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'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

Jan. 22, 2022 00:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Film director Lan Bo hopes to...

Shiffrin leads US Olympic ski team nominations; Nyman out

Jan. 21, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin leads the 17-member list for the U.S. Alpine skiing team nominated Friday for the Beijing Winter Games. There are nine first-time Olympians on the roster, which still awaits confirmation from the U.S. Olympic and...

UN chief: World more unpredictable than during the Cold War

Jan. 21, 2022 18:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the current world is “much more chaotic, much less predictable” than during the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the United States, and it's dangerous because there are no “instruments” to deal with...

Teen Kai Owens makes Olympic moguls team, returning to China

Jan. 21, 2022 18:19 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — American moguls skier Kai Owens has made her first Olympic team, giving the 17-year-old a chance to return to the country where she was born to compete for a gold medal. Owens was abandoned at a town square in a province of China as an infant. Taken to an...

Latin America, Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge

Jan. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In Costa Rica, officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections. On the other side of the world, Beijing is locking down residential communities as the country anxiously awaits the start of the Winter Olympics...

Biden, Kishida talk China, nuclear weapons in first meeting

Jan. 21, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday used their first formal meeting to discuss concerns about China's growing military assertiveness that's causing increasing disquiet in the Pacific. Kishida said the two leaders spent a...

Arkansas prof pleads guilty to lying about China patents

Jan. 21, 2022 16:52 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A University of Arkansas professor pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about patents he had for inventions in mainland China. Simon Saw-Teong Ang pleaded guilty in federal court in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to one count from a 58-count federal...

McMorris in search of one more win: Olympic snowboard gold

Jan. 21, 2022 15:39 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mark McMorris points to the top of his leg. “I have a femur rod here,” he says. Then, to the top of his arm. “A big plate in my humerus.” And at his face. “Plates put into my jaw but I had one of them removed.” McMorris...

US blocks flights by Chinese airlines in escalating dispute

Jan. 21, 2022 15:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States moved Friday to block 44 flights to the U.S. by Chinese airlines in retaliation for China forcing the cancellation of flights by U.S. airlines. The Transportation Department order affecting four Chinese airlines is the latest development in a...

Judge: UF can't stop faculty in cases conflicting with state

Jan. 21, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a decision that made a withering comparison to Communist China, a federal judge on Friday blocked the University of Florida from enforcing a policy that restricted faculty members from providing expert testimony in cases that conflict with positions taken by the state of...