USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign under pressure

INDIANAPOLIS/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The remaining members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee after the USOC threatened to decertify the organization if it didn’t take more strident steps toward change amid the fallout from the scandal surrounding former team doctor Larry Nassar. The executive board, including … Continue reading USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign under pressure

NC State upsets No. 10 North Carolina 95-91 in OT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Allerik Freeman scored a career-high 29 points and hit seven of North Carolina State’s 15 3-pointers to upset No. 10 North Carolina 95-91 in overtime on Saturday. Omer Yurtseven added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolfpack (15-7, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). That included a huge putback with 30.9 seconds … Continue reading NC State upsets No. 10 North Carolina 95-91 in OT

Atalanta beats Sassuolo; Juve looking to go top of Serie A

MILAN /January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Atalanta eased past Sassuolo 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday to move up to seventh in the standings, a point outside the Europa League qualifying berths. Six-time defending champion Juventus can move to the top of Serie A with a victory at Chievo Verona later. Leader Napoli hosts Bologna on Sunday. Sassuolo … Continue reading Atalanta beats Sassuolo; Juve looking to go top of Serie A

Gronkowski at Patriots practice after concussion protocol

FOXBOROUGH, Mass/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Tight end Rob Gronkowski was back on the field Saturday, returning from concussion protocol as the New England Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. Tom Brady was also on the field, gripping a football without a glove on his right hand. Brady required stitches in his throwing hand and thumb after an … Continue reading Gronkowski at Patriots practice after concussion protocol

Egypt’s former top auditor injured in failed kidnap attempt

CAIRO/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Egypt’s former top auditor on Saturday suffered serious injuries to his face and leg during an apparent kidnapping attempt that turned into a brawl outside his suburban Cairo home, his defense lawyers told The Associated Press. Lawyers Ali Taha and Tareq el-Awady said three men armed with knives jumped out of two … Continue reading Egypt’s former top auditor injured in failed kidnap attempt

Saudi prince released in corruption probe veiled in secrecy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday from the luxury hotel where he has been held since November, according to three of his associates, marking the end of a chapter in a wide-reaching anti-corruption probe that has been shrouded in secrecy and intrigue. The campaign, however, could … Continue reading Saudi prince released in corruption probe veiled in secrecy

Bomber in ambulance detonates at Afghan checkpoint; 95 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A suicide bomber driving an ambulance coasted through a security checkpoint in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday by telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital and then detonated his explosives at a second checkpoint, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by … Continue reading Bomber in ambulance detonates at Afghan checkpoint; 95 dead

World remembers Holocaust amid signs of rising hatred

WARSAW, Poland/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Elderly Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany made a yearly pilgrimage to Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly 73 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp in occupied Poland. On the date now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, political leaders and Jewish … Continue reading World remembers Holocaust amid signs of rising hatred