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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

FILE - In this Friday June 9, 2017 file photo, students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Feb. 13, 2020 9:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers...

Bong Joon Ho, right, reacts as he is presented with the award for best picture for

Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

Feb. 10, 2020 6:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took...

The Latest: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture Academy Award

Feb. 9, 2020 11:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local): __ 8:30 p.m. “Parasite” has won the best picture Academy Award, making history as the first foreign language film to win the ceremony's top honor. Bong Joon...

FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Lupita Nyong'o in a pale blue Prada dress at the Oscars in Los Angeles. What happens to the duds after a big awards night can be a peculiar affair that depends on the relationship a celebrity has with a designer. Nyong'o, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for

Gift or keep: The afterlives of red carpet looks is a dance

Feb. 3, 2020 1:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Remember the ethereal pale blue Prada dress Lupita Nyong'o wore the night she won an Oscar in 2014? How about Glenn Close's moment in gold at last year's Oscars in shimmering Carolina Herrera with the long, liquid cape? In a sea of red carpets, both are among top talent who got to keep...

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and former NFL player speaks during the NFL Players Association annual state of the union press conference on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla., The San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Union basically goes silent on labor negotiations

Jan. 30, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — While union leaders acknowledged they are in talks with the league about a new labor agreement, they weren't interested in providing much more information about those negotiations. Instead, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and his executive committee members were...

FILE - This Jan. 19, 2020 file photo shows SAG-AFTRA President, Gabrielle Carteris at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The union that represents actors and television performers issued a series of standards and guidelines Wednesday for crew members who supervise scenes involving sex and nudity in an attempt to combat on-set sexual harassment.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Actors' union issues standards for supervisors of sex scenes

Jan. 29, 2020 12:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents actors and television performers issued a series of standards and guidelines Wednesday for crew members who supervise scenes involving sex and nudity. The goal is to combat on-set sexual harassment. The framework announced by the Screen Actors Guild-American...

CORRECTS TO PARK SO DAM, NOT CHO YEO-JEONG - Kang-Ho Song, from left, Park So Dam, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Jeong-eun, and Lee Sun Gyun introduce a clip from

'Parasite' parties, Leo greets young fans inside SAG Awards

Jan. 20, 2020 1:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off-camera and during commercials, the stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards got to rub shoulders, give congratulatory kisses, and meet for the first or the 50th time. Here are some of the more memorable moments from inside Sunday night's ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los...

Park So-dam, from left, Lee Sun Gyun, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Jeong-eun and Kang-Ho Song accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for

'Parasite' wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 PM EST

“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood's award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best picture contender to the front-runner “1917”...

Robert De Niro accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Robert De Niro gets political as he accepts SAG Awards honor

Jan. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert De Niro received the Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award Sunday to praise for his illustrious career and thunderous applause from his fellow performers, but spent much of his acceptance speech on politics. “There's right and there's wrong, and there's common...