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Relatives of Paraguay's first lady missing in Miami collapse

ASUNCION, Paraguay — (AP) — Relatives of Paraguay's first lady are among the dozens of people missing after a beachfront condo building partially collapsed Thursday outside Miami. Paraguayan Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo told local media that six people from the South American country are still unaccounted for after the collapse....
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Trump rally song plays briefly at Biden North Carolina event

RALEIGH, N.C. — (AP) — A song heard at every Donald Trump campaign rally blared at least twice at the close of a North Carolina event featuring President Joe Biden. Biden had just finished urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and had left the stage when “You Can't Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones blared over the loudspeakers at the Green Road Community Center in Raleigh.
Picture for Trump rally song plays briefly at Biden North Carolina event
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Britney Spears' public support may not mean much in court

LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Britney Spears' powerful plea to a judge to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life since 2008 brought sympathy and outrage from fans, famous supporters and even casual observers who say she deserves independence. Yet lawyers who deal in such matters say the speech...
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Judge keeps India terror attack suspect in US custody

LOS ANGELES — (AP) — A former Chicago businessman will remain in the United States as a federal judge in Los Angeles weighs whether he will be extradited to India for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that killed more than 160 people. Tahawwur Rana (tuh-HOW’-ur RAH’-nah),...
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Surfside condo collapse: Here’s how to help victims

SURFSIDE, Fla. — Organizations sprang into action Thursday to help victims who were forced out of their homes after the partial collapse of a 12-story condominium in South Florida. Portions of the Champlain Towers South condo crumbled to the ground early Thursday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told the...
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LEADING OFF: More teams go to 100% capacity, Minor in Texas

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:. The Chicago White Sox, Houston, Milwaukee and San Francisco all move to full capacity Friday for the first time since 2019, raising the total to 24 teams at 100%. Five teams are scheduled to reach full capacity in the next 10 days: Colorado (Monday), Oakland (June 29), Pittsburgh (July 1) and Minnesota and Tampa Bay (July 5). Toronto, forced from home by Canadian government coronavirus restrictions, is playing home games at the field of its Triple-A team in Buffalo, New York.
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Judge appears skeptical over effort to dismiss Dominion suit

WASHINGTON — (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared skeptical of arguments to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over baseless 2020 election claims made by Trump allies Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow Guy. The voting system company sued the trio for $1.3 billion...
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Kentucky to allow college athletes to earn off likeness

FRANKFORT, Ky. — (AP) — Kentucky's governor signed an order Thursday allowing the state's college athletes — including players on the nationally renowned Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball teams — to make money through the use of their name, image or likeness. Gov. Andy Beshear said he wielded his executive...
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2-time winner Mickelson needs to make move at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — (AP) — Phil Mickelson has had his share of success at TPC River Highlands, winning twice back when the PGA Tour event was still called the Greater Hartford Open. Then he took 15 years off. The six-time U.S. Open runner-up needed a break after golf’s most grueling...
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Maine man accused of tampering with pizza dough pleads guilty

PORTLAND, Maine — A man accused of putting razor blades in premade pizza dough at supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire pleaded guilty to a federal charge of tampering with a consumer product. Nicholas Mitchell, 39, of Maine, was arrested in October 2020 after the items were found in the...
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Berry opens at Olympic trials: 'I want to impact the world'

EUGENE, Ore. — (AP) — Gwen Berry raised her fist, thumped it against her chest two times and set off on her quest for an even bigger stage to spread her message. The hammer thrower, who forced the U.S. Olympic world into an uncomfortable conversation about demonstrations at the games, finished sixth in qualifying at track and field trials Thursday. She'll be in the final Saturday competing for one of three tickets to Tokyo.
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Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter

LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of Pico Rivera to arrange...
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Alternate helmets returning to NFL in '22 after 9-year pause

NEW YORK — (AP) — The NFL is bringing back alternate helmets in 2022, ending a nine-year hiatus that started because of concerns about player safety. The league wrote to clubs in a memo dated Thursday that it must be notified of plans to use alternate helmets by July 31 even though they won't be used for another year. The memo was obtained by The Associated Press.
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Bargainers say have policing 'framework,' but issues remain

WASHINGTON — (AP) — Congressional bargainers said Thursday they've agreed to a bipartisan framework for overhauling policing procedures, producing an upbeat but barebones statement that provided no details, conceded that disagreements remained and left uncertain their prospects for crafting a compromise that has eluded them for a year. Negotiators vaguely...
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'We have a deal': Pared-down, still huge infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle. But he openly acknowledged that Democrats will likely have to tackle much of the rest on their own.
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Nigerian IT worker charged in multistate unemployment fraud

SEATTLE — (AP) — A Nigerian information technology worker has been indicted on federal wire fraud and identity theft charges, after authorities said he and his co-conspirators filed false claims for pandemic-related unemployment benefits in 17 states. Chukwuemeka Onyegbula, using the name “Phillip Carter,” was linked to at least 253...
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Carnival loses $2.1 billion waiting for cruising to resume

MIAMI — (AP) — Carnival Corp. said Thursday that it lost more than $2 billion in its latest quarter as the company's cruise lines remained mostly shut down by the pandemic, but it said bookings for next year are running ahead of 2019's pace. Shares of the Miami-headquartered company fell...
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NBCUniversal celebrates opening of New Mexico studio

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — (AP) — Executives with NBCUniversal celebrated the opening of a new production facility in New Mexico on Thursday, as state and local officials touted efforts by the film and television industry to find ways to work through the challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic. The executives...
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Ex-Blackhawk sues team, alleging sexual assault by assistant

CHICAGO — (AP) — An unidentified former Chicago Blackhawks player says in a lawsuit against the team that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted him in 2010 during a playoff run to a Stanley Cup title and that the team did nothing after he informed a now-retired employee. After leaving the...