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’12 Years a Slave’ named best film at UK awards

LONDON (AP) — The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the top prize. Steve McQueen’s visceral, violent story of a free back man...

‘Killer heroin’ causing fatal overdoses in East

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin. Hours later, the man was found dead in the bathroom with a...
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Vivienne Westwood urges against fracking

AP Photo/Richard Chambury LONDON (AP) — Never mind the fashion: Vivienne Westwood has it down to a T. More importantly, the veteran designer wants to talk about fracking and the floods wreaking havoc in Britain. The grand dame’s show notes urged guests at her London...
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Vivienne Westwood urges against fracking

AP Photo/Richard Chambury LONDON (AP) — Never mind the fashion: Vivienne Westwood has it down to a T. More importantly, the veteran designer wants to talk about fracking and the floods wreaking havoc in Britain. The grand dame’s show notes urged guests at her London...

3.2 magnitude aftershock felt from SC earthquake

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials are reporting an aftershock from the earthquake that shook a large part of South Carolina and Georgia on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey’s website reported a 3.2 magnitude earthquake at 3:23 p.m. Sunday in Edgefield County, just a...
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Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue

Jacob Black ducks his head behind a sign he holds for his mom Jacqueline Black outside of the Duval County Courthouse as the jury enters the fourth day of deliberations in the trail of Michael Dunn, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Large crowds gathered outside the...
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Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards

AP Photo/Joel Ryan LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film – “12 Years a Slave” British Film – “Gravity” Director – Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor,...
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Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards

AP Photo/Joel Ryan LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film – “12 Years a Slave” British Film – “Gravity” Director – Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor,...
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Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue

Jacob Black ducks his head behind a sign he holds for his mom Jacqueline Black outside of the Duval County Courthouse as the jury enters the fourth day of deliberations in the trail of Michael Dunn, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Large crowds gathered outside the...
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South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing

Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi in a soundproof barred glass cage is seen on a monitor set up outside a courtroom where Morsi and 35 others are facing charges of conspiring with foreign groups and undermining national security, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 16,...