Cleric behind bombing in Indonesian capital goes on trial

Indonesia Radical Cleric

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A key ideologue for Islamic State militants in Indonesia went on trial...


The Latest: Germany, Canada tie for gold in 2-man bobsled

Pyeongchang Olympics-8

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11 p.m. Canada and Germany have tied for the gold medal in two-man bobsledding. It’s the second dead heat in this event in Olympic history. The Canadian sled driven by Justin Kripps and pushed by Alexander...


AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 10 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Freestyle Skiing Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir floated across the ice in perfect harmony to break their own record for a short program. American Lindsey Vonn was third-fastest on the second day of Olympic downhill training. And the U.S. women’s hockey team made it...


Kodaira becomes first Japanese female speed skater to win Olympic title

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Speedskater Nao Kodaira finally reached the top of the podium in her third Olympic attempt, winning the women’s 500 meters on Sunday at the Pyeongchang Games. Kodaira dethroned South Korea’s Lee Sang Hwa, who was seeking her third straight...


Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during practice sent him to a...


Olympic curling world stunned by Russian doping scandal

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not because of the tired cliche that curling isn’t a real sport (and therefore, why would a curler need to dope?) But because doping goes against the very...


Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement

Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has “initiated a procedure...


South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities are escalating an anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol’s help to track suspects believed to be out of the country. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said in an interview with...


Shiffrin drops out of Olympic downhill after schedule change

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Back at the last Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin exuberantly talked about chasing five gold medals this time around. Now it turns out she’ll only enter three races at the 2018 Games. The two-time gold medalist dropped out of Wednesday’s downhill race so she can focus on...


Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

Jordan Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there. The warning by the Turkish foreign minister came shortly after Syrian state media said pro-government...


In Italy's poorer south, populist party woos angry voters

Italy Politics Angry South

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — In the Naples suburb of Torre del Greco, a port town at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, voters are steaming. Local seamen have jobs lost to foreigners willing to work for lower pay. The town is without a mayor, who was arrested months ago in a kickback scandal. Some 13,000 small...

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