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USA Luge opens on-ice training in Lake Placid

Oct. 15, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

Sliding season has started for USA Luge. Tuesday was the opening day of home-ice training for the luge team at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid, New York. USA Luge had sliders get in some runs earlier this month at Lillehammer, Norway — but now, ice in the Adirondacks is ready. Jonny...

Norway ends Spain's perfect record; Italy at Euro 2020

Oct. 12, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Sergio Ramos was seconds away from celebrating his record for most appearances for Spain with a victory that would have ensured his country a spot at next year's European Championship. But Norway's last-gasp push for an equalizer paid off in their evenly fought qualifier on Saturday which finished 1-1. That ended...

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. Now the task for...

Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 5:07 AM EDT
OSLO (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed .

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Oct. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life, and could become...

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query

Oct. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone? A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists split this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for not quite answering those universal questions, but...

Some maples (sugar) are more desirable than others (Norway)

Oct. 8, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

It's not easy to figure out which maples you want on your property. The good ones are the sugar maples, their leaves ablaze each fall in yellow, red and orange. The less desirable ones are the Norway maples, their leaves green well into fall. I don't hold that lingering greenness against Norway maples. What I do...

3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

Oct. 7, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard Medical...