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Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury
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Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver gestures to Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger after Granger missed a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Phoenix. Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that comes only eight days after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct including racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. Sarver made the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, saying selling “is the best course of action.” He has owned the teams since 2004. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver applauds his team during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, June 20...
Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban
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Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors and cheer outside legislative chambers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, as lawmakers vote to concur on a near-total abortion ban, in Indianapolis. An Indiana judge on Thursday, Sept. 22, blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced, putting the law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that the new law violates the state constitution.(AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers, File) By TOM DAVIES and ARLEIGH RODGERSAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the word that abortion is n...
As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants
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As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants

FILE — Dilan Jimenez reads text messages as he stands outside a shelter, after arriving on a chartered bus from Texas earlier in the day, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican governors to disrupt federal border policies. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)FILE — Eduardo Garcia, from Venezuela, stands with crutches, surrounded by his family outside the Catholic Charities headquarters, in New York, Aug. 16, 2022. New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican...
Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue
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Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

FILE - The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. In Nevada and Arizona, cities and farmers are facing cuts as the Colorado River dwindles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)FILE - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., speaks outside the Capitol in Washington on Aug. 2, 2022. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. Two vulnerable incumbents whose states are hit hardest by the ...
Feds: 47 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program
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Feds: 47 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

Aimee Bock, the executive director of the nonprofit Feeding Our Future, speaks, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in St. Anthony, Minn. Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts on Tuesday, Set. 2022, in what they said was a massive scheme that took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to steal $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children. Feeding Our Future’s founder and executive director, Aimee Bock, was among those indicted, and authorities say she and others in her organization submitted the fraudulent claims for reimbursement and received kickbacks. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)The offices of Feeding Our Future are shown Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in St. Anthony, Minn., a week after FBI agents raided the offices of ...
At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education
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At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)While images are projected on the wall, journalist Folly Ba Thibaut speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone, speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Angelique Kidjo performs during the Transforming Education Summit...
Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired
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Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn’t get fired

FILE - A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. The House has passed legislation on a party-line vote that aims to make it harder for future presidents to interfere in the once-a-decade headcount that determines political power and federal funding. The bill is a Democrat-led response to the Trump's administration's failed efforts to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press Some census takers who falsified information during the 2020 count didn't have their work redone fully, weren't fired in a timely manner and in some cases even received bonuses, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's watchdog group. The findings released Friday by ...
How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic
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How to get a student loan refund if you paid during pandemic

FILE - Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus on May 10, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, announced in Aug. 2022, could lift crushing debt burdens from millions of borrowers. However, the tax man may demand a cut of the relief in some states, as some states tax forgiven debt as income. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) By ADRIANA MORGAAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive student loan debt, many borrowers who kept making payments during the pandemic wondered if they'd made the right choice. Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can in fact get a refund — and then apply for forgiveness – but th...
US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker
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US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker

This undated photo provided to The AP shows Mark Frerichs, a U.S. veteran and civilian contractor held more than 2 years in Afghanistan by the Taliban. Frerichs family says he has been freed by the Taliban. Frerichs’ release appears to have been part of a swap and came as an imprisoned Taliban drug lord also said on Monday he had been freed from American custody. (Charlene Cakora via AP)CORRECTS THAT BASHIR NOORZAI WAS RELEASED FROM AN AMERICAN PRISON NOT GUANTANAMO BAY - Bashir Noorzai, prison, speaks during his release ceremony, at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Noorzai, a notorious drug lord and member of the Taliban, told reporters in Kabul on Monday that he spent 17 years and six months in a U.S. prison. Taliban-appointed Foreign Minister A...
US asks appeals court to lift judge’s Mar-a-Lago probe hold
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US asks appeals court to lift judge’s Mar-a-Lago probe hold

Pages from the Justice Department's motion to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta are photographed Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The Justice Department asked the federal appeals court to lift a judge's order that temporarily barred it from reviewing a batch of classified documents seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home last month. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)FILE - An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 31, 2022. A federal judge has appointed Raymond Dearie, a veteran New York jurist to serve as an independent arbiter and review records seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home last month. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)A page from the Justice Department's motion to the 1...