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February 22, 2018 - 3:03 am
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — An under-10 girls' softball team is the latest entity to attract attention for a fundraiser raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle. Fully Loaded Inc. owner Kenny Barnett tells the Lexington Herald-Leader the winners of the Central Kentucky BatCats' raffle will have to pass...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Luca Sbisa (47) and Calgary Flames center Matthew Tkachuk reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 22, 2018 - 3:01 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another game, another record for the Vegas Golden Knights. Alex Tuch scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Vegas Golden Knights pulled away for a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. The win moved the Golden Knights back atop the NHL standings...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are recognized before a CNN town hall broadcast, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 2:49 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. One of those confronting the Florida senator at a...
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From left; Silver medal winner Alex Ferreira, of the United States, gold medal winner David Wise, of the United States, and bronze medal winner Nico Porteous, of New Zealand, celebrate after the men's halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 22, 2018 - 2:44 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — They give their bodies for this sport. Sometimes little pieces of their hearts and souls, too. Maybe that's why David Wise decided there was nothing left to lose Thursday when he stood atop a halfpipe that had sent one third of the 12 riders limping off or worse,...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 photo, African migrants gather during a protest in front of Rwanda embassy in Herzeliya, Israel. Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers, nearly all from dictatorial Eritrea and war-torn Sudan, fear their stay in Israel is coming to an abrupt end. The Israeli government has given them until April 1 to leave the country for an unnamed African destination -- known to be Rwanda -- in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket, or they will be incarcerated indefinitely. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
February 22, 2018 - 2:27 am
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. It's...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, a North Korean boy enjoys a day off during winter break from school at the Indoor Skating Rink in Pyongyang, North Korea. Though not known for its prowess at winter sports, North Korea decided at the last minute to send a couple dozen athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
February 22, 2018 - 2:21 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? The differences are pretty jarring. The similarities can be, too. As the AP's Pyongyang bureau chief since 2013, I've been to the North several dozen times and made about a half dozen trips to...
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Switzerland's Michelle Gisin reacts in the finish area of the women's combined slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 22, 2018 - 2:17 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Michelle Gisin of Switzerland won the women's Olympic Alpine combined on Thursday with an aggressive slalom run to beat Mikaela Shiffrin. Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the...
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Bronze medal winner Nico Porteous, of New Zealand, celebrates after the men's halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 22, 2018 - 2:05 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Kiwis crushed it at the Olympics on Thursday thanks to a couple of kids who are barely old enough to drive in New Zealand. First, 16-year-old snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott ended New Zealand's 26-year medal drought with a bronze in women's Big Air. A couple...
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Un Song Choe of North Korea in action during the men's 1500 meters in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 22, 2018 - 1:55 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. And even that was in a field of 16. North Korea wasn't expected to come to Pyeongchang until a last-...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:41 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas said Thursday a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people, but insisted they are still open to talks to peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging...
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