‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at an Oscars full of change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 90th Academy Awards crowned Guillermo del Toro’s monster fable “The Shape of Water” best picture at an Oscars that confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era and sought to pivot to a vision of a more inclusive movie business. A sense of change was palpable at the ceremony Sunday at the Dolby […]

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WH: No exemptions from tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said: “At this […]

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1 million without power as storm cleanup proceeds

BOSTON — From Virginia to Massachusetts, about 1 million homes and businesses remained without power Sunday, two days after a destructive nor’easter, leaving some residents unsure when they could return home and schools questioning if they would be able to open Monday morning. Skies were clear Sunday over much of the Northeast hit by the […]

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Adam Rippon walks red carpet at Oscars

Looks in neutrals and red made early appearances on the Oscars carpet as Hollywood’s biggest fashion show got underway in Los Angeles. Among early walkers were a few Olympians, including skier Lindsey Vonn in a fringed black gown and diamond choker with statement red stones. Figure skaters Adam Rippon, a Clarks Summit native, and Mirai […]

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Next up at the Kennedy Center? A new focus on hip-hop

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman’s praises, and several couldn’t resist taking good-natured shots at the crowd. […]

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Person using stolen identity nominates Trump for Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects winners of the peace prize, says someone using a stolen identity has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the award. The Norwegian news agency NTB quoted committee secretary Olav Njolstad as saying it appears the same person was responsible for forging nominations in 2017, as […]

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Site says YouTube dinged it for slamming shooting survivors

Infowars, a conspiracy website that suggested survivors of the Florida school shooting were coached on their pleas for gun control, said its video account was temporarily frozen by YouTube. The suspension for harassment and bullying was subsequently lifted, the site said. YouTube, which is owned by Google, did not respond to multiple requests for comment. […]

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Companies face mounting pressure to pick sides in gun debate

NEW YORK (AP) — As the gun debate heats up following the massacre at a Florida high school, companies are under growing pressure to pick a side: whether to stand by the National Rifle Association or walk away. Metlife, Delta and more than a dozen others have decided to end benefits deals offered to the […]

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Americans say Congress is listening to all the wrong people

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for common ground with your neighbor these days? Try switching subjects from the weather to Congress. Chances are, you both agree it’s terrible. In red, blue or purple states, in middle America or on the coasts, most Americans loathe the nation’s legislature. One big reason: Most think lawmakers are listening to […]

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Trade center bomb echoes after 25 years

NEW YORK — In a room in the 9/11 museum, there are a police captain’s poignant notes and a flashlight that illuminated the way to safety. Nearby, a letter from a trapped man tells his family, “I love you very much…. Do wonderful things in your life.” The artifacts aren’t from Sept 11, 2001. They […]

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