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 2022-02-12 13:53 

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Olympics Live: Lindvik wins large hill ski jumping gold...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Marius Lindvik of Norway has won Olympic gold in ski jumping on the large hill by holding off Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan. Lindvik jumped 140 meters Saturday on his final jump and earned 296...

 2022-02-12 13:53 

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Olympic skier overcomes illness to compete for Puerto Rico...

BEIJING (AP) — For a teenager whose chances of survival were slim when he was born, just making it to the starting line at the Olympics is a miraculous achievement in itself. William Flaherty will ski for Puerto Rico on Sunday in the giant slalom at...

 2022-02-12 13:05 

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UK prime minister contacted by police over lockdown parties...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received a questionnaire from London's Metropolitan Police as part of the investigation into parties in Downing Street during COVID lockdowns, his office said Saturday. If he is found to hav...

 2022-02-12 13:04 

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Afghans protest US order to give $3.5B to 9/11 victims...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Demonstrators in Afghanistan's capital Saturday condemned President Joe Biden's order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of America's 9/11 victims — saying the money bel...

 2022-02-12 13:04 

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Defiant protesters remain at key US Canada border crossing...

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Protesters at the busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada remained Saturday despite new warnings to end the blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto indu...

 2022-02-12 11:59 

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Paris police thwart advance of virus protesters on capital...

PARIS (AP) — Paris police intercepted at least 500 vehicles attempting to enter the French capital Saturday, in defiance of a police order, to take part in protests against virus restrictions inspired by Canada's horn-honking "Freedom Convoy...

 2022-02-12 11:59 

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Hong Kong reports record COVID-19 cases, tightens measures...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday reported its daily record of confirmed COVID-19 cases, at 1,514. The city is struggling with the worst outbreak of the pandemic as it tries to implement China's zero-tolerance strategy using a mandatory qua...

 2022-02-12 11:54 

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Russian skater's doping case to be heard Sunday at Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will find out Monday if she can skate in the Winter Olympics women's competition, which starts a day later. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Saturday that the expedited hearing on V...

 2022-02-12 11:54 

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Olympics Live: Decision on Russia's Valieva expected Monday...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it expects to announce Monday whether figure skater Kamila Valieva can compete in the women's individual event at the Beijing Olympics. CAS say...

 2022-02-12 11:53 

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AP PHOTOS: COVID-19 tests at Olympics not just for people...

BEIJING (AP) — It's not just people inside Beijing's Olympic bubble who are getting tested for COVID-19. Workers in hazmat suits are also swabbing door handles, elevator buttons, couches and ATM machines, though health experts say surfaces p...

 2022-02-12 11:53 

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Queries on doping, harassment, ineptitude at Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest questions at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday hardly centered on who would win the six gold medals up for grabs. Not with the fate of 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva still undecided. Will the Russian be allowed to...

 2022-02-12 11:52 

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Norwegian brothers win gold, bronze in Olympic biathlon...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The Boe brothers packed a 1-3 punch on the Olympic biathlon course. Johannes Thingnes Boe, the younger of the Norwegian siblings, won gold Saturday in the sprint race. Older brother Tarjei Boe took bronze. "We are very ...

 2022-02-12 10:53 

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Canada's women's hockey reinvents itself after Olympic loss...

BEIJING (AP) — The Canadians just finished making brisk work of Sweden in the quarterfinal round of the women's Olympic hockey tournament, and yet coach Troy Ryan wasn't prepared to assess just how dominant his team can be. A better time to ...

 2022-02-12 10:53 

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US, Canada in different spots in men's hockey at Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Claude Julien wants his players to have short memories after Canada lost to the United States. David Quinn hopes the same for his U.S. players now that they're one victory away from an undefeated preliminary round at the Olympics....

 2022-02-12 10:53 

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Olympics Live: Norway's Boe skis to gold in biathlon...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway skied fast enough to win the gold medal in the biathlon sprint race despite missing one target. Boe covered the 10-kilometer course in 24 minutes, 0.4 seco...

 2022-02-12 10:52 

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Norwegian biathlete Boe skis to gold, his 3rd Olympic medal...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway skied fast enough to overcome a missed target and win the Olympic gold medal in the biathlon sprint race Saturday. Boe covered the 10-kilometer course in 24 minutes, 0.4 seconds to win his th...

 2022-02-12 10:32 

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Officials to assess fire at elementary school in Richmond...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond Fire Investigations Unit are working to determine the cause and origin of a fire that engulfed William Fox Elementary School in Richmond. The Richmond Fire Department said in a post on Twitter that crews responded t...

 2022-02-12 10:32 

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Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, Feb. 12...

BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Beijing Games: ___ CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WOMEN'S 4x5KM RELAY The Russian cross-country skiing team started strong and finished strong Saturday in the women's four-person r...

 2022-02-12 10:32 

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Olympics Live: Estonian in Nordic combined cleared to train...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Estonia's Kristjan Ilves has been released from isolation and cleared to train on the Beijing Games' cross-country course. Ilves, the world's sixth-ranked Nordic combined skie...

 2022-02-12 10:31 

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Gao becomes 1st Chinese man to win Olympic speedskating gold...

BEIJING (AP) — Gao Tingyu thrilled the home crowd by becoming the first Chinese man to claim an Olympic gold medal in speedskating, winning the 500 meters on Saturday. Gao added to the bronze medal he took in the 500 at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Z...

 2022-02-12 10:04 

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Putin, Biden plan high-stakes phone call in Ukraine crisis...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden are to hold a high-stakes telephone call on Saturday as tensions over a possibility imminent invasion of Ukraine escalated sharply and the U.S. announced plans to evacuate i...

 2022-02-12 09:59 

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New Zealand tries old earworm hits to flush out protesters...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters. In New Zealand, authorities turned on the sprinklers and Barry Manilow. Initial moves to try and flush out several hundred protesters who ha...

 2022-02-12 09:54 

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Myanmar's military ruler appeals to restive minorities...

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Myanmar's military government appealed Saturday for national unity among the country's restive ethnic minorities as he presided over a parade marking the 75th anniversary of a historic agreement that has failed to ...

 2022-02-12 09:54 

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Russians take Olympic gold in women's cross-country relay...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The Russian team started strong and finished strong Saturday in the women's four-person relay, winning another Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing. Yulia Stupak broke away early with nine women chasing. On the ne...

 2022-02-12 09:54 

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Olympics Live: Russia wins gold in cross-country ski relay...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ The Russian team started strong and finished strong Saturday in the women's four-person relay, winning another Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing. Yulia Stupak broke away earl...

 2022-02-12 09:53 

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Maple beef? Canadian boarder apologizes to Olympic teammate...

BEIJING (AP) — Slopestyle gold medalist Max Parrot said fellow Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris has apologized for saying Parrot only won because of questionable Olympic judging. Parrot acknowledged to The Associated Press on Saturday that he fail...

 2022-02-12 09:53 

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AP exclusive: White looks to Super Bowl, rest and new start...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Shaun White's next big contest — the Super Bowl. Less than 24 hours after snowboarding's global icon took his final competitive halfpipe ride at the Olympics, he was bound for the airport. The destination: Los...

 2022-02-12 09:52 

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THEY SAID IT: Snowboarding legend Shaun White, on the future...

BEIJING (AP) — "I woke up this morning and I just felt this peacefulness. It was amazing to know I have so much ahead of me." — snowboarder Shaun White, in an interview with Associated Press Sports Writer Eddie Pells, speaking about th...

 2022-02-12 08:58 

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New Zealand tries earworm 80s hits to flush out protesters...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters. In New Zealand, authorities turned on the sprinklers and Barry Manilow. Initial moves to try and flush out several hundred protesters who ha...

 2022-02-12 08:53 

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Overlooked Higgins, Boyd complete Bengals receiving trio...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja'Marr Chase gets most of the attention at receiver for Cincinnati with his big-play ability opening up the offense and helping the Bengals reach the Super Bowl. The addition of Chase this season wouldn't have been nearly...

 2022-02-12 08:53 

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Shiffrin, Goggia take positive vibes from downhill training...

BEIJING (AP) — For ski racers as talented and successful as Mikaela Shiffrin and Sofia Goggia, the first of three scheduled downhill training runs would not be a significant event under normal circumstances, even at an Olympics. Their trips Saturday...

 2022-02-12 08:52 

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Young US hockey team beats Canada to start Olympics 2-0...

BEIJING (AP) — It's no secret the young United States men's hockey team is fast and skilled. Turns out the kids can hit, too. Answering all the questions raised about their youth and inexperience, the U.S. went toe to toe with Canada in a br...

 2022-02-12 08:52 

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Olympics Live: Japan sets Olympic record in speedskating...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Japan has set an Olympic record in the quarterfinals of the women's speedskating team pursuit at the Beijing Olympics. Japan broke its own Olympic mark Saturday with a time of 2 minut...

 2022-02-12 08:15 

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Myanmar marks anniversary of historic pact with minorities...

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Myanmar's military government appealed Saturday for national unity among the country's restive ethnic minorities as he presided over a parade marking the 75th anniversary of a historic agreement that sought but fai...

 2022-02-12 08:15 

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Russian coach produces teen skating stars with short careers...

BEIJING (AP) — The coach behind Russia's figure skating dynasty rarely speaks to the media, enhancing her mystique as a guru who produces a line of teenage stars who can land jumps no other women even attempt. A doping furor around her star pupi...

 2022-02-12 07:55 

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Olympics Live: US beats Canada 4-2 in men's hockey match...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ The United States men's hockey team beat Canada, its biggest rival, 4-2 in a preliminary round game at the Beijing Olympics. Andy Miele responded to Canada's early goal by tying i...

 2022-02-12 07:54 

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NFL Players gather for greater good at Payton event...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cam Heyward was helping one group of children plant in the garden at the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, while Harrison Phillips was lobbing passes to another set of kids. The two defensive linemen were among a group of NFL players...

 2022-02-12 07:54 

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EXPLAINER: So why is Beijing holding another Olympics?...

BEIJING (AP) — Nobody views Beijing as a winter sports capital. So why is the sprawling city — famed internationally for roast duck, maze-like "hutong" courtyard neighborhoods and its battle with air pollution — holding the Winte...

 2022-02-12 07:54 

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Valieva's doping case on the docket at Beijing Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — With her doping case still to be decided, Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva broke down in tears Saturday after an emotional practice session at the Olympics. The 15-year-old Russian's status at the Olympics is unclear after tes...

 2022-02-12 07:53 

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Rams' Super Bowl defensive front is a Fearsome Fivesome...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many Los Angeles Rams fans first came under the team's spell because of the Fearsome Fearsome, perhaps the greatest defensive line in NFL history. Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier, Deacon Jones and Lamar Lundy battered quarterbacks a...

 2022-02-12 07:32 

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Olympics Live: Skater awaiting doping decision practices...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was in tears after a shaky practice Saturday at the Beijing Olympics that included a fall on a triple axel — a jump she typically executes witho...

 2022-02-12 07:32 

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Trench warfare? New Zealand tries to flush out protesters...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters. In New Zealand, authorities turned on the sprinklers and Barry Manilow. Initial moves to try and flush out several hundred protesters who ha...

 2022-02-12 07:31 

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Fleeing drought, hunger thousands trek to Somalia's capital...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Sitting under the hot sun, hungry women and children await food aid in a camp on the outskirts of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. They have walked for days, fleeing the drought now ravaging a large part of rural Somalia. ...

 2022-02-12 06:54 

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Japan mulls easing COVID border controls amid criticism...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is considering easing its stringent border controls amid growing criticism that the measures, which have banned most foreign entrants including students and business travelers, are hurting the country's economy and internation...

 2022-02-12 06:53 

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Mental health hovers over Olympics, on its way to mainstream...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — At the Tokyo Olympics, mental health was the breakout star. Amplified by some of the world's top athletes, it shook up those Games and made everyone take notice. Six months later, in Beijing, the conversation has evolve...

 2022-02-12 06:53 

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Longtime US teammates win mixed snowboardcross at Olympics...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The running joke was American snowboardcross racer Nick Baumgartner always referring to them as a pair of 40-somethings. "I'm 36," Lindsey Jacobellis playfully corrected time after time in interview after interv...

 2022-02-12 06:52 

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US beats Canada, young Americans start Olympics 2-0...

BEIJING (AP) — The United States took all the questions about youth and inexperience and had all the answers against Canada. Andy Miele responded to Canada's early goal by tying it 70 seconds later, Brendan Brisson scored his second of Olympics ...

 2022-02-12 06:06 

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US to evacuate Ukraine embassy amid Russian invasion fears...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is set to evacuate its embassy in Kyiv as Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent. U.S. officials say the State Department plans to announce early Saturday t...

 2022-02-12 06:05 

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Biden weighs appeal of 3 top candidates for high court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden first zeroed in on a pair of finalists for his first U.S. Supreme Court pick when there were rumors last year that Justice Stephen Breyer would retire. But since the upcoming retirement was actually announced la...

 2022-02-12 05:58 

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One eye on midterms, Dems ease up on approach to virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — "People are tired," Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock says in the opening ad for his reelection campaign. There's not a face mask to be seen in the Democrat's video montage of scenes across Georgia, as he goes on to say ...

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