June 30, 2016

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Predictions: Who should, will win at 87th Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that could be a nail biter. Best Picture Coyle: Will Win: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman” comes home to roost despite the landmark accomplishment of “Boyhood.” As a celebration of showbiz, Read More…

Kentucky town has had enough of the ‘Frozen’ weather

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The cold might not bother Disney’s Queen Elsa, but it’s wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular “Frozen” character’s arrest. Police in the small, rural town of Harlan posted a Facebook message Wednesday about Elsa. Post by Harlan City Police Department. They Read More…

Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Feb. 19

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. How Obama views terror fight He says the U.S. is not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion. 2. Ukraine rebels capture strategic rail junction The town of Debaltseve provides the rebels Read More…

Obama: US at war with those who have perverted Islam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to fight a misconception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State speak for them, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and terrorism. For weeks, the White House has sidestepped the question Read More…

Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossacks predominate

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Debaltseve appeared to be largely under the control of rebels Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. Associated Press journalists who drove around about half the town found that all neighborhoods were under the control of rebel fighters, most of them appearing to be Cossacks. Nikolai Read More…

Libya to UN Security Council: Lift arms embargo to fight IS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya’s foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that the U.N. Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the Islamic State group as it establishes a presence in north Africa and moves closer to Europe. Foreign Minister Mohammed al Dairi spoke to an emergency session of the council amid Read More…

US withholding details of Iran nuke talks from Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is withholding from Israel some sensitive details of its nuclear negotiations with Iran because it is worried that Israeli government officials have leaked information to try to scuttle the talks — and will continue to do so. In extraordinary admissions that reflect increasingly strained ties between Read More…

Pope walks in Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis walked in a solemn Ash Wednesday procession between churches on Rome’s ancient Aventine Hill, calling on people to humbly remember their human limits as faithful began their annual penitential Lenten period. Francis, carrying his pastoral staff, chanted prayers along with other participants during the few minutes’ walk down the street. He wore a purple Read More…

Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong’o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called “dark beauty.” Nyong’o, who so dazzled Hollywood and the Oscar-viewing public through awards season, spoke tenderly of receiving a letter from a girl who had been Read More…