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February 27, 2018 - 1:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Producers say Lewis Gilbert, who directed dozens of movies including three James Bond thrillers, has died at 97. Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said Tuesday that "it is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert." Media...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures as he welcomes Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs for the talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Le Drian is in Moscow to discuss a humanitarian crisis in Syria where a Russia-ordered cease-fire came into effect earlier on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 27, 2018 - 1:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A five-hour truce ordered by Syria's Russian allies to allow civilians to flee a besieged, opposition-held enclave near Damascus failed to result in aid deliveries or medical evacuations Tuesday, while deadly airstrikes and shelling continued in the region. The U.N. and aid agencies...
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Zinzi Evans, left, and Ryan Coogler gesture the "Wakanda Forever" symbol from the film "Black Panther" as they arrive at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 27, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as "Black Panther" is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television. UCLA's Bunche Center released its fifth annual study on diversity in the entertainment...
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Indian policemen guard near a picture of Indian actress Sridevi displayed outside her residence in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The 54-year-old Bollywood actress died late on Saturday while on a visit to Dubai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
February 27, 2018 - 1:35 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai investigators on Tuesday closed the case into the death last weekend of Indian movie icon Sridevi, calling it an accidental drowning. The 54-year-old Sridevi, who was known by only one name, drowned in a hotel bathtub after losing consciousness, officials...
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Former President Bill Clinton, left, leaves with Franklin Graham, right, after paying respects to Rev. Billy Graham during a public viewing at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 27, 2018 - 1:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on mourning for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton says he came to pay his respects to the late Rev. Billy Graham more like a regular mourner than a man who once led the free world. Clinton was escorted Tuesday by...
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February 27, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Senate Democrats are rolling out 12 gun control proposals following the Florida school shooting. The measures announced Tuesday include a bump stock ban and gun ownership restrictions for people convicted of hate crimes or domestic violence. There's also a bill allowing...
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A group of college students from Israel being taught about Holocaust history at a fragment of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto and that a regional official wants to put on a list of protected historical monuments, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of Warsaw they called the “Jewish district.” (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president visited a Jewish community center Tuesday amid an upsurge of domestic anti-Semitism and international criticism of a new law that makes it a crime to blame Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. In a conciliatory gesture, President Andrzej Duda...
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Former President Bill Clinton, left, greets Franklin Graham as he arrives to pay respects to Rev. Billy Graham during a public viewing at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 27, 2018 - 1:07 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton visited the Rev. Billy Graham's boyhood home in North Carolina on Tuesday to pay respects to the pastor who ministered to presidents all the way back to Dwight Eisenhower. Clinton was the second former U.S. president to visit the state to honor...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A media monitoring company is cheating Fox News out of revenue by failing to pay for some content it resells, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in a decision closely watched in the news broadcasting industry. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against TVEyes Inc., a...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the market. Sessions said top...
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