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Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

Dec. 15, 2019 7:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was...

Kripps wins 4-man bobsled again in Lake Placid

Dec. 15, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Canada’s Justin Kripps won a World Cup four-man bobsled race on Sunday for the second straight day. Kripps and his team of Ryan Sommer, Ben Coakwell and Cameron Stones finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.45 seconds. It was Kripps’ third consecutive win and fourth...

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Dec. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a...

Canadians become 1st females to race World Cup doubles luge

Dec. 14, 2019 9:11 PM EST

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless made luge history Saturday, becoming the first female team to compete in a World Cup doubles race. The 16-year-olds from Whistler combined to finish 22nd in a field of 23 sleds, though that seemed largely irrelevant. There have been...

Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by rebel army

Dec. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in the city, officials said...

Olympic champion skater Zagitova skips season to find drive

Dec. 14, 2019 3:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova is skipping the rest of this season to find her motivation again. That means that the 17-year-old Russian won't defend her world title in the spring. She hasn't set a date for her return to competition. Zagitova told Russian state TV on...

Blackwater founder Prince visited Venezuela's sanctioned VP

Dec. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Prince, a major Trump donor and the founder of controversial security firm formerly known as Blackwater, traveled to Caracas last month for a secret meeting with Venezuela's vice president, according to several people familiar with the visit. It's not clear whether Prince, who has been...

Ivanova wins World Cup luge race, Taubitz leads standings

Dec. 13, 2019 10:47 PM EST

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Russia’s Tatiana Ivanova had the fastest time in both heats and was an easy winner Friday in a women’s World Cup luge race. Germany’s Anna Berreiter was second and Russia’s Viktoriia Demchenko took third. Germany’s Julia Taubitz was...

Criticism mounts on WADA decision in Russia doping case

Dec. 13, 2019 7:23 PM EST

Criticism of the World Anti-Doping Agency's sanctions against Russia mushroomed Friday with a rebuke from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee coming on the heels of the outraged resignation of a member of the WADA athlete committee. The USOPC and British Paralympian Victoria Aggar each expressed their...

Russia sweeps golds in World Cup skeleton at Lake Placid

Dec. 13, 2019 7:07 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia swept the gold medals at a World Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday, with Elena Nikitina’s winning margin in the women’s race the largest on tour in nearly three years. Nikitina finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.93 seconds. Germany’s...