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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2019 - 1:18 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump thanked youth anti-drug advocates Thursday for "choosing to step up and be part of the solution" for reducing drug abuse and addiction. "You are our greatest agents for change," the first lady told hundreds attending the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America'...
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This undated photo released by Lincoln Center shows Henry Timms who has been hired as president of Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts in New York. (Michael Creagh/Lincoln Center via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Timms has been hired as president of Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts and will become the organization's sixth leader in 5½ years. The 42-year-old Timms will start in May. He has been at New York's 92nd Street Y cultural center for 11 years, starting as deputy director in...
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February 03, 2019 - 3:27 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Washington state apartment found a loaded gun under a mattress and used it to shoot his pregnant mother in the face, authorities said Sunday. The 27-year-old woman and her boyfriend were watching television in bed Saturday when their son found the gun between...
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Palestinians stand in front of headquarters of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), in the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Israel says it is suspending operations of TIPH observer force in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after over 20 years. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
February 02, 2019 - 11:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes an agreement can be reached to protect Palestinians in the West Bank after Israel said it would suspend the mandate of an international observation mission. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement Saturday that...
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This image from video provided by Michelob shows a frame from their 2019 Super Bowl commercial for Michelob Ultra Pure Gold. The ad features the actress Zoe Kravitz using techniques for autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. It is described as a tingly euphoric response, usually starting on the head and scalp, and sometimes spreading down the neck, arms or back. (Michelob ULTRA via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 1:34 pm
A new Super Bowl commercial aims to calm frenzied football fans with oddly relaxing images of actress Zoe Kravitz whispering into a pair of microphones and softly tapping on a bottle. The beer ad already has drawn more than 10 million views and stands to expose a vast audience to an internet craze...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 file photo, a police officer aims a flash ball gun during clashes with yellow vest protesters on the famed Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France. A European human rights official said on Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, that she is "seriously concerned" about extensive injuries caused by rubber bullets and other French police methods to disperse yellow vest protesters. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 01, 2019 - 8:05 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Council of State has ruled that security forces have a right to use controversial high-velocity rubber ball launchers for crowd control at weekly protests by the yellow vest movement. Friday's decision by the highest administrative body came a day before protesters were to...
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In this Jan. 30, 2019, photo, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a rally in Brunswick, Ohio. The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016. Though the first prominent Democrats to announce their 2020 candidacies hail from the coasts, several Midwestern natives, including Brown and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., are offering themselves as potential contenders uniquely attuned to the region’s priorities. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 31, 2019 - 3:09 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown's first trip to Iowa as a presidential prospect could feel a lot like home for the Ohio senator. The three-term swing-state senator is visiting places like his home state, where working class voters helped elect Donald Trump in 2016 but re-elected...
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January 31, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Thursday pushing those who receive federal funds to "buy American." The aim is to boost U.S. manufacturing. Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, told reporters during a telephone briefing the...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, Carlos Ghosn, the then-Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO, listens to reporter's question during a press conference about Renault Samsung Motors' global vision plan in Seoul, South Korea. Major Japanese business daily Nikkei is reporting Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn has reiterated his innocence, saying the payments to a Saudi businessman were legitimate and Nissan people knew about the transaction. Ghosn has been charged with breach of trust in the payments, and with falsifying financial reports in underreporting compensation from Nissan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The French lawyer of former Nissan and Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn says he thinks his client, jailed in Tokyo since November, should name the people he alleges to have plotted against him. Jean-Yves Leborgne said on RTL radio on Thursday that he expects to be able to soon meet Ghosn...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. More than a week into a political standoff, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, that he is willing to negotiate with opposition leader Juan Guaido. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, FILE)
January 30, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — More than a week into a standoff with the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was willing to negotiate. Violent street demonstrations erupted last week after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared during a major opposition rally in Caracas that he had...
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