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'Game of Thrones' final season to debut on April 14

Jan. 13, 2019 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" fans, get ready. HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She fled her...

WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft

Jan. 10, 2019 1:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1...

Crossing the sea: EU Medicines Agency shifts to Amsterdam

Jan. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A gift of traditional Dutch wooden shoes kicked off the European Union Medicines Agency's formal move from London to Amsterdam on Wednesday, a concrete consequence of Britain's looming departure from the bloc. The process of uprooting hundreds of workers and transferring their lives across...

Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Jan. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state's rebounding wolf population because of what they called a "broken" process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat livestock...

Missouri beats No. 10 Lady Vols 66-64 for fifth straight win

Jan. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri's Sophie Cunningham irritated Tennessee's fan base late in the third quarter by elbowing Tennessee's Rennia Davis on her way to the basket. She gave them even more reason to gripe by the end of the day. Cunningham scored 20 points and Haley Troup added a career-high 16...

South Dakota women defeat No. 22 Missouri in milestone win

Dec. 15, 2018 6:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ciarra Duffy scored 20 points and South Dakota beat No. 22 Missouri 74-61 on Saturday for the Coyotes' first road win over a Top 25 team in program history. The Coyotes (10-1) won their eighth straight game, a streak that includes a November victory over then-No. 23 Iowa. Their only...

Dancer lives out dream of becoming New York City Rockette

Dec. 15, 2018 9:06 AM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — As she looks off the stage at an audience of more than 6,000 people, Sophie Silnicki keeps her mind focused on the moves. Silnicki has been dancing since she was just 18 months old. She remembers her training in her mother's Fairmont dance studio, Movements in Dance, as she takes the...

Today in History

Dec. 14, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2018. There are 17 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, then committed suicide as...

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

Dec. 13, 2018 1:12 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS said he would leave the job six months early, bowing to apparent pressure just a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment blasted the "defective leadership" at UNAIDS. At least one major donor reportedly threatened to halt its...