Donald Trump has tweeted about the Oscars a lot
Donald Trump wasn?t watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Instead, the president hosted the Governors? Dinner at the White House, the first major social gathering of his administration since the inaugural galas.
German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: govt
Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said Monday. A video posted by the Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by intelligence group SITE, showed Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man. Shortly after the video appeared, government envoy Jesus Dureza confirmed the German's death.
Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
Report warns of gaps if federal health care dollars are cut
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.
Border walls: 'turnkey' answer to threats real and imagined
Built to keep out migrants, traffickers, or an enemy group, border walls have emerged as a one-size-fits-all response to the vulnerability felt by many societies in today's globalized world, says an expert on the phenomenon. Practically non-existent at the end of World War II, by the time the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 the number of border walls across the globe had risen to 11. One third were intended to bring an end to a conflict, Vallet says, such as between north and south Cyprus, the two Koreas, and India and Pakistan.
Huawei seeks to exploit Samsung gap with new smartphone
Huawei is introducing a mass-market version of its premium business phone, to take advantage of a gap created by the withdrawal of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 after a crisis with its batteries catching fire. Huawei has aggressively expanded its mid- to high-end phones and is going head to head in Asia and Europe with Apple and Samsung in the premium phone market. Huawei's new P10 line is expected to be cheaper than the business-oriented Mate 9, with new features including facial detection that can tell whether a user is taking a selfie or a picture with more people and select its camera mode accordingly.
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Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report.
Everything from pandas to the ACLU were championed at the Oscars
Actors and actresses came to the 89th Academy Awards to collect gold statuettes, but also took the opportunity to represent organizations and causes dear to them. The stars walked the red carpet with everything from ribbons to stuffed animals in tow. SEE ALSO: There's a really good reason why stars are wearing blue ribbons at the Oscars Jackie Chan showed up on the red carpet with two stuffed panda animals, or what he called his "two baby boys." "I am the ambassador of pandas," he explained to Ryan Seacrest. "After earthquakes, they get hurt and I raise them." Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney wore a red ribbon, historically meant to represent the fight against AIDS, similar to Elizabeth Taylor's symbolic ribbon 25 years ago. Image: Getty Images Casey Affleck and his jewel-encrusted red pin also made an appearance, with a similar tribute against AIDS. Image: Getty Images Nominee Emma Stone went with a subtle Planned Parenthood pin on her dress. Image: Getty Images Costume designer Colleen Atwood accepted an award for her work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them while wearing a GLAAD blue ampersand pin?a symbol of wide reaching solidarity with marginalized communities. Image: Getty Images A host of stars, including Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga, showed up for the ACLU with blue ribbons. Image: Walker/Variety/REX/Shutterstock BONUS: 'Get Out' rips the mask off a monster we know too well
Voluntary police program at heart of Trump immigration policy
In one executive order from January and in separate DHS guidelines published last week, the Trump administration is counting on local police officers to act as immigration agents. But will these efforts gain traction in a contentious environment?