Events - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Events Poland honors anti-communist fighters as founders of freedom WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland owes its freedom to the anti-communist fighters who did not lay down arms after World War II, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz spoke at ceremonies honoring underground Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during the war and continued their struggle after 1945 against the communist regime ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-03-01T19:46:00Z Panthers add Vanek on NHL trade deadline day SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Vanek is headed to the Florida Panthers, who added some offensive punch on trade-deadline day in an effort to get back to the playoffs for a second straight season. Vanek was sent to Florida by the Detroit Red Wings, in exchange for defenseman Dylan McIlrath and a conditional third-round draft pick. Vanek will likely join the Panthers in Philadelp... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-03-01T19:12:00Z Oscar winner Affleck speaks about sexual harassment claims NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview following his Oscar win on Sunday, Casey Affleck addressed earlier sexual harassment claims against him and said "everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and everywhere else." The "Manchester by the Sea" star had largely evaded questions about the two lawsuits brought against him while making the 2010 ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-03-01T18:32:00Z Lady Gaga to headline Coachella in place of Beyonce INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Attention Little Monsters: Lady Gaga is coming to Coachella. The diva announced Tuesday night she will be performing at the music festival for both weekends in April. Gaga will take the headlining spot that had been Beyonce's; pregnant with twins, the superstar announced last week that her doctors recommended she bow out. She rescheduled her performance ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:26:00 GMT 2017-03-01T18:26:00Z Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, American officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days. Four officials told The Associated Press that the decision followed p... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:15:00 GMT 2017-03-01T18:15:00Z Record 3 million tweets sent on Trump's speech to Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter says a record 3 million tweets were sent about President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. The top tweeted moment of Trump's speech was the Republican's call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That was followed by Trump's salute to Carryn Owens, the widow of Senior Chief William "Ryan" Owens, who was ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-01T14:27:00Z Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump's victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House. Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview for his Bloomberg Television show, which premiered this week. Winfrey says before Trump's electio... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:21:00 GMT 2017-03-01T14:21:00Z Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is urging countries that host instituti... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:15:00 GMT 2017-03-01T14:15:00Z Budapest assembly passes motion to withdraw 2024 Olympic bid BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest's assembly approved a motion Wednesday to withdraw the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics. The decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September. Budapest's decision to withdraw came after a new political grou... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:59:00 GMT 2017-03-01T12:59:00Z Questions and answers about upcoming travel ban order WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports and mass protests. The White House has forecast smoother s... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT 2017-03-01T11:00:00Z Japan actor in Scorsese's 'Silence' drawn to recurring theme TOKYO (AP) — Violence pulsates in Shinya Tsukamoto's early films, driving stories into nightmarish fantasies like in the award-winning 1989 "Tetsuo," which ridicules middle-class conformity with a man-becomes-machine metamorphosis. His more recent works still depict violence, though the Japanese director says the nature of the violence has changed — from ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:31:00 GMT 2017-03-01T09:31:00Z Democrats exercise the art of dissent in subtle ways WASHINGTON (AP) — They didn't heckle. There were no in-your-face pink "pussyhats." There were just a few no-shows. At President Donald Trump's first address to Congress on Tuesday, Democrats stuck with more muted ways of exercising the art of the dis. They turned their thumbs down. They maintained stone faces. They sat on their hands. T... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:14:00 GMT 2017-03-01T09:14:00Z As soon as the check clears, Golden Knights ready to deal While 30 NHL teams were talking trades ahead of this week's deadline, the wheeling and dealing is about to begin for the 31st. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights can begin making trades and signing free agents for next season as soon as owner Bill Foley's final payment clears with the league. The expansion draft is almost four months away, but Vegas could get some clarity — ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:31:00 GMT 2017-03-01T07:31:00Z Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, U.S. officials said Tuesday, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days. Four officials told The Associated Press that the decision follo... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:18:00 GMT 2017-03-01T05:18:00Z Dems stick with muted ways of exercising art of dissent WASHINGTON (AP) — They didn't heckle. There were no in-your-face pink "pussyhats." There were just a few no-shows. At President Donald Trump's first address to Congress on Tuesday, Democrats stuck with more muted ways of exercising the art of the dis. They turned their thumbs down. They maintained stone faces. They sat on their hands. T... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:51:00 GMT 2017-03-01T03:51:00Z Agent: Andrew Bogut has chosen the Cavaliers Andrew Bogut has chosen to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving LeBron James and the defending champions another accomplished veteran as they prepare to mount a run to their third straight NBA Finals. Bogut's agent, David Bauman of ISE, told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that Bogut plans to sign with the Cavaliers as soon as he clears waivers. Bau... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:53:00 GMT 2017-03-01T02:53:00Z Not right: Mets third baseman Wright can't throw for 2 weeks David Wright and the New York Mets hoped for a healthy start to spring training. No such luck. Wright was told Tuesday not to throw for two weeks after an examination in New York showed an impingement in his right shoulder. The third baseman will be re-evaluated after two weeks. The 34-year-old team captain is a seven-time All-Star, but... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:04:00 GMT 2017-03-01T01:04:00Z Democratic effort led by ex-AG Holder targets swing states Seeking a path back to power in Congress, Democrats first want to hold on to the governorship in Virginia this year. Then they're setting their sights in 2018 on crucial governors' contests in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The targeted races are part of a strategy by a new Democratic coalition led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:49:00 GMT 2017-03-01T00:49:00Z 2 Houston officers shot, 1 in critical condition HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston police officers were shot and taken to hospitals, one of them in critical condition, as they were investigating a home burglary Tuesday, authorities said. One suspect was killed in a shootout with the officers and one other man was being sought, police said. "If he's hiding somewhere, we're not leaving," Polic... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:32:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:32:00Z How 'Moonlight' pulled off the Oscar upset of a lifetime NEW YORK (AP) — Long before Barry Jenkins made his way to the podium through the bewildered throng that packed the Dolby Theatre stage at the Academy Awards, he sat in a Toronto hotel room explaining his movie's quiet power. "There's something in the way black men grow up in this country," said Jenkins. "There's a lot of information on these men's faces w... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:19:00Z PGA Championship to allow shorts in practice rounds MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Championship in the middle of summer tends to be hot, especially in the South. A small measure of relief is on the way. The PGA of America board decided on Tuesday to allow players to wear shorts during the practice round at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second full week in August. PGA President Paul Levy announced it to the staff ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:14:00Z From prison to the Oscars: The story of 'Gary from Chicago' LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Gary from Chicago," the everyman catapulted to fame when he walked into the Oscars and onto the world's biggest stage, had just been released from prison days earlier. Gary Alan Coe was among a group of tourists who were led into the show during a one of host Jimmy Kimmel's gags. Coe and his fiancee, Vickie, posed for selfies with Hollywood stars, had Den... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:56:00Z Pitchless intentional walks could start this week WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pitchless intentional walks could start in spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the change, which the players' association has said it will agree to for 2017, is among the rule changes that have been distributed to teams. Planned modifications to video review rules for this season include a 30-second time limit ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:50:00Z Trump speech guests chosen to help highlight priorities WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is following the playbook for speeches to Congress and packing his guest box with individuals whose personal stories the administration hopes will put a face on the proposals he planned to highlight in Tuesday night's address, namely illegal immigration. The lives of three of the eight people the White House invite... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:47:00Z No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline over claims that it violates the religious rights of two Indian tribes. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg told lawyers at a hearing that he wants to issue a ruling before oil begins flo... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:44:00Z White Helmet rescue worker killed in Syria's Homs BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Oscar-winning documentary announced that one of its volunteers had been killed by government artillery fire in the city of Homs Tuesday, as pro-government forces reached the outskirts of Islamic State-held Palmyra in the center of the country. The Syrian Civil Defense outfit, popularly known ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:39:00Z J.J. Abrams predicts Oscar nod for Star Wars' Mark Hamill LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's Academy Awards are behind us, but J.J. Abrams already has predicted Mark Hamill will be in the running for an Oscar next year for his turn as Luke Skywalker in the next Star Wars film. Abrams rebooted the franchise with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 and is producing the sequel, "The Last Jedi." He tells the New York... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:31:00Z The full statements from PwC and the academy on Oscars flub LOS ANGELES (AP) — The full text of Monday's statement from accounting firm PwC on the best picture debacle of Sunday's Oscars: "PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night's Oscars. PwC partner Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed the back-up envelope for Actress in a Leading Role instead of the envelope for B... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:30:00Z Q&A: What next in the long battle over Texas voter ID law? AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has abandoned an Obama-era challenge to a 2011 Texas voter ID law that is among the toughest in the nation. Civil rights groups are still contesting the Texas law in federal court, but without the muscle of the federal government behind them. Here are answers to key questions about the case so far— and where it goe... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:19:00 GMT 2017-02-28T21:19:00Z Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair WASHINGTON (AP) — After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement. Phelps testified Tuesday before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, delivering the message that he doesn't believe the Olympics and other competitions are clean and that ath... 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