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The Latest: Jackie Chan brings panda toys to the Oscars

Sofia Carson arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Jackie Chan has brought some furry friends to walk...

Stars arrive at Oscars, where ‘La La Land’ could shine

Felicity Jones arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for “La La Land”? Probably...

Egypt’s Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile...

Will ‘La La’ have another day of sun at Sunday’s Oscars?

This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, “La La Land.” The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP)...

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

Army paramedics give first aid to displaced civilians, injured in IS mortar bombing, during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, in the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 26. 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed) MOSUL, Iraq (AP) —...

New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman...

Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

People hold posters reading ‘Who ordered the murder?’ during a rally in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg to mark two years since...

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington...

Russians march to remember slain opposition leader Nemtsov

People gather together prior a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed two years ago, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Several thousand people held a march in Moscow in memory of the Russian opposition leader to mark the second anniversary of...

Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

Iraqi security forces advance during fighting against Islamic State militants in the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 25. 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi militarized police captured two neighborhoods on the western side of Mosul on Sunday...