Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the top prize to "La La Land," instead of "Moonlight."...
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Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign film
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians on Monday cheered the choice of one of their own for the best foreign film Oscar, lauding director Asghar Farhadi's boycott of the Hollywood ceremony for his film "The Salesman" as an act of defiance against the Trump administration....
Oscar-winning Syrian rescue group says award is inspiration
BEIRUT (AP) -- The head of the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in the harrowing Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" said on Monday he hopes the award will serve as an inspiration his volunteers to keep up their mission in the war-torn country....
Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity
TOKYO (AP) -- Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up....
Companies head to court over casino's "Trump" signs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia recycling company has sued an Atlantic City casino over ownership of the signs that once adorned the Trump Taj Mahal Casino....
Cosby to ask judge for outside jury for criminal trial
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Actor Bill Cosby is set to return to a Pennsylvania courtroom Monday to ask a judge to bring in outside jurors in his criminal sex assault case....
Philadelphia strip club shooting leaves 1 injured
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A shooting at a gentleman's club in Philadelphia has left one person injured....
'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint....
Tornado, straight-line winds caused damage in Pennsylvania
The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in northeastern Pennsylvania as storms swept through the region over the weekend, but other damage in central Pennsylvania was due to straight-line winds....
Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said....
Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessman
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved....
High levels of manganese found on Chicago's far South Side
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dusty mounds of petroleum coke are no longer in Chicago, but federal and city officials have discovered a potentially more dangerous kind of pollution while investigating the black piles that once towered above the city's far South Side....
Man shot by police after barbecue threat report identified
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by a police officer in eastern Pennsylvania after a report of threats at a neighbor's backyard barbecue....
Pink slips may await some Pennsylvania public universities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In the coming months, some of the schools in Pennsylvania's 14-university system of higher education may get pink slips....
Within Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed $30 billion state budget, is a new tax on state lottery winnings over $600. Previously exempted to give an incentive to play, as lottery proceeds benefits senior citizen programs. However Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit and Wolf projects taxing state lottery winnings at 3.7% should bring $15 million in additional revenues. The federal government withholds taxes on lottery winnings, and Pennsylvanians are required to pays taxes on money won in other state's lottery. Given the budget deficit do you think
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