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White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next. "I...

28 Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil. The...

Tough day for top Americans at Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen. The 22-year-old Shiffrin finished fourth in the women's...

Egypt launches massive security operation against militants

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt began a massive security operation Friday involving land, sea and air forces in areas including the restive northern Sinai...

Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The specter of a U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria loomed over Thursday's meeting between the top American diplomat and Turkey's leader...

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by...

Exiled ex-Maldives leader will seek presidency again

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The exiled former leader of the Maldives said he will mount a fresh challenge for the presidency this year after...

Hanyu wins history-making gold, Ledecka stuns in super-G

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men's free...

With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding...

Venezuela prosecutor orders arrest of former state oil chief

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor ordered the arrest of the former head of the state oil company Thursday, accusing him of bankrupting...

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the...

Militant hideout found in Afghan capital shows security woes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The discovery of an Islamic State hideout filled with explosives and suicide vests in a poor Kabul neighborhood reflects the...

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said...

Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games a few hours before Lim Hyo-jun earned host...

Undeterred by failed appeal, Brazil’s da Silva vows to run

SAO PAULO (AP) — A day after a corruption conviction cast serious doubts on his future, Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva...

US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against...

Police: Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy

MILAN (AP) — An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities...

Asian shares mixed ahead of US inflation, Lunar New Year

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday with investors adopting a wait-and-see stance ahead of Lunar New Year holidays and the release of...

Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone...

Ex-guerrilla launches historic presidential bid in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono was once one of Colombia's most-wanted men. Now he is a presidential contender. The graying, spectacled...

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