Latest Patriarch Kirill News

Al-Attiyah headed for Dakar win; Price new motorbikes leader

Jan. 15, 2019 4:58 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah looks set to win the Dakar Rally again while Toby Price was the latest rider to take the motorbike lead after the eighth stage on Tuesday. Apart from a slow puncture, Al-Attiyah stayed remarkably blunder-free again on the 360-kilometer, four-hour course from San Juan de...

Kier's double-double leads George Mason past Rhode Island

Jan. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Justin Kier scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, making eight of 10 shots, and George Mason beat Rhode Island 84-67 on Sunday. Javon Green added 15 points and Otis Livingston II and Jordan Miller each scored 14 for the Patriots (9-8, 3-1 Atlantic 10). Tyrese Martin's layup...

South Africa's disgraced former leader is making a comeback

Jan. 11, 2019 4:15 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Jacob Zuma was in disgrace last year, a South African president forced from office by scandal and then in court on corruption charges. He is now in the midst of a remarkable makeover, wooed by a ruling party that recognizes his enduring appeal to some supporters and is anxious to paper...

The Latest: Police, military seen near Congo opposition area

Jan. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election results. All times local: 7:35 p.m. As night falls in Congo, scores of police with automatic rifles and tear gas launchers are positioned along a road in the capital leading to Limete, a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu....

The Latest: Opposition candidate Fayulu denounces results

Jan. 10, 2019 12:08 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu denounced the Congo election results as an "electoral hold up" that were "rigged, fabricated and invented" and do "not reflect the truth of the ballots." He called on the...

Dowtin scores 24 to carry Rhode Island past Richmond 78-67

Jan. 9, 2019 9:32 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin had 24 points as Rhode Island beat Richmond 78-67 on Wednesday night. Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island (8-6, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Tyrese Martin added 10 points and seven rebounds. Cyril Langevine had seven rebounds. Jacob Gilyard had 19 points for the...

Al-Attiyah regains Dakar lead on drama-filled 3rd stage

Jan. 9, 2019 4:46 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dakar Rally great Stephane Peterhansel won a drama-filled third stage on Wednesday in which defending champion Carlos Sainz and overnight leader Giniel de Villiers got stuck in the dunes and lost major time. The overall lead changed back to opening-stage winner Nasser Al-Attiyah. Only...

Russian church head: Smartphones could precede Antichrist

Jan. 8, 2019 6:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the data-gathering capacity of devices such as smartphones risks bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the Antichrist. In an interview shown Monday on state TV, Patriarch Kirill said the church does not oppose technological progress but is...

Finland wins world junior hockey title, beating US 3-2

Jan. 6, 2019 12:09 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kaapo Kakko beat goalie Cayden Primeau on a backhander off a rebound with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States on Saturday night. Kakko broke a tie after the United States rallied on goals by Alexander Chmelevski and...

Canada, Sweden fall in world junior quarterfinals

Jan. 3, 2019 1:11 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada and Sweden tumbled out of the world junior hockey title chase in stunning quarterfinal collapses, while the United States and Russia advanced to the semifinals Wednesday night. Canada fell 2-1 to Finland in overtime after giving up the tying goal in the final...