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  • Brazen attacks against Syrian security kill at least 32 Associated Press - 23 minutes ago
    Brazen attacks against Syrian security kill at least 32

    In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 ...

  • Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees Associated Press - 38 minutes ago
    Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees

    Billionaire Warren Buffett used his much anticipated annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to reiterate his wariness of high Wall Street fees and his positive outlook for the U.S. economy. Buffett ...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 10:40 a.m. EST Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    Billionaire Warren Buffett wants investors to be wary of the high fees Wall Street routinely charges because of the damage they do to investment returns, and he emphasized his confident outlook in the ...

  • In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump Associated Press - 42 minutes ago
    In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

    MARION, Ala. (AP) — Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House.

  • Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug Associated Press - 43 minutes ago

    Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry ...

  • In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold? Associated Press - 49 minutes ago
    In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

    A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and ...

  • Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance in western Mosul Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul Saturday amid stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters, a commander on the scene said.

  • Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
    Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

  • The Latest: Democrats need to dust off party voting rules Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
    The Latest: Democrats need to dust off party voting rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):

  • AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
    AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big show is months in the making.

  • Lake created by landslide floods in Bosnia, closes highway Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
    Lake created by landslide floods in Bosnia, closes highway

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central Bosnia has shut down one of the country's main highways.

  • Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
    Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

    U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated ...

  • Notable workers' rights cases heard by Neil Gorsuch Associated Press - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the ...

  • Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses Associated Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
    Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses

    The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get ...

  • Buffett's firm says 4Q profit up 15 percent on investments Associated Press - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company says fourth-quarter profit improved 15 percent, but most of the gains came from the paper value of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s investments and derivative contracts.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypse Associated Press - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
    AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open." Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn't just in need of improvement but it's in "total disrepair and decay." The health law is not only flawed, but it's an "absolute and total catastrophe."

  • Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy Associated Press - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
    Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question.

  • Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation Associated Press - 2 hours 26 minutes ago
    Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Saturday that they would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother.

  • The Latest: Vietnam: Suspect thought she was playing a prank Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
    The Latest: Vietnam: Suspect thought she was playing a prank

    The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Vietnam says the Vietnamese woman under arrest ...

  • The Latest: Opposition leader backs US tack on IS, Iran Associated Press - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
    The Latest: Opposition leader backs US tack on IS, Iran

    The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A leader of the main Syrian opposition group says the group shares the priorities of the new U.S. administration ...

  • AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

  • Transgender boy 2 wins away from girls state wrestling title Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    Transgender boy 2 wins away from girls state wrestling title

    CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs could win a Texas state wrestling title on Saturday.

  • GOP proposal aims to end insurance mandate in 'Obamacare' Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners.

  • As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader Associated Press - 8 hours ago
    As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.

  • At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters Associated Press - 8 hours ago
    At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term congressman called it a "no-brainer." And, when they yelled at the mention of White House adviser Steve Bannon's name, Young quickly replied: "I don't know much about him."

  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

    GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it. It's the ...

  • Pence tells Jewish group world will know US supports Israel Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Pence tells Jewish group world will know US supports Israel

    Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly ...

  • AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters

    National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Leading contenders in the Saturday vote ...

  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

  • Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.

  • Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country' Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

  • White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.

  • Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.

  • AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card? Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?

    TOKYO (AP) — China's announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

  • Dance scenes in movies can be tricky, but sometimes magical Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Dance scenes in movies can be tricky, but sometimes magical

    Oscar front-runner "La La Land" opens with a bang, or should we say a burst — of leaps and pirouettes, not to mention bicycles sashaying along the roofs of automobiles. It's not easy to stage a successful dance scene for the cameras — especially on a highway interchange — but when such a scene works, it can be memorable.