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Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


World

AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

South Korea Koreas Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea’s liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games’ closing ceremony. So,...


World

Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. The New York-based group cites three attacks in the Afrin region in late January that it says killed a total...


World

The Latest: Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Ivanka Trump has landed in South Korea to attend this weekend’s closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. South Korea is rolling out the red carpet for her first visit since her father,...


World

AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections

Pyeongchang Olympics Medal Projections

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee projected Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games — a goal the U.S. will not come close to reaching when the Olympics close on Sunday. The Associated Press obtained a slide that was presented to the USOC board in...


World

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

Myanmar Bulldozing History

BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation’s ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority....


World

'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

South Korea Kenworthy Korean Dog Rescue

SIHEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor. A few feet away, the pups’ mother barked and paced, eyeing the 2014 Olympic silver medalist while trying not to trip over the...


National

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections...


National

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff...


World

Russians finally celebrate gold at Olympics after scandals

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — After two weeks of Olympic competition, the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” finally have a gold medal. Alina Zagitova won the women’s figure skating title Friday to become the first Russian to win a Winter Olympic event since the doping-hit 2014 Sochi Games. “I was...


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