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US weekly jobless claims fall for the first time in a month

Jan. 27, 2022 08:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight increases amid a surge in cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Jobless claims fell by 30,000 to 260,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, fewer than the...

UNC wins despite shooting under 30%, a program first

Jan. 26, 2022 21:30 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Caleb Love scored 16 points, RJ Davis added 13 and North Carolina defeated Boston College 58-47 on Wednesday night, winning for the first time in program history when shooting under 30%. The Tar Heels (14-6, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived an...

Auburn survives scare from Missouri in first game at No. 1

Jan. 25, 2022 23:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 17 points, including five straight within the final 90 seconds, and No. 1 Auburn survived a scare from Missouri, winning 55-54 on Tuesday night in the program's first-ever game as the nation's top-ranked team. Johnson converted a three-point...

David Ortiz was elected to the Hall of Fame his first time on the ballot; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens were denied entry

Jan. 25, 2022 18:19 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz was elected to the Hall of Fame his first time on the ballot; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens were denied entry.

First woman judge sworn into Pakistan's Supreme Court

Jan. 25, 2022 04:23 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has a woman on its highest court for the first time. Ayesha Malik's swearing-in on Monday as a justice on Pakistan's Supreme Court was a landmark moment for the Islamic nation where women often struggle to get justice — especially in cases involving...

Auburn flies to No. 1 in AP Top 25 for first time in history

Jan. 24, 2022 15:43 PM EST

War Eagle is flying high over men's college basketball for the first time in history. A barely ranked afterthought to begin the season, Auburn climbed past Gonzaga to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll released Monday. The Tigers beat Kentucky over the weekend for their 15th consecutive...

POLL ALERT: Auburn climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 for first time; Davidson, Marquette enter as Texas, Loyola drop out

Jan. 24, 2022 12:01 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Auburn climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 for first time; Davidson, Marquette enter as Texas, Loyola drop out.

Murray's first playoff start a nightmare for Cardinals

Jan. 18, 2022 02:06 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Kyler Murray's first NFL playoff start quickly turned into a nightmare. The dynamic quarterback and his Arizona Cardinals teammates had about the worst start imaginable in Monday night's 34-11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wild-card round. By the...

Biden, first lady visit hospitalized kids on Christmas Eve

Dec. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought some Christmas Eve cheer to hospitalized children who aren't well enough to go home for the holidays. It's longstanding tradition for first ladies to visit Children's National Hospital at Christmastime, but Joe...

Foxconn qualifies for Wisconsin tax breaks for first time

Dec. 22, 2021 16:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has qualified for nearly $30 million in Wisconsin tax credits, marking the first time the electronics giant has secured state aid since breaking ground on its facility in the state in 2018. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation...