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US women's volleyball likely down 2 starters for quarters

Aug. 03, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's volleyball team will likely be without two starters when the Americans face the Dominican Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals on Wednesday. Setter Jordyn Poulter and opposite Jordan Thompson were limited at practice on Tuesday after...

Ambassador: US orders 24 Russian diplomats out by Sept. 3

Aug. 02, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ambassador to the United States says Washington has ordered 24 Russian diplomats to leave the country by Sept. 3, a move that comes shortly after the U.S. said it had laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia. ...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 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: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

No surprise: Russia leads artistic swimming duet prelims

Aug. 02, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Overwhelming favorites Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Russia led artistic swimming duet after the free routine preliminaries Monday night. Romashina and Kolesnichenko received marks totaling 97.9000 points for a routine that was...

Olympics Latest: Chen wins badminton gold in women's singles

Aug. 01, 2021 10:07 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Chen Yu Fei of China won gold in women’s singles...

King implies Russians 'should not be here' because of doping

Aug. 01, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — American swimmer Lilly King doubled down on criticism of Russian athletes hours after the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said his teams' medals are the “best answer” to critics who questioned why the country is allowed to compete following doping scandals. ...

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul. 31, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led...

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

Jul. 31, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said. The department said 80% of...

Si, Oui, Hai: Interpreting joy and heartbreak at Tokyo Games

Jul. 31, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ask him how many languages he speaks, and Alexandre Ponomarev replies: “If you mean to make myself understood, I've lost count.” Count 'em. Ponomarev speaks Russian, Ukranian, English, German, Spanish, French and Danish. And gets by in Swedish,...

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

Jul. 30, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday. The department said...