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February 19, 2018 - 4:29 pm
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he was "deathly afraid" as his 90-year-old wife underwent surgery over the weekend. Rosalynn Carter was recovering at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after surgeons removed scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine early...
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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry talks to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle, Wales. With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding fast approaching, the fashion and bridal worlds are abuzz with talk of who the bride will pick to design her dress and what kind of look she would go for. (Ben Birchall/Pool via AP, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal it's the burial place of monarchs? Everyone at London Fashion Week — and elsewhere — is dying to know. With only three months to...
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This is a screen grab take from CCTV China on Friday Feb. 16, 2018 showing dance sequence in an Africa skit shown on state television showing an Asian woman blacked up. The Chinese comedy sketch broadcast on state media showing an Asian woman with her face blacked up has drawn accusations of racism. The skit was shown on state broadcaster CCTV on Thursday night and depicted the opening of a Chinese-built high-speed rail in Kenya. (CCTV via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered offensive. The skit was shown...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:17 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The director of a Maine day care says cookies dropped off by a parent as a Valentine's Day treat left about dozen staff members feeling high. Police were called to the Watch Me Shine day care in Bangor on Wednesday and seized the cookies for testing. Day care director Tiffany...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Kang Hwa-seon, center, sits with her nephew Song Yong-geun, left, and her son Song Young-jin at her home in Gangneung, South Korea, looking at pictures of a 2015 family reunion she had with her brother-in-law. Kang and her brother-in-law were separated after the Korean war broke out in 1950. They saw each other briefly during the family reunion program in 2015, and she hopes the current Olympics-inspired rapprochement could help her to meet him again before she dies. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
February 16, 2018 - 7:45 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in this eastern coastal city in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a stall selling fireworks in southwestern China killed four people and injured four others on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday, authorities said Friday. The information office in Tonghai county in Yunnan province said the blast occurred at around 11 p.m. Thursday...
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A fire-eater performs on the street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 16, 2018 - 5:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings. This year marks the year of the dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. People in Beijing celebrated with family...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, USA men's ski team member Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships, in Beaver Creek, Colo. Miller, working as an NBC ski analyst, had to apologize after suggesting that matrimony is hazardous to your career, at least if you're a female skier. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY: NBC ski analyst Bode Miller apologized after suggesting that matrimony is hazardous to your career, at least if you're a female skier. During slalom coverage, partner Dan Hicks brought up a knee...
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First lady Melania Trump is hugged by Jared Rogers, 4, from Athens, Pa., during her visit to the Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 14, 2018 - 6:00 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump brought some Valentine's Day cheer Wednesday to children receiving medical treatment at a private facility on the campus of the National Institutes of Health. During the visit, the first lady was informed by her staff of a shooting at a South Florida high school...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, people walk past debris debris on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Mardi Gras produces fun-filled days of merriment, joy and the occasional hangover. It also produces a lot of garbage. But this year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change that with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that Mardi Gras accessory found hanging on fences, trees, and balconies: beads. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins. This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect...
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