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Emma Stone wins best-actress Oscar for 'La La Land'

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Emma Stone sang and danced her way to a best-actress Oscar for "La La Land," elevating the once struggling actress with roots in community theater to the heights of Hollywood. Read more

Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers

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Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include: Read more

The Oscars red carpet led by Ruth Negga and Emma Stone

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And the red carpet goes to ... the women in red, for one, with equal accolades for shiny and shimmery gold worthy of the Oscars, this and all years. Read more

Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

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Bill Fraser

A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist." Read more

University of Minnesota recycling center looks for renewal

Machines roar as student-workers sift through paper on a conveyer belt, pulling out misfit items like Pop-Tarts boxes and broken cellphone chargers. Read more

Musician tries to return to bluegrass after crash

Hiroshi Arakawa strummed his guitar, lips pursed thoughtfully. Read more

Oscar winners share statement from DP denied entry to US

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Politics continued to pervade the Academy Awards Sunday as the 40-minute Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" took the best documentary short award. The category generally doesn't get much widespread attention at the annual awards show, but this year, the denial of entry into the U.S. for the ... Read more

Hollywood tour group gets surprise side trip to Oscar show

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An unsuspecting group of tourists got a trip right into the heart of Hollywood Sunday night that included kisses from Denzel Washington, selfies with Ryan Gosling and a chance to rub a newly won gold statuette called Oscar. Read more

Socially relevant 'Zootopia' wins Oscar for best animation

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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. Read more

Oklahoma Baptist University Professors debut musical

If one was to say the first word that comes to mind after hearing the word "opera," he or she might likely rattle off the first composer they remember from music class — Mozart, Tchaikvosky or Vivaldi, perhaps. Read more

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

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

Viola Davis wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

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Viola Davis needs to make room in her trophy case. Read more

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

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 ... Read more

DeRozan powers Raptors past Trail Blazers, 112-106

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Frank Gunn

DeMar DeRozan provided the offense, then credited the defense of the Toronto Raptors' two newcomers, Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker. Read more

Former NASA mathematician, 98, gets her moment at Oscars

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She said only "thank you," but it was one of the more moving moments of Sunday's Oscars ceremony. Read more

'O.J.' doc director dedicates Oscar to Brown, Goldman

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Ezra Edelman's nearly eight hour meditation on O.J. Simpson and the culture of race relations in the United States "O.J.: Made in America" emerged as the winner of an unusually strong and even thematically similar best documentary category. In his acceptance speech Sunday Edelman dedicated his aw... Read more

'Moonlight' star Ali celebrates Oscar win, baby daughter

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Mahershala Ali is celebrating two little new ones. Read more

Trump on the mind at the Oscars in jokes, protest

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President Donald Trump was never far from mind on Oscar night, but with one exception Sunday, the political speeches were left at home. Read more

List of winners for the 89th Academy Awards

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Complete list of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more

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

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Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Armani Prive and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment — bird broaches, feat... Read more

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