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Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
February 22, 2018 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Nyong'o, wearing a light blue Prada gown, won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "12 Years a Slave." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A radiant Grace Kelly glided from her seat, pulling up her long opera gloves, her little evening bag balanced on one arm, as she collected a best actress trophy for "The Country Girl" at the 1955 Academy Awards. She kept her speech short and sweet: "The thrill of this moment keeps...
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United States' skip John Shuster reacts after defeating Canada during the men's curling semi-final match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. United States won. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 22, 2018 - 9:59 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years. The U.S. victory Thursday was a remarkable...
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Firefighters use a raft to rescue Samantha Tucker, center, and her young child and infant, after rising flood waters submerged her home, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 9:54 am
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Shelters were open Thursday to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and other states. Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and...
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Darya Domracheva, of Belarus, celebrates her team's gold medal as her country's flag flies off the pole in the finish area during the women's 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 22, 2018 - 9:49 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Darya Domracheva grabbed the Belarusian flag and headed to the finish line looking to celebrate her team's gold-winning performance in the 4x6-kilometer relay. Then a funny thing happened. A huge gust of wind whipped the red and green flag from the pole she was...
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In this Jan. 16, 2018 photo, Tracy Letts poses for a portrait in New York. Letts, who has supporting roles in “Lady Bird” and “The Post,” is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
February 22, 2018 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it. Letts, who has supporting roles in "Lady Bird" and "The Post," is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony...
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Pa Supreme Court draws a 'much more competitive' district map
February 22, 2018 - 9:41 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying the state Supreme Court...
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Belgium security personnel enter a building in Brussels in this image taken from TV Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Belgian police have sealed off part of a Brussels suburb amid media reports that an armed man could be at large. (AP Photo)
February 22, 2018 - 9:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large. The area in the Forest neighborhood was reopened after about three hours and police spokeswoman...
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February 22, 2018 - 9:33 am
Kirk Herbstreit will take Jon Gruden's place on ESPN's coverage of the NFL draft. ESPN announced Thursday that Herbstreit will be part the opening night coverage of the first round in prime time on April 26 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Herbstreit will be joined by host Trey Wingo, draft...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry stands on the court as coach Steve Kerr gestures during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. At 44-14 and loaded with four All-Stars, the Warriors are still very good, but not as good they’ve been. “This year we've had a pretty solid season, but feel that we can play a lot better,” Curry said. “So that's what we're trying to do this next 20 games before another championship run.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 22, 2018 - 9:25 am
The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return Thursday night aren't the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions...
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