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Shiffrin shifts from record chase to medal races at worlds

Feb. 01, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure. Mikaela Shiffrin did a lot of soul searching after she didn’t win a medal and didn't finish three of her five individual races at last year’s Beijing Olympics after entering the games amid enormous expectations....

China scoffs at new Czech president's phone call with Taiwan

Jan. 31, 2023 09:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused Czech President-elect Petr Pavel of challenging its hard line on national sovereignty by affirming ties with self-ruled Taiwan in a phone call with the island’s leader. The call on Monday represents a symbolic breach of China’s attempts...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 30, 2023 17:34 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 29 The Washington Post on violent policing No decent citizen could fail to be appalled by the video, released Friday, showing Memphis police officers beating a 29-year-old Black man,...

China accuses Washington of abusing export controls

Jan. 30, 2023 11:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday criticized U.S. controls on technology exports as a trade violation, after Japan and the Netherlands agreed to join Washington in limiting Beijing’s access to materials to make advanced processor chips they say can be used in weapons. ...

Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happiness

Jan. 28, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Freestyle skier Alex Hall’s happy place this winter has been sliding down hand rails outside of offices and schools all over Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and other midwestern spots. The steeper and twistier, the better. Last winter, he found happiness at the...

Hong Kong protests Biden extension of deportation protection

Jan. 27, 2023 06:30 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has protested President Joe Biden’s two-year extension of a program that protects residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese city living in the U.S. from deportation, accusing Washington of “demonstrating sinister intentions and hegemonic bullying.” ...

UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

Jan. 24, 2023 16:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have...

From the start, Shiffrin showed she was the skier to beat

Jan. 24, 2023 12:09 PM EST

From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years. The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd victory Tuesday in her 238th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition...

Marcos seeks foreign minister talks with China on sea feuds

Jan. 23, 2023 20:04 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday he has proposed to China that the two countries hold talks between their foreign ministers to quickly resolve any new conflicts in the disputed South China Sea, and blamed Chinese actions for the disagreements. ...

AP PHOTOS: East Asia marks Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Jan. 23, 2023 00:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — From Jakarta to Seoul, Bangkok to Beijing, people in Asia have been celebrating the Lunar New Year marking the start of the Year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar, a time to gather with family, reconnect with friends...