LONDON | London Fashion Week: Jasper Conran goes for monastic chic

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week is picking up pace with Alexa Chung, Jasper Conran and other designers offering catwalk shows Saturday, to be followed by the House of Holland and Simone Rocha. The spectacle is bringing much needed color and verve as gray London shakes off its winter blues amid the first hints of … Continue reading LONDON | London Fashion Week: Jasper Conran goes for monastic chic

ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin fight illness, wins 4th straight slalom at worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — An unprecedented victory for Mikaela Shiffrin. And easily the most dramatic. Skiing through illness, the American barely had the energy to celebrate becoming the first ski racer — male or female — to win the same event at four straight world championships. The 23-year-old Shiffrin won the slalom on Saturday after … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin fight illness, wins 4th straight slalom at worlds

BRIGHTON, England | Brighton beats Derby to reach FA Cup quarterfinals

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup for the second year in a row after holding on for a 2-1 win over second-tier Derby on Saturday. Brighton looked to be in complete control after taking a 2-0 lead at halftime, with Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia scoring for the Premier … Continue reading BRIGHTON, England | Brighton beats Derby to reach FA Cup quarterfinals

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Shiffrin ‘ran out of oxygen’ in gold-medal run

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin said she “ran out of oxygen” halfway down the course as she fought through illness to win an unprecedented fourth slalom title at the world championships. Speaking with a croaky voice, Shiffrin said “I was just trying … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Shiffrin ‘ran out of oxygen’ in gold-medal run

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed picture of border perils

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It’s a misleading and in some ways false picture, and one that underpins … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed picture of border perils

MUNICH | Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States. Merkel’s comments at the Munich Security Conference, an … Continue reading MUNICH | Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

TIRANA, Albania | Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet. The protesters demanded that the government resign and an early election be held. Protesters throwing flares and other objects broke through police ranks as they tried to enter … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

ISFAHAN, Iran | Thousands attend funeral for Guard members killed in bombing

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. Men rhythmically struck their chests, a traditional way of showing grief, … Continue reading ISFAHAN, Iran | Thousands attend funeral for Guard members killed in bombing