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FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham speaks on stage on the third and last day of his farewell American revival in the Queens borough of New York. A spokesman said on Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
February 21, 2018 - 11:40 pm
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99. "America's Pastor," as he was dubbed,...
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Researches enter into the Doping Control Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 21, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is believed to help blood...
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February 21, 2018 - 5:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas radio show says it'll no longer call a promotion where listeners rate 16 local female television personalities in a tournament-like contest a "Babe Bracket" after facing growing criticism. The hosts of Little Rock radio station KABZ's "The Show With No Name"...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2007 file photo, Billy Graham speaks as his son Franklin Graham, right, listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2018 - 5:03 pm
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham died Wednesday at age 99. He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history. Here are some quotations from the man who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism. ___ On hope "The cross tells us that God understands...
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Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard leaves Brooklyn Federal court, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in New York. Bouchard testified during her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association that a wet floor caused her to slip and fall inside a locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 21, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association, describing how she slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor at the U.S. Open in 2015. Bouchard had just played in a mixed doubles match when...
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Gold medal winners Kikkan Randall, of the United States, and Jessica Diggins is flanked by silver medal winners Stina Nilsson, of Sweden, and Charlotte Kalla, left, and bronze medal winners Marit Bjoergen, of Norway, and Maiken Caspersen Falla during the venue ceremony after women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
February 21, 2018 - 10:27 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Marit Bjoergen is now the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time after her Norwegian team took bronze in the women's cross-country skiing sprint relay, increasing her career tally to 14 Olympic...
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A protester waves a sign as U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado, talks during a town hall meeting with constituents in a high school assembly hall Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Greenwood Village, Colo. Coffman was peppered with questions about gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at a school in south Florida last week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 21, 2018 - 5:30 am
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. "Let's do something for them!" one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's town hall Tuesday night. Another...
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This Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 frame grab from video from Lebanese TV network LBC, shows Saudi journalist Ibrahim al-Merhi, right, speaking to Lebanese talk show host Marcel Ghanem, on Ghanem's show Kalam Ennas, in Beirut, Lebanon. A criminal suit was raised against Ghanem for remarks made by al-Merhi in this episode. A string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists, researchers and even late night comedy hosts has jolted the small country, long seen as an island of free speech in a region dominated by autocrats. Lebanese authorities are cracking down on criticism of the military, politicians and foreign leaders ahead of national elections. (Lebanese TV network LBC via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 1:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press. Lebanese authorities are getting tough on free speech ahead of national elections...
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Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 20, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. About 500 Leon High School students and parents waited for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to arrive and applauded as they got off the bus from Broward County. Stoneman...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:18 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A Chicago Bears defensive back has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a fracas at a bar in northeast Iowa. Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers defensive back Makinton Dorleant were arrested March 26 last year outside Sharkey's Funhouse in Cedar Falls. Court...
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