

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia governor and first lady test positive for coronavirus; governor says he is asymptomatic.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tanya Tucker's Oklahoma show rescheduled for 2021

The trailblazing outlaw country icon experienced a career resurgence with the release of her 2019 album "While I'm Livin',"...

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AP PHOTOS: A look at virus's impact as deaths near 1 million

As it marched from East to West this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and transformed social interactions. It shut...

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North America Silicon Anode Battery Market Forecast, 2020-2027 with COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 25, 2020--The "North America Silicon Anode Battery Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and...

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Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations awarded federal transit grants

Two Oklahoma tribes are among nine U.S. tribes that have been awarded a combined $2.3 million in federal grants to support...

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Oklahoma wants to get $300 extra in the hands of unemployed using a new online form

State officials have processed about half a million payments under the federal Lost Wages Assistance program this week, but...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition takes 12x12 Art Fundraiser virtual

OVAC is trying to capture the spirit of its popular 12x12 in a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump promotes health care 'vision' but gaps remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald...

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Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses drew swift blowback...

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Dozens of Iowa students quarantine as virus cases rise

Dozens of students in Iowa schools were quarantined after both staff and students tested positive for the coronavirus, while a...

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Birx: Not considering leaving coronavirus task force

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that...

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Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure...

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GOP elections board members in NC resign over absentee deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina's state elections board have resigned after signing off on a...

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Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia health official is warning of a “severe public health threat” if a planned campaign rally for...

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Task force: Oklahoma 3rd in U.S. in coronavirus positivity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma ranks third in the U.S. in positive tests for the coronavirus and sixth in new coronavirus cases,...

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US Health Department's Caputo has cancer, spokesperson says

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Caputo, who is on a 60-day leave from his role as spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 81,244 in Oklahoma; deaths rise to 981

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Thursday there have been 81,244 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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7 vie to fill remainder of John Lewis' congressional term

ATLANTA (AP) — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member...

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Post office defends on claims that cuts threaten election

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for the U.S. Postal Service argued in court Thursday against accusations that service cuts are...

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Pistol-packing GOP House hopeful channels Trump in Colorado

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (AP) — It was a Donald Trump rally, in miniature.About 200 people, many waving flags and some with...

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Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus...

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AP PHOTOS: In era of the virus, the UN meeting that wasn't

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When world leaders descend on the United Nations for their yearly meeting, U.N. headquarters in New York...

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US judge blocks Indiana's limits on voting time extensions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —A federal judge blocked a law unique to Indiana that prevents voters from asking courts to extend voting...

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Mnuchin and Powell back jobless aid and small business loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the...

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Extended interview and video: Oklahoma documentary series 'Killing Pain' earns regional Emmy Awards for covering opioid epidemic

September is National Recovery Month, designed to educate Americans about the life-changing impact substance use treatment and...

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US parents delaying preschool and kindergarten amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with...

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Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation's most celebrated wine regions...

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Missouri crowds amid pandemic prompt real-life 'Footloose'

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — With bars and nightclubs limiting capacity and closing early in the St. Louis area due to the...

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Sales of new homes surge 4.8% in August

NEW YORK (AP) — Demand for new homes continues to surge despite an ongoing pandemic and lingering anxiety about the U.S....

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 80,161 in Oklahoma; deaths rise to 970

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday there have been 80,161 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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IPOs head for banner year on stock market's strength

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public.2020 could turn out to be...

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Mayor: 1 of 2 officers shot during Breonna Taylor protests treated for leg wound; other recovering from abdomen surgery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mayor: 1 of 2 officers shot during Breonna Taylor protests treated for leg wound; other recovering from...

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Virginia: Warner, Gade meet in first debate of Senate race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and his Republican opponent Daniel Gade sparred over the dangers of the...

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Australian offers free coffee, chat from his kitchen window

It all started when Rick Everett walked out of his home in Sydney and put up a sign on his kitchen window that read: “Free...

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Trump-appointed judges under an election-year political lens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson, a Trump administration appointee who bucked the president's...

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AP Explains: What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain....

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From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we're eating now

In normal times, food trends often started in restaurants, with top chefs. Maybe they got written up in food magazines or...

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Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York...

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Marijuana sales tax revenues multiply in Oklahoma City

Collections are up 38% with three months left in the year.

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Portrait by Renaissance master expected to soar past $80M

NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction next year and art watchers...

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Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the...

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How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have...

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White House report: Oklahoma's new coronavirus cases, test positivity remain high

Oklahoma continues to struggle with the spread of the coronavirus, according to the latest report from the White House...

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'Killing Pain': Documentary series wins regional Emmy Awards for chronicling Oklahoma's opioid crisis

Even after almost two decades, Reggie Whitten's voice still thickens with emotion when he talks about his son, Brandon. "It's...

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GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to...

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Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday...

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Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S....

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The Latest: Trump says he won't meet with Judge Lagoa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local):7:30...

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California State University picks Mexican American as leader

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the...

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Trudeau says Canada is in a second COVID-19 wave

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada is in a second wave of COVID-19 and warned the country...

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Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear...

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Portland denies permit for right-wing rally, cites COVID-19

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has denied a permit for a Saturday rally planned by the right-wing group Proud Boys.The...

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Virus shutdown took a toll on routine health care for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp decline in routine medical care for low-income children during the coronavirus shutdown could cause...

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Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early voting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in Texas during the...

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Oklahoma health officials report increase in rabies

Health officials in Oklahoma report an increase in rabies in Oklahoma with 38 cases thus far in 2020 compared to an average of...

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Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends...

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Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Wednesday to sign an executive order that would require health care providers...

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Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day...

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Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson, opponent of mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson, opponent of mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19.

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Norman City Council requires masks at indoor house parties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Norman City Council voted to require that masks be worn indoors at house parties if more than 25...

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Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern

NEW YORK (AP) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish...

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New Year's Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for...

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Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of...

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High court fight adds to pile of issues weighing on voters

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party headquarters in this former steel town was buzzing Saturday as supporters filed in...

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Wisconsin Legislature appeals absentee ballot ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature on Wednesday appealed a federal court ruling that allows...

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Greece: Highway protest over migrant health fears

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Several hundred residents from a seaside resort in central Greece briefly blocked the country’s...

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Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also...

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Powell faces lawmakers' skepticism on some Fed aid programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Federal Reserve's efforts to support the economy during the...

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Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life...

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S Carolina teachers stay home to advocate for pay, safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for safer classrooms amid the...

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Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT...

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MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Elton John's North American 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,' including OKC show, rescheduled for 2022

His North American tour will kick off again in North America on Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans, making stops in major markets,...

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In Miami Beach, live theater returns — in vacant storefronts

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, the seven deadly sins will be found all along an iconic Miami Beach thoroughfare — but they'll be...

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Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow...

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Election 2020 Today: Trump vs. science, Biden takes his time

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 41 days until Election Day:HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has...

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UN labor agency: Growing rich-poor gap amid COVID pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for...

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German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment.

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Prevention and Recovery in the Park to spread hope, awareness

The public is invited to celebrate recovery, remember those lost to overdose, and spread hope and awareness by participating in...

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Officials respond to COVID-19 spike in prisons

The Oklahoma Corrections Department will begin mandatory COVID-19 testing of all its 3,300 employees and increase testing of...

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Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters...

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Senate GOP plans vote on Trump's court pick before election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to...

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‘Bidin’ his time': Joe Biden battles being chronically late

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden was running late. Again.On a recent Friday, he’d already apologized for the delayed start to...

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GOP Senate candidate defends controversial Ginsburg meme

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on Tuesday defended a controversial meme in a Facebook post...

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House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary...

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With 95% homes hit, feds say no need for census extension

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With the number of U.S. households counted topping 95%, there is no reason for a judge to order the U.S....

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California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco...

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North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials agreed Tuesday that mail-in absentee ballots returned this fall with...

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Official: At least 4 more Oklahoma inmates die from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Tuesday reported two more inmates have died due to COVID-19, and...

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Nike shakes off pandemic blues with surging online sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike appears to have recovered from its pandemic slump, posting a solid quarterly profit driven by soaring...

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San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s second-largest county was narrowly spared Tuesday from having to backpedal on its return to...

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AP FACT CHECK: GOP ads twist Mark Kelly's ex-company's deal

Republicans in an Arizona U.S. Senate race are distorting the details of a development deal for a high-altitude balloon company...

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Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of...

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Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit.The nation’s largest Black-majority city has...

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Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims.Dozens of events were planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the...

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Mall titan Brookfield, Ralph Lauren both reducing workforce

NEW YORK (AP) — Brookfield Properties, one of the nation's largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its...

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Court, COVID, race are topics for first Trump-Biden debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus...

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Powell and Mnuchin voice optimism but back more economic aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism...

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Watch: State officials address COVID-19 response in Oklahoma prisons

Governor Kevin Stitt , Interim State Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Fry, and Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow...

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Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for fast action on its effort, blocked by a lower court,...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 79,072 in Oklahoma; deaths rise to 962

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Tuesday there have been 79,072 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a...

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Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count

NEW YORK (AP) — Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art receives more than $730,000 in emergency funds from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

With the coronavirus pandemic raging across America, arts and cultural institutions are particularly vulnerable to the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jeff Dunham's OKC show postponed to 2021

With Dunham's show postponed to next year, Chesapeake Arena has no events on its calendar for the remainder of 2020.

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Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day...

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AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of...

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Census takers head to homeless shelters, outdoor camps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starting this week, census takers are grabbing reflective vests, face masks, bug spray and flashlights and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Southwestern Oklahoma State University reschedules SWOSUpalooza to 2021

The lineup of Flatland Cavalry, Mike Ryan and Triston Marez still will be featured at the 2021 concert, which will be in the...

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Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Kyle Dillingham to kick off Oklahoma City Community College's Virtual Concert Series

OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center in south Oklahoma City ordinarily houses more than 1,000 patrons for world-class...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Diamond Ballroom to reopen with Jason Boland & The Stragglers' 'Pearl Snaps 20th Anniversary Tour'

The OKC venue will be operating at 30% capacity for this event and every show that is currently scheduled for 2020.

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First-ever remote U.N. General Assembly leaders meeting begins under cloud of pandemic, divisiveness

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — First-ever remote U.N. General Assembly leaders meeting begins under cloud of pandemic, divisiveness.

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In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the...

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$1.9 Billion Worldwide Pour Point Depressants Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 22, 2020--The "Pour Point Depressants - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been...

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Insights on the ZDDP Additives Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Afton Chemical, AMS Technologies & ZPlus Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 22, 2020--The "ZDDP Additives - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to...

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Poll indicates New Zealand's Ardern poised to win reelection

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A new opinion poll indicates that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to win a...

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Savvy Senior: Is there an age limit for organ donation?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I never thought about becoming an organ donor until my brother died of kidney failure last year. But at age...

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Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?It appears the virus can spread among children and teens, but how easily may...

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Understanding fatty liver disease

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: A dear friend has been told by her physician she has fatty liver. What is fatty...

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Oklahoma prisons see jump in COVID-related death toll

Seven state prison inmates and three employees may have died from COVID-19 complications, the Oklahoma Corrections Department...

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Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surge

LONDON — As the U.S. closed in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, the crisis deteriorated across Europe, with Britain...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 1,101 to 76,908 on...

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Declaration of UN's 75th anniversary urges global unity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s often-divided nations united Monday to adopt a declaration commemorating the 75th anniversary...

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Fox News apologizes for using debunked coronavirus story

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of...

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Trump's Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support...

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Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist...

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The Latest: Trump boasts about how many court picks he's had

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times...

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Hollywood unions, studios agree on rules to start production

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major...

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CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in...

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New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony...

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Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff 6 days post election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days...

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Campus outbreak threatens San Diego's economic recovery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew...

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Ginsburg's death exposes fragility of health law protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 the newest preexisting condition, the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from...

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Ohio, GOP defend limit on ballot drop boxes to 1 per county

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are fighting to uphold a GOP election chief's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Science Museum Oklahoma taking tinkering outside with Tinker in the Parks

The museum’s popular annual Tinkerfest, which is typically slated for the same weekend, is being rescheduled for spring 2021.

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US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming...

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Democrats unveil temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House unveiled a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep...

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Judge: Postal Service must process election mail on time

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in a week, a federal judge said a nationwide order is necessary to ensure mail for...

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Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments of up to $1,200 per individual...

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Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son...

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Detroit auto show changes dates, moves to September of 2021

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's big auto show is changing dates once again.The show will now is scheduled to take place from Sept. 28...

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Virtual UN meeting saps NYC of yearly hubbub, cash infusion

NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal September, leaders of nations big and small would converge on New York this week, giving the United...

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Soaring wealth during pandemic highlights rising inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered...

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For most NYC students, back to school but not the classroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn't the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn't a return at...

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'I miss mommy': Families shattered by COVID forge new paths

Just four months had passed since Ramon Ramirez buried his wife and now, here he was, hospitalized himself with COVID-19. The...

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Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements...

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Supreme Court fight could elevate Kamala Harris' profile

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to President Donald...

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2020 Watch: Is this suddenly a new election?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:Days to...

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Oklahoma coronavirus cases rise by 1,101, two more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increased by 1,101 on Monday, the fifth consecutive...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 77,908 in Oklahoma; deaths rise to 948

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Monday there have been 77,908 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose this week at Supreme Court, with pandemic precautions for public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose this week at Supreme Court, with pandemic precautions...

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Election 2020 Today: Fighting over Supreme Court and suburbs

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 43 days until Election Day:ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump visits Ohio...

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Liz Weston: Fear of bankruptcy holds too many people back

The mystery isn’t why so many people file for bankruptcy each year. It’s why more people don’t.Each year, only a fraction of...

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A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy...

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2020 serves another blow as Ginsburg's death ignites fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang “Amazing...

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Ginsburg's death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot in November

It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot.This time it is very real.The...

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The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT):8 p.m.“Succession” has taken its turn at the top.The HBO...

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Biden to GOP senators: Don't jam through Ginsburg nominee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through...

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Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming...

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Oklahoma reports more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increased by 1,003, the Oklahoma State Department of...

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Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg's final summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court....

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GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 1,003 new cases; three additional deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,003 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That brings the total number of cases...

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Law and order vs. health care as Dems, GOP vie for suburbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican hands for 28 years but now up for grabs, a suburban Missouri congressional district hugging St....

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Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend...

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Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year...

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Horn, Bice stake out opposition positions on health insurance

In the state with the 2nd highest rate of uninsured people, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn and her Republican challenger, state Sen....

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Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the...

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How Ginsburg's death could reshape the presidential campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the...

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OKC Ballet planning free outdoor performance at Scissortail Park

The event will also feature live music from a cellist and pianist from the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, who will play the...

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Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential...

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Reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpass 75,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 75,000 on Saturday with 1,237 more cases...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 1,237 new cases; four additional deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,237 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. That brings the total number of cases...

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Democrats face quandary on vaccine support as election nears

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his promise for a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day.But across...

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Cities creating racial 'healing' committees to confront past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at...

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Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic...

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McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate...

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Exhibit at OKC temple displays stories of forgiveness amid trauma

A local Jewish temple is hosting a special exhibit that incorporates one of the important themes of the High Holy Days:...

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Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month...

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Manager ordered census layoffs despite judge's ruling

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two weeks after a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Census Bureau from winding down the 2020 census, a...

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More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez...

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Canada opposition party head tests positive for coronavirus

TORONTO (AP) — The new leader of Canada's main opposition party has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Conservative party...

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NYC mayor 'very confident' in new school reopening timeline

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school...

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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground...

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Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

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Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child...

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Mistake: Thousands told to return unemployment overpayment

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A programming mistake caused more than 4,000 out-of-work Louisiana residents to get notices saying...

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Mississippi justices: No broad absentee voting amid COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make...

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Wisconsin secretary resigns amid unemployment claim backlog

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Workforce Development's top leader resigned Friday after failing to find a way to...

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'Power of positive': Michigan conjoined twins separated

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Doctors at the University of Michigan have separated 1-year-old conjoined twin sisters.Sarabeth and...

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California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the...

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School counselor at Kentucky Army post dies of COVID-19

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August has died...

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CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has...

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Captain says he knowingly risked career with virus warning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The dismissed captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier knew he was jeopardizing his military career when he...

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NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway....

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Pelosi to church: 'Follow science' on COVID-19 restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco's criticism of...

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USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate...

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Ohio limit of 1 ballot drop box per county blocked, appealed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has temporarily blocked the Republican secretary of state’s order limiting counties in the...

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop...

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Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 1,249 new cases; nine additional deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,249 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. That brings the total number of cases...

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Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing...

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Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to non-essential travel to Oct. 21 during the...

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DJ Jazzy Jeff talks 'Fresh Prince' reunion, mansion rental

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DJ Jazzy Jeff knew “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made a mark in television history after filming six seasons...

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In N. Carolina Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired up a crowd at a North Carolina airport last week, he gave a shout-out to...

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AP-NORC poll: Majority plan to vote before Election Day

DENVER (AP) — A majority of President Donald Trump's supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of...

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Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic who took to social media,...

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VIRUS DIARY: Always learning from 'happy little accidents'

PHOENIX (AP) — I'm not alone in confessing that I have always enjoyed those Bob Ross instructional painting programs that ran...

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Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter Day

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing...

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At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's...

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Australia pays $3.7 M to help news agency though pandemic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday announced a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to...

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Stitt downplays latest White House coronavirus report

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday downplayed a White House report showing Oklahoma is the fifth-highest state for new COVID-19 cases...

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Hemingway's favorite Key West bar reopens from virus closure

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Sloppy Joe’s, the iconic Key West bar that Ernest Hemingway frequented during the 1930s, reopened...

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Ex-Pence adviser says Trump bungled virus; she's for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence who served on the White House coronavirus task force says...

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California paid leave law among nation's broadest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take up to three...

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Gulf between White House's words, Trump's actions on masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials insist that President Donald Trump strongly supports face masks to prevent the spread...

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Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission's report on the...

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Pennsylvania Democrats notch key election-related court wins

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court gave the Democratic Party a series of victories Thursday in the...

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Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or...

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With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard...

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First lady promotes Trump's approach to opioid crisis in NH

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump used her first solo trip outside Washington since before the start of the...

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Macmillan CEO forced out over 'direction' of company

NEW YORK (AP) — Macmillan's longtime CEO, John Sargent, will be leaving at the end of the year, forced out by what parent...

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Papa John's announces plan for new hub in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Pizza purveyor Papa John’s announced plans Thursday to open a new Atlanta-area facility housing several key...

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Oklahoma governor: No mandate masks despite recommendation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt reiterated Thursday that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a...

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Texas eases virus rules as cases drop, but bars still closed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ready to relax coronavius restrictions for the first time in months, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott...

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AP-NORC poll: Trump faces deep pessimism as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than seven weeks before Election Day, most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the...

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NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s ambitious attempt to be among the first big cities to bring students back into classrooms...

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Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a...

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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county...

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SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Audio arguments, with a side of fish

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of election-related cases are already working their way through courts, but Supreme Court Justice...

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US long-term mortgage rates change little; 30-year at 2.87%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week as they hover at historically low...

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COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high...

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'The Batman' resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested...

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Poll workers told to "act surprised" if asked about no mask

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Poll workers who signed up to work the November election in a county near St. Louis were urged in an email...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 1,034 new cases; six additional deaths

Oklahoma today reported 1,034 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and six additional deaths from the virus. The state's death...

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ConocoPhillips to Hold Third-Quarter Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, Oct. 29

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2020--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) will host a conference call webcast on Thursday, Oct. 29 at...

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First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

NEW YORK (AP) — The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day....

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'Nothing left in the bucket': Wildfire resources run thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and...

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WATCH: Gov. Stitt, commissioner of health to give COVID-19 update

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Interim Commissioner of Health Lance Frye will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday to...

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August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home...

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AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the...

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Yes, stocks are pricey. But too expensive?

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, stocks are expensive. Most everyone along Wall Street agrees on that following their amazing return to...

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US home construction falls 5.1% in August following string of gains after pandemic shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — US home construction falls 5.1% in August following string of gains after pandemic shutdown.

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Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for...

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New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased...

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$260.7 Million Worldwide Lawn Mower Batteries Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2020--The "Lawn Mower Batteries - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added...

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What are the rules on masks in schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools?Whether students have to wear masks, and the trouble they could face if they don't,...

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White House report places Oklahoma in top 5 for positive test rate and daily COVID-19 cases

Oklahoma continues to one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, according to a new report from the White House Coronavirus...

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New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet.Campbell...

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Biden under pressure to unveil list of potential court picks

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is resisting calls from President Donald Trump and even some fellow Democrats to release his list of...

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Hawaii to allow travelers to skip quarantine with virus test

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a...

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Sally weakens to a depression; still dumping torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia

MIAMI (AP) — Sally weakens to a depression; still dumping torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia.

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Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Openly contradicting the government's top health experts, President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a...

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With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most...

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New Zealand economy shrinks record 12% due to virus lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's economy shrank by a record 12.2% in the second quarter due to a strict coronavirus...

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The Latest: Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:25 p.m.President Donald Trump is...

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'Not Plan A': Charities are stepping up to pay for elections

DENVER (AP) — As Congress balks, well-funded nonprofits are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to help state and local...

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Fed sees rates near zero through 2023, perhaps longer

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the economy still struggling to recover from the pandemic recession, Federal Reserve policymakers...

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Tennessee defends abortion reversal law in legal challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee law requiring doctors to inform women that drug-induced abortions may be reversed is...

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Trump says he can talk GOP into going for 'larger' virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump parachuted into the coronavirus aid debate Wednesday, upbraiding his Republican allies...

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Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and...

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Biden says he trusts vaccines and scientists, not Trump

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden said Wednesday that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus...

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White House task force says Oklahoma 5th in new virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had the fifth-highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. last week and the...

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Whitmer: No enforcement of virus rules at Trump rallies

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that it is impractical for Michigan to try to enforce...