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Olympic success or failure can hinge on the snap of a finger, a tiny wobble or even a gust of wind

Jul. 19, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

(Editor’s note: Fractions of a second or a slight misstep during the Olympics can alter the career, the legacy and the earning potential of athletes. The Associated Press spoke with athletes about how they prepare to avoid those disappointments and the impact of those lifechanging finishes.) ...

US and South Korea sign joint nuclear deterrence guidelines in face of North Korean threats

Jul. 12, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea signed joint nuclear deterrence guidelines for the first time, a basic yet important step in their efforts to improve their ability to respond to North Korea’s evolving nuclear threats. Meeting Thursday on the sidelines of a...

South Korea abandons plan to suspend licenses of striking doctors to resolve medical impasse

Jul. 08, 2024 05:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government announced Monday it will abandon its plan to suspend the licenses of striking junior doctors as part of its efforts to convince them to return to work and resolve the country’s monthslong medical impasse. It wasn’t immediately...

Today in History: July 6, Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon

Jul. 06, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 6, the 188th day of 2024. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first Black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise, boosted by Wall Street records as Tesla zooms

Jul. 02, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday after Tesla shares zoomed up more than 10%, helping to drive U.S. benchmarks to new records. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.9% in morning trading to 40,425.27. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained nearly 0.3% to...

Son's soccer academy in South Korea denies bullying allegations involving coaches

Jul. 02, 2024 11:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Allegations of coaches verbally and physically abusing a young player at the Son Football Academy funded by English Premier League star Son Heung-min are being investigated by South Korean prosecutors. Hundreds of South Korean children have attended the...

A car hits pedestrians in central Seoul, killing 9 and injuring 4

Jul. 01, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A car hit pedestrians waiting at a traffic light in central Seoul on Monday evening, killing nine people and injuring four, South Korea's emergency officials said. The passenger car drove in the wrong direction and collided with two other cars just before...

Today in History: June 28, Franz Ferdinand assassinated

Jun. 28, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 28, the 180th day of 2024. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist...

Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines flights disrupted by pressurization problems

Jun. 25, 2024 07:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air flight to Taiwan was forced to return to Incheon airport west of Seoul after a sudden depressurization on the plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8, the transport ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said 19 of the 133 people aboard the flight Saturday...

South Korean investigators search in factory ruins after fire killed 23, mostly Chinese migrants

Jun. 25, 2024 03:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Forensic and other experts combed through the charred ruins of a factory building near South Korea's capital to find the cause of a devastating fire that killed 23 people, mostly Chinese migrant workers, in one of the country's deadliest blazes in years. ...