Donald Trump wasn’t watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Instead, the president hosted the Governors’ Dinner at the White House, the first major social gathering of his administration since the inaugural galas.
Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said Monday. A video posted by the Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by intelligence group SITE, showed Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man. Shortly after the video appeared, government envoy Jesus Dureza confirmed the German's death.
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.
Built to keep out migrants, traffickers, or an enemy group, border walls have emerged as a one-size-fits-all response to the vulnerability felt by many societies in today's globalized world, says an expert on the phenomenon. Practically non-existent at the end of World War II, by the time the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 the number of border walls across the globe had risen to 11. One third were intended to bring an end to a conflict, Vallet says, such as between north and south Cyprus, the two Koreas, and India and Pakistan.
Huawei is introducing a mass-market version of its premium business phone, to take advantage of a gap created by the withdrawal of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 after a crisis with its batteries catching fire. Huawei has aggressively expanded its mid- to high-end phones and is going head to head in Asia and Europe with Apple and Samsung in the premium phone market. Huawei's new P10 line is expected to be cheaper than the business-oriented Mate 9, with new features including facial detection that can tell whether a user is taking a selfie or a picture with more people and select its camera mode accordingly.
The eclipse will be most visible at 8:16 a.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report.
Actors and actresses came to the 89th Academy Awards to collect gold statuettes, but also took the opportunity to represent organizations and causes dear to them. The stars walked the red carpet with everything from ribbons to stuffed animals in tow. SEE ALSO: There's a really good reason why stars are wearing blue ribbons at the Oscars Jackie Chan showed up on the red carpet with two stuffed panda animals, or what he called his "two baby boys." "I am the ambassador of pandas," he explained to Ryan Seacrest. "After earthquakes, they get hurt and I raise them." Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney wore a red ribbon, historically meant to represent the fight against AIDS, similar to Elizabeth Taylor's symbolic ribbon 25 years ago. Image: Getty Images Casey Affleck and his jewel-encrusted red pin also made an appearance, with a similar tribute against AIDS. Image: Getty Images Nominee Emma Stone went with a subtle Planned Parenthood pin on her dress. Image: Getty Images Costume designer Colleen Atwood accepted an award for her work on
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them while wearing a GLAAD blue ampersand pin—a symbol of wide reaching solidarity with marginalized communities. Image: Getty Images A host of stars, including Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga, showed up for the ACLU with blue ribbons. Image: Walker/Variety/REX/Shutterstock BONUS: 'Get Out' rips the mask off a monster we know too well
In one executive order from January and in separate DHS guidelines published last week, the Trump administration is counting on local police officers to act as immigration agents. But will these efforts gain traction in a contentious environment?
“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush says in a “Today” show interview. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.”
One person was killed and two injured Saturday when a man rammed a car into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, said police, adding that it did not appear to be a terror attack. After the crash, the driver, a 35-year-old German man, fled on foot armed with a knife on a busy city centre street but was shot and wounded by police.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):
It’s late February again, and Mobile World Congress is in full swing here in Barcelona, Spain. All the major smartphone vendors out there (with one notable fruity exception, of course) are preparing to showcase hot new smartphones, tablets and laptops, and LG is definitely one to watch. Below, you’ll find all the information you need to follow LG’s event as it unfolds, including the live streaming video and our live blog coverage. In fact, if you’re up this early to watch LG’s press event, it probably means you're already well aware that the company is about to take the wraps off its next-generation flagship smartphone, the LG G6.
The company is emerging from a bad year for its mobile business. Its modular LG G5 experiment failed to convince buyers it was a worthwhile option, so the South Korean giant is about to unveil a completely redesigned premium handset.
Just like the previous G-branded models that preceded it, the LG G6 is not a tightly kept secret. We know what it’ll look like, we know its main specs, and we know when it’s supposed to be released. But that doesn’t make the G6 any less exciting. Actually, the new LG flagship will most likely be one of the best handsets to come out of MWC 2017 — maybe the best, considering a certain flagship smartphone duo isn’t going to be unveiled in Spain this year.
LG already teased and/or announced some of the G6’s features, and just about everything it failed to announce in advanced has already leaked from various trustworthy sources. The main feature of the handset will be a brand new type of LCD display that will take up most of the front side of the phone. That’s something LG pioneered in previous years, but the bezels will be even slimmer in 2017.
The G6 is also expected to be dust and water resistant, and it’ll feature a premium design and built that is entirely glass and metal. The dual-lens camera on the back is also something to keep an eye out for. If there’s one thing that might disappoint some people, it’s the processor, which will be a late-2016 chipset rather than the hot new Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm.
Live streaming video from LG’s MWC press conference is available below, and then you'll find our live blog from the event beneath that. The press conference is scheduled to start at 6:00 AM EST / 3:00 AM PST, and we’ll have more in-depth LG G6 coverage as the event unfolds, so stay tuned!
WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.
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Stargazers applauded as they were plunged into darkness Sunday when the moon passed in front of the sun in a spectacular "ring of fire" eclipse. Astronomers and enthusiasts in Argentina were among the first to see the so-called annular eclipse as it crossed South America shortly after 1200 GMT, on course for Africa. The eclipse was most visible in a 100-kilometer (62-mile) band across Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Revelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties during Carnival week celebrations. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the “sambadrome.” Sao Paulo will also have its main samba schools taking their floats to their sambadrome. Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and nearly 13 percent unemployment have grasped this year’s carnival as a chance to let off steam.