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Lucy, a borzoi, is shown in the ring during the Hound group competition during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lucy won best in group. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 12, 2018 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Lucy was loosey-goosey at Westminster. Two years after she finished second at America's top dog show, Lucy the borzoi won the hound group. She's sleek and elegant, but this show biz stuff is just "a game...
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February 12, 2018 - 9:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery. The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun, the former Communist Party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, on its website Tuesday. Sun is the highest-ranking...
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A keeshond sits on a grooming table before competing at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York. The nation’s top dog show attracts almost 2,900 dogs to New York, where judging started on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Walker).
February 12, 2018 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Release the hounds! Madison Square Garden is mostly full and lively as night-time competition has started in the groups. The hounds are up first, followed by the toys, nonsporting and herding dogs...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of, "A Prairie Home Companion," talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office. The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni. On his Facebook page, Keillor said Monday, Feb.. 12, 2018, the removal of his plaque was "a relief." (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
February 12, 2018 - 8:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni, Minnesota Daily...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018 file photo, a woman protests with a poster showing the Korean unification flag at the beach during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm
When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia's four nations — the two Koreas, Japan and China — and the United States. The...
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In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 photo, first responders with a backhoe work amid strong winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Gita to clear part of the main road at Fagaalu village in American Samoa. Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday, Feb. 12, of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele)
February 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga began cleaning up Tuesday after a cyclone hit overnight, while some people in the nearby Pacific nation of Fiji began preparing for the storm to hit them. Cyclone Gita destroyed homes and churches in Tonga and caused widespread power outages after it tore...
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Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors cries during an interview, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in New York. Kukors says her former coach, Sean Hutchison, “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. Hutchison has denied the allegations, saying that they were in a consensual relationship after 2012 Olympics, when she was 23. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach "stole so much" from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. Kukors, 28, told The Associated Press that she can't get the time back but she can speak...
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Wale Oyejide, founder of the brand Ikire Jones, stands with his menswear design for a fashion collection inspired by the superhero film “Black Panther,” Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The designs will be auctioned to benefit the charity Save the Children. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)
February 12, 2018 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Afrofuturism is now at New York Fashion Week. Marvel Studios sponsored a small Black Panther-inspired presentation, "Welcome to Wakanda," on Monday featuring designs by LaQuan Smith, Chromat, Wale Oyejide of the brand Ikire Jones, Fear of God and others, including the jewelry of...
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February 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of state attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to not add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying it could lower participation among immigrants and cause a population undercount. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman,...
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Dog handlers Maren LaPlante, 13, left, and her sister Erin LaPlante, 17, of Caledonia, Wis., pose with Thandy, a Chinese crested, at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in New York. There's no age minimum for handlers in the breed rings, and kids as young as 7 have competed there. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 12, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fenric Towell isn't nervous about his first time competing at the nation's top dog show. After all, he's heading to the Westminster Kennel Club ring this week with 100-plus shows under his belt, a record of wins and a champion Lakeland terrier. So what if he's only 11? "I'm going to...
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