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A man wearing a protective mask walks in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225, left, and New York Dow indexes at a securities firm Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Tokyo. Stocks advanced in Asia on Wednesday after a wobbly day on Wall Street, when the S&P 500 gave back most of its gains from a day earlier. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares advance despite Wall Street retreatStocks are higher in Asia after a wobbly day on Wall Street, when the S&P 500 gave back most of its gains from a day earlier
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Miss., photographed, Jan. 21, 2021, is one of oldest surviving juke joints in the state, and owned by bluesman Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, whose ninth album, "Cypress Grove," has earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Traditional Blues Album. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
In Mississippi, small-town bluesman keeps aging music aliveIn the small town of Bentonia, Mississippi, juke joint owner Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is the last carrier of a dying musical storytelling tradition
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mike Lucini, vice president of ISM Solar, poses, Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021, in Burrillville, R.I., at ISM's 10-acre solar farm which is the first of its kind in the state. U.S. President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but faces several challenges. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goalsThe Biden administration has an ambitious agenda for expanding renewable energy, but challenges stand in the way, including rebuilding jobs and navigating the coronavirus pandemic
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A patient receives a shot of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tustin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
California clinics: More vaccines going to rich than at-riskCalifornia's governor says a commitment to equity is driving his administration's centralized approach to vaccinating residents
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this June 14, 2019 file photo Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II, standing, who was accused of committing several sex crimes against women in North County last year, including rape, answers a question from San Diego County Superior Court Vista Judge Blaine Bowman during a status hearing in Vista, Calif. Winslow could face more than a decade in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018. Winslow will appear via video conference at the hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Diego Superior Court. (Howard Lipin/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool,File)
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II faces sentencing for rapesFormer NFL player Kellen Winslow II could face more than a decade in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25M penalty in pollution caseA federal judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty in a lawsuit accusing the company of violating the Clean Air Act for eight years at its Baytown, Texas, refinery
The Associated Press5 hours ago
State Rep. Georgene Louis, of Bernalillo County, appears via video to legislators and staff at the state House on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Louis presented a bill that would strip qualified immunity for most officials. The bill has grown out of recommendations from a bipartisan civil rights commission created after the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
Unusual alliance seeks policing reforms in New MexicoPolicing reforms are making for strange bedfellows in New Mexico as the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and the conservative-backed nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity lobby for a bill to eliminate police immunity from lawsuits on civil rights violations
The Associated Press6 hours ago
US demands status of all Syrian detainees be made publicThe United States is demanding that the status of tens of thousands of civilians detained in Syria during the country’s 10-year conflict be made public, and that the bodies of those who died be returned to their loved ones
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This Oct. 17, 2019 photo photo provided by the Los Angeles Zoo shows Masai giraffe, Hasina and her giraffe calf at their enclosure in the The Los Angeles Zoo. Hasina has died at the Los Angeles Zoo after undergoing a procedure to deliver her stillborn calf. The zoo says Hasina, a 12-year-old Masai giraffe, died unexpectedly Monday, March 1, 2021, after a team of 30 zoo staffers removed the full-term stillborn calf in a five-hour procedure that morning. (Tad Motoyama/The Los Angeles Zoo via AP)
Giraffe dies at L.A. Zoo after delivery of stillborn calfA giraffe has died at the Los Angeles Zoo after undergoing a procedure to deliver her stillborn calf
The Associated Press7 hours ago
President Donald Trump listens as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during a meeting on opportunity zones in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, May 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump endorses SC's Tim Scott in 2022 Senate reelection bidFormer President Donald Trump has endorsed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s 2022 reelection bid
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., makes a point during a town hall meeting in Topeka, Kan. The former Congressman has entered a diversion program to avoid trial over allegations that he voted illegally in a 2019 municipal election. Watson, a Republican from Topeka who served only one term in the U.S. House, was facing three felony charges. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
Ex-Kansas Rep. Watkins enters diversion over voter fraudFormer Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas has entered into a diversion program to avoid a criminal trial over allegations that he voted illegally in a 2019 municipal election
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Chicago man arrested, charged with inciting summer lootingA Chicago man is facing a federal charge of inciting a riot after he allegedly went online last August to urge other to take part in the widespread vandalism of stores and others businesses
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