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‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of …

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Johnson & Johnson puts up strong profit and revenue in 4Q

A big jump in prescription drug sales, particularly overseas, helped Johnson & Johnson swing to a large fourth-quarter profit after posting a huge loss a year earlier, when it took a $13.6 billion charge related to the late-2017 U.S. tax overhaul. The world’s biggest maker of health care products also benefited from an effective tax rate of 2.6 percent for …

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‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees

LONDON (AP) — Movies from around the world about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards’ race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical masterpiece “Roma” and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski’s 20th-century romance “Cold War” were among contenders announced Tuesday. They are up against German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s artist …

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The Latest: Cooper, Coogler among surprising Oscar nom snubs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The 2019 Oscar nominations are full of surprises and some downright stupefying snubs. “A Star Is Born” and “Black …

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Protest fears close school of boys in Washington videos

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys’ school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week. President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday that the students at Covington …

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WADA forgives Russia for tardiness on doping data

MOSCOW (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency forgave Russia on Tuesday for its tardiness in turning over lab data, and then raised the specter of an Olympic ban if that data is found to have been tampered with. Russia missed a Dec. 31 deadline to comply but WADA said it was satisfied that the files were eventually handed over last …

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The Latest: Pence calls Maduro a ‘dictator’ in video message

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on a National Guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 12:45 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says Venezuelans have the “unwavering support” of the United States in their effort to restore democracy to their country. In a video message released Tuesday, Pence called Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro a “dictator with no legitimate claim …

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Spain: Taxi drivers threaten to take strike to French border

MADRID (AP) — Taxi drivers striking to demand tighter regulations for companies using ride-hailing apps blocked traffic for another day in Spain’s two major cities on Tuesday, while threatening to take their protest to the French border. Hundreds of taxi drivers continued to block major roads in Madrid and Barcelona, with many wearing the yellow traffic safety vest that has …

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High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have. The …

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China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou’s case was out of the ordinary and Canada’s extradition treaty with the U.S. infringed …

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