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China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

Sep. 21, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls. Most of China is virus-free, but the...

No charges for police who shot anti-fascist Portland suspect

Sep. 21, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges against police who shot and killed an antifascist fugitive wanted in the highly publicized death last year of a right-wing demonstrator in Portland, Oregon, last year. A U.S....

Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...

Kent man sentenced to 7 years in prison for rape in park

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kent man was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than seven years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2020 in Olympic National Park. Christopher James Kuna will be required to register as a sex offender once he has served...

Jin Young Ko wins rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic

Sep. 19, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her last three LPGA Tour starts. Making her first start since the Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean player closed with a bogey-free 3-under...

France's Notre Dame cathedral secured at last. Next: rebuild

Sep. 18, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Notre Dame Cathedral is finally stable and secure enough for artisans to start rebuilding it, more than two years after the shocking fire that tore through its roof, knocked down its spire and threatened to bring the rest of the medieval monument down, too. ...

Jin Young Ko shoots 5-under 67 to take Portland Classic lead

Sep. 17, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. The second-ranked South Korean star needed only 23 putts in her morning round, making six birdies and a bogey to reach 8-under 136 at hilly,...

Colorado panel recommends tribal name change for mountain

Sep. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state panel has recommended that a mountain peak west of Denver be renamed in honor of a Native American woman who acted as a translator for tribes and white settlers in the 19th century. Thursday's recommendation comes amid national efforts to...

Q&A: Jeff Ament feels alive again with Pearl Jam's return

Sep. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament came out of the band’s pandemic sabbatical — which he spent recording a solo album, painting and he dabbled in Olympics analysis with his friend Kenny Mayne — to catch some live music this summer. He saw Guns N’ Roses and Brandi Carlile rocking the stage...

RYDER CUP '21: A capsule look at the American team

Sep. 17, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

A capsule look at the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Listed in order of how they qualified for the team: COLLIN MORIKAWA Age: 24. World ranking: 3. ...