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January 21, 2018 - 11:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent to 3,495.40 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.2 percent to 23,764.96. Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged less than 0.1...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber reacts after losing a point to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 21, 2018 - 11:35 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after surviving a frustrating fourth-round match. For a while, though, it appeared the former No. 1-ranked Kerber's progress may have unraveled against No. 88-ranked Hsieh Su-...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 21, 2018 - 11:17 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. Eventually, more than 650...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Zach Ertz celebrates a touchdown with fans during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 21, 2018 - 10:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans have taken to the streets to celebrate following their team's 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. The Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since they lost to this year's AFC champions the New England...
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January 21, 2018 - 10:36 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man accused of killing a teenager in Maine in 1980 in a cold case that vexed authorities for years is set to go on trial. A judge will hear opening statements on Monday in the trial of Philip Scott Fournier. Fournier was charged in 2016 in the slaying of 16-year-old Joyce...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2017, file booking photo provided by the Lebanon Police Department shows Travis Frink, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 70-year-old mother, Pamela Ferriere, shot to death in the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A preliminary hearing is set for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, for Frink of Warwick, Rhode Island. (Lebanon Police Department via AP, File)
January 21, 2018 - 10:36 pm
HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A preliminary hearing is set for a man accused of killing his mother in a New Hampshire hospital's intensive care unit. The hearing for 49-year-old Travis Frink of Warwick, Rhode Island, is scheduled for Monday. Frink is accused of shooting his mother multiple times at...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Franklin County Sheriffís Office shows Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. Mohamud, of Columbus, accused in April 2015 of receiving training on weapons, combat and tactics in Syria, and then returning to the U.S. with a plan to attack a military base or a prison. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, is scheduled to sentence the Ohio man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S. following a delay in the case when a previous judge withdrew. Mohamud, who was born in Somalia but came to the U.S. as a child, was arrested in 2015 and pleaded guilty to plotting those attacks after becoming radicalized in Syria. The attacks were never carried out. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriffís Office via AP, File)
January 21, 2018 - 10:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is again set to be sentenced after a short delay. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) is scheduled to appear in federal court in Columbus on...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary, stand at a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Percoco is set to go on trial in New York, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on charges that he orchestrated a complicated bribery and extortion scheme involving deep pocketed lobbyists and developers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 21, 2018 - 10:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York's governor is going on trial on charges he used his relationship with him to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection starts Monday in federal court in Manhattan in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov...
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SAG statues appear on the red carpet at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 21, 2018 - 10:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of winners at Sunday's 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles: MOVIES: Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour" Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,...
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Frances McDormand and the cast of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
January 21, 2018 - 10:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Western-inspired revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell. It was almost an exact...
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