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TOP STORIES

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UNITED NATIONS-USA-RUSSIA-UKRAINE — The UN Security Council will meet for the first time on Monday to discuss Russia’s troop buildup and threatening actions against Ukraine at the request of the United States. All key players are expected to clash in public over the possibility of a Russian invasion and its global impact. By Edith M. Lederer. SUBMITTED: 590 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: Omicron’s run around the world has raised concerns about the long duration of COVID, which according to some estimates affects a third of COVID-19 survivors. Long-term symptoms of COVID can include pain, fatigue, and mental confusion weeks or months after initial infection. As coronavirus infections skyrocket around the world, scientists are racing to identify the cause of the puzzling condition and find new treatments before a potential explosion of cases. By AP Medical Writers By Laura Ungar and Lindsey Tanner. SUBMITTED: 1,440 words, photos.

TENSIONS IN KOREA — North Korea has confirmed it has test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of reaching the US territory of Guam in its most significant launch in nearly five years. Sunday’s launch could be a prelude to further provocations by North Korea, such as long-range nuclear and missile tests that pose a direct threat to the continental United States, as the North tries to put further pressure on the administration. Biden. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 940 words, photos.

TENSIONS IN THE PERIAN GULF — The United Arab Emirates says it intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels while the Israeli president was visiting the country. The rebels have been launching their most far-reaching attacks yet as Emirati-backed forces put pressure on the Houthis. The attack early Monday was the third in recent weeks. The UAE’s state news agency WAM says debris from the missile fell outside populated areas and caused no losses. The attack in the midst of President Isaac Herzog’s visit only fuels tensions affecting the wider Persian Gulf region. By Jon Grambell. Sent: 1,090 words, photos.

GEORGE FLOYD-OFFICERS-CIVIL RIGHTS — Testimony will resume for a second week as the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers accused of violating the civil rights of George Floyd continues. Prosecutors are trying to prove that Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao disenfranchised Floyd by failing to provide him with medical assistance as officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. Kueng and Thao are also accused of failing to intervene. The former chief of training for the Minneapolis Police Department is expected to return to the stand Monday. By Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber. SUBMITTED: 510 words, photos.

SCHOOLS-CYBER ATTACK: Cybersecurity experts say ransomware attacks on K-12 schools have increased during the pandemic. Cyberattacks have brought schools to a standstill in recent weeks as teachers become more reliant on computers to monitor attendance and deliver lessons. Before the pandemic, cyberattacks on schools rarely led to class cancellations. Snow days are less frequent because children can learn from home in bad weather. By Cedro Attanasio. SUBMITTED: 1,230 words, photos.

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TRENDING NEWS

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MUSIC-SPOTIFY: Spotify said Sunday that it will add content notices before podcasts discussing the coronavirus. The move follows protests by the music streaming service started by Neil Young over the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. SUBMITTED: 570 words, photos.

HONG KONG – A senior Hong Kong official has resigned after attending a birthday party with 200 guests, at least one of whom later tested positive for the coronavirus. SUBMITTED: 210 words, photo.

GERMANY POLICE SHOT – Police say two officers have been shot and killed while on a routine patrol in western Germany. SUBMITTED: 80 words.

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POLITICS

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YOUNGKIN-VIRGINIA SHIFT: Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has used his first two weeks in office to push Virginia firmly to the right, attempting dramatic political change in a state once considered reliably Democratic and now being closely watched. close by others in the Republican Party. By Will Weissert and Sarah Rankin. SUBMITTED: 1,120 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-QATAR — President Joe Biden hosts Qatar’s ruling leader at the White House on Monday as he looks to the gas-rich nation to step up once again to help the West as it faces the prospect of an energy crisis. European. if Russia continues to invade Ukraine. By Amer Madhani. SENT: 980 words, photos. Meeting scheduled for 2 pm EST.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA-UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: Cybersecurity experts say ransomware attacks on K-12 schools have increased during the pandemic. Cyberattacks have brought schools to a standstill in recent weeks as teachers become more reliant on computers to monitor attendance and deliver lessons. Before the pandemic, cyberattacks on schools rarely led to class cancellations. Snow days are less frequent because children can learn from home in bad weather. SENT: 790 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BRAZIL STORM-DEATHS – Authorities in Brazil say landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains have killed at least 19 people in the country’s most populous state, Sao Paulo. Local officials also say the flooding has forced some 500,000 families from their homes. SUBMITTED: 190 words, photos.

MEXICO-VIOLENCE — A day after residents of a Mexican city dominated by a drug cartel say soldiers fired on a protest, wounding several people, the military says its troops came under fire. SUBMITTED: 400 words, photos.

SYRIA-ISRAEL – Syria’s official news agency says the country’s air defenses have clashed with Israeli missiles targeting an area near the capital Damascus, shooting down some of them. SUBMITTED: 240 words.

AFGHANISTAN-NEW ZEALAND — A pregnant reporter from New Zealand chose Afghanistan as a temporary base for her uphill battle to return home due to her country’s strict COVID-19 entry rules. SENT: 940 words, photos.

HONG KONG NEW YEAR’S PARTY PHOTO GALLERY — Tighter COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on dining in restaurants after 6 p.m. SUBMITTED: 390 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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FINANCIAL MARKETS: Asian stocks have followed Wall Street higher at the start of a week in which markets in China, South Korea and Southeast Asia will be closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. SUBMITTED: 310 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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SUPERBOWL LOOKAHEAD — The Cincinnati Bengals were the worst team in the NFL two years ago. They now head to the Super Bowl to play the Los Angeles Rams at the Rams’ home stadium. Matching the biggest comeback in an AFC championship game, the Bengals rallied from an 18-point hole to stun Kansas City 27-24 in overtime on Sunday for their first trip to the big game since the 1988 season. rookie Evan McPherson made a 31-yard field goal to win it. The Rams then overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and took the NFC crown with a 20-17 win over San Francisco when Matt Gay kicked a 30-yard field goal with 1:46 left. SUBMITTED: 640 words, photos.

FBN–AFC CHAMPIONSHIP – The Los Angeles Rams rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to secure a spot in the Super Bowl at their home stadium next month with a thrilling 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game. SUBMITTED: 1,030 words, photos.

FBN-NFC CHAMPIONSHIP – The Los Angeles Rams rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to secure a spot in the Super Bowl at their home stadium next month with a thrilling 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the championship of the NFC game. SUBMITTED: 1,030 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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OBIT-CHESLIE KRYST – Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 Miss USA pageant winner and correspondent for the entertainment news show “Extra,” has passed away. Police said Kryst, 30, jumped from a Manhattan apartment building. SUBMITTED: 320 words, photo.

FILM-BOX OFFICE – In an eerily quiet weekend in theaters, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” again led the box office in its seventh week of release. SUBMITTED: 580 words, photo.

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