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Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:01:36 +0000)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI […]

High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:00:50 +0000)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the […]

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

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:00:06 +0000)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the women snowboarders really wanted was a do-over. On a day filled with sunshine, smiles and plenty of sick tricks, they got that — and made the most of it. The high-flying world of Big Air made its brash, high-flying […]

Former VP Biden mulling another run for presidency

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:48:24 +0000)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:47:41 +0000)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from […]

Biathlon "king" Bjoerndalen cheerleading in Pyeongchang

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:46:49 +0000)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The king is not dead, he’s just testing skis and being the best cheerleader he can be for his wife. It wasn’t by choice, mind you. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who is known in his sport as the “king of the biathlon,” would rather be participating in the Pyeongchang Games than […]

Russian curlers say bronze medalist suspected of doping

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:45:59 +0000)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Women’s skip Viktoria Moiseeva said the coach “came to tell us the news” late Sunday. She added the team wanted to comfort Krushelnitsky and his […]

Virtue, Moir lead ice dancing after record short dance

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:45:17 +0000)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir came out of retirement to win more Olympic gold. Only the free dance stands in their way. The Canadian ice dancers broke their own record for a short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday, piling up 83.67 points with a harmonious, rock-inspired performance. That […]

The Latest: Virtue, Moir lead Olympic ice dance competition

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:02:15 +0000)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir lead the ice dance competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics after a record-breaking short program set to the rock music of the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and Santana. The Canadian duo scored 83.67 points to […]

As players take precautions, Wisniewski's dad has norovirus

(Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:01:09 +0000)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. men’s hockey player James Wisniewski says his father has contracted norovirus while attending the Pyeongchang Olympics. Wisniewski says his dad, Jim, who is 62, is now in quarantine after beginning to show symptoms on Saturday and needing to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. Officials have told men’s […]