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Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

WASHINGTON — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.
Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

CHICAGO — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R.
Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history. Nobody knew at the time, early on Nov. 8, how bad it would be.
Diane Rehm testifies for assisted-death bill in Maryland

Diane Rehm testifies for assisted-death bill in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Retired radio talk show host Diane Rehm testified in favour of a Maryland measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor's help, describing the misery her husband suffered during his final days.
10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Scienc
Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

PARIS — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church

Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money.
Tribeca Film Festival to open with Apollo Theater doc

Tribeca Film Festival to open with Apollo Theater doc

NEW YORK — The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City's iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case

Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case

SHREVEPORT, La. — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1 1/2 years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond.

66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential election

LAGOS, Nigeria — Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths in a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election.