The Latest: Hanyu, Yarnold, Ledeska win gold at Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Norovirus-14

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold on Day 8 of the Pyeongchang Games, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button. American Nathan Chen didn’t make the podium...


The rise of 'Putin's chef,' the Russian oligarch accused of manipulating US election

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Justice Department’s special counsel Friday indicted a group of Russian internet trolls, accusing them of running a yearslong scheme to illegally meddle with the 2016 presidential election by using social media to bolster then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s...


Hanyu wins history-making gold, Ledecka stuns in super-G

Pyeongchang Olympics Medals Ceremony Alpine Skiing-1

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men’s free skate. Meanwhile, Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stunned everyone, including herself, by winning the gold in the women’s super-G. On a busy Saturday at...


German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car. Officers were called after cries were heard from an apartment in the city of Mainz in the early hours of Saturday. Police found the 58-year-old tenant and a 61-year-...


AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 8 at the Winter Olympics

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan won figuring skating gold, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button. American Nathan Chen didn’t make the podium, but redeemed himself after a disastrous short program with a historic free skate. On the slopes,...


South Korean president says Olympics have lowered tensions with North

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - In a visit Saturday to this Winter Olympics host city, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the Games have helped to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and he expressed hope that the rapprochement would “lead to dialogue between...


This old Communist town shows why Italy's vote is a cliffhanger

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Strolling through the Tuscan town of Lamporecchio, former Mayor Giuseppe Chiaramonte suddenly noticed something missing. The street sign for Via Gramsci, named after the founder of the Communist party in a place that was the stronghold of the Italian left, had disappeared. It...


AP PHOTOS: Thrills _ and spills _ at Pyeongchang Olympics

Pyeongchange Olympics Crashes Photo Gallery

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Sometimes the Olympics feature soaring moments of glory. Other times, athletes come crashing to the ground. A missed step can mean the end of years of preparations. Sometimes competitors hit walls, sometimes they crash into each other, and sometimes they wind up face...


Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally. He also leaped into the figure skating history books Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since...


Putin's arms buildup puts Abe on defensive in islands dispute

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Russia is accelerating a military buildup on islands claimed by Japan, threatening to blow a hole in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to lure President Vladimir Putin into settling the dispute. The government in Tokyo lodged a formal protest after 2,000 Russian troops held...

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