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DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain’s BAFTAs

NBA - 4 hours 30 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story “The Revenant” with a win at the British Academy Film Awards. DiCaprio is bookies’ favorite to take the best-actor trophy at Sunday’s ceremony, considered a portent of success at Hollywood’s Feb. 28 Academy Awards. The role of a fur trapper fighting […]
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DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain’s BAFTAs

Seattle Seahawks - 4 hours 30 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story “The Revenant” with a win at the British Academy Film Awards. DiCaprio is bookies’ favorite to take the best-actor trophy at Sunday’s ceremony, considered a portent of success at Hollywood’s Feb. 28 Academy Awards. The role of a fur trapper fighting […]
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Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

NBA - 4 hours 37 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden’s possible visit to the country. At a Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu cited media reports that Biden was considering visiting Israel in the coming days. He said Biden’s staff is landing in Israel […]
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Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

Seattle Seahawks - 4 hours 37 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden’s possible visit to the country. At a Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu cited media reports that Biden was considering visiting Israel in the coming days. He said Biden’s staff is landing in Israel […]
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Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

NBA - 4 hours 59 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group said two fighters from the […]
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Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

Seattle Seahawks - 4 hours 59 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group said two fighters from the […]
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In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

NBA - 5 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy. Scalia deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers and was a lightning rod for criticism from the left almost […]
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In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy. Scalia deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers and was a lightning rod for criticism from the left almost […]
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Kerry in Albania to press reform

NBA - 5 hours 6 min ago

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. Kerry was making a brief stop in the capital Tirana on Sunday to urge the government and opposition parties to support the package, which […]
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Kerry in Albania to press reform

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 6 min ago

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. Kerry was making a brief stop in the capital Tirana on Sunday to urge the government and opposition parties to support the package, which […]
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McCain criticizes Syria truce deal, sees Russia ambitions

NBA - 5 hours 13 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Senior Republican Sen. John McCain sharply criticized the deal to seek a temporary truce in Syria, arguing Sunday that Russia is engaging in “diplomacy in the service of military aggression.” Diplomats from a group of countries that have interests in Syria’s five-year civil war, including the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and […]
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McCain criticizes Syria truce deal, sees Russia ambitions

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 13 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Senior Republican Sen. John McCain sharply criticized the deal to seek a temporary truce in Syria, arguing Sunday that Russia is engaging in “diplomacy in the service of military aggression.” Diplomats from a group of countries that have interests in Syria’s five-year civil war, including the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

NBA - 5 hours 22 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more. A look at some of the claims Saturday night and how they compare with the facts: TED CRUZ: “We have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election year.” MARCO RUBIO: “It […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 22 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more. A look at some of the claims Saturday night and how they compare with the facts: TED CRUZ: “We have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election year.” MARCO RUBIO: “It […]
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Obama to nominate Scalia successor ‘in due time’

NBA - 5 hours 22 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was “bigger than any one party.” With a half-dozen or more major cases […]
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Obama to nominate Scalia successor ‘in due time’

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 22 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was “bigger than any one party.” With a half-dozen or more major cases […]
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Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79

NBA - 5 hours 24 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at private residence […]
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Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 24 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at private residence […]
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Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

NBA - 5 hours 58 min ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers have chosen the troubled country’s Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly. Senate leader Jocelerme Privert was elected as provisional president early Sunday after a plodding 10-hour session by Haiti’s bicameral […]
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Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

Seattle Seahawks - 5 hours 58 min ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers have chosen the troubled country’s Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly. Senate leader Jocelerme Privert was elected as provisional president early Sunday after a plodding 10-hour session by Haiti’s bicameral […]
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