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US bars Syrian behind nominated film from attending Oscars

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities have decided to bar entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer whose harrowing film about his nation’s civil war, “The White Helmets,” has been nominated for an Academy Award. According to internal Trump...

Meryl Streep added as Academy Awards presenter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meryl Streep, whose Golden Globes speech prompted President Donald Trump to call her “overrated,” has been added as a presenter to Sunday’s Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Friday unveiled its final...

Foreign film Oscar nominees decry 'climate of fascism' in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six directors whose films are nominated for best foreign language film at the Oscars decried the “climate of fascism’ in the U.S. and other countries, in a joint statement two days before the Academy Awards. The statement, released Friday,...

Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox call for unity at UTA rally

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — While most celebrities are gearing up for Oscar events, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key are among those who gathered to speak Friday at a rally in support of immigrant rights. Speaking to a crowd of about 1,200 onlookers...

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the White House compound in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread...

Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati, KC Get 4 Extra Draft Picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Kansas City each will get four compensatory picks in April’s NFL draft while Seattle will have two additional selections in the third round. The NFL announced the distribution of the 32 compensatory picks Friday. Teams...

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

This Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Olathe, Kan., shows Adam Purinton, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting at a crowded bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. One man was...

Malaysia awaits lab tests after nerve agent used in airport

A North Korean flag waves at North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who...

Kasich: Trump ‘listened Very Carefully’ About Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) says there is no animosity between him and President Donald Trump, his former Republican presidential rival. Kasich says after a White House meeting that now that Trump is the president, “it’s sort of like being on an...

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town. District...