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Top US general holds 'productive' talks with Russian officer

Sep. 22, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — The top American military officer held talks Wednesday with his Russian counterpart as the United States struggles to secure basing rights and other counterterrorism support in countries bordering Afghanistan — an effort Moscow has opposed. ...

Ruud helps Norway take 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan in Davis Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Casper Ruud’s Davis Cup debut as a Top 10 player resulted in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Khumoyun Sultanov on Friday, helping Norway take a 2-0 lead over visiting Uzbekistan in the World Group I playoffs. The 22-year-old Ruud — whose father, Christian,...

Private expedition to dive into wreck of M/S Estonia ferry

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A privately-funded expedition, commissioned by relatives of the victims of the M/S Estonia ferry that sank into the Baltic Sea nearly 27 years ago, will dive into the vessel’s wreckage this month. It's the latest attempt to gain more insight into one...

The Latest: N. Carolina has 170 clusters in schools, centers

Sep. 07, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials on Tuesday released a report showing 170 ongoing COVID-19 clusters in K-12 schools or child care settings. While the state Department of Health and Human Services said it does not have data on the number of pupils...

SOLHEIM CUP '21: Capsules of the European players

Sep. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Capsules of the European team for the Solheim Cup, which starts Saturday at Inverness Club: CELINE BOUTIER Age: 27. Country: France. World ranking: 66. Victories: 3....

Ex-Finnish president, Nobel winner has advanced Alzheimer's

Sep. 02, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has withdrawn from all public activities. The office of the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Thursday that the 84-year-old...

Poulin scores in OT, Canada wins 1st world title since 2012

Aug. 31, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin scored in overtime and Canada beat the five-time defending champion United States 3-2 on Tuesday night for its first gold medal at the women’s hockey world championship since 2012. Poulin, the Canadian captain, skated down...

Containment of NE Minnesota wildfire grows; rain is forecast

Aug. 31, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

FINLAND, Minn. (AP) — Containment of a wildfire in northeastern Minnesota has risen to 37% as hundreds of firefighters expand their defensive lines. The Greenwood Lake fire has burned nearly 41 square miles (105 square kilometers) in the Superior National Forest since...

Canada, US advance to women's hockey final

Aug. 30, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The United States and Canada will face off in the final of the women’s hockey world championship for the 19th time in 20 tournaments. The five-time defending champion U.S. plays in its 20th gold-medal game on Tuesday, seeking to tie Canada with...

Predators sign Eeli Tolvanen to 3-year, $4.35 million deal

Aug. 30, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Eeli Tolvanen to a three-year, $4.35 million deal. General manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. Tolvanen, 22, just finished his first full NHL season. He scored 22...