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Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S.
Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.
Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

Weinstein seeks speedy appeal of sex trafficking ruling

NEW YORK — A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at a hearing Wednesday to let his decision be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert W.
Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a GOP income tax cut bill Wednesday in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.

Officials announce Houston officer's case review, FBI probe

HOUSTON — Prosecutors say they will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston police officer who the police chief says lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which two residents were fatally shot by officers.

Nielsen's top programs for Feb. 11-17

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 13.4 million. 2. "America's Got Talent Champions," NBC, 10.5 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.7 million. 4.

Gucci unmasks a harder, more masculine collection

MILAN — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele says the blackface controversy has had a deep impact on the company and provided a learning experience for everyone.
Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie lead Brit Awards nominations

Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie lead Brit Awards nominations

LONDON — Home-grown talents Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie and George Ezra led the nominations for the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards during a ceremony that opened Wednesday with a high-voltage performance from "The Greatest Showman" star Hugh Jackman.
What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front-runner.
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