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Ford awaiting Red Bull investigation into Horner but stresses high moral values company holds

Feb. 16, 2024 12:52 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Red Bull future engine supplier Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is awaiting the results of an investigation into alleged inappropriate behavior by team principal Christian Horner, but a top executive stressed that Ford holds its company and partners to very high moral...

Prosecutors seek prison term for former biathlon boss on last day of corruption trial in Norway

Feb. 15, 2024 15:15 PM EST

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Prosecutors asked for a prison term of three years and seven months for former world biathlon leader Anders Besseberg on the last day Thursday of his five-week trial in Norway. The 77-year-old Besseberg has denied charges relating to accepting bribes, a liaison...

Czech climbers are rescued from Austria's highest mountain after high winds forced a 2-night wait

Feb. 06, 2024 06:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two Czech climbers were rescued Tuesday from Austria's highest mountain after holding out in a shelter for two nights as high winds prevented helicopters from getting to them. The two men, ages 25 and 39, informed authorities on Sunday evening that they had been...

Injured downhill star Kilde calls for better World Cup race-day schedules to protect athletes

Feb. 01, 2024 10:45 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Skiers must be consulted about better World Cup race-day schedules to help protect them from injuries, downhill star Aleksander Aamodt Kilde said Thursday. The former overall World Cup champion and two-time Olympic medalist spoke out in his first call with...

Austrian man who raped his captive daughter over 24 years can be moved to a regular prison

Jan. 25, 2024 05:32 AM EST

KREMS, Austria (AP) — An Austrian man who had kept his daughter captive for 24 years and raped her thousands of times, fathering seven children with her, can be moved from psychiatric detention to a regular prison, a court ruled on Thursday. The decision, however, stipulates that...

Italian company makes 81.6 million euro offer to rebuild Cortina bobsled track amid IOC standoff

Jan. 19, 2024 11:13 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — An Italian construction company has made an 81.6 million euro ($89 million) offer to rebuild a historic bobsled track in Cortina d’Ampezzo for the 2026 Winter Olympics amid a standoff between local organizers and the IOC, which wants an existing venue in Austria or Switzerland to...

Cable car brought down by fallen tree in Austrian skiing area, 4 people from Denmark seriously hurt

Jan. 09, 2024 11:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A cable car in a western Austrian skiing region plunged up to 10 meters (about 33 feet) Tuesday in an accident apparently caused by a falling tree, seriously injuring four people from Denmark who were inside the car, police said. A tree fell on a part fixing the car...

Canadian skier Grenier takes rain-marred World Cup GS for second career win. Shiffrin is 9th

Jan. 06, 2024 12:47 PM EST

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Valerie Grenier has made a triumphant return to the resort of her first World Cup victory. The Canadian skier won a rain-marred giant slalom on Saturday on the same hill in Slovenia where she celebrated her maiden career win a year ago. ...

A fire at a bar in Austria kills 1 and severely injures 21 New Year's party revelers

Jan. 01, 2024 06:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — One person died and 21 people were severely injured when fire broke out at a bar in the southeastern Austrian city of Graz in the early hours of the New Year. Austrian police said that the fire broke out around 4 a.m. at a bar in the city center where people were...

Bulgaria and Romania overcome Austria's objections and get partial approval to join Schengen Area

Dec. 28, 2023 14:11 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and Romania have received permission to join Europe’s passport- and visa-free Schengen Area, starting in March, the governments of the two countries said. The move initially will apply only to travelers arriving by air and sea, while Austria has...