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Slovakian skier Vlhova beats Shiffrin for 2nd time in 2 days

Nov. 21, 2021 10:24 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Petra Vlhova got the better of Mikaela Shiffrin for the second time in two days Sunday, winning another women’s World Cup slalom in Finnish Lapland. The overall World Cup champion from Slovakia was .18 ahead after the first run and ultimately beat...

Vlhova beats Shiffrin in 1st slalom of World Cup season

Nov. 20, 2021 10:40 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Practice made perfect for Petra Vlhova on Saturday, beating Mikaela Shiffrin in the first World Cup slalom of the season. The Slovakian overall champion had been training for three weeks in Finnish Lapland and skipped a parallel event in Austria...

Defense Department will help relieve 2 Minnesota hospitals

Nov. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Defense will send medical teams to two major Minnesota hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses who are swamped by a growing wave of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. The teams, each comprising 22 people, will...

Back from injury, Shiffrin eyes World Cup record in Finland

Nov. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EST

Approaching a race weekend where she can set yet another Alpine skiing World Cup record might sound like business as usual to Mikaela Shiffrin. This time, it’s not. The American double Olympic champion has arrived in Levi, Finland, after dealing...

Coalition launched to provide school lunches to global needy

Nov. 16, 2021 21:11 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 60 governments and 50 U.N. agencies and organizations have joined forces to press for the restoration of school lunches for all 388 million primary school children who were receiving the meals before the COVID-19 pandemic. They also will push...

Trip to 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster backs earlier report

Nov. 16, 2021 13:35 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The Estonian and Swedish accident investigation boards said Tuesday that a research expedition earlier this year to the wreck of a ferry that sank in the Baltic Sea 27 years ago hasn’t provided new evidence contradicting the official accident investigation report. ...

Minnesota Gov. Walz departs for Europe trade mission

Nov. 13, 2021 12:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he was leaving for Europe on Saturday for a six-day trip to promote the state's businesses. The Democratic governor said he would be making traveling to the United Kingdom and Finland, looking to promote trade with a focus...

DoorDash buys Wolt to expand in Europe as Q3 sales rise

Nov. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EST

DoorDash is buying Finnish delivery service Wolt Enterprises, expanding its reach into Europe and other markets. The $8.1 billion deal announced Tuesday will bring DoorDash into 22 countries where it doesn't currently operate, including Germany, Sweden, Hungary and...

The Latest: Activists give Poland 'Fossil of the Day' award

Nov. 04, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Environmental campaigners have awarded their ‘Fossil of the Day’ award to the Polish government for giving — and then apparently backtracking on — a pledge to speed up its phaseout of...

Finland's capital to ditch meat for climate, with exceptions

Nov. 04, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s capital city says it will no longer serve meat at seminars, staff meetings, receptions and other events to reduce Helsinki’s carbon footprint. Instead, the city government plans to offer vegetarian dishes and sustainable local fish. ...