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The Latest: 'City of Stars' wins best original song Oscar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:27pm

The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local):

Socially relevant 'Zootopia' wins Oscar for best animation

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:17pm

Disney's witty and relevant "Zootopia," the box-office smash tale of a rural rabbit and a big-city fox who team up to investigate a string of animal disappearances, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday.

Iran's Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:09pm

A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran's "The Salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars on Sunday. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of Donald Trump's travel ban.

Sound engineer snaps 0 for 20 skid at Oscars with 1st statue

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:01pm

Kevin O'Connell finally has reason to celebrate at the Oscars.

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Trump jabs fly at Oscars, awards go to Ali, Davis, 'O.J.'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:58pm

The Jimmy Kimmel-hosted 89th Academy Awards seesawed between jabs at Donald Trump and passionate arguments for inclusivity, with early awards going to Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and "O.J.: Made in America."

Trump on the mind at the Oscars in jokes, protest

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:49pm

President Donald Trump was on people's minds — if not on everyone's lips — at the Oscars on Sunday night.

Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:30pm

bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood's biggest night at the Oscars.

'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 4:50pm

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:18pm

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:58pm

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.

Biopic about Turkey's president screened at birthday gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:50pm

The producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject.

Music concert to benefit Sandy Hook victim's foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:45am

The principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra is organizing a concert to benefit a foundation set up by the family of a victim of the Connecticut school shooting.

'Hillary's America,' 'Batman v Superman' top Razzies

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:22am

Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie.

Greek island of Naxos celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

Demetris Nellas and Thanassis Stavrakis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:42am

The island of Naxos hosts some of the most colorful Carnival celebrations in Greece, with some customs dating from antiquity.

A cadre of casually clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:04pm

Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage. Taraji P. Henson pretended to run off with the wooden prop Oscar. And a makeup-free, casually clad Halle Berry made a rehearsal actor's day when she kissed him on the cheek as he came onstage to accept an award.

'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:15pm

Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight."

Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:03pm

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

Jennifer Garner stresses early education with US governors

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:54pm

Actress Jennifer Garner says growing up "surrounded by generational, rural poverty" in West Virginia inspired her to become an advocate for early-childhood education.

Academy revokes '13 Hours' sound mixer's Oscar nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:50pm

One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." The decision, announced Saturday, was due to Russell's violation of Academy campaign regulations.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:26pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: