ARE, Sweden | Weather turns ugly as Shiffrin goes for 2nd gold at worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The weather’s turned ugly for Mikaela Shiffrin‘s last race at the skiing world championships. Fog has descended over the course at Are, Sweden, and the wind has slightly picked up again ahead of the slalom, which Shiffrin starts as favorite. The American is looking to capture her second gold medal of … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Weather turns ugly as Shiffrin goes for 2nd gold at worlds

ROME | Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. The punishment announced on Saturday for the once-powerful prelate and Archbishop of Washington comes a few days before Pope Francis is to lead an extraordinary gathering of … Continue reading ROME | Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

KADOMA, Zimbabwe | 8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took them to a tent for medical treatment. Relatives waiting … Continue reading KADOMA, Zimbabwe | 8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

YOLA, Nigeria | Nigerians wake to find a delayed election, with some angry

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians have awakened to find the presidential election delayed a week from Saturday until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission has called unspecified “challenges.” The country’s top two political parties condemn the last-minute postponement. Some bitter voters in the capital, Abuja, and elsewhere who traveled home to cast their … Continue reading YOLA, Nigeria | Nigerians wake to find a delayed election, with some angry

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first break came with the massive blizzard that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, essentially locking television viewers in their homes. The Daytona 500, meanwhile, was to be broadcast live in its entirety for the first time, reaching markets that knew little, if anything, about stock car racing. The … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

ISFAHAN, Iran | Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari spoke late Friday at one of two funeral ceremonies for the victims of … Continue reading ISFAHAN, Iran | Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27

BILLINGS, Mont. | Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on hold

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday denied a request by Calgary-based TransCanada to begin constructing worker camps for the 1,184-mile pipeline that … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on hold