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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):4:50 p.m.Norway's Marit Bjoergen has closed out a remarkable Olympic career in dominant fashion, winning the gold medal in the women's 30-kilometer mass start at the Pyeongchang Games.The 37-year-old …
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists and residents of Damascus say the city and its embattled eastern suburbs are relatively calm following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.The activists reported few violations, …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local):1:30 a.m.Authorities say at least two people have died as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes pushed its way eastward through the central United States, leaving …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics.In between, humanity's most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The forecast for the next Winter Olympics: cold with a 100 percent chance of fake snow.In other words, a lot like the Olympics which wrap up Sunday in South Korea.Though freezing temperatures and windy conditions punctuated the action in Pyeongchang, between …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — That Mikaela Shiffrin would earn two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics was not all that surprising. That neither would come in the slalom, a race she won at the 2014 Games and has ruled for five years? Now that part was a surprise.That Marcel Hirscher …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless.But six months after their horrors began, the Rohingya Muslims who fled army attacks in …
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win Olympic gold medal in men's hockey.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes pushed its way eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south …
BAGHDAD (AP) — Long beset by toxic divisions, Iraq seems to be growing even more fragmented ahead of national elections scheduled for May, with Iranian influence set to grow and the minority Sunnis seething as they fend for themselves in areas of the country shattered by the three-year war …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets — if there were any.The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditional rounded domes and towering minarets, opting instead for …
DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on potentially severe weather developing in parts of the US (all times local):11:55 p.m.Authorities say a woman has died in in south central Kentucky after severe weather moved through the area.The Logan County Sheriff's Department tells television station …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — You see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads.Here is what you don't see: The countless other Olympians who will never get a lucrative …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. Japan was back after just 19 years with high-speed trains, geeky gadgets, and dazzling efficiency.Tokyo's back again with the 2020 Summer Olympics, this time …
Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State.As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.The actress was described as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated film industry. She used one name onscreen, like many leading ladies of …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canadian skicross competitor Dave Duncan has apologized for "poor judgment" for his role in taking a car after a night out at a bar and using it for a ride home to the Olympic athletes village. The group was stopped by police shortly after midnight Saturday …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday's closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials.Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president's daughter and …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain …

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