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US, Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders

Anti-government protesters protect themselves with shields during clashes with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn...

Hoffman will gives property to mother of his kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has bequeathed all of his personal property to the mother of his three children. His will was made public Wednesday. It names Marianne “Mimi” O’Donnell as the sole beneficiary and identifies her as his...
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AP PHOTOS: Russian forces whip Pussy Riot members

A russian security officer attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and a photographer as she and fellow members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Maria Alekhina, left, stage a protest performance in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The group had gathered in a downtown...
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Obama in Mexico to meet with N. American leaders

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing his trade agenda to Mexico, where he is meeting with Mexican and Canadian leaders for three-way talks on mutual concerns. Obama touched down Wednesday in this industrial center about 40 miles...
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Timeline of key events in Ukraine protests

An anti-government protester stands behind a barricade during clashes with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn...
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Ukraine leader names new army chief after clashes

Anti-government protesters protected themselves with shields during clashes with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have...
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Could ‘Wolf’ mark end of DiCaprio’s Oscar drought?

AP Photo/Frank Micelotta BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It’s afternoon, and a swarm of media outlets is lined up outside, chatting with Oscar contenders after the Academy...
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Russian fans lament hockey team’s defeat

AP Photo/David J. Phillip SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Thousands of Russian fans streamed out of the Bolshoy Ice Dome and expressed devastation, anger and embarrassment after the men’s hockey team was eliminated from the Olympic tournament with a 3-1 loss to Finland on...
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Bette Midler to perform at Oscars for 1st time

AP Photo/Evan Agostini LOS ANGELES (AP) — Better Midler will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Midler’s booking Wednesday. The show’s producers declined to say what number Midler will...

Ukrainians in US, Canada urge protester support

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As protesters die in the streets of Kiev, Ukrainians living in the United States and Canada are voicing anger and calling for a stronger response by the U.S. and the European Union. In the Pittsburgh area, Ukrainian churches and social clubs are organizing...