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February 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the...
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Adam Rippon of the United States reacts following his performance in the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 17, 2018 - 4:52 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
February 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish...
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February 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events, The Associated Press found through an open records request. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said...
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February 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A transgender Ohio teen's grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy at a hospital after he's evaluated by a psychologist not affiliated with the hospital, a judge in Cincinnati ruled Friday. Judge Sylvia...
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Danica Patrick prepares for practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Patrick has one last chance at a win in NASCAR, on its biggest stage, at the Daytona 500. She will run only that event, then focus on the Indianapolis 500 before she retires as a race car driver. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2018 - 3:46 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick was annoyed with herself. She had trained most of her life for moments like these, but she couldn't fix the inadvertent mess she had just made. On the first leg of the "Danica Double," Patrick was in a scrum of reporters — the last place she wanted to be —...
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FILE - In this file image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A passenger in the vehicle that was fired on outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown said on Friday, Feb. 16, that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend’s house in a Maryland suburb. But he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installation. (WUSA TV-9 via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 3:31 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same. The new video for the rap star's single, "God's Plan," announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip. He's been giving away money in Miami lately, including a $50,000...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy during its world tour at a stop at the international airport in the southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 17, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy. Outlining his involvement in soccer for the first time to The Associated...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet, founder and board chairman of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, listens as President Barack Obama announces he will nominate her to head of the Small Business Administration in Washington. A group of investors led by a Contreras-Sweet offered to acquire Weinstein Co., rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 17, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in...
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