• Ashley Wagner wins 3rd US title with record-setting scores

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    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Wagner is boasting that the American women can win medals at the world championships. She certainly backed up the talk this week. Wagner won her third U.S. title Saturday, following through on her promise to up the difficulty of her program to compete...

  • Officials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan

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    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A massive blackout struck Pakistan early Sunday, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rushed to restore power. By mid-morning Sunday, officials said power had been restored to roughly half this country of 180...

  • Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

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    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded...

  • Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi suggested the blast, which happened just before 6 a.m. (0130...

  • Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

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    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other. Shinzo Abe told Japanese broadcaster NHK that...

  • Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive. "My mind went totally blank," Shoichi Yukawa told reporters Sunday, a day after news broke of the video...

  • Action Express suffers setback in Rolex 24 at Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending winner Action Express Racing suffered a setback one third of the way through the Rolex 24 at Daytona when the car lost fuel pressure with Joao Barbosa behind the wheel. The No. 5 Corvette DP was running second when it came to a stop at Daytona...

  • Arenacross gives soldiers red-carpet treatment on Military Appreciation Night

    by Kevin Carmody sports@gazette.com -
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    Sporting events, as evidenced over time, can serve as the ultimate short-term distraction from life's troubles. For a handful of retired soldiers from the Army, Saturday's races at the Amsoil Arenacross tour stop at The Broadmoor World Arena proved therapeutic as they continue to...

  • Officials: New cases of white-nose syndrome in bats found

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    MOHAWK, Mich. (AP) — State officials say they've received the first reports this winter of Michigan bats dying from white-nose syndrome. Dead bats have been found outside an abandoned copper mine near Mohawk in the Upper Peninsula's Keweenaw County. The fungal disease has killed...

  • Booker, Colorado snap 4-game skid, beat WSU 90-58

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    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado rebounded from a last-second loss to Washington on Thursday night by jumping to an early double-digit lead and never letting Washington State into the game in the Buffaloes' next time out. Askia Booker scored 21 points to lead six players in double...

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