The Latest: Shaun White's Olympic gold a highlight of Day 5

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:50 p.m....


Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A plane crashed into an Iranian mountain on Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned - a chronic problem in a country with an air...


Russia: 4 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant. The shooting took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000...


The Latest: Contrasting games doubles for Hirscher, Fourcade

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Biathlon-5

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Marcel Hirscher picked up his second Alpine gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, securing the giant slalom title by the largest margin of victory in the event at the Olympics in 50 years....


West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

Germany Security Conference

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a police station was attacked by...


All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-...


Brandishing drone fragment, Netanyahu warns that Iran risks conflict

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MUNICH - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday issued a stark warning to Iran, saying his nation was prepared to go to war if the Iranians continue to test Israeli red lines in Syria. Brandishing what he said was a fragment of an Iranian drone shot down...


Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Pyeongchang Olympics Rust Belt Blues

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world. It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since...


The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-sponsored “troll...


Brazil battles yellow fever and an anti-vaccination campaign

Special To The Washington Post. RIO DE JANEIRO - With cases of yellow fever multiplying in Brazil, Paula Muniz, a 42-year-old accountant, was considering whether to get vaccinated. Then she saw a viral Facebook post about a teenage girl’s supposedly fatal reaction after receiving the vaccine, and...


Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. Two Russian state news agencies cited Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” team, as saying the delegation received an...

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