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MOSCOW | Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown

MOSCOW — The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts. A dozen rappers have had their shows cancelled recently after warnings from officials who claim that their music promotes the wrong values. At least three musicians have been detained. In … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown

LONDON | The Latest: Ship rescues British sailor in Southern Ocean

LONDON  — The Latest on the rescue of a British sailor in the Southern Ocean. (all times local): 4 p.m. A cargo ship has rescued a British woman who was dismasted by a violent storm in the Southern Ocean while sailing solo in a round-the-world race. British sailor Susie Goodall tweeted “ON THE SHIP!!!” soon … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Ship rescues British sailor in Southern Ocean

NEW YORK | Correction: Girl Scouts vs Boy Scouts story

NEW YORK  — In some versions of a story Nov. 6 and 7 about a lawsuit brought by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America against the Boy Scouts of America, The Associated Press erroneously reported the day the complaint was filed. It was filed Tuesday, not Monday. A corrected version of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Girl Scouts vs Boy Scouts story

LONDON | Sara Cox 1st female to referee top-flight English rugby game

LONDON — Sara Cox has become the first female to referee a top-level English rugby union match. The 28-year-old Cox, who became the world’s first female professional rugby referee in 2016, took charge of Northampton’s 15-14 Premiership Cup victory at Wasps on Sunday. Cox had previously refereed in the second and third tiers of English … Continue reading LONDON | Sara Cox 1st female to referee top-flight English rugby game

AP source: FIFA proposes annual Club World Cup

A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League. The revised proposal amends an initial plan to play … Continue reading AP source: FIFA proposes annual Club World Cup

NEW YORK | CBS is the week’s top TV network, but faces more competition

NEW YORK— CBS was television’s most popular network last week, but that status is no longer the slam-dunk that it has been for the last decade and a half. It was CBS’ second weekly victory of the young television season, matching NBC’s two victories, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. NBC handily won among viewers aged … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS is the week’s top TV network, but faces more competition

WARSAW, Poland | Taxi drivers in Warsaw protest unlicensed Uber drivers

WARSAW, Poland  — Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven slowly through Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, causing traffic jams as they protested low wages and competition from unlicensed companies like Uber. Some drivers came from other Polish cities for the protest Thursday in front of the Justice Ministry, where they demanded new regulations that would … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Taxi drivers in Warsaw protest unlicensed Uber drivers

All current US champions to compete at Skate America

For the season following an Olympics, when the world’s best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist Nathan Chen, U.S. women’s champ Bradie Tennell, ice … Continue reading All current US champions to compete at Skate America