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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom Saturday to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the Winter Games.The Czech star, top-ranked on the …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local):10:25 a.m.An Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.Omar Zwak, spokesman for the …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):3 p.m.Ester Ledecka has won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ester Ledecka wins 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics, adding parallel GS snowboard title to super-G in skiing.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.The procession begins late Saturday morning with a ceremonial departure from a mountain chapel at the training center …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, an Afghan official said.Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six people were wounded in the attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml began his trek back to Utah before the last ski race of the Olympics was done. He knows he has work to do after the country produced its fewest golds in the sport since 2002, fewest medals since 2006.In a telephone interview …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Confusion reigns over how the International Olympic Committee will decide what to do with the banned Russian Olympic Committee. They could readmit them, continue the ban or hedge with what the IOC says might be a "partial solution."The IOC must announce by …
BANGKOK (AP) — One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said.In all, three bombs exploded and three unexploded devices were seized in Sittwe, the state capital. …
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:LEFT UNSAID: NBC aired a touching tribute to the late American bobsledder Steve Holcomb, and the impact he had on his sport's tight-knit community. The failure to mention how an Olympic athlete died at only 37 years …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — All Amber Batchelder wanted was a postcard.There were plush mascots. T-shirts. Even an Olympic-branded tea set for $230. But nowhere in this popup city, where everybody seems to be selling something, could she find a few postcards to send to friends.Visitors …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States biathlon team has announced it will boycott the final IBU World Cup meet in Russia next month.The U.S. athletes released a statement Saturday saying that the International Biathlon Union's recent decision to move forward with the March 22-25 …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them.Rumsky was among those who traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to lobby …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she will use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear …
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse by a pedophile priest has testified before a Vatican mission looking into the allegations, a priest involved in the interviews said Friday.Bishop Juan Barros has been among those interviewed by the team, said the …
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders.They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics.Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan interior ministry spokesman says an explosion has occurred in Kabul.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a federal judge in a 1989 package bombing in Alabama is scheduled to be executed in April.The attorney general's office said Friday that Walter Leroy Moody is scheduled to be executed April 19. Moody was convicted of capital murder for …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At least Jeff Pain knows what is expected of him.Hired by China for his coaching expertise in the winter sport of skeleton, the Olympic silver medalist for Canada in 2006 has four more years to shape his rookie team of Chinese athletes into ice-sliding …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools."When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I …

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