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Former gymnast who accused coach John Geddert of abuse says his suicide brings her no closure

Allen Berezovsky / Stringer / Getty Images A former gymnast who accused ex-Olympic coach John Geddert of abuse said his suicide does not bring closure. Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, shortly after being charged with 24 criminal charges. "There is no greater admission of guilt than John Geddert taking his own life," Sarah Klein said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former gymnast Sarah Klein, who accused ex-Olympic coach John Geddert of abuse, told NBC News...
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The Mars Perseverance Rover's Parachute Contained a Secret Message

"The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message," reports the Associated Press — thanks to the rover's puzzle-loving systems engineer Ian Clark. "During a live stream discussing the landing, one Nasa commentator said: 'Sometimes we leave messages in our work for others to find. So we invite you all to give it a shot and show your work,'" reports the Guardian. One Reddit user actually deciphered the message using Python code. Long-time Slash...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Reddit, Associated Press, Mars, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Clark, Morse, Pasadena California, Theodore Roosevelt, Ian Clark, Matt Wallace

7,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to regroup in key areas, general warns

An Iraqi policeman directs traffic during COVID-19 testing at the capital Baghdad's Shorja market on February 22, 2021. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images ISIS is using lull period caused by the pandemic to regroup, a Kurdish general told the Times. Siwan Barzani said that coalition forces had been forced to suspend training due to COVID-19 All the while, ISIS fighters have been infiltrating the civilian population and building up their base again. Visit the Business section of Insid...
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Schoolchildren freed after abduction in northern Nigeria, governor says

Students, teachers and family members released after gunmen stormed college in Kagara two weeks agoForty-two people including 27 students who were abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed, an official has said.The chief press secretary for the Niger state governor, Mary Noel Berje, told the Associated Press on Saturday that those released have arrived in the state capital, Minna. “We have received them,” she said. Continue reading...
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Osborne, Onyenwere lead way as UCLA women dominate USC

UCLA sophomore Charisma Osborne recorded the ninth triple-double in program history on Friday night, collecting 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 93-51 rout of USC at Pauley Pavilion. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Lauryn Miller #33 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket between Kyra White #22 and Shalexxus Aaron #0 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood on Friday, February 26, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmin...
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New management structure for Mauna Kea, in-person graduation ceremonies allowed, Kaui to vaccinate hotel workers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Native Hawaiians perform ceremony prior to 2019 protests over Mauna Kea ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHouse advances measure for new Mauna Kea management. A measure that aims to form a working group to develop a new management structure for Mauna Kea was advanced Thursday in the state House of Representatives. According to the resolution, the failure of the university to properly consult with Native Hawaiians has led to mistrust and polarization within the community, a situation that must be reco...
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Rural communities are pushing back against vaccine-scheduling bots they say are giving out-of-towners an upper hand

Some communities are fighting back against vaccine scheduling bots that they say give the tech savvy out-of-towners the upper hand. Getty Vaccine-scheduling bots intended to make registration easier on seniors are facing backlash. A clinic in rural Massachusetts was canceled after 350 shots were reserved by out-of-towners.  As of Feb. 26, more than 70 million people received COVID-19 vaccine shots in the US, the CDC said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On February ...
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Prosecutor investigating Trump’s Georgia call urges patience

By Kate Brumback | Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. “I’m in no rush,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said this week in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think people think that I feel this immense pressure. I don’t.” Willis, a Democrat elected in November,...
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The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'I Care A Lot' to 'The Conjuring'

"I Care A Lot" Netflix "I Care A Lot" was Netflix's most popular movie this week.  Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix's daily top 10 lists. It provides Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit the business section of Insider for more stories. Netflix's new original movie, "I Care A Lot," shot to the top of its popular rankings this week. Two "Conjuring" movies were also hits on Netflix this week.Every week, the streaming s...
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US is getting a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine: Which one is the best?

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best? If cleared for emergency use, the J&J vaccine would offer a one-dose option that could help speed vaccinations, tamp down a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. and stay ahead o...
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Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies

By Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Larry Fenn | Associated Press A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content. The Associated Press reviewed public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 federal, state, and local elected an...
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Associated Press slammed for declaring Biden’s ‘empathy will be on full display’ in story about Texas trip

The Associated Press was roasted on Friday for declaring President Biden’s "empathy will be on full display" during a trip to Texas.
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The many alleged identities of Bitcoin's mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto

Surasak Suwanmake/ Getty Images Coinbase sent Satoshi Nakamoto a copy of its public filing, dredging the creator's mysterious identity back into the spotlight. Since it was created in 2009, bitcoin has become a top digital currency. Many names have been dropped as Bitcoin potential creators, but none can be proven. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The identity of the creator of Bitcoin has captured public attention once more, after Coinbase sent a copy of its public...
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Correction: Gas Drilling-Delaware Basin Story

In a story Feb. 25, 2021, about a permanent ban on gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River watershed, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to David Callahan, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
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AP Names Anna Jo Bratton to Post of US Enterprise Editor

The Associated Press has named Anna Jo Bratton as U.S. Enterprise Editor on the news cooperative’s Global Enterprise Team.
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Las Cruces School Official Struck, Killed While Walking Dogs

Las Cruces police say Karen Trujillo, school superintendent for New Mexico’s second largest city and a former head of the state Public Education Department, was struck by a minivan and killed while walking her dogs, A Las Cruces Police Department statement on the pedestrian’s death did not identify the person killed Thursday evening but a Police Department spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that it was Trujillo, a 50-year-old longtime educator.
Tags: Associated Press, New Mexico, Police Department, LAS CRUCES, Trujillo, Public Education Department, Las Cruces Police Department, Las Cruces School, Karen Trujillo

10 Things in Politics: Biden's big business romance

President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen meet with business leaders, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon (right) earlier this month. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Big business, usually friendlie...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Corporate America, Congress, Washington, Wall Street, Senate, White House, Disney, US, Dnc, Trends, Usda, Iran, Syria

Boeing will pay $6.6M to settle FAA allegations

The FAA said Thursday that Boeing managers failed to put adequate priority on living up to the earlier settlement and complying with FAA regulations
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BLM launches Survival Fund amid COVID relief delay

By Aaron Morrison | Associated Press NEW YORK — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement nearly eight years ago, said Thursday that it plans to make up to 3,000 microgrants of $1,000 each to people who it believes need it m...
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Correction: Racial Injustice-Boston Power Shift Story

In a story Feb. 23, 2021, about women of color gaining more political power in Boston, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Michelle Wu is the first Asian American member of the Boston City Council.
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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in Hollywood

By STEFANIE DAZIO | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. The man was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs at the time ...
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US plans to release report on Khashoggi killing

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia’s crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a U.S.-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration plans to do about it. Ahead of the release of the declassified U.S. intelligence report, President Joe Biden was expected to speak to Saudi King Salman as soon as Thursday for the first time since taking office more ...
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COVID economy: California unemployment claims drop

New California unemployment claims fell sharply last week, dropping below 100,000 for only the second time since government-ordered business shutdowns to combat the coronavirus began, the government reported Thursday. Workers in California filed 89,500 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Feb. 20, a steep decrease of 50,100 from the 139,600 jobless claims filed the week ending Feb. 13, according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the United States, workers filed 730,000 initi...
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Homebuilders grapple with land shortage, soaring lumber costs

By Alex Veiga | The Associated Press U.S. homebuilders are poised to benefit this spring homebuying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates and an all-time low inventory of previously occupied homes for sale. But soaring lumber prices and a shortage of construction-ready land could limit their ability to capitalize on the strong housing market trends, analysts say. The price of lumber more than doubled over the last year to an all-time high, reflecting strong demand for new construction an...
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Backlogged Cases Push California’s Total COVID-19 Deaths Past 50,000

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California has reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic. Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic. The county, which has a quarter of the state’s 40 million residents, said the deaths mainly occurred between Dec. 3 and Feb. 3. The Department of Public Health identified them after going through death record...
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Quotes From Stephen King Interview With the Associated Press

Stephen King spoke recently to The Associated Press about his new novel, “Later.”.
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Biden revoked a slew of Trump executive orders, including one restricting funds to 'anarchist' cities and one insisting on neoclassical architecture

President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the White House in Washington, February 24, 202. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Biden has undid a series of Trump-era executive orders and memoranda on Wednesday. They include reversing the designation of 'anarchist jurisdictions,' and an order promoting neoclassical federal buildings. It's Biden's latest move to undo his predecessor's legacy, much of which he can do unilaterally.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pre...
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Tired of waiting for help, some states have begun passing their own COVID-19 aid

Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fallout. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan As Americans await the passage of Biden's stimulus plan, some states are passing their own relief. At least five states have passed or proposed their own economic and virus aid legislation. But critics argue their success undermines calls ...
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Former aide says Gov. Cuomo kissed her without consent

By Marina Villenueve | Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — A former member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details Wednesday, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent after a private meeting. Lindsey Boylan said that during her more than three years working as an economic adviser in the administration, Cuomo “would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs,” compared her to one of his rumored ex-girlfr...
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Wildlife got hammered in the Southern freeze

By John Flesher and Jamie Stengle | Associated Press DALLAS — As many people in the southern U.S. hosted neighbors who had no heat or water during the vicious February storm and deep freeze, Kate Rugroden provided a refuge for shell-shocked bats. Starving and disoriented, the winged mammals tumbled to the snow-coated ground as temperatures plunged to levels rarely seen in the region. “They burned through their energy reserves as they tried to wake up and get away from the cold and ice,” said Rug...
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