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Jamie Anderson, of the United States, reacts to her score during the women's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 12, 2018 - 12:56 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson finished her run, glanced up at the scoreboard and stuck out her tongue for the world to see, a gesture not made out of frustration but simple relief. The American snowboarding star had reached the bottom of wind-whipped Phoenix Snow Park in the women'...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Asian stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street gained following a week of history-making losses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 12, 2018 - 12:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained following a turbulent week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4 percent to 3,141.58 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.5 percent to 29,656.44. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Seoul's Kospi advanced 1.2...
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South Korean Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim, right, takes the tourch from North Korea's Jong Su Hyon, left, and South Korea's Park Jong-ah during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip,Pool)
February 12, 2018 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the country's own transformation. The remark was made by analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo during NBC's coverage of Friday's opening ceremony. He was noting the...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York state lawmakers are urging their fellow legislators not to pass a state budget without including new rules for political ads on social media. Sen. Todd Kaminsky of Long Island and Assemblyman James Skoufis of Woodbury have scheduled a press conference Monday at the...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:06 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for the homeless say there are more people living in shelters across New York state than ever before and they're calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do more to address the problem. Homeless New Yorkers will join state lawmakers and advocates Monday at the Capitol to bring...
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Mirai Nagasu of the United States celebrates after her performance in the ladies single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 2 p.m. Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, but they shed tears of joy together Monday. The veteran figure skaters put together flawless...
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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's...
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Jamie Anderson, of the United States, jumps during the women's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
February 11, 2018 - 11:32 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Jamie Anderson defended her title in Olympic women's slopestyle snowboarding, surviving blustery and treacherous conditions at Phoenix Snow Park to give the United States its second gold medal at the...
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Jamie Anderson, of the United States, reacts to her score during the women's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 11, 2018 - 11:32 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson has defended her title in Olympic women's slopestyle snowboarding, surviving blustery and treacherous conditions at Phoenix Snow Park to give the United States its second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Anderson was one of the few riders in...
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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Rudd committed Australia to reducing the difference in life expectancies between Aboriginal and non-indigenous people on Feb. 13, 2008, when he made a historic apology to Australia's indigenous minority for past injustices. Rudd told the National Press Club of Australia on Monday that the conservative governments of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott had failed to maintain funding for overcoming disadvantage. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 11:30 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow progress. Kevin Rudd committed Australia to reducing the difference in life expectancies between Aboriginal and non...
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