February 27th, 2017

World News

US stock indexes edge lower in early trading; oil rises

By Alex Veiga, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

The major U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Monday, pulled down primarily by a slide in phone companies. Supermarket operators and companies that sell consumer staples also fell. Utilities declined along with the price of natural gas. Oil companies led the gainers as the price of crude rose. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones ... Read More »

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Driver who struck and killed toddler charged with DUI

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

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. Troopers said 51-year-old Kelvin Rembert was driving on a two-lane road about 15 miles south of Bishopville when the toddler who was playing ... Read More »

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Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

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 the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the ... Read More »

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

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former President George W. Bush says “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and he defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check. In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Bush says he would trust Senate Intelligence panel Chairman Richard ... Read More »

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Adele gives thumbs up to Emma Stone, ‘Moonlight’

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

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 the best actress award on a television screen behind her. In the caption, she also offered praise for “Moonlight,” writing “congratulations so so wonderful.” Adele is in ... Read More »

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Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she can’t find job

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness. Rachel Dolezal (DOH’-leh-zhahl) tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper that she cannot find a job and the only work she has been offered is in reality TV and porn. Dolezal has ... Read More »

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California dam’s outflow to be stopped to clear debris

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. – California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday. The Department of Water Resources said it will start gradually reducing outflows from the Northern California dam beginning Monday morning and completely halt them ... Read More »

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7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison bus

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Seven people were killed Monday when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka, news reports said. Five inmates, including a suspected gang leader, and two prison guards were killed in the attack near the town of Kalutara, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of ... Read More »

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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

By Abdi Guled, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

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 in the stifling and crowded feeding centre in Somalia’s capital. She waved a scrap of fabric over him to create a current of air. She is ... Read More »

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Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines have released a video of the beheading of a German hostage. The brief video circulated Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, is the first sign that the brutal militants proceeded with their threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern Philippines ... Read More »

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