Boycotts

This image released by Universal Studios shows John Ortiz in a scene from "A Dog's Purpose." (Joe Lederer/Universal Studios via AP)
January 29, 2017 - 1:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott, "A Dog's Purpose" still managed to earn $18.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Tracking expectations had pegged the family film to open in the mid $20-million range, but it...
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FILE - This May 21, 2016 file photo shows actress Taraneh Alidoosti during a photo call for the film "Forushande" (The Salesman) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-nominated “The Salesman,” says she won’t attend the Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration plans. Alidoosti called plans for a visa ban of Iranians “racist” in a message posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, on Twitter. “The Salesman,” directed by Asghar Farhadi, was nominated for best foreign language film. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
January 26, 2017 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-nominated "The Salesman," says she won't attend the Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Alidoosti called plans for a temporary visa ban of Iranians "racist" in a message posted Thursday on...
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In this Jan. 15, 2016, photo, the U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony in Washington. Some two dozen House Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 17, 2017 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Don Beyer of Virginia on Monday joined a growing list of...
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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. listen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, during the committee's hearing: "Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 05, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 4:40 p.m. Two House Democrats are planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration to protest comments Trump made during the campaign. Spokesmen for Reps. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Luis Gutierrez of Illinois say the...
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Minnesota players celebrate after beating Washington State 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
December 30, 2016 - 4:54 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten suspended Minnesota football players will not face charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault near campus, prosecutors announced Friday after taking a second look at the case. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman had previously declined to charge the players in...
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FILE - In this April 28, 1994 file photo, former CIA agent Aldrich Ames leaves federal court in Alexandria, Va. U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. In February 1994, the U.S. expelled Russian senior intelligence officer Alexander Lysenko, saying he was in a position to be responsible for the spying of CIA agent Ames. This was just days after Ames and his wife, Rosario, were arrested on charges of selling secrets to Moscow from at least 1985 to 1993. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File)
December 30, 2016 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama's decision to impose sanctions and expel 35 Russia diplomats, are...
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Lauren Wetzsteon, a journalism student at the University of Minnesota, participates in a rally to support the victim of an alleged sexual assault that led to the suspension of 10 football players, outside TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. The team had threatened a boycott of the upcoming Holiday Bowl to protest the suspension of their teammates who were allegedly involved in the September encounter with the woman. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
December 18, 2016 - 1:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys said Sunday that he knew he was risking his job last week when he expressed support for players who boycotted practices and threatened to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates who were suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren't reinstated...
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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks to members of the media Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, after players announced the end of their boycott of the Holiday Bowl in Minneapolis. The team will play in the Holiday Bowl, reversing a threat to boycott the game because of the suspension of 10 players accused of sexual assault. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 7:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota football team's boycott started with a bold demand for apologies and a threat to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren't reinstated. It ended less than 36 hours later, the university leadership never...
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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks to members of the media Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, after players announced the end of their boycott of the Holiday Bowl in Minneapolis. The team will play in the Holiday Bowl, reversing a threat to boycott the game because of the suspension of 10 players accused of sexual assault. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 12:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota football team will play in the Holiday Bowl, reversing a threat to boycott the game because of the suspension of 10 players accused of sexual assault. The players made the announcement at a news conference Saturday after a group of seniors from the...
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University of Minnesota players speak to reporters in the Nagurski Football Complex in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday night, Dec. 15, 2016. The players delivered a defiant rebuke of the university's decision to suspend 10 of their teammates, saying they would not participate in any football activities until the school president and athletic director apologized and revoked the suspensions. If that meant they don't play in the upcoming Holiday Bowl against Washington State, they appeared poised to stand firm. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 10:29 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota football team will play in the Holiday Bowl, reversing a threat to boycott the game because of the suspension of 10 players accused of sexual assault. The players made the announcement at a news conference Saturday after a group of seniors from the...
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