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In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:48pm

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

Italy faces potential sanction from EU for rising debt

Pan Pylas and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:47pm

Italy's government was put on notice Wednesday that it may be sanctioned by the European Union for not getting the country's debt levels down.

David Bowie named as best solo male artist at Brit Awards

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:47pm

Britain's music industry saluted chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday's Brit Awards, where nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie.

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:37pm

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Remnants of pipeline protest camp go up in flames

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:35pm

Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as campers set fire to makeshift wooden housing ahead of a government deadline to abandon the federal land that was the center of opposition to the project.

Gold, silver edge lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:30pm

The February gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,232.00 an ounce, down $5.50.

The Latest: Rag 'n' Bone Man wins British breakthrough act

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:30pm

The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local):

The Latest: Protesters set fire to building at camp entrance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:20pm

The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

HSN looks for new shoppers beyond TV's reach

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:15pm

HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to buying on their mobile phones.

Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:15pm

Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong.

Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:04pm

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

McDonald's to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:00pm

McDonald's is hoping $1 sodas can help draw more customers into its stores in the U.S. as it fights to reverse four years of declining visits.

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:50pm

An environmental group has filed an appeal seeking to stop the construction of two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho.

Industry: Philadelphia soda tax killing sales, layoffs loom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:43pm

Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they're gearing up for layoffs because the city's new tax on soft drinks has cut beverage sales by 30 percent to 50 percent — worse than the city predicted.

Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:43pm

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising. Technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are wobbling between small losses and gains.

Ohio University board chooses school's 21st president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

Ohio University trustees have chosen former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the school's 21st president.