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A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration.

By Associated Press February 4, 2023
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The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press February 4, 2023
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The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region, including a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

By MARK PRATT, Associated Press February 4, 2023
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For nearly a year, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to cool down the job market to help curb the nation's worst inflation bout in four decades.

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer February 3, 2023
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Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too.

By BRITTNEY J. MILLER, Cedar Rapids Gazette February 2, 2023
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Pope Francis demanded Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” as he arrived in Congo to a raucous welcome by Congolese grateful he was focusing the world’s attention on their forgotten plight.

By Associated Press February 2, 2023
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The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is implementing a new incentive program that will compensate ranchers for removing livestock carcasses to locations where they aren’t accessible to Mexican wolves.

By Associated Press February 2, 2023
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Daytime television psychologist “Dr. Phil” McGraw says he plans to end his talk show after 21 years in the coming months, but viewers haven't seen the last of him.

By Associated Press February 1, 2023
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California released a plan Tuesday detailing how Western states reliant on the Colorado River should save more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal.

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press February 1, 2023
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The population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row after a precipitous drop in 2020, but the population of orange-and-black insects is still well below what it used to be, researchers announced Tuesday.

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press January 31, 2023
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Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed.

By FELICIA FONSECA and SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press January 31, 2023
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Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday.

By Associated Press January 31, 2023
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Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday: It’s delivering its final 747 jumbo jet.

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press January 31, 2023
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Ukraine won support Tuesday from Baltic nations and Poland in its quest to obtain Western fighter jets, but there were no signs that larger nations like the U.S. and Britain have changed their stance of refusing to provide warplanes to Kyiv after almost a year of battling Russia's invading forces.

By SUSIE BLANN, Associated Press January 31, 2023
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Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts.

By Associated Press January 30, 2023
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Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press January 30, 2023
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Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season.

By STEVE PEOPLES, AP National Political Writer January 28, 2023
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Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago.

By MEG KINNARD, HOLLY RAMER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press January 28, 2023
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Hours before sunrise, migrants at one of Mexico’s largest shelters wake up and go online, hoping to secure an appointment to try to seek asylum in the U.S.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press January 28, 2023
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Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother.

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press January 28, 2023
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The city of Memphis and the nation on Friday awaited the release of a police video depicting five officers viciously beating Tyre Nichols, a Black man whose death prompted murder charges against the cops and outrage at the country’s latest instance of police brutality.

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press January 27, 2023
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The Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge eased further in December, and consumer spending fell — the latest evidence that the Fed's series of interest rate hikes are slowing the economy.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer January 27, 2023
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The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.

By Associated Press January 26, 2023
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Hefty snowfalls from a series of atmospheric rivers have brought a slightly rosier outlook for the beleaguered Colorado River.

By COLTON LOCHHEAD, Tribune News Service January 26, 2023
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Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press January 26, 2023

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