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Firefighters extinguish most of South Korean forest blaze

Apr. 5, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Firefighters managed to extinguish most of a massive forest fire that ripped through South Korea's mountainous northern coast Friday, destroying 135 homes and forcing more than 4,000 to flee the region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. One person was killed by what government...

Coastal forest fire kills 2, destroys 120 homes in S. Korea

Apr. 4, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A forest fire burning in the mountainous region where South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics has destroyed 120 homes and caused two deaths, authorities said Friday as thousands of people fled. The fire likely started Thursday night from a transformer spark near a resort in...

Red, white & blueprint: US biathlon forms plan to close gap

Mar. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EST

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition . On TV. In a bar. In the U.S. "I've waited," CEO Max Cobb said, "30 years for that moment." One day soon, Cobb envisions...