Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ? Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances.
George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital
HOUSTON (AP) ? A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and doctors are hopeful he can be moved out of intensive care at a Houston hospital in the next day or two.
Gambia's old leader emptied coffers, shipped out luxury cars
Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence
In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal ...
Maduro sacks the head of Venezuela's Central Bank
President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced the firing of Venezuela's Central Bank chief, amid a deep economic crisis worsened by the recent bungled release of bigger denomination banknotes. Speaking on his weekly television program, Maduro announced that Central Bank head Nelson Merentes -- who has been under intense pressure over the banknote debacle -- has handed in his resignation. "I would like to thank Nelson Merentes for all the effort he has made at various battlefronts, but I want us to initiate a new stage in the development of the Central Bank of Venezuela," the left-wing Venezuelan leader declared, announcing that he has tapped economist Ricardo Sanguino to succeed Merentes.
Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary
Partial results suggest that Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing ...
Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehiclesDAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehicles.
Trump offers scattershot response to global protests
Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall.
Trump nomination to lead State picks up support in SenateWASHINGTON (AP) ? Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination.