AP Top Stories February 19

AP Top Stories February 19

Here's the latest for Tuesday February 19th: States file lawsuit against Trump emergency declaration; Trump speaks about Venezuela; West Virginia teachers going on strike; People rescued from stuck ride above SeaWorld.
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Knightley's tears on tap

Knightley's tears on tap

At the London premiere of drama "Aftermath," Keira Knightley reveals how sleep deprivation played a part in her performance, while co-stars Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard discuss the cold weather shoot.
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West Virginia teachers going on strike Tuesday

West Virginia teachers going on strike Tuesday

Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on strike, they're doing it again. Unions called a statewide walkout Tuesday over education legislation that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for last year's strike.
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Memorial marks Vietnam-North Korea friendship

Memorial marks Vietnam-North Korea friendship

Headstones in northern Vietnam are an enduring symbol of the friendship of Vietnam and North Korea, communist nations that both fought bruising conflicts against the U.S. during the Cold War.
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Trapped people rescued from Sea World ride

Trapped people rescued from Sea World ride

Police say more than a dozen people were trapped on "Bayside Skyride" at SeaWorld in San Diego. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night. Video from KGTV showed some people being lowered.
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Today in History for February 19th

Today in History for February 19th

U.S. Marines begin landing on Iwo Jima; President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the U.S. Military the authority to relocate and detain Japanese-Americans.
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Kenan Thompson on Smollett: 'I wish I knew what the truth was.'

Kenan Thompson on Smollett: 'I wish I knew what the truth was.'

After reports emerged that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett may have played a role in his own attack - allegations denied by Smollett - Kenan Thompson, Roy Wood Jr. and Michael Moore weighed in at the Writers Guild Awards. Thompson says he wants the...
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NY Toy Fair focuses on shelf space, innovation

NY Toy Fair focuses on shelf space, innovation

The 116th annual North American International Toy Fair is focusing on the realities of limited shelf space now that one of the biggest retailer, Toys R Us has vanished from the landscape.
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AP Top Stories February 18

AP Top Stories February 18

Here's the latest for Friday February 18th: Pres. Trump rallying support for Venezuelan opposition leader, Wisc. Gov. looks to change marijuana laws; Protest gather against National Emergency; and animals of all kinds at Pakistani pet show.
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Trump's declaration sparks Atlanta ICE rally

Trump's declaration sparks Atlanta ICE rally

Protesters gathered outside Atlanta Immigration and Customs Enforcement office Monday in response to President Trump's national emergency declaration.
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Protesters accuse Trump of 'fake' Nat'l emergency

Protesters accuse Trump of 'fake' Nat'l emergency

Critics of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border protested outside the White House on Monday.
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NJ protesters against Trump natl' emergency plans

NJ protesters against Trump natl' emergency plans

Protesters against President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency on the US-Mexico border gathered Monday in Newark as part of a nationwide campaign by the non-profit advocacy group MoveOn.org. As many as 250 events were expected.
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WI Gov. wants to change laws on marijuana use

WI Gov. wants to change laws on marijuana use

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana.
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US Speaker Pelosi meets Belgian PM, EU President

US Speaker Pelosi meets Belgian PM, EU President

The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is in Brussels where she met with the Belgian Prime Minister in Brussels on Monday before meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker later in the day.
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AP Top Stories 18

AP Top Stories 18

Here's the latest for Friday February 15th: President Donald Trump lashes out at critics; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is visiting European leaders; India blames Pakistan for a deadly attack; Venice considers a new tax to help keep its canals...
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7 UK MPs quit party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

7 UK MPs quit party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers say they are quitting the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism.
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Lightsaber dueling awakens the Force in France

Lightsaber dueling awakens the Force in France

In France, it is easier than ever now to act out “Star Wars” fantasies. The fencing federation has officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.
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First Crush: Noomi Rapace

First Crush: Noomi Rapace

No puppy love for Noomi Rapace when she was younger, the actress was more punk rock.
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First Crush: Adam McKay

First Crush: Adam McKay

"Vice" director Adam McKay fell for a face on an album cover and let that influence his taste in music.
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Mouret goes big for LFW

Mouret goes big for LFW

Once known for his tight “bandage” dress, Roland Mouret showcased oversized shapes and mannish suits at his London Fashion Week fall/winter collection.
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Showbiz Minute: Smollett, Westwood, US Box Office

Showbiz Minute: Smollett, Westwood, US Box Office

Chicago police seeking follow-up interview with Jessie Smollett; Vivienne Westwood brings politics to London catwalk; "Alita: Battle Angel" tops U.S. box office.
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Dolly is still working 9 to 5

Dolly is still working 9 to 5

Dolly Parton graces London's West End for the premiere of hit show "9 to 5 The Musical."
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McGowan brings politics to Westwood show

McGowan brings politics to Westwood show

Actress and activist Rose McGowan and others brought a political flavour to Vivienne Westwood's latest show at London Fashion Week.
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Dolly is still working 9 to 5

Dolly is still working 9 to 5

Dolly Parton graces London's West End for the premiere of hit show "9 to 5 The Musical."
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Gigi Hadid hits Burberry catwalk

Gigi Hadid hits Burberry catwalk

Burberry shows its latest collection at London Fashion Week with Gigi Hadid leading the way.
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AP Top Stories February 17

AP Top Stories February 17

Here are the top stories for Sunday, February 17th: Trump's top adviser says the president could soon use his first veto; Rubio calls out Maduro on Venezuela border; 49-car pileup on a Colorado highway; New York celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year.
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NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig

Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia.
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Today in History for February 17th

Today in History for February 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison; House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM's Deep Blue at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The Eagles release their greatest hits.
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Sen. Booker makes first visit to New Hampshire

Sen. Booker makes first visit to New Hampshire

Sen. Cory Booker kicked off his first visit to New Hampshire as a Democratic presidential candidate Saturday, urging voters to reject the "powers that are ripping us apart."
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US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
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Police: Aurora attacker shouldn't have owned gun

Police: Aurora attacker shouldn't have owned gun

Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi.
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Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, with 63 percent of the films presented across the festival's 15 different sections helmed by women.
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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick

Pope Francis has defrocked former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.
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Today in History for February 16th

Today in History for February 16th

Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season.
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Styled after movie theatres, the Governors Ball at the Academy Awards has international drinks an...

Styled after movie theatres, the Governors Ball at the Academy Awards has international drinks an...

Oscar winners can celebrate -- and losers can drown their sorrows -- with an array of signature cocktails featuring tequila.
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Styled after movie theatres, the Governors Ball at the Academy Awards has international flair

Styled after movie theatres, the Governors Ball at the Academy Awards has international flair

The 1,500 guests that pour into the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards this year will be greeted by theatre-inspired styling and an international flair.
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Gunman kills 5, wounds 5 officers in IL shooting

Gunman kills 5, wounds 5 officers in IL shooting

A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.
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AP Debrief: Trump's National Emergency Declaration

AP Debrief: Trump's National Emergency Declaration

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. AP reporter Mark Sherman explains the significance of the decision.
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Calif. may sue Trump over emergency declaration

Calif. may sue Trump over emergency declaration

California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday.
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AP Top Stories February 15

AP Top Stories February 15

Here's the latest for Friday, February 15th: President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the southern border. But legal challenges are expected; The Vice President visits Auschwitz; In Mexico, a colony of butterflies is discovered.
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Active shooter reported at Illinois industrial park

Active shooter reported at Illinois industrial park

City officials report an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois. Local media reporting multiple people injured.
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Trump’s nat'l emergency sparks divide in Congress

Trump’s nat'l emergency sparks divide in Congress

Congressional Democrats say they'll use "every tool" at their disposal to oppose President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. While many Republicans are falling in line behind Trump's decision, others remain opposed.
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Survivor recounts battle against mountain lion

Survivor recounts battle against mountain lion

Bashing a mountain lion in the head with a rock didn’t work, so Travis Kauffman changed his tactics and suffocated the cat by jamming his foot on its neck. Kauffman recounted the attack in a news conference 10 days after the attack.
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Trump defends national emergency declaration

Trump defends national emergency declaration

President Donald Trump says many other presidents have declared national emergencies. But the presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn't support.
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Trump on emergency: 'I didn't need to do this'

Trump on emergency: 'I didn't need to do this'

In a comment that could be used to challenge his national emergency declaration on building border wall, President Donald Trump told reporters, "I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster."
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Trump expects court fight over national emergency

Trump expects court fight over national emergency

President Donald Trump says he expects legal challenges to his decision to declare a national emergency to erect barriers between the U.S. and Mexico but says he'll be vindicated.
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Trump plans to spend $8B on border barriers

Trump plans to spend $8B on border barriers

President Donald Trump says he'll declare a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall. He plans to use his executive authority to tap other sources of funding to get a total of $8 billion to build the wall.
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Zoo welcomes tiny antelope on Valentine’s Day

Zoo welcomes tiny antelope on Valentine’s Day

The newest baby at a Chicago-area zoo is an antelope calf weighing just 23 ounces. The male was born on Valentine’s Day and has been named Valentino.
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