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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, Gus Kenworthy, of the United States, jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Gay athletes have made their presence felt like never before in Pyeongchang, from feuding with Vice President Mike Pence to openly displaying their affection with a simple kiss. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
February 21, 2018 - 6:50 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They are the stars of the Winter Games, and not for what they've done on the ice and slopes. Gay athletes have made their presence felt like never before in Pyeongchang, from feuding with a world leader to openly displaying their affection with a simple kiss. Let's...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:25 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to more than 32 years in prison for sex crimes against a child. News outlets report 27-year-old Matthew McMeans pleaded guilty last October to rape and use of a computer to commit sex offenses with a minor under the age of 13,...
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US President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. leaves after a photo call in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Donald Trump Jr. said any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he began a visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
February 21, 2018 - 6:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. The eldest son of...
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Sally Field holds up a sweater worn by her character in "Forrest Gump" as she presents the career achievement award at the 20th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 21, 2018 - 6:16 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year, according to the Costume Designers Guild. The union celebrated the year's...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 photo, visitors walk inside a North Korean submarine which is on display at the seaside "Unification Park" in Gangneung, South Korea, where the Olympics’ skating, hockey and curling events are held. This 35-meter submarine ran aground in 1996 during an espionage mission in the area. Its 26 crew members abandoned the vessel and went into nearby rugged, heavily wooded mountains. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
February 21, 2018 - 6:09 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SURVIVORS URGE STRICTER GUN LAWS Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepare to flood the state capital, pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people. 2. FRESH...
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A fire fighter sprays water to extinguish a forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Several Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Rony Muharman)
February 21, 2018 - 5:44 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Wednesday that emergency alerts in Riau and South Sumatra...
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February 21, 2018 - 5:32 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An explosion on a passenger bus in Sri Lanka injured 19 people, including 12 military personnel, the military said Wednesday. Brig. Sumith Atapattu said the explosion occurred near Diyatalawa, a former garrison town about 190 kilometers (120 miles) from the capital,...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, image made from video, flood waters from a strong storm surround a home in Nelson, New Zealand. Parts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as remnants of Cyclone Gita hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes. (TVNZ via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 5:30 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. The 1,000 tourists and 5,000 locals in Takaka are not entirely trapped, but would have to use a boat, helicopter or...
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Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 20, 2018. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 21, 2018 - 5:27 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative...
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