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Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway

Pyeongchang Olympics Medals Ceremony Alpine Skiing Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American Mikaela Shiffrin is set to compete in the women’s slalom...

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Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They cheered. They cried. They hugged. They watched as fans by the thousands shouted, “We are one.” Unification flags for the two Koreas, longtime rivals and sometimes bitter enemies, flapped across the Olympic arena. And now they go back home, quite possibly never to...


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The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

APTOPIX EU Libya Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old Jamal Owda...


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Russian officials look to blame someone for curler's doping

CORRECTION Russian Doping

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After confirming that both of Alexander Krushelnitsky’s doping samples tested positive for the heart drug meldonium, the officials in charge of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Olympics sought to blame just about anyone other than the curler himself. Krushelnitsky...


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The Latest: Germans lead at midway point in women's bobsled

Pyeongchang Olympics Freestyle Skiing Women-4

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz of Germany are the leaders at the midway point of the women’s bobsled competition. Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs are second for the U.S., and three other...


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The Latest: State TV says Turkey shells entrance to Afrin

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Syrian state TV is reporting that Turkish troops are shelling the entrance of the northern Kurdish enclave of Afrin shortly after scores of pro-government fighters entered the area. The TV showed shells falling in an...


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AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 11 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled and twizzled their way to Olympic gold in ice dancing, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in games history. Johannes Rydzek won the Nordic combined large hill gold medal, leading a German sweep of the podium. And...


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Column: Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes

Pyeongchang Olympics Freestyle Skiing Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Liz Swaney deserves kudos for dedication. And she had enough sense not to attempt anything on the halfpipe — and we mean anything — that might’ve resulted in a serious injury. She had no business competing in the Olympics. The same can be said for all those skiers...


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Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. A day after Monday’s government barrage, retaliatory shells rained down...


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Canadians earn Olympic gold in ice dancing, US hockey wins

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance. The Canadian couple took the ice one last time and produced a dramatic interpretation of “Moulin Rouge,” flawlessly executing their four-minute program that earned them the gold medal in ice...


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Britain in a stir over accusation that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a Cold War 'asset'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - The British love their spy dramas. This one is a doozy. Last week, the Sun newspaper published an expose that asserted that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was once a “paid asset” who had been “recruited” by Cold War Czechoslovakian spies. The tabloid...


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