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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...

China keeping 1 hour daily limit on kids' online games

Jan. 20, 2023 00:06 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — As the week-long Lunar New Year holidays in China draw near with promises of feasts and red envelopes stuffed with cash, children have another thing to look forward to –- one extra hour of online games each day. Only one hour. For years, Chinese...

FBI chief says he's 'deeply concerned' by China's AI program

Jan. 19, 2023 17:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” about the Chinese government's artificial intelligence program, asserting that it was “not constrained by the rule of law.” Speaking during a panel session at the World Economic...

Avalanche at exit of Tibet highway tunnel kills at least 8

Jan. 18, 2023 20:55 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche trapped vehicles outside a highway tunnel in Tibet, and at least eight people have died. The falling snow and ice collapsed at the exit of the tunnel connecting the city of Nyingchi in Tibet’s southwest with outlying Medog county on Tuesday evening. ...

Threats, advantages seen in China's shrinking population

Jan. 18, 2023 07:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — For seven decades, China's Communist Party has ruled the world's most populous country. As the nation's population crests and begins to shrink, experts say, it will face challenges ranging from supporting the elderly to filling the ranks of its military. Population...