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Russia marks Navy's 325th anniversary, Iranian ship joins in

Jul. 25, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the main parade of more than 50 vessels in St. Petersburg, which included ships from the navies of Iran,...

Russians top Biles, Americans in gymnastics qualifying

Jul. 25, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The trouble started early. A step out of bounds on floor exercise here. A short landing there. Over the course of two hours on Sunday, the mistakes — some almost imperceptible, some laid bare for the world to see — kept piling up, chipping away at the...

Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ulugbek Rashitov won Uzbekistan’s first Olympic taekwondo gold medal...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out

Jul. 24, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura's gymnastics career is nearly over. The Japanese star can take solace knowing that the sport the two-time Olympic champion led to glory appears to be in good hands in his home country. Daiki Hashimoto topped Olympic qualifying on Saturday,...

China's Yang takes first gold at uneasy Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the Tokyo Olympics. China's Yang Qian, at least, stayed right on target. Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina of Russia to win the first...

At odds on myriad issues, US, Russia to hold strategic talks

Jul. 23, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia will hold the first round of strategic and arms control talks of the Biden administration next week in Switzerland, the two countries announced on Friday. Wednesday’s discussions in Geneva come as the two countries are...

Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as “foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry said it added the...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

Jul. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...