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Friedrich caps off perfect 2-man World Cup bobsled season

Feb. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Germany's Francesco Friedrich finished off the first perfect two-man season in World Cup bobsled history Saturday, driving to his eighth victory of the eight-race season. Friedrich won the two-man overall points title for the second time in three years. He held off Canada's Justin...

Prince Harry, wife Meghan in Morocco on official visit

Feb. 23, 2019 4:44 PM EST

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived in Morocco for an official trip scheduled to be their last international journey before she gives birth to their first child. Meghan is seven months pregnant and is expected to have their child in April. The...

Top-seeded Tsitsipas reaches Open 13 final, faces Kukushkin

Feb. 23, 2019 4:29 PM EST

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas remains on course for his first title of the year after beating David Goffin 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Saturday to reach the Open 13 final. He next plays Mikhail Kukushkin after the 31-year-old Kazakh beat French wildcard entry Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-4. The...

In Milan, Ferragamo, Cavalli focus on color, inclusiveness

Feb. 23, 2019 4:10 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Color was the watch word on the fourth day Saturday of the mostly womenswear collections during Milan Fashion Week. The Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli fashion houses each set off neutrals with bursts of hues while combining their women's and men's previews for Fall/Winter 2019-20. ...

Cyprus accuses Turkish forces of new violation of border

Feb. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Three days before ethnically split Cyprus' rival leaders meet in hopes of finding a way to revitalize reunification talks, the country's foreign ministry says Turkish forces in the breakaway north are throwing up new impediments for Greek Cypriots living in a village abutting a...

After Tottenham loss, Pochettino loses temper as well

Feb. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After Tottenham lost vital ground in the Premier League title race, Mauricio Pochettino lost his temper as well. The Tottenham coach angrily squared up to referee Mike Dean after the 2-1 loss at Burnley on Saturday, venting his frustration over a decision that led to the hosts' opening goal....

Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon, dies at 91 in Turin

Feb. 23, 2019 2:51 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance and beauty, died Saturday at her family home in Turin, in Italy's northern Piedmont region, at age 91. Her death was reported by Italian state TV and the Juventus soccer team, which is part of the Agnelli...

Iceland to keep hunting up to 2,130 whales over 5 years

Feb. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson announced...

Nikitina, implicated in Sochi, wins World Cup skeleton title

Feb. 23, 2019 2:22 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elena Nikitina, one of the athletes who was implicated in the doping scandal that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has become the first Russian to win the World Cup women's skeleton overall points championship. Nikitina clinched the title with a fifth-place finish in Saturday's...

Women take Catholic bishops to task at Vatican abuse summit

Feb. 23, 2019 2:19 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling Catholic leaders Saturday that they must transparently admit their mistakes to restore trust among the faithful. A Mexican journalist followed up,...