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Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

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Samsung poised to roll out new phones amid a lull in smartphone innovation. More>>

White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

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The Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the auto industry. More>>

Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect

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A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited to the United States, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway. More>>

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

(AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.
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Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway. More>>

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits eastern Ecuador

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck eastern Ecuador close to its border with Peru. More>>

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

(Philippine National Police via AP). This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been... (Philippine National Police via AP). This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been...
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Philippine and US officials say a little-known militant has been named leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. More>>

Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

(AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, a surveillance camera is seen near the spot where "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staged the attack in Chicago. Chicago police tapped into a vast network of surveillance cameras _ and som... (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, a surveillance camera is seen near the spot where "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staged the attack in Chicago. Chicago police tapped into a vast network of surveillance cameras _ and som...
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Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras helped track down brothers who discredited Smollett attack. More>>

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

(South Korea Defense Ministry via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula d... (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula d...
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Worry about US-South Korea grows ahead of second Trump-Kim summit. More>>

Vatican summit on sex abuse focuses calls for accountability

(Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis prays during the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy se... (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis prays during the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy se...
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Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests. More>>

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, then-Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr has been attorney general for just one week b... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, then-Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr has been attorney general for just one week b...
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William Barr is on the cusp of what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. More>>

Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't need

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude ... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude ...
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The Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal _ but says it hopes the law will never be needed. More>>

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, technicians stand next to the SpaceIL lunar module, an unmanned spacecraft, on display in a special clean room during a press tour of their facility near Tel Aviv, Israel. Space... (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit). FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, technicians stand next to the SpaceIL lunar module, an unmanned spacecraft, on display in a special clean room during a press tour of their facility near Tel Aviv, Israel. Space...
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Israel aims to land on the moon after hitching a ride on a SpaceX rocket. More>>

Kraft Heinz fed investigation and a $15.4 billion write-down

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Shares in Kraft Heinz are expected to plunge when markets open Friday after the consumer goods company said it was being investigated by U.S. regulators and it reported a massive loss. More>>

Battle of the bands: Venezuela power struggle turns to music

(AP Photos/Ariana Cubillos). This photo combo of file photos shows opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido, left, on Feb. 8, 2019 and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, on Feb. 7, 2019, both in Caracas, Venez... (AP Photos/Ariana Cubillos). This photo combo of file photos shows opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido, left, on Feb. 8, 2019 and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, on Feb. 7, 2019, both in Caracas, Venez...
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Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts on both sides of a border bridge. More>>

Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

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A federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. More>>

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File). FILE - In this Jan.7, 2019 file photo, cardinal Philippe Barbarin, center, takes his seat as he arrives at the Lyon courthouse with his lawyers : Jean-Felix Luciani, 2nd right, and Andre Soulier, right, to attend his ... (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File). FILE - In this Jan.7, 2019 file photo, cardinal Philippe Barbarin, center, takes his seat as he arrives at the Lyon courthouse with his lawyers : Jean-Felix Luciani, 2nd right, and Andre Soulier, right, to attend his ...
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France's bishops agree 'in principle' to award financial compensation to victims sexual abuse by priests. More>>

Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script Video included

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r... (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...
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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett goes from victim to accused felon in less than a month. More>>

Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack Video included

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E... (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...
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Brothers at the center of the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are bodybuilders with an online following who have dabbled in acting and at least one failed business venture, according to reports and social media posts. More>>

The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity Video included

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E... (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "E...
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Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. More>>

Monkees' lovable bass-guitar player Peter Tork dead at 77

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Peter Tork, who rocketed to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 77. More>>

New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). John Harris, the son of Mark Harris, testifies during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at t... (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). John Harris, the son of Mark Harris, testifies during the third day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at t...
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The Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election wants North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner. More>>

The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone, left, and daughter Adria Stone, arrives at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Stone was ordered to appe... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone, left, and daughter Adria Stone, arrives at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Stone was ordered to appe...
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Trump confidant Roger Stone says he made an egregious mistake by posting an Instagram photo of the judge presiding over his criminal case with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. More>>

Feds: El Chapo's sons indicted on drug conspiracy charges

(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, a handcuffed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City. Guzman was ... (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, a handcuffed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City. Guzman was ...
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Two sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges. More>>

Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' post Video included

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone, left, arrives at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Stone was ordered to appear in court over a Instagr... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone, left, arrives at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Stone was ordered to appear in court over a Instagr...
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Trump confidant Roger Stone in court to answer for Instagram post that appeared to show judge and crosshairs of a gun. More>>

Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control

(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee ... (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee ...
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Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving through the Legislature. More>>

Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Members of the ECA (Ending of Clergy Abuse) organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse pose for photographers outside St. Peter's Square, at he Vatican, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preven... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Members of the ECA (Ending of Clergy Abuse) organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse pose for photographers outside St. Peter's Square, at he Vatican, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preven...
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Pope Francis has opened a high-level summit of church leaders on preventing clergy sex abuse, hoping to impress on bishops from around the world that the problem is global and requires a global response. More>>

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The op... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The op...
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President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantryman to the border bracing for what he claims is a U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, as his opponents rally their own troops. More>>

Abuse victims: Italian law helps bishops dodge investigation

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Survivor of sex abuse Francesco Zanardi, right, listens to Mark Rozzi, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during a press conference at the Italian Lower Chamber press hall in Rome, Thursday, Feb.... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Survivor of sex abuse Francesco Zanardi, right, listens to Mark Rozzi, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during a press conference at the Italian Lower Chamber press hall in Rome, Thursday, Feb....
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Advocates for victims of pedophile priests are pushing for Italy to revise laws that help bishops dodge accountability. More>>

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

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Reactions to police assertion that Jussie Smollett staged the attack on himself reflect the polarized state of political discourse in US. More>>

Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

(AP Photo/John Locher). A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while othe... (AP Photo/John Locher). A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while othe...
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Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area for the first time in a decade. More>>

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2...
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Iraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq. More>>

Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, speaks during an event at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Thunberg will also participate in a climate march through the city later in the day. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, speaks during an event at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Thunberg will also participate in a climate march through the city later in the day.
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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is joining Belgian students who are skipping classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels to get more attention to fighting climate change. More>>

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

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The Trump administration is exploring the idea of a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. More>>

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

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Zebra stripes are dazzling, particularly to flies and scientists say that might be the answer to how zebras got their stripes. More>>

Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

(AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File). FILE - In this March 2, 2005 file photo, pop icon Michael Jackson waves to his supporters as he arrives for his child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif. The estate of... (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File). FILE - In this March 2, 2005 file photo, pop icon Michael Jackson waves to his supporters as he arrives for his child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif. The estate of...
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The estate of Michael Jackson sues HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys. More>>

Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed

(U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso... (U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso...
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Federal authorities say a Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and dreamed of mass murder drew up a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists. More>>

Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

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Maryland Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift. More>>

Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, listens to testimony during a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investiga... (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, listens to testimony during a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investiga...
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The apparent Republican winner of the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past. More>>

IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

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Federal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS agent with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Brigde on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicola... (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Brigde on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicola...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept. More>>

Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

(AP Photo/Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury). Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scor... (AP Photo/Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury). Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scor...
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A deadly fire in Bangladesh gutted a section of Chawkbazar, an ancient section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era, in a stark reminder of the lapses in public safety that continue despite rapid economic development. More>>

Judge considers expanding child separation case

(Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shows a scene from a tour of South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Month... (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shows a scene from a tour of South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Month...
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Advocates and lawmakers are questioning the treatment of children who cross the Mexico border with relatives other than their parents. More>>

The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregul... (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool). Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregul...
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The Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race is ending his bid to be declared a winner and calling for a new election to be held. More>>

State lawmakers place their bets on sports gambling

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Legislatures in roughly two dozen states are considering bills to legalize sports gambling after a US Supreme Court ruling last year ended Nevada's monopoly. More>>

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. In September 2018, the German Catholic Church released a devastating report that concluded at least 3,677 people were abused ... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. In September 2018, the German Catholic Church released a devastating report that concluded at least 3,677 people were abused ...
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Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit calls attention to the crisis as a global problem. More>>

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump's declaration

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Democrats prepare to take a defiant stance against Trump's national emergency declaration. More>>

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91

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Dominick Argento, the 1975 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, had died at age 91. More>>

Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

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A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the department in 2015. More>>

Polish activists pull down statue of priest in abuse protest

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Activists in Poland have pulled down a statue of a disgraced priest after allegations that he sexually abused minors, acting under cover of night to protest about the failure of the Polish church to deal with the problem of abuse. More>>

Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoax Video included

(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and fi... (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and fi...
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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's angry and offended that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. More>>

Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

(AP Photo/Michel Euler). Paris 2024 Games' chief Tony Estanguet, left, makes a selfie with all invited guests after a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris, Thursday, Feb. 21 , 2019. The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics w... (AP Photo/Michel Euler). Paris 2024 Games' chief Tony Estanguet, left, makes a selfie with all invited guests after a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris, Thursday, Feb. 21 , 2019. The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics w...
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The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want to add breakdancing to the games, which would be a first for the dance sport that came from the streets of New York. More>>

Oakland teachers walk off the job in latest teacher strife

(AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne). Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding duri... (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne). Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding duri...
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Teachers in Oakland, California are set to strike Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. More>>

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free Video included

(AP Photo/Hau Dinh). Le Phuc Hai, 66, left, and To Gia Huy, 9, sit after having Trump and Kim haircuts in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019.  U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in H... (AP Photo/Hau Dinh). Le Phuc Hai, 66, left, and To Gia Huy, 9, sit after having Trump and Kim haircuts in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in H...
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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in Hanoi, a week before their second summit in Vietnam's capital. More>>

As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

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UK cybersecurity chief says government oversight of Huawei proves its worth in flagging problems. More>>

Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one that plowed into her from behind. More>>

The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuse

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican for a audience with pilgrims coming from the diocese of Benevento, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican for a audience with pilgrims coming from the diocese of Benevento, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Pope Francis has warned bishops and religious superiors summoned to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful around the world are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes but concrete action to put an end to the scandal. More>>

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early... (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early...
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Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote. More>>

Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups

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Microsoft detects hacking attacks aimed at European democracy groups ahead of May elections. More>>

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

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Prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. More>>

What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

(David Lee/Focus Features via AP). This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on S... (David Lee/Focus Features via AP). This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on S...
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The best-picture race heading into Sunday's 91st Academy Awards is considered one of the most unpredictable ever, with 'Roma,' 'Green Book,' 'Black Panther' and 'BlacKkKlansman' all potentially in the mix. More>>

Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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No. 1 Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake, and Zion Williamson could have some things to consider, too. More>>

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an as... (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an as...
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Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert. More>>

Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller

(Insys Therapeutics/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP). This still image from a 2015 video presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, shows a scene from a rap video made to motivate Insys The... (Insys Therapeutics/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP). This still image from a 2015 video presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, shows a scene from a rap video made to motivate Insys The...
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Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a life-size bottle of a highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps into getting patients on higher doses. More>>

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

(Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w... (Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w...
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Secretary of State Pompeo says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State in Syria isn't US citizen and can't return. More>>

After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Neil Walker of the Miami Marlins baseball team poses Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo ... (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Neil Walker of the Miami Marlins baseball team poses Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo ...
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While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million, 13-year deal, many less-than-superstar veterans have been routed on the free-agent market. More>>

Germany: Far right rebuked over 'natural selection' comment

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The deputy speaker of Germany's parliament has rebuked members of a far-right party for suggesting that women aren't fit to be lawmakers. More>>

2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

(Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). West Virginia teachers gathered at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. early Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, morning to protest the Omnibus Bill that is moving through the Legislature.
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Unions for West Virginia teachers declare end to two-day strike after lawmakers let a controversial education bill die; classes to resume Thursday. More>>

4-year-old inspires with trampoline act in his wheelchair

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A North Dakota charity event turned into worldwide inspiration when a 4-year-old boy performed his favorite trampoline act in his wheelchair. More>>

With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Duke's Zion Williamson sits on the floor following a injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Duke's Zion Williamson sits on the floor following a injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to Zion Williamson, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 North Carolina past No. 1 Duke 88-72. More>>

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, a nuclear medicine technologist makes a PET scan of a patient at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and now researc... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, a nuclear medicine technologist makes a PET scan of a patient at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and now researc...
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Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline. More>>

The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's death

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2...
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A commander with a U.S.-backed Syrian force says back-to-back suicide car bombings in a market in eastern Syria have killed at least 16 people. More>>

Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

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A Muslim civil-rights group is calling for a congressional investigation after its lawsuit revealed the federal government has given access to its terrorist watchlist to more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. More>>

Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

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A Dutch safety watchdog says that airlines around the world need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over conflict zones. More>>

Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting, when it held ... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting, when it held ...
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Fed policymakers last month noted increased threats to U.S. economy and opted for patience. More>>

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens Video included

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A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 45 people. More>>

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of US Video included

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Pedestrians walk in midtown Manhattan at Pershing Square as snow falls, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York.
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A sprawling storm is closing schools, snarling travel and threatening homeless populations with snow and cold stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. More>>

Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down

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President Donald Trump has tipped the scales and is now officially considered obese. More>>

Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

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A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot. More>>

Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountability

(AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) President Tim Lennon from Tucson, AZ, center, and SNAP members Esther Hatfield Miller from Los Angeles, CA, left, and Carol Midboe from Austin, TX, pose for pictures during i... (AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) President Tim Lennon from Tucson, AZ, center, and SNAP members Esther Hatfield Miller from Los Angeles, CA, left, and Carol Midboe from Austin, TX, pose for pictures during i...
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Survivors of clergy sexual abuse have met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit and demanded zero tolerance for abusers and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children. More>>

'Excessive fines' ban applies to states, Supreme Court says

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The Supreme Court is ruling unanimously that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. More>>

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

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President Vladimir Putin says in a state-of-the-nation address that Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. More>>

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Islamic State group has been redu... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Islamic State group has been redu...
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A convoy of trucks carrying civilians has left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria. More>>

UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

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Three pro-European lawmakers have quit Britain's governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independent legislators opposed to the government's conduct of Brexit. More>>

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

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Russian news agencies say a shipment of Russian medicine and medical equipment has arrived in Venezuela. More>>

Authorities announce Houston officer case review, FBI probe

(Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP). Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo joins Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner during a press conference updating the public on ongoing investigations related to the no-knock raid by narcotics officers that k... (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP). Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo joins Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner during a press conference updating the public on ongoing investigations related to the no-knock raid by narcotics officers that k...
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Prosecutors will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief has accused of lying in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents. More>>

The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

(Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w... (Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w...
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Trump is taking credit for the State Department's announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S. More>>

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

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Swiss bank UBS could face a multibillion-euro fine as a Paris court is set to deliver a verdict on charges it helped wealthy French clients evade tax authorities. More>>

The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69 Video included

(AP Photo). In this image made from a video, firefighters and local people gather near smoldering buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire has raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital, causing cas... (AP Photo). In this image made from a video, firefighters and local people gather near smoldering buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire has raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital, causing cas...
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The fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 69 people. More>>

Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on

(Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File). FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflat... (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File). FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflat...
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Driver hurt by shrapnel from ARC air bag inflator, prompting GM recall as nearly 4-year-old federal investigation continues. More>>

Oakland teachers to walk off the job Thursday

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Teachers in Oakland, California, are preparing to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. More>>

United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). This Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows the sanctuary at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. The United Methodist Church convenes its top legislative assembly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for a high-stakes ... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). This Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo shows the sanctuary at the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. The United Methodist Church convenes its top legislative assembly Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for a high-stakes ...
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The United Methodist Church convenes its legislative assembly for a meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. More>>

Lawyers for El Chapo concerned by juror misconduct claims

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El Chapo's lawyers are raising concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury told a news website that several jurors viewed media coverage of the Mexican drug lord's trial against a judge's orders. More>>

First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

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Israeli nonprofit says it'll launch what it hopes will be first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week. More>>

Khloe Kardashian bestie Malika Haqq fierce on cheating front

(AP Photo). This combination photo shows TV personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during an NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif., on May ... (AP Photo). This combination photo shows TV personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during an NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif., on May ...
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Khloe Kardashian bestie Malika Haqq has proven a fierce wing woman to bestie Khloe Kardashian among fresh Tristan Thompson cheating reports. More>>

The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm... (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
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Fox Television says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and has reiterated that he's not being written out of the show. More>>

Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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House Democrats plan to file a resolution as soon as Friday that's aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the Southwest border. More>>

'Empire' actor charged with making false police report Video included

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm... (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
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Chicago police have investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers questioned in the probe. More>>

Pope strives to fight cleric sex abuse with Vatican summit

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019.
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Pope Francis is summoning church leaders from around the globe for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, as church leaders around the world continue to protect the church's reputation by denying that priests rape children and by discrediting victims. More>>

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

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China accuses Washington of trying to block industry development after Pence calls Huawei and other telecom suppliers a security threat. More>>

Powerful political leader warns against squandering peace

(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Former Afghan Cabinet Minister Ismail Khan, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Herat province, western of, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A powerful political leader, who was previously tapped by some... (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Former Afghan Cabinet Minister Ismail Khan, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Herat province, western of, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A powerful political leader, who was previously tapped by some...
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Prominent Afghan political leader warn the president against squandering the best opportunity at peace in more than 17 years of war. More>>

After surgery, Michael Cohen's prison date postponed to May

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A New York judge says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer can wait until May to begin serving his three-year prison sentence for campaign finance fraud and other crimes. More>>

Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

(AP Photo/Scott Bauer). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers talks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers says he anticipates not supporting a Republican middle class tax cut bill that passed with no Democratic votes. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers talks to reporters Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers says he anticipates not supporting a Republican middle class tax cut bill that passed with no Democratic votes.
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office. More>>

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

(AP Photo/Sean Rayford). Kevin Tovornik poses for a photo in the kitchen of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik is currently living in his back yard in a camper tra... (AP Photo/Sean Rayford). Kevin Tovornik poses for a photo in the kitchen of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik is currently living in his back yard in a camper tra...
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Emergency management officials in South Carolina say they are preparing both for more massive floods like the state has seen in three of the past four years and smaller, but still destructive deluges. More>>

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates Video included

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradi... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradi...
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Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. More>>

Priest's son demands Vatican attention for clergy's children

(AP Photo/Nicole Winfield). Vincent Doyle, of advocacy group Coping International, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex ... (AP Photo/Nicole Winfield). Vincent Doyle, of advocacy group Coping International, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex ...
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The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist seeking to draw attention to another issue the Vatican has long sought to keep quiet: the plight of children of priests. More>>

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

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President Donald Trump has nominated Jeffrey Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general. More>>

USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

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USA Gymnastics is turning to NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn the embattled program around as it fights to retain its status as the national governing body for the sport. More>>

The Latest: Analysts see Galaxy Fold as a niche product

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, photo is a selection of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, photo is a selection of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco.
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Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated, but expensive, smartphone with a foldable screen. More>>

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

(AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 perc... (AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 perc...
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Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter. More>>

Poll: Rural/urban political divisions also split the suburbs

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, people walk along a path in front of a row of homes in San Jose, Calif. The suburbs are usually seen as the great political swing area in the United States, toggling back a... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, people walk along a path in front of a row of homes in San Jose, Calif. The suburbs are usually seen as the great political swing area in the United States, toggling back a...
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UChicago Harris/AP-NORC poll: Fewer political independents live in US suburbs than in cities and rural areas. More>>

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he ... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he ...
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The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent. More>>

AP source: Machado, Padres agree to $300M, 10-year deal

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A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. More>>

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

(Pavel Otdelnov, Photo via AP). In this handout photo taken in 2018, Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist poses for a photo in front of his work "Ruins. Building 538» in Moscow, Russia . Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist who grew up in Dzerzhinsk, the cente... (Pavel Otdelnov, Photo via AP). In this handout photo taken in 2018, Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist poses for a photo in front of his work "Ruins. Building 538» in Moscow, Russia . Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist who grew up in Dzerzhinsk, the cente...
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A Russian artist has put a spotlight on what he calls "the ruins of a Soviet mythology" with a new exhibit that focuses on the chemical industry in his hometown. More>>

The Latest: UK's May, EU's Juncker say talks 'constructive'

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech about Britain and Europe at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech about Britain and Europe at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn't specifying how that might be achieved. More>>

Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s... (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having s...
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Prosecutors will have to clear a series of legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if video evidence is available. More>>

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency Video included

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against Trump's ... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against Trump's ...
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President Donald Trump is criticizing California's lead role in a multistate lawsuit against his emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

(Lanes Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP). In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, Nouman Raja leaves the courtroom with his legal team after a pre-trial hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. The fired Palm Beach Gardens police officer's trial begins with jury selection T... (Lanes Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP). In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, Nouman Raja leaves the courtroom with his legal team after a pre-trial hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. The fired Palm Beach Gardens police officer's trial begins with jury selection T...
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For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing _ and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. More>>

The Latest: Son of priest meets with Vatican investigator

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019.
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The author of an explosive book on gays in the Vatican says the culture of secrecy that has hidden the double lives of clergy is intrinsically linked to the culture of cover-up about sexual abuse of minors. More>>

A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Workers build the stage for an upcoming concert coined: "Concert for the freedom of Venezuela" on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, ... (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Workers build the stage for an upcoming concert coined: "Concert for the freedom of Venezuela" on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, ...
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A look at the rival concerts planned by billionaire Richard Branson and Nicolas Maduro's government on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia. More>>

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says Video included

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tue... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tue...
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A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. More>>

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

(AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File). FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census.  The Supreme Court will decide whether the ... (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File). FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. The Supreme Court will decide whether the ...
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A top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data _ but with lots of mistakes. More>>

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin said Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin said Russia needs to focus on raising living standards.
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President Vladimir Putin says Russia will target new weapons at the United States should it deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe following Washington's withdrawal from a key arms control pact. More>>

APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

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The federal government is acknowledging it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. More>>

AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual whit... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual whit...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in belief it could break a month-long standoff, but top commanders are showing no signs of breaking loyalty to Nicolas Maduro. More>>

The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm... (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Sm...
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A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at the courthouse. More>>

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020 Video included

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020. More>>

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

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Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe. More>>

Coaching site builds list of those banned from US Olympics

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Coaching website publishes first comprehensive list of banned Olympic coaches. More>>

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

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A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook. More>>

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris. Chanel says Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 its i... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris. Chanel says Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 its i...
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Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. More>>

Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State mi... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State mi...
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The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. More>>

Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border

(AP Photo/Christian Torres). Migrants from Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, who are awaiting their turns to request asylum in the U.S., pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. ... (AP Photo/Christian Torres). Migrants from Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, who are awaiting their turns to request asylum in the U.S., pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. ...
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Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila say they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks. More>>

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

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Honda says it plans to close its car factory in western England in 2022, with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. More>>

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file). In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commissi... (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file). In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commissi...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will be traveling to European Union headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, but she was told Tuesday on the eve of the talks that her most important demand is not even up for discussion. More>>

Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Adam Culver, a Cabell County teacher and member of the Cabell County Education Association, records as leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA education unions call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow... (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Adam Culver, a Cabell County teacher and member of the Cabell County Education Association, records as leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA education unions call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow...
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Strike 2: West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over a complex education bill, nearly a year to the day that they embarked on a nine-day walkout that started the national 'Red4Ed' movement. More>>

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well a... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well a...
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Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, showmanship, eccentricities and an acid tongue. More>>

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

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Catholic religious orders from around the world are apologizing for having failed to respond when their priests raped children. More>>

Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May

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The offer by Italy's populist 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's "yellow vest" protesters could be a harbinger of what's to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. More>>

Thousands rally in France to oppose recent anti-Semitic acts

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Gatherings and marches against anti-Semitism will be taking place across France following a series of shocking anti-Semitic acts. More>>

Payless files for bankruptcy, closing North American stores

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Payless files for bankruptcy as it winds down North American biz. More>>

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

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A person familiar with FBI internal discussions says after FBI Director James Comey was fired the bureau developed a plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation. More>>

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

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A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. More>>

Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

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Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers are calling for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after reporting revealed that the agency was force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike. More>>

Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit

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The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show 'Empire'. More>>

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

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A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit that aims to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. More>>

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

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Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening in Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations. More>>

Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

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Noose knot on luxury hoodie pulled by Burberry, British luxury powerhouse apologizes amid fury. More>>

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

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Congressional Democrats are highlighting voting problems in Georgia as justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in certain places with a history of discrimination. More>>

Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates

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Authorities in Haiti say five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the country. More>>

Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

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North Carolina elections officials say the country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, blank ballots that consultants could complete and disappearing documents. More>>

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

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A federal judge has ordered Trump confidant Roger Stone to appear in court to address an Instagram post featuring a photo of the judge with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. More>>

Justice Thomas calls for re-examining landmark libel case

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The Supreme Court is declining to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby that was filed by a woman who says he raped her and later spread lies about her when she came forward. More>>

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

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Trump positions himself as pundit for 2020 Democratic field, giving high marks to Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, thumbs down to Elizabeth Warren's video debut. More>>

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

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An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States. More>>

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration Video included

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California's attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

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Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego. More>>

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

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Opportunity Lost: NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after an unexpected 15 years. More>>

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

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The man who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn't allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose. More>>

The Latest: French rally to say 'No' to anti-Semitism

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Israel's prime minister is urging European leaders to speak out against anti-Semitism after what he called the "shocking vandalism" of Jewish graves in France. More>>

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

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The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her public return to the bench, eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer. More>>

Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

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Democrats hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 are courting the party's famous freshmen. More>>

Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time's Up organization

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Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative. More>>

Harris: Facts unfolding in probe of alleged Smollett attack

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Several Democratic presidential candidates are closing out the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, with stops planned across states key to securing their party's nomination. More>>

First-ever 'Jeopardy!" team contest draws top champions

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The first-ever "Jeopardy!" team tournament is bringing together 18 of the game's top players. More>>

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

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Jussie Smollett's attorneys say there are no plans for the "Empire" actor to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault. More>>

US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

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China's economy czar will go to Washington for talks this week aimed at ending tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions. More>>

Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

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Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. More>>

Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

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It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development and extortion claims related to intimate selfies taken by its founder Jeff Bezos. More>>

Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

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Jussie Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged on social media. More>>

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido Video included

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Trump to seek to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. More>>

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

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President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. More>>

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

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Few Americans have a clearer idea of life with a border wall than former Texas congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

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Billionaire Richard Branson says that he hopes that the concert he's throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and saves lives by raising funds for "much-needed medical help.". More>>

Official: Deputy AG Rosenstein expected to depart in March

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A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month. More>>

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

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More than 300 IS militants holed up in tiny area in eastern Syria refuse to surrender, trying to negotiate an exit. More>>

  • National SportsMore>>

  • AP source: NBA, union forward talks on ending 'one-and-done'

    AP source: NBA, union forward talks on ending 'one-and-done'

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:54 AM EST2019-02-22 11:54:52 GMT
    Person with knowledge of situation tells AP that NBA, players' union forwarding talks on ending 'one-and-done'.
    Person with knowledge of situation tells AP that NBA, players' union forwarding talks on ending 'one-and-done'.
  • Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

    Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:54 AM EST2019-02-22 11:54:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Gash). Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, and Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe, left, fight for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Aaron Gash). Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, and Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe, left, fight for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee.
    (AP Photo/Aaron Gash). Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, and Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe, left, fight for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Aaron Gash). Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, and Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe, left, fight for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee.
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97.
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97.
  • Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

    Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:54 AM EST2019-02-22 11:54:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.(AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.
    (AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.(AP Photo/Nick Lisi). Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, talks to an official about a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Syracuse won 69-49.
    Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway.
    Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway.
  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

    AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:44 AM EST2019-02-22 11:44:38 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows musician Kendrick Lamar, left, and Solana Rowe, better known as SZA, who, along with Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith, were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "All the Stars," from the film "Black ...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows musician Kendrick Lamar, left, and Solana Rowe, better known as SZA, who, along with Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith, were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "All the Stars," from the film "Black ...
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows musician Kendrick Lamar, left, and Solana Rowe, better known as SZA, who, along with Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith, were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "All the Stars," from the film "Black ...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows musician Kendrick Lamar, left, and Solana Rowe, better known as SZA, who, along with Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith, were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "All the Stars," from the film "Black ...
    AP Source: Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not perform 'All the Stars' at Sunday's Oscars.
    AP Source: Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not perform 'All the Stars' at Sunday's Oscars.
  • 2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

    2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:44 AM EST2019-02-22 11:44:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Rochelle Washington, left, and attorney Gloria Allred, right, look on Latresa Scaff speaks during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Scaff and Washington are accusing musician R. Kelly of sexual misconduct on...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Rochelle Washington, left, and attorney Gloria Allred, right, look on Latresa Scaff speaks during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Scaff and Washington are accusing musician R. Kelly of sexual misconduct on...
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Rochelle Washington, left, and attorney Gloria Allred, right, look on Latresa Scaff speaks during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Scaff and Washington are accusing musician R. Kelly of sexual misconduct on...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Rochelle Washington, left, and attorney Gloria Allred, right, look on Latresa Scaff speaks during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Scaff and Washington are accusing musician R. Kelly of sexual misconduct on...
    Two women say singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and...
    Two women say singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent.
  • Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

    Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

    Friday, February 22 2019 6:44 AM EST2019-02-22 11:44:30 GMT
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...
    (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police r...
    'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett goes from victim to accused felon in less than a month.
    'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett goes from victim to accused felon in less than a month.
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