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ABC News At the Oscars, ‘The Cave’ aims to provide hope to Syria

ABC News NEW YORK —
Home is a complicated notion for Feras Fayyad, the director of the Oscar-nominated Syrian documentary The Cave. His family home in Syria is believed to have been taken just weeks ago as Presidents Bashar al-Assads Russian-backed forces seized th…
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ABC News Stocks open broadly higher, heading for 3rd straight gain

ABC News NEW YORK —
Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, putting the market on track for a third straight day of solid gains. Overseas market were also higher. Several companies including General Motors, luxury retailer Capri Holdings and beauty produc…
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ABC News Romanian government loses no-confidence vote in parliament

ABC News BUCHAREST, Romania —
Romania’s centrist government led by centrist Prime Minister Ludovic Orban lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, a development that raises the prospect of early elections.
Lawmakers voted 261 to 139 in favor of the mo…
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ABC News Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

ABC News ROME —
Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at halting the spread of a virus outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in China.
Turkish Health Minister Fa…
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ABC News Germany’s Merkel arriving in South Africa to talk trade

ABC News JOHANNESBURG —
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday to discuss trade, investment and energy issues with Berlin’s largest trading partner in Africa.
Merkel and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also are expect…
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ABC News Indonesian sentenced to life in prison in bomb plots

ABC News JAKARTA, Indonesia —
An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians.
Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was ar…
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ABC News Gay civil rights leader pardoned in new initiative

ABC News SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
Californias governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity.
Bayard Rustin was a conf…
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ABC News Survey: US companies added 291,000 jobs in January

ABC News WASHINGTON —
U.S. companies added 291,000 jobs in January, a big increase from December, but much of that strength likely reflected unusually warm weather during the month.
Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the January job gain, which was larger t…
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ABC News $3M bail set for man accused of shooting Minnesota officer

ABC News WASECA, Minn. —
Bail has been set at $3 million for a man accused of gravely wounding a southern Minnesota police officer in an exchange of gunfire in January.
Uniformed officers from Waseca County and Waseca joined dozens of others in a courtroom Tuesday…
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ABC News Shopping Guide to New Fantastic Five Collection Available Now at Disney Parks and Coming Soon Online at shopDisney.com

ABC News Cant get enough Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and all their pals? Then this new Disney Parks Fantastic Five Collection full of apparel, home goods and more will have you jumping for joy!
Mickey fans will be shouting Oh boy! for this all-over print T-shirt for m…
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