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5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops).But

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending February 22, 2018:Top Songs1. God's Plan, Drake2. Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line), Bebe Rexha3. Pray For Me, The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar4.

Barnaby Joyce accuser's identity revealed as Catherine Marriott

The woman who accused Barnaby Joyce of sexual harassment has been named as a former recipient of the West Australian Rural Woman of the year award. The Weekend Australian has named the woman as

Houston mayor: Recovery from Harvey not fast enough

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor says that six months after Hurricane Harvey's devastating and deadly flooding, recovery efforts in the United States' fourth-largest city aren't happening fast

Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:All times are Eastern.THURSDAY, March 1WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30

White House in April to welcome leaders of Baltic states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced a Baltic summit in April to celebrate the 100th anniversary of independence for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.President Donald Trump plans to welcome

EU threatens to drop Turkey summit over Cyprus gas dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are threatening to abandon a planned meeting with Turkey's president over Ankara's deployment of warships to stop an Italian company from drilling for gas off

Farmer cuts off snowmobile trail after cow is shot nearby

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A farmer who says his pregnant cow was shot and killed near a snowmobile trail on his property in Maine will no longer let the public ride on the trail.The Morning Sentinel

Group seeks investigation into Zinke's ties to gun company

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A political watchdog organization says U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to have violated a conflict of interest law by meeting with executives of a Montana firearms

General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls.General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion. It's a return to the pet business

In my part of red America, no one sees guns as part of the problem

By Teri Carter A week after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the note was found scrawled on our middle school's bathroom wall: I'm gonna shoot up the school on 21-2-18.That was the first

The Latest: Lawyer: Siblings in shackling case make progress

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest in the case of a California couple accused of starving and shackling their children (all times local):10:25 a.m.Lawyers say the seven adults among 13 siblings

The Latest: Australia says he's inspired by US tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the Australian prime minister (all times local):2:30 p.m.Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his country is inspired

Vatican's abuse investigator released from hospital in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to Chile to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse has been released from a hospital after undergoing gallbladder

Brazil's president says he will not run in elections

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president says he will not run in October presidential elections and maintains that a military intervention he recently ordered was not aimed at improving his low approval

The Latest: Wisconsin dairy says owner among 3 crash victims

ROSSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Wisconsin-bound small plane in Indiana (all times local):1 p.m.A Wisconsin dairy company says its owner and his son-in-law were among three people

The Latest: Prosecutors want Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3M

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Martin Shkreli's court appearance Friday (all times local):1 p.m.The federal government says "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) is on the hook for more than $7

Recalls this week: electric kettles, chairs, candles

A line of KitchenAid electric kettles are being recalled because the handle can loosen, causing hot water to spill and potentially cause burns. Other recalled consumer products include recliner chairs

'Murderers! Murderers!': Convicted killer Eric Scott Branch's last words as he was executed in Florida

Before Eric Scott Branch was set to be executed for his crimes - the rape and murder of a Florida college student - he turned to correctional officers and told them that they shouldn't have to kill

The Latest: US companies split with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern):12:50 p.m.MetLife is joining other U.S. companies in severing ties to the National Rifle