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Diversity and 'La La Land' ready for their Oscar close-ups
Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017

Diversity and 'La La Land' ready for their Oscar close-upsNEW YORK (AP) — After two straight years of all-white acting nominees and an overhauling of the motion picture academy, the Oscars are poised to trend in a different direction Tuesday.


The Latest: Wawrinka advances to Australian Open semifinals
Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka prepares to serve to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open (all times local):


Britain's Prince Harry says jokes help cope at veterans' support centre
Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017

Royal visit to WiltshireBritain's Prince Harry spoke of soldiers' need for "a dark sense of humour" to cope with the aftermath of serving in conflict zones as he visited a support centre for ex-servicemen suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and alcohol issues. The prince, who served with the British forces in Helmand, Afghanistan on two operational tours, was visiting the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire, in southern England, where he learned more about the therapeutic benefits of outdoor activities. "It's that dark sense of humour", he said.


Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns
Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017

Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawnsPeople across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. ...


Asian stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount
Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2017

Asian stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mountAsian shares were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.6 percent to 18,787.99. Australia's ...