HERNING, Denmark | US upsets Canada, Russia blanks France to begin worlds

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored the winner for the United States to prevail over Canada 5-4 after a penalty shootout in their opening game at the world ice hockey championship on Friday. Dylan Larkin also scored twice for the United States to hand Canada a bitter start to its quest for a third … Continue reading HERNING, Denmark | US upsets Canada, Russia blanks France to begin worlds

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says NRA ‘loves this country’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association (all times local): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says the National Rifle Association is a “great organization that loves this country.” Trump spoke to reporters Friday aboard Air Force One as he flew to Dallas to address the organization’s annual convention … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says NRA ‘loves this country’

Bill seeks park status for New Mexico’s stunning white dunes

A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed Friday by one of the state’s senators. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat, made the announcement while visiting the state as part of a multiday tour that also included … Continue reading Bill seeks park status for New Mexico’s stunning white dunes

BERLIN | Wim Alosery, survivor of Nazi camps, Cap Arcona sinking dies

BERLIN (AP) — The last known Dutch survivor of the Nazi concentration camp Neuengamme and the Cap Arcona maritime disaster, Wim Alosery, has died. A spokeswoman for the Neuengamme memorial center says Alosery died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday. Iris Groschek said Friday that the 94-year-old had traveled to Hamburg to attend an event commemorating … Continue reading BERLIN | Wim Alosery, survivor of Nazi camps, Cap Arcona sinking dies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. | Ex-coal baron takes swipe at “China people” in political ad

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-coal executive who’s running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at “China people” and calls the Senate majority leader “Cocaine Mitch.” Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, a Republican, is seeking the West Virginia seat now held by Democratic … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va. | Ex-coal baron takes swipe at “China people” in political ad

NEW YORK | More arrests expected in case against ‘Smallville’ actress

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says that more people will be charged in the criminal investigation of a cult-like group that included former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack. At a court hearing on Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza told a judge that the government plans to file a new indictment naming more defendants, but … Continue reading NEW YORK | More arrests expected in case against ‘Smallville’ actress

WASHINGTON | Trump backs WH chief, says Kelly ‘doing a fantastic job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pushed back Friday against reports of a growing rift between himself and his chief of staff, declaring that John Kelly is “doing a fantastic job” and dismissing rumblings that the ex-Marine may soon leave the White House. Just days after it was reported that Kelly had called Trump “an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump backs WH chief, says Kelly ‘doing a fantastic job’

BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says US needs ‘fairness’ on China trade

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says there’s a need to “bring fairness to trade between the U.S. and China” and his administration will be “doing something one way or the other.” He tells reporters the Trump administration is “going to have … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says US needs ‘fairness’ on China trade