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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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The Latest: Men's skaters advance in short-track 500-meter

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Skaters from South Korea, China, Canada and Hungary are among those advancing out of the heats of the men’s 500-meter short track at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Wu Dajing of China won his heat in an...


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Can a party founded by a comedian run a major European country? Italy may soon find out.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CHIERI, Italy - Born on a comedian’s blog as an irreverent and profane call to arms against a corrupt and complacent political establishment, Italy’s Five Star Movement has long cherished its image as the ultimate renegade. But the outsiders could soon be marching in....


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For Olympic fans, the real fun starts after the games

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympics aren’t just about fierce competition between the world’s best athletes. It’s a time for fans to let loose, party with folks from around the world, try some new food and maybe pose for a photo with the official mascot. “It’s a once in a lifetime...


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AP PHOTOS: Athletes in motion at the Pyeongchang Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Multiples Photo Gallery

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Athletes at the Winter Games sometimes move so fast that it’s hard to keep up. Bobsledders, skiers and speedskaters all rush by in a blur. Associated Press photographers have been using camera technology to shoot multiple exposures, allowing them to give viewers a...


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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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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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Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor’s orders. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Ziga Jeglic tested positive for...


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

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of 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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Russian authorities fine hotels for World Cup price-gouging

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities in two cities say they have issued hundreds of fines after finding many hotels were illegally hiking prices for the World Cup. The Rospotrebnadzor consumer regulator says one Moscow hotel raised prices up to 570 percent above what is allowed by a government decree...


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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. Cassie Sharpe of Canada gave her country its first medal in Olympic freestyle halfpipe skiing. And the U....


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