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  • ‘Three Billboards’ wins, women make waves at UK film awards

    LONDON (AP) — The ferocious female-led tragi-comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies Sunday including best film, outstanding British […]
  • In Italy’s poorer south, populist party woos angry voters

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — In the Naples suburb of Torre del Greco, a port town at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, voters are steaming. Local seamen have jobs lost to foreigners willing to work for lower pay. The town is without a mayor, who was arrested months ago in a kickback scandal. Some 13,000 small […]
  • Latvia starts criminal probe of its central bank chief

    HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia’s anti-corruption agency says it suspects the nation’s central bank chief of demanding and receiving bribes of at least 100,000 euros ($125,000) and has started a criminal investigation against him. The agency said Monday that no formal charges have so far been filed against Ilmars Rimsevics, who is also on the top […]
  • Dozens of Dutch budget carrier’s flights canceled, delayed

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of the service disruptions, which […]
  • Original Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. WITI-TV reports appraiser Bill DeLind says his business partner noticed the original 1949 print was missing from DeLind Fine Art Appraisals on Friday. Picasso only did 30 of the prints and signed each […]
  • Japan logs trade deficit in January, as imports jump 8 pct

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade sector started out the year on a strong note though it slipped into deficit for the first time in eight months due to higher oil prices and seasonal factors. Customs data released Monday showed imports rose 8 percent from a year earlier to 7.03 trillion yen ($66 billion). Exports jumped […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from […]
  • Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notes

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.3 percent in early trading to 21,863.84. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.4 percent to 5,920.10. South Korea’s Kospi lost 1.0 percent to 2,418.20. Hong Kong’s Hang […]
  • Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association […]
  • Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they arrested senior officials from the country’s national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Israeli media said among those arrested were close associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is fighting for his political life after being accused of taking bribes from […]
  • The Latest: ‘Three Billboards’ named best picture in Britain

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local): 9:25 p.m. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has capped a winning evening at the British Academy Film Awards by taking the trophy for best picture. The tragicomic tale of a bereaved mother in search of justice beat rivals including “The Shape […]
  • ‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co. blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing debut […]
  • Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

    Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of color to chief executives and other corporate officials as part of […]
  • The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is saying that the death toll in a commercial airplane crash is 65. IRNA reported Sunday night that one passenger did not make the flight. That puts the […]
  • Where to turn for tax help

    Tax returns surge over Presidents Day weekend, with the IRS saying it receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day of the year. That can mean long waits for filers trying to get through on the phone. So where should you turn if you have a question? ONLINE […]