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viola davis reminds hollywood 'i have a story that needs to be told'


"sometimes, i feel like i'm forced to remind people that i look different," said davis. "i saw an absence of people that look like me. "it becomes a knee- response to write narratives and present a homogenized story. i want to tell people that we, in the past, have not been invited to the party," davis continued. "it is intentional. "but when i do say it, i'm not saying it to put myself on the outside. it's not to be ultra-political. it's just to raise my hand and say, 'are you aware that i'm here? and that i'm ual and i have my own beauty and i have a story that needs to be told.'"






khris davis beats a's in salary arbitration


st. petersburg, fla. — khris davis defeated the a’s in salary arbitration wednesday.the outfielder was awarded a $5 million salary for this season by arbitrators mark irvings, gil vernon and mark burstein, who heard the case a day earlier. the a’s had argued he should be paid $4.65 million.davis, oakland’s regular left fielder, hit .247 for a second straight year and established career highs of 42 home runs and 102 rbis in his first season with the a’s. he earned $524,500 and was eligible for arbitration for the first time.






clive davis documentary to open at tribeca film festival


record executive clive davis has single handedly launched the careers of many of today’s biggest artists, and while he’s relatively stayed behind the scenes, the 84-year-old is getting his just due. according to the hollywood reporter, davis’ documentary the soundtrack of our lives will premiere at the 16th annual tribeca film festival.read it would appear that donald trump doesn’t know who frederick dougl isfollowing the screening of the documentary, they’ll be performances from aretha franklin, jennifer hudson and earth, wind & fire. the film is largely based off of davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiog hy clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives, in which he deep dives into his life and seasoned career as a executive.“clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives is a fascinating exploration






the latest: parole recommended for charles manson follower


sacramento, calif. — the latest on the parole hearing for a follower of charles manson (all times local):3:45 p.m.a state panel has recommended paroling a former follower of cult leader charles manson after california governors blocked four previous recommendations for his release.the 31st parole hearing for 74-year-old bruce davis was held wednesday at the california men's colony at san luis obispo.gov. jerry brown will have the final say on whether davis is released.davis is serving a life sentence for the 1969 slayings of ian gary hinman and stuntman donald "shorty" shea.he was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress sharon tate and six others by the manson "family."parole panels have decided before that davis is no longer a public safety risk only to see governors — who






parole hearing underway for follower of charles manson


sacramento, calif. (ap) — a former follower of cult leader charles manson sought parole wednesday for the 31st time after california governors blocked four previous recommendations for his release.bruce davis, 74, is serving a life sentence at the california men’s colony at san luis obispo for the 1969 slayings of ian gary hinman and stuntman donald “shorty” shea.davis was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress sharon tate and six others by the manson “family.”davis testified at his 2014 hearing that he attacked shea with a knife and held a gun on hinman while manson cut hinman’s face with a sword.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“i wanted to be charlie’s favorite guy,” he said then.nearly a half-century after the slayings, parole panels have decide






viola davis discredits #oscarssowhite link to black nominees


black stars will be fully present at the oscars this year, but the surge of melanin has nothing to do with #oscarssowhite, if you let viola davis tell it.after taking home the sag award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role in a motion picture sunday (jan. 29), the fences star weighed in on whether the change is tied to the backlash the academy has received in past years for its dire lack of diversity.read: viola davis, mahershala ali, denzel washington and more all earn oscar nominations“response to oscarsowhite? no. i think that every nominee from naomie harris to octavia spencer to hidden figures to fences to moonlight to mahershala ali are up there because they deserve to be there,” the actress responded at a press conference. “they’re not there because of






viola davis to star in jodi picoult's 'small great things'


jodi picoult’s latest novel, small great things, is gearing up for its theatrical release, reports deadline. the film will follow the life of a labor/delivery nurse who is summoned to court following the death of a white supremacist couples’ baby in a connecticut-based hospital. based on hospital orders, she wasn’t allowed to touch the infant.read: viola davis doesn’t credit #oscarssowhite with surge of black nomineesthe movie rights to small great things, have been acquired by amblin partners. reportedly, viola davis, the latest winner of sag’s best supporting actress award is starring in the film alongside julia roberts. one of the producers for la la land, marc platt, is also set to join forces on the production side. with la la land’s esteemed success in the box office—$225.5m worldwid






rafael nadal out of davis cup after grueling australian open


madrid — rafael nadal has been dropped from spain's davis cup team because of fatigue following the australian open.the spanish tennis federation says it will replace nadal with feliciano lopez for next weekend's best-of-five series at croatia after a recommendation by the team doctor.nadal lost to roger federer in sunday's australia open final in five sets.doctor angel ruiz cotorro says the decision took into consideration that nadal played a significant number of matches after a four-month layoff because of a wrist injury.spain captain conchita martinez says nadal "needs to recover from his recent efforts and certainly will be with us again in the next rounds."the other spanish players are roberto bautista, pablo carreno and marc lopez.






parole recommended for follower of charles manson


sacramento, calif. — a parole panel on wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader charles manson after california governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.bruce davis, 74, had his 31st parole hearing at the california men's colony at san luis obispo as he serves a life sentence for the 1969 slayings of ian gary hinman and stuntman donald "shorty" shea.davis was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress sharon tate and six others by the manson "family" the same year.during the half-century since the slayings, parole panels have now decided five times that davis is no longer a public safety risk. officials cited his age and good behavior behind bars that includes earning a doctoral degree and ministering to other inmates.governors, howeve






with the las vegas plan in some trouble, the raiders should re-think the logical


there is trouble with the raiders’ planned move to las vegas, big trouble, and even if this all probably was foreseeable, that doesn’t make it any less problematic for owner mark davis.sheldon adelson, the main financial and political force behind the las vegas push, announced yesterday that he was out of the project and it does not sound like it was a happy breakup with davis.remember, even though the potential influence or presumed path to ownership for a casino magnate raised questions for nfl owners (one of the very foreseeable issues), adelson is immensely powerful in vegas, and his support was essential in securing $750m in public bonds (tied to a el tax) for this project.and if adelson–who owns the sands corp. and the las vegas review-journal–decides to nudge this the opposite way a






the science of cannabis: uc davis offering physiology course


as california prepares for expanded use of marijuana, uc davis is offering courses in the science of the drug to boost awareness of its affect on the body.the courses, called “physiology of cannabis,” are believed to be the first of their type in the university of california system. they join a small but growing number of weed-focused studies around the nation, reflecting the country’s changing attitude toward the drug.“we feel it is important at this moment to educate students about the physiology and medical indications of cannabis and cannabinoids,” said instructor yu-fung lin, an ociate professor of physiology and membrane biology at the uc davis school of medicine.uc davis already has a longstanding weed research & information center. but that focuses on plants other than cannabis






pentagon, white house defend yemen raid


the pentagon and white house on thursday defended the planning and execution of a u.s. special operations raid in yemen that killed civilians along with a navy seal, saying there was sufficient intelligence to carry it out and that it had been planned for months.navy capt. jeff davis, a pentagon spokesman, said that the civilians were killed urday by gunfire from aircraft needed to support the seals after they e under heavy gunfire by militants.the seals, he said, were "in extremis," a term the military uses to define situations in which service members or partner forces are under immediate threat. the dead included the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-awlaki, the u.s.-born cleric and a propagandist with al-qaida's affiliate in yemen. he was killed in a 2011 u.s. drone strike."the enemy had






pentagon, white house defend yemen raid


the pentagon and white house on thursday defended the planning and execution of a u.s. special operations raid in yemen that killed civilians along with a navy seal, saying there was sufficient intelligence to carry it out and that it had been planned for months.navy capt. jeff davis, a pentagon spokesman, said that the civilians were killed urday by gunfire from aircraft needed to support the seals after they e under heavy gunfire by militants.the seals, he said, were “in extremis,” a term the military uses to define situations in which service members or partner forces are under immediate threat. the dead included the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-awlaki, the u.s.-born cleric and a propagandist with al-qaida’s affiliate in yemen. he was killed in a 2011 u.s. drone strike.“the enemy had






rafael nadal out of davis cup after grueling australian open


madrid — rafael nadal is taking some time off after his australian open final loss to roget federer.the spanish tennis federation said monday that nadal has been dropped from spain's davis cup team because of fatigue following his five-set loss to federer in sunday's final.he will be replaced with feliciano lopez for next weekend's best-of-five series at croatia in the first round of the world group.the federation said the decision was made after a recommendation by doctor angel ruiz cotorro, who said nadal's recovery time would be too short. he said it was taken into consideration that nadal played a significant number of matches after a four-month layoff because of a wrist injury."rafa's wear and tear in the last month was very significant," spain captain conchita martinez said. "he need






terrell davis awaits latest hall of fame decision with cautious optimism – the d


houston — in february 2016, terrell davis in the corner of a boardroom inside a san francisco convention center, donning a white, on-down shirt and suit jacket, to talk about what if.what if his second time as a pro football hall of fame finalist would be the last? what if, about 48 hours later, he would ditch the charcoal jacket for a gold one? or what he would again not receive the ceremonial knock on the el door that only hall of famers get?in february 2017, davis in the corner of a boardroom inside a houston convention center, donning a white, on-down shirt and suit jacket, to talk about what if. what if his third time as a pro football hall of fame finalist would be the last? what if, about 48 hours later, he would ditch the charcoal jacket for a gold one?or what he would again not re






wizards win fourth straight, 107-94 over pelicans


new orleans — john wall had 18 points and 19 ists, bradley beal scored 27 points, and the washington wizards extended their winning streak to four with a 107-94 victory over the new orleans pelicans on sunday night.marcin gortat had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and markieff morris added 21 points for the wizards. they briefly squandered a 17-point halftime lead, but regained control for good with a pivotal 8-0 run in the middle of the third quarter that was highlighted by 3s by beal and morris.anthony davis had 36 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and two blocked s s, but as with a handful of pelicans losses this season, he didn't have enough help. jrue holiday had 26 points and 11 ists, and donatas motiejunas added 10 points.'new orleans made the game competitive by outscoring washington 33






why wyatt, why are you leaving us to play football at ohio state?


navigating the buffet line with the greatest of ease, wyatt davis, the 310-pound all-american offensive tackle from bellflower st. john bosco high, was munching on beef, chicken and mashed potatoes monday afternoon during the southern section football championship luncheon. he enjoys eating as...






von miller, shane ray could become nfl's best p rushing duo


editor’s note: sixth of an eight-part series breaking down the broncos’ roster as they reboot under new coach vance joseph. sunday: linebackers. up next: secondaryshane ray‘s mischievous smirk told his thoughts before he even answered the question.“can you imagine how it will be for you and von miller chasing quarterbacks full-time?”ray said, “yeah, i do. it’ll be scary.”that should become reality beginning next season. ray enters his third year, more mature and focused on becoming a pro bowl player. miller is the face of the broncos and an annual defensive player of the year candidate.together, they could become the best p rushing duo in the nfl.the broncos have a decision to make on whether to re-sign demarcus ware, but the afc west will still have its hands full with miller, ray and sha






raiders should move to san diego


and here i was hoping to run into mark davis when i purposely went to pottery barn’s bowl display, where he gets his hair cut.guess i’ll just have to go on without him and say that, now that the deal he had to move his raiders out of oakland to vegas appears to have ped out, he should get on the phone with mayor kevin faulconer. if he hasn’t already.and his honor should get on the horn with the raiders’ owner, you know, mark, son of al, and tell him to get into that 1977 bubble-top dodge caravan of his and head south on the i-5. he hasn’t. yet.but faulconer, angry over the chargers’ betrayal, is ready to become the hunter. he’s on top of it. he’s had plenty of contact with nfl commissioner roger goodell in recent weeks, so they are not strangers.“i am going to ask senior nfl officials for






rafael nadal out of davis cup after grueling australian open


madrid (ap) — rafael nadal is taking some time off after his australian open final loss to roger federer.the spanish tennis federation said monday that nadal has been dropped from spain’s davis cup team because of fatigue following his five-set loss to federer in sunday’s final.he will be replaced with feliciano lopez for next weekend’s best-of-five series at croatia in the first round of the world group.the federation said the decision was made after a recommendation by doctor angel ruiz cotorro, who said nadal’s recovery time would be too short. he said it was taken into consideration that nadal played a significant number of matches after a four-month layoff because of a wrist injury.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“rafa’s wear and tear in the last month was ve






what's the big deal with wyatt davis?


feb. 1, 2017, 9:23 a.m. national signing day is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding national letter of intent for college football. follow us here today as we list the biggest signings by our local colleges and keep track of where local high school stars end up.






parole approved for cult follower who aided manson in 1969 murder, but will cali


sacramento, calif. — a parole panel on wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader charles manson after california governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.bruce davis, 74, had his 31st parole hearing at the california men’s colony at san luis obispo as he serves a life sentence for the 1969 slayings of ian gary hinman and stuntman donald “shorty” shea.davis was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress sharon tate and six others by the manson “family” the same year.during the half-century since the slayings, parole panels have now decided five times that davis is no longer a public safety risk. officials have cited his age and good behaviour behind bars that includes earning a doctoral degree and ministering to other inmates.governors,






wyatt davis signs with ohio state


feb. 1, 2017, 8:20 a.m. national signing day is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding national letter of intent for college football. follow us here today as we list the biggest signings by our local colleges and keep track of where local high school stars end up.






in the winners room with viola davis, emma stone, the 'stranger things' kids and


"hidden figures," "stranger things" and "orange is the new black" took home the top ensemble prizes at the 23rd screen actors guild awards. while the event was a celebration of actors and their craft, the current political climate was not far from the minds of many stars on the red carpet and on the stage. julia louis-dreyfus, mahershala ali, bryan cranston, david harbour and others used their time at the podium to address recent events and the policies of president donald trump.






terrell davis awaits latest hall of fame decision with cautious optimism – the d


houston — in february 2016, terrell davis in the corner of a boardroom inside a san francisco convention center, donning a white, on-down shirt and suit jacket, to talk about what if.what if his second time as a pro football hall of fame finalist would be the last? what if, about 48 hours later, he would ditch the charcoal jacket for a gold one? or what he would again not receive the ceremonial knock on the el door that only hall of famers get?in february 2017, davis in the corner of a boardroom inside a houston convention center, donning a white, on-down shirt and suit jacket, to talk about what if. what if his third time as a pro football hall of fame finalist would be the last? what if, about 48 hours later, he would ditch the charcoal jacket for a gold one?or what he would again not re






qb niko harris has a most unique signing ceremony -- in italy


away on a school trip in florence, italy, chatsworth sierra canyon quarterback niko harris still found a way to sign his letter of intent with uc davis on wednesday. he got a table, a chair and signed his letter in front of the duomo , coach jon ellinghouse said. asked who was going to fax the letter from italy, ellinghouse said, "somebody is taking care of it." since michigan is coming to italy for a couple days of spring practice later this year, maybe harris can scout some good things to do for jim harbaugh.






raiders should move to san diego


and here i was hoping to run into mark davis when i purposely went to pottery barn’s bowl display, where he gets his hair cut.guess i’ll just have to go on without him and say that, now that the deal he had to move his raiders out of oakland to vegas appears to have ped out, he should get on the phone with mayor kevin faulconer. if he hasn’t already.and his honor should get on the horn with the raiders’ owner, you know, mark, son of al, and tell him to get into that 1977 bubble-top dodge caravan of his and head south on the i-5. he hasn’t. yet.but faulconer, angry over the chargers’ betrayal, is ready to become the hunter. he’s on top of it. he’s had plenty of contact with nfl commissioner roger goodell in recent weeks, so they are not strangers.“i am going to ask senior nfl officials for






how she learned to love her 'authentic' self


viola davis may be the emmy-winning star of a hit tv show, and she’s likely to win one of the top prizes for film acting at the academy awards later this month, but she says she has long struggled with loving herself.in fact, it was only in the past few years that the 51-year-old “fences” star started to feel “really confident,” as she told the thousands of woman gathered for her keynote speech at the 3rd annual watermark conference for women silicon valley wednesday.she said her aha moment e when filming the pilot for her abc legal drama, “how to get away with murder.” in the show, she plays the force of nature attorney and law professor annalise keating. describing her character as a combination of “ y” and “sociopath,” davis says she decided to drop 15 pounds, glam up and strut through






clive davis documentary and star-studded concert will open 2017 tribeca film fes


a new documentary based on mogul clive davis’ bestselling 2013 autobiog hy, “the soundtrack of our lives,” will open the tribeca film festival in new york on april 19, accompanied by a concert with several of the stars davis discovered or helped usher to new career heights.aretha franklin, jennifer hudson and earth, wind & fire will top the lineup for the performance in conjunction with the premiere of director chris perkel’s film. “‘clive davis: the soundtrack of our lives’ is a fascinating exploration of his remarkable story and the impact that a great producer can have on artists and ,”  festival co-founder jane rosenthal said in a statement. “we are excited to have this powerful film premiere on our opening night.”see the most-read stories in entertainment this hour »the film trace






uc berkeley cancels breitbart provocateur milo yiannopoulos event – the mercury


berkeley — right-wing lightning-rod milo yiannopoulos was prepared to bring his act to uc berkeley wednesday amid heightened security and calls by detractors to shut down the event.  pus officials canceled the event around 6:15 p.m. amid violent protests erupting outside the event.as of 6:05 p.m., about 100 protesters gathered outside the martin luther king jr. student union building, where the event is slated to begin at 8 p.m. there was a heavy police presence surrounding the event venue and the university.tensions rose shortly after a group of protesters wearing bandannas set fire to wood pallets and debris near a barricade. protesters threw fireworks at police officers, who wore full riot gear and returned fire with tear gas.advertised on eventbrite as “the dangerous got tour,” the sel






if raiders bust in vegas, san diego remains option


the potholes on the raiders’ road to las vegas have deepened, threatening to keep them from reaching their destination of a stadium southwest of the strip and cracking the door on the nomadic franchise moving to san diego.with financing partners bailing on the proposed $1.9 billion vegas stadium, a sliver of silver and black light is at least visible to those who want to see another nfl team – even a longtime rival – replace the chargers in san diego.it is well-known that raiders owner mark davis loves san diego, and some close to him believe he would prefer the market over remaining in oakland.the roadblocks to a new san diego stadium for any nfl team would be similar to those present for years as the city and chargers were negotiating, but there is a thought that davis would be a more wi






violent protests force cancellation of speech by breitbart writer at uc berkeley


berkeley, calif. - a speech by conservative firebrand milo yiannopoulos was canceled at the university of california, berkeley on wednesday amid violent protest on pus that sparked at least one fire.police clashed with protesters, and much of the university was placed on lockdown. pus police were ordering protesters to leave the area, but many were refusing.at 6:50 p.m., police used a loudspeaker to tell the crowd that yiannopoulous had left the pus and that protesters would be arrested if they didn't disperse.this marks the second time in two weeks that rowdy protests have forced the cancellation of a yiannopoulos speech. the same thing happened last month at uc davis, prompting a debate about free speech protections and how university should response to so-called "hate speech."yiannopoul






uc berkeley violence prompts university to cancel breitbart provocateur milo yia


berkeley — right-wing lightning-rod milo yiannopoulos was prepared to bring his act to uc berkeley wednesday amid heightened security and calls by detractors to shut down the event.  pus officials canceled the event around 6:15 p.m. amid violent protests erupting outside the event.as of 6:05 p.m., about 100 protesters gathered outside the martin luther king jr. student union building, where the event is slated to begin at 8 p.m. there was a heavy police presence surrounding the event venue and the university.tensions rose shortly after a group of protesters wearing bandannas set fire to wood pallets and debris near a barricade. protesters threw fireworks at police officers, who wore full riot gear and returned fire with tear gas.advertised on eventbrite as “the dangerous got tour,” the sel






sag hands out awards as winners skewer trump


the cast of "orange is the new black," viola davis and julia louis-dreyfus won at the screen actors guild awards that has been, in part, a very well-dressed protest against president donald trump's sweeping immigration order.many at the sag awards struck a defiant tone. ashton kutcher, the first presenter, welcomed not just the viewing audience but "anyone in airports that belong in my america.""you are a part of the fabric of who we are and we love you and we welcome you," said kutcher at the opening of the sag ceremony at the shrine auditorium in los angeles.louis-dreyfus added another honor for her performance on the political ire "veep." she called herself the daughter of an immigrant who fled religious persecution in nazi-occupied france."because i love this country, i am horrified by






brexit: mps set for vote on triggering talks with eu


media captiondavid davis: listen to the people on brexitmps are to vote later on whether to give theresa may the power to get brexit negotiations under way.the government is expected to win, with most conservative and labour mps set to back its european union bill.but labour leader jeremy corbyn faces a rebellion by some on his side, while the snp and liberal democrats are also promising to oppose ministers.the vote, which will follow two days of parliamentary debate, is expected at about 19:00 gmt.on monday, politicians made imp ioned speeches for and against the bill, which, if p ed, will allow mrs may to trigger article 50 of the lisbon treaty by her own deadline of 31 march.this would get formal brexit negotiations with the eu started, with the uk expected to leave the 28-member group






‘hidden figures’ shocks screen actors guild awards – the mercury news


by jake coylethe cast of “hidden figures” took top honors at the screen actors guild awards, where much of the evening was dominated by protest against president donald trump’s sweeping immigration order.the best ensemble win for the african-american mathematician drama was a major surprise. though the oscar front-runner “la la land” wasn’t nominated in the category, most expected the award to be between “moonlight” or “manchester by the sea.”several oscar favorites further cemented their front-runner status, including emma stone, viola davis and mahershala ali. but best actor went to denzel washington for his performance in “fences,” an upset over casey affleck.






violent protests force cancellation of speech by breitbart writer at uc berkeley


berkeley, calif. - a speech by conservative firebrand milo yiannopoulos was canceled at the university of california, berkeley on wednesday amid violent protest on pus that sparked at least one fire.police clashed with protesters, and much of the university was placed on lockdown. pus police were ordering protesters to leave the area, but many were refusing.at 6:50 p.m., police used a loudspeaker to tell the crowd that yiannopoulous had left the pus and that protesters would be arrested if they didn’t disperse.this marks the second time in two weeks that rowdy protests have forced the cancellation of a yiannopoulos speech. the same thing happened last month at uc davis, prompting a debate about free speech protections and how university should response to so-called “hate speech.”yiannopoul






fake martyrdom is no way to oppose trump


over the weekend, when i was on a birthday-induced news fast, president donald trump's executive order on migrants from seven middle eastern countries turned into a fiasco in that sweet spot where incompetence and malevolence overlap. i missed most of the general frenzy. but i certainly didn't miss the turmoil that ensued on monday, when acting attorney general sally yates issued a letter ordering the department of justice not to defend the order. and then trump, quite predictably, fired her. that is, after all, what he's famous for.this martyrdom was very well received by people who opposed the order. paeans were written to the duty of public officials to stand up against illegal and immoral orders from above. comparisons were made to the urday night m acre, in which a series of officials






stanford's 2017 recruiting cl : the facts


stanford’s first letter of intent arrived (from the eastern time zone) just after 4 a.m., and within six hours, the 14-player recruiting cl was complete.as of late morning, the cl was ranked no. 18 nationally by rivals and no. 24 by scout.it’s weighed slightly to offense with three linemen and two tight ends, and includes a bevy of four- and five-star prospects.the details (name, position, height, weight, hometown):paulsonadebo: cb 6-1 184 mansfield, tex.comment: attends same high school (mansfield) as ex-cardinal running back stepfan taylor.drew dalman: c 6-3 271 pacific grovecomment: son of former stanford standout offensive lineman (and 49er starter) chris dalman.levani damuni: lb 6-2 235 providence, ut.comment: expected to serve two-year lds church mission before enrolling, per his sta






brexit: mps set for vote on triggering talks with eu


media captiondavid davis: listen to the people on brexitmps are to vote later on whether to give theresa may the power to get brexit negotiations under way.the government is expected to win, with most conservative and labour mps set to back its european union bill.but labour leader jeremy corbyn faces a rebellion by some on his side, while the snp and liberal democrats are also promising to oppose ministers.the vote, which will follow two days of parliamentary debate, is expected at about 19:00 gmt.on monday, politicians made imp ioned speeches for and against the bill, which, if p ed, will allow mrs may to trigger article 50 of the lisbon treaty by her own deadline of 31 march.this would get formal brexit negotiations with the eu started, with the uk expected to leave the 28-member group






usually an oscar warm-up, sag awards will miss a key player


los angeles — "la la land" may have tied an oscar record with 14 nominations, set a golden globes record with seven wins and won the top prize at urday's producers guild awards, but it won't be competing for the top screen actors guild award.sunday night's sag awards often serve as an academy awards warm-up. that will be true in the individual acting categories where awards-season favorites like viola davis, casey affleck and emma stone hope to cement their front-runner status.but this year's biggest front-runner, "la la land," isn't nominated for the screen actors' ensemble award. nominated instead are the casts for "moonlight," ''manchester by the sea," ''hidden figures" and "captain fantastic."the 23rd annual sag awards will air live from 8-10 p.m. est on tnt and tbs from los angeles.






webb, south hold on for 16-15 win over north in senior bowl


mobile, ala. — california's davis webb directed scoring drives on all three of his possessions to lead the south to a 16-15 senior bowl victory urday over the north, which couldn't hit a final two-point attempt.the pac-12 conference's leading p er threw for 165 yards on 11-of-16 p ing, including a 39-yard touchdown strike on a well-thrown fade to texas a&m's josh reynolds.nate peterman of pittsburgh had a similarly strong performance for the north in the showcase game for senior nfl prospects that actually featured late drama. peterman fired a 6-yard scoring p to east carolina's zay jones with 1:51 left but the north went for two points and a potential lead.under heavy pressure from chattanooga's keionta davis, peterman's p was deflected and intercepted by byu's harvey langi. the south






koch brothers network reveals plan for midterm elections


palm springs, california – the koch brothers’ network of donors and sponsors gathered this weekend to hear the political and policy group’s strategy for the next two years, which amounts to spending ever more money in more places.the group of 550 donors, who front a $100,000 annual membership fee, are meeting for the first time since the 2016 election to hear from the leaders of the koch brothers network’s web of groups that are officially known as “the seminar network.”elected gop officials have traveled here, too: utah sen. mike lee, pennsylvania sen. pat toomey, utah congressman jason chaffetz and wisconsin gov. scott walker are among those giving lectures and speaking on panels.the seminar network told donors that its budget for the 2016 election cycle will total between $300 million t






uk lawmakers start debate on bill authorizing brexit talks


london — british lawmakers are starting debate on a bill authorizing the start of european union exit talks, as the government races to meet a self-imposed march 31 deadline to begin the process.the government was forced to introduce legislation after a supreme court ruling last week torpedoed prime minister theresa may's effort to start the process of leaving the 28-nation bloc without a parliamentary vote.ministers hope the bill can be pushed through both houses of parliament within weeks, before the march 31 deadlinebrexit secretary david davis said tuesday that britons had voted to leave the eu, and lawmakers were being asked "a very simple question: do we trust the people or not?"the main opposition labour party says it will try to amend the bill but not block it.






stanford's 2017 recruiting cl takes shape early


stanford’s lauded 2017 recruiting cl took shape early and smoothly on national signing day.the first letter of intent arrived at 4:12 a.m., from safety stuart head of woodstock, ga.approximately one hour later, davis mills from norcross, ga., the top-rated pro style quarterback in the country, signed with the cardinal.from there, stanford received a steady stream of letters from a cl that’s limited in numbers but loaded with 4- and 5-star recruits.in addition to mills, the cardinal is expected to sign two other players ranked no. 1 at their position: offensive tackle foster sarell and tight end colby parkinson.(another commit, walker little, is rated the no. 2 tackle.)the cl is currently ranked no. 21 by the scout recruiting service.but based solely on its per-player rating of 3.86 stars (