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Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the...

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'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

South Korea Kenworthy Korean Dog Rescue

SIHEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor. A few feet away, the pups’ mother barked and paced, eyeing the 2014 Olympic silver medalist while trying not to trip over the...


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Russians finally celebrate gold at Olympics after scandals

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — After two weeks of Olympic competition, the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” finally have a gold medal. Alina Zagitova won the women’s figure skating title Friday to become the first Russian to win a Winter Olympic event since the doping-hit 2014 Sochi Games. “I was...


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The Latest: Russians dominate women's figure skating

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Russians have come to dominate women’s figure skating and they showed it by sweeping the top two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Even their closest rivals acknowledge how much ground they...


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Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough. Now, she heads home with Olympic gold, the first for the Russians at the Pyeongchang Olympics. A grateful nation — upset that their flag, anthem and dozens of athletes were...


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The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Garlic Girls

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they’ve become a global sensation. They are known as the “Garlic Girls,” the South Korean women’s curling team with the fairy-tale...


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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

Myanmar Bulldozing History

BANGKOK (AP) — New satellite imagery of Myanmar’s Rakhine state shows the country’s government is using bulldozers to completely flatten dozens of Rohingya Muslim villages that were burned during violence last year. Human rights groups say authorities are destroying “crime scenes” that contain...


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Russian Alina Zagitova defeats teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in figure skating; first gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian Alina Zagitova defeats teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in figure skating; first gold for Russian team at Olympics.


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Haley says Trump Mideast peace plan is nearly finished

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CHICAGO - The Trump administration is nearly finished drafting its Mideast peace proposal and will release it soon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday. “I think they’re finishing it up,” Haley said during a question-and-answer session at...


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UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

Britain Royals Suspicious Package

LONDON (AP) — Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday. The Metropolitan Police force said “a package containing a substance” was delivered to St. James’s Palace, where Harry has his...


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At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance

Pyeongchang Olympics From Pyongyang to Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A group of high school students plan to keep their new flags all their lives, as a souvenir of this historic political and Olympic moment that they traveled across their nation to witness. They joined thousands of others at a women’s hockey game, waving their unified...


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