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LONDON | The Latest: Russia says critics politicizing Interpol

LONDON— The Latest on the Interpol general assembly and leadership election (all times local): 1p.m. Russian authorities are accusing unnamed Kremlin critics of trying to politicize the upcoming election of the Interpol president. Kremlin foes including financier Bill Browder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have warned that naming a top Russian police official to lead … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Russia says critics politicizing Interpol

Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women that ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 880 applicants endorsed by 281 U.S. colleges and universities … Continue reading Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women that ever

INDIANAPOLIS | USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns

INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for the sport amid concerns about its leadership and the … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns

WASHINGTON | Influential president of Human Rights Campaign stepping down

WASHINGTON— Chad Griffin, the influential LGBTQ activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. Griffin’s announcement follows a midterm election in which the group invested heavily in Democratic campaigns. The capstone for the organization came this week, when Rep. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Influential president of Human Rights Campaign stepping down

SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea— The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year’s feel-good sports stories. The women’s claims, if confirmed, suggest a familiar tale of abuse, corruption and nepotism that has regularly … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

BEREA, Ohio | Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

BEREA, Ohio— Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team’s next coach. Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. Dorsey has been pleased with how the team has performed under Williams, their fiery defensive coordinator. … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

NEW YORK | Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala

NEW YORK— Elton John said he stood by the stage and sobbed at his foundation’s gala last year as Aretha Franklin made her final public performance. “I was shocked to see how thin she was, and she just smiled her sweet smile at me and said, ‘I didn’t want to let you down,’” he told … Continue reading NEW YORK | Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala

Senators try to repair fallout from video in Uber ride

Ottawa forward Mark Stone dismisses the latest drama to the Senators season as a “hiccup” and says the team is already repairing the frayed relationship between players and coaches that was laid bare in a video. The video showed seven Senators players during an Uber ride in Phoenix last month insulting the team and assistant … Continue reading Senators try to repair fallout from video in Uber ride