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US stock indexes waver in morning trading; oil rises

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 10:49am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:15am

The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading Monday. Investors were looking ahead to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on...

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 9:48am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 10:30am

MANILA, Philippines — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants...

Iranians cheer Farhadi's Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 9:48am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 10:15am

TEHRAN, Iran — The Oscar for Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow Iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film Monday as a pointed rebuke...

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 9:26am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 10:00am

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to...

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:48am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:30am

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and...

Driver who struck and killed toddler charged with DUI

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:35am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:00am

OSWEGO, S.C. — Authorities say a man who struck and killed a 21-month-old who ran into the road in South Carolina was driving while intoxicated and had two children in his car...

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:22am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 8:45am

LOS ANGELES — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when...

Bankruptcy fraud sentencing for 'Dance Moms' star now May 8

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:12am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 8:30am

PITTSBURGH — The federal court sentencing for "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller will continue before a federal court judge in Pittsburgh on May 8.

Miller's...

7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:12am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:00am

LONDON — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36.

The Tall Persons Club says Fingleton, who was...

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival parade

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 8:02am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 8:30am

RIO DE JANEIRO — A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious...

Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 7:10am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 8:15am

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears...

Adele gives thumbs up to Emma Stone, 'Moonlight'

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 6:47am Updated: February 27, 2017 - 7:15am

Adele has saluted Emma Stone and "Moonlight" for their Oscar wins.

The singer posted a picture of herself on Instagram on Monday giving thumbs up while Stone accepted...

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