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Members of the Krewe of Chewbacchus, a Mardi Gras Krewe, dressed as Princess Leia, use their smart phones at the start of a parade in honor of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Leia in the "Star Wars" movie series, in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 30, 2016 - 8:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Their hair wrapped in side buns, wielding lightsabers and dressed as everything from Wookiees to stormtroopers, thousands of people turned out Friday to honor Carrie Fisher, the actress famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" movies. Fisher, whose tough-...
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In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 30, 2016 - 2:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. approach by Donald Trump. The president-elect praised Putin's move and called him "very smart." Putin...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Jennifer Lopez arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photos and videos posted online Dec. 30, 2016 of Lopez dancing with and kissing Drake has prompted internet speculation of a duet or romance between the two. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
December 30, 2016 - 12:25 pm
On the heels of posting pictures of themselves in a warm embrace, video has surfaced of Drake and Jennifer Lopez getting close at a high school prom-themed party. Video posted on social media by fan sites of the two stars shows J-Lo giving Drake a quick kiss after the pair was crowned prom king and...
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In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 30, 2016 - 9:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for imposing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for President Barack Obama's moves...
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In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 30, 2016 - 9:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for imposing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for President Barack Obama's moves...
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A row of New York City police cars is parked along a street in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. The department is once again saying it is up to protecting the huge crowds that will gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 29, 2016 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure meant to stop deadly truck-driving attacks into crowds like those in Germany and...
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This combination of photos released by the Hamilton Police Department in New Jersey shows Barbara Briley, left, and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley. The two were found alive near their vehicle on private property south in Dinwiddie County, Va., south of Richmond, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, ending the multistate search. (Hamilton Police Department via AP)
December 29, 2016 - 4:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was supposed to be a nine-hour drive from New Jersey to North Carolina, one that Barbara Briley had made many times before. But something went awry during the Christmas road trip, and the 71-year-old and her young great-granddaughter spent days stranded in wooded area of...
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This combination of photos released by the Hamilton Police Department in New Jersey shows Barbara Briley, left, and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley. The two were found alive near their vehicle on private property south in Dinwiddie County, Va., south of Richmond, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, ending the multistate search. (Hamilton Police Department via AP)
December 29, 2016 - 5:43 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said. Seventy-one-year-old Barbara Briley was unconscious when she was...
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This combination of photos released by the Hamilton Police Department in New Jersey shows Barbara Briley, left, and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley. Officers scoured hotels, businesses, rest areas and trucks stops across a large swath of Virginia in the search for the pair, who vanished during a holiday road trip to see family. (Hamilton Police Department via AP)
December 28, 2016 - 9:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter were found alive in Virginia on Wednesday, days after their disappearance during a holiday road trip prompted a multistate search, authorities said. Barbara and La'Myra Briley were found near their vehicle on private...
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This combination of photos released by the Hamilton Police Department in New Jersey shows Barbara Briley, left, and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley. Officers scoured hotels, businesses, rest areas and trucks stops across a large swath of Virginia in the search for the pair, who vanished during a holiday road trip to see family. (Hamilton Police Department via AP)
December 28, 2016 - 5:51 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey woman and her great-granddaughter who went missing in Virginia during a holiday road trip (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Virginia State Police say a New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in Virginia after they...
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