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Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

Mar. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed. Whereas...

Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

Mar. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting alone. Investigators' growing certainty that a single gunman was responsible for the massacre that claimed...

Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyberattack

Mar. 19, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro says it has been a targeted by "an extensive cyberattack" through a ransomware virus impacting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems. The Oslo-based company that is one of the world's largest aluminum producers said Tuesday it has isolated...

US professor is first woman to be awarded math's top prize

Mar. 19, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world's most prestigious international mathematics awards. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced in Oslo on Tuesday that Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin...

Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months' work

Mar. 17, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet). The local bonfire group in Lustenau, near the Swiss border, took three months to build the structure. It burned down in less than half an hour Saturday evening. The...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

Mar. 15, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were...

NZ manifesto resembles Norway mass murderer's text

Mar. 15, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The manifesto that the presumed New Zealand shooter published is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by a Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, but expresses similar sentiments, a Swedish terror expert said Friday. Magnus Ranstorp of the Swedish...

Norway: justice minister's companion suspected of arson

Mar. 14, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Norwegian domestic security agency says the companion of Norway's justice minister is suspected of committing arson against him. The incident involves the car of the justice minister, whose home has recently been the target of vandalism and small fires. PST...

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

Mar. 13, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents' kennel in Bethel, a rural community...