Kerry Washington calls on women to support women at Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ? Oliva Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the Sundance Film Festival's annual Women in Film Brunch, telling guests that progress is going to take "courage on all of our parts."
Samsung Q4 profit leaps 50%: firm
Samsung Electronics reported a 50.2 percent jump in fourth-quarter profits on Tuesday despite the humiliating Galaxy Note 7 recall that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker. In a statement, Samsung said it posted operating profits of 9.22 trillion won (US$7.9 billion) during the October to December period. For the full year, it said in a statement, "Samsung achieved solid results despite the Note 7 discontinuation in the second half" -- the only reference to the debacle that saw the company withdraw its flagship device.
'Trump in Asia:' Region poised for change as new era dawns
People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. ...
Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out powerHONOLULU (AP) ? The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remained without electrical service Monday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend.
U.S. Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director on Monday, despite some lawmakers' concerns that he might expand surveillance or allow the use of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques widely considered torture. As voting continued, there were 67 "yes" votes, more than enough to confirm Pompeo, and 30 voted against. Almost all the opposition was from Democrats. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Additional reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Sandra Maler)
'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) ? A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.
7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery
Former investment fund analyst arrested after skipping trialNEW YORK (AP) ? A former analyst for a private investment fund has been arrested after he failed to show up for his insider trading trial.
Minnesota author Kelly Barnhill wins Newbery Medal
Rep. Mike Pompeo has secured enough votes to be the next CIA director; Senate still votingWASHINGTON (AP) ? Rep. Mike Pompeo has secured enough votes to be the next CIA director; Senate still voting.