Hirscher beats Britain's Ryding to win World Cup slalom
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher used a stunning second run to win the slalom of the classic Hahnenkamm races on Sunday, while Dave Ryding became the first British skier in 35 years to place second in a World Cup race.
01/22/2017 - 08:58 AM
French Socialists vote for presidential candidate
France's Socialists voted Sunday in the first round of a presidential primary with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls seeking traction in an election expected to see the country tilt to the right. The primary is being viewed as a crucial test of the party's ability to survive and even re-invent itself, with Socialist President Francois Hollande deeply unpopular after five years in office. After Hollande ruled himself out of the race, Valls quit his cabinet and was the favourite to win the nomination when the seven candidates began campaigning.
01/22/2017 - 08:56 AM
Gut remains perfect in super-G; Vonn struggles in 9th
Defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut extended her perfect run in super-G this season with a comfortable win Sunday while Lindsey Vonn struggled to a ninth-place finish.
01/22/2017 - 08:55 AM
11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather
ATLANTA (AP) — State emergency management officials say 11 people are dead and 23 are injured after severe weather struck central Georgia.
01/22/2017 - 08:52 AM
Tough at top: Murray, Kerber out in 4th round in Melbourne
There was some symmetry about the fourth-round exits of top-ranked Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open. Both had the top seeding for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament. Both ...
01/22/2017 - 08:51 AM
Top seed Kerber stunned by Vandeweghe at Australian Open
World number one Angelique Kerber was knocked out of the Australian Open on Sunday in a stunning upset by a supremely confident Coco Vandeweghe, as yet another big seed was sent packing early. The German, defending a Grand Slam title for the first time, had no answers to the big-hitting American who powered past her 6-2, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to make the quarter-finals in one of the biggest wins of her career. Kerber's meek demise follows the early exits of women's third seed Agnieszka Radwanska, fourth-ranked Simona Halep and sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova at a tournament that has been thrown wide open.
01/22/2017 - 08:51 AM
The Latest: Trump scoffs at protesters, asks if they voted
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):
01/22/2017 - 08:49 AM
Women lead unprecedented worldwide mass protests against Trump
Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against President Donald Trump, mocking and denouncing the new U.S. leader the day after his inauguration. Women activists, outraged by Trump's campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be especially misogynistic, spearheaded scores of marches in the United States and sympathy rallies around the world on Saturday. Organizers said they drew nearly 5 million protesters in all, far surpassing crowd expectations.
01/22/2017 - 08:44 AM
Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return
Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances ...
01/22/2017 - 08:38 AM
Norway wins relays at cross-country ski World Cup
ULRICEHAMN, Sweden (AP) — Norway cruised to victory in men's and women's relays at the cross-country skiing World Cup on Sunday in a dominant showing ahead of next month's world championships.
01/22/2017 - 08:31 AM
Africa troops enter The Gambia to secure Barrow's return
West African troops entered The Gambia Sunday to secure President Adama Barrow's arrival from neighbouring Senegal, as controversy erupted over the assurances offered to Yahya Jammeh to guarantee his exit. Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday, ending 22 years at the helm of the tiny west African nation, and landed in Equatorial Guinea a few hours later where he is expected to settle with his family.
01/22/2017 - 08:07 AM
No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh, Senegal minister says
By Diadie Ba and Tim Cocks DAKAR/BANJUL (Reuters) - West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday. Jammeh, who is accused of serious rights violations, led his country for 22 years but refused to accept defeat in a December election. The peaceful end to the impasse will allow opposition figure Adama Barrow, who was sworn in as president at Gambia's embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, to take office.
01/22/2017 - 08:06 AM
Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.
01/22/2017 - 07:56 AM
UK's May won't say whether she knew of reported missile fail
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to say whether she knew about the reported failure of an unarmed nuclear test missile fired off the coast of Florida last year.
01/22/2017 - 07:50 AM
Ogier wins season-opening Monte Carlo Rally with new team
MONACO (AP) — Sebastien Ogier made the perfect start to the defense of his world title by winning the season-opening Monte Carlo rally on Sunday, clinching the 39th race win of his career and first for his new team.
01/22/2017 - 07:42 AM
Islamic State blows up hotel to prevent landing in west Mosul, witnesses say
Islamic State detonated explosives in the largest hotel in western Mosul on Friday, in an attempt to destroy it and prevent Iraqi forces from using it as a landing spot or base in their offensive to capture the city, witnesses said on Sunday. The Mosul Hotel, shaped as a step pyramid, appeared to be leaning to one side after the explosions, said two witnesses contacted by phone, requesting anonymity as the militants punish by death those caught communicating with the outside world. The Mosul Hotel sits alongside the Tigris river that cuts the city into two halves.
01/22/2017 - 07:42 AM
German Foreign Minister: Trump's election marks new era
BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says U.S. President Donald Trump's election marks the end of an era, and Berlin will move quickly to secure "close and trusting trans-Atlantic cooperation based on common values" with the new administration.
01/22/2017 - 07:39 AM
Djokovic to lead Serbia against Russia in Davis Cup
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will lead his native Serbia against Russia in the first round of the Davis Cup next month.
01/22/2017 - 07:28 AM
Zverev's win over Murray caps dramatic career comeback
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mischa Zverev still remembers one of his earliest losses to Andy Murray, when the two were rising juniors, just 17 years old, and playing in the semifinals of the 2004 U.S. Open boys' tournament.
01/22/2017 - 07:17 AM
May faces pressure after reports of Trident test malfunction
A test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine malfunctioned last June, the Sunday Times reported, prompting questions about why Prime Minister Theresa May did not tell parliament ahead of a vote on renewing the submarines. It was the only test firing of a British nuclear missile in four years and came shortly before May became prime minister in the wake of Britain's vote last June to leave the European Union, the paper said. It said May had omitted any mention of the failed test when she persuaded parliament to spend 40 billion pounds on new Trident submarines in her first major speech to parliament as prime minister last July.
01/22/2017 - 07:11 AM
Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday.
01/22/2017 - 07:10 AM
2 US soldiers hurt in ammunition truck accident in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Defense Ministry says two U.S. soldiers have been hurt in an Army truck accident in southwestern Poland.
01/22/2017 - 07:05 AM
Crumbling lira pressures Turkish retailers as economy slows
By Ceyda Caglayan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish businessman Tekin Acar had contracts to open branches of his leading cosmetics chain in ten new shopping malls this year. A few days ago he canceled nine of them after sharp falls in the lira meant he would struggle to afford the rents. Turkey's currency has lost around a quarter of its value since the middle of last year, causing havoc for retailers selling imported goods or paying rent pegged to the U.S. dollar.
01/22/2017 - 07:05 AM
Former Zimbabwe VP's party suffers defeat in first election
A new party founded by Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru suffered a crushing defeat in its first ever election contest again President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF, showing the task she faces in her bid to challenge her ally-turned-adversary. ZANU-PF retained the rural Bikita West parliamentary constituency in Saturday's by-election after its candidate polled 13,156 votes against 2,453 votes for Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said on Sunday. Mujuru, Mugabe's deputy for 10 years, was seen as the most likely successor to the 92-year-old leader until she was purged from the ruling party in 2014 after charges she was plotting against Africa's oldest leader.
01/22/2017 - 06:48 AM
Rocky start for Trump White House on Day One
Donald Trump's White House came under fire Sunday for falsely accusing media of misreporting inaugural crowd numbers, after millions took to the streets in protest against the new president. The brash billionaire and his chief spokesman launched a startling assault on the media on Saturday, Trump's first full day in office, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his swearing-in ceremony. The scale of the mass protests, echoed in sister rallies around the world, highlight the challenge former reality TV star Trump faces as he leads the world's most powerful nation -- taking office with an approval rating of just 37 percent.
01/22/2017 - 06:48 AM
French voters choosing left-wing presidential nominee
PARIS (AP) — French left-wing voters cast ballots Sunday in a nationwide presidential primary aimed at producing a candidate strong enough to confront formidable conservative and nationalist rivals in the April-May general election.
01/22/2017 - 06:41 AM
Marksaeng wins Singapore Open, clinching British Open berth
SENTOSA, Singapore (AP) — Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand shot a 4-under 67 in the final round to win the Singapore Open by one shot on Sunday, clinching a place in the British Open in the process.
01/22/2017 - 06:19 AM
May promises frank talk with Trump after women protest
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not be afraid to tell Donald Trump when she finds something he has said unacceptable, as she prepares to meet the new U.S. President in Washington this week. May, who is Britain's second female premier, made the comments after thousands of women marched in London on Saturday to protest about Trump's attitude to women, joining demonstrations held from Australia and Asia to continental Europe and Washington. Following last year's vote to leave the European Union, the British government has been keen to deepen ties with the United States and other nations outside Europe to show that Brexit will not diminish its standing in the world.
01/22/2017 - 06:18 AM
Hungary: Official says it could take days to ID bus victims
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip crashed in Italy, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday.
01/22/2017 - 06:15 AM
Oil producers check up on landmark deal
Oil producing countries were meeting Sunday in Vienna to review for the first time progress on implementing a landmark December deal to slash output that is aimed at boosting prices. At the same time, countries within OPEC agreed to implement a previous accord struck among themselves on November 30 to cut production by 1.2 million bpd from January 1. The producers hope that this combined 1.8 million bpd will reduce a global glut that has depressed oil prices and battered their public finances, despite being good news for consumers.
01/22/2017 - 06:07 AM
India rail disaster kills 36, fears toll may rise
Rescuers struggled Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 36 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country's creaking rail network. Officials were investigating whether Maoist rebels had tampered with the track, after eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express were derailed at around 11:00 pm (1730 GMT) on Saturday. It is a possibility that it may rise further," Anil Kumar Saxena, national railway spokesman, told AFP.
01/22/2017 - 06:03 AM
UK's May to discuss trade, NATO in White House with Trump
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington.
01/22/2017 - 06:01 AM
Trump turns to routine matters after day of bashing media
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who spent his first full day in office berating the media over their coverage of his inauguration, will spend Sunday engaged in more routine matters, like overseeing the swearing in of high-level staffers.
01/22/2017 - 05:30 AM
Tsonga brings Brit Evans down to earth at Australian Open
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the first Frenchman to reach five quarter-finals at the Australian Open with a four-set win over Britain's Dan Evans on Sunday. The 2008 finalist and 12th seed won 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 over the 51st-ranked Evans in two hours and 53 minutes to set up a last-eight match with Stan Wawrinka. Wawrinka leads Tsonga 4-3 in their meetings and has won their past three matches.
01/22/2017 - 05:26 AM
Serena Williams, Barbora Strycova renew Grand Slam rivalry
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova meet for the third time on Monday, and once again it's on one of the grandest stages in tennis.
01/22/2017 - 05:24 AM
4 dead mourned in Mississippi storm as living begin recovery
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — Cynthia Holland has to repair her liquor store. William Carey University has to find a place to hold classes. Michelle Kirk has to allay her 11-year-old daughter's anxieties while living in a damaged house.
01/22/2017 - 04:53 AM
Ugandan engineers invent 'smart jacket' to diagnose pneumonia
A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed with pneumonia. "It was now too late to save her," said Koburongo.
01/22/2017 - 04:48 AM
Italy rescue crews hold out hope of more hotel survivors
Rescue crews digging through an Italian hotel buried in an avalanche say there could be additional survivors more than three days after tons of snow came barreling down a mountainside. Rescuers told reporters ...
01/22/2017 - 04:47 AM
Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence
In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal ...
01/22/2017 - 04:47 AM
At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network.
01/22/2017 - 04:30 AM
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