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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado reacts after being put out against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Arenado, the Rockies' top player, is at odds with the team's management as spring training opens for the club. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Rockies GM Bridich hasn't sat down with Arenado after rift

Feb. 19, 2020 1:24 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich says he doesn't feel an urgency to clear the air with apparently disgruntled third baseman Nolan Arenado. Bridich displayed no worries about his relationship with his best player Tuesday night when he spoke at the Cactus League media...

FILE In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado celebrates as he circles the bases after hitting a walkoff, two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Arenado is at odds with the team's front office as the Rockies head to spring training for the season ahead. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Nolan Arenado ready to get to work with Rockies _ for now

Feb. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade from the Colorado Rockies in the wake of feeling a “disrespect” from the club given he was part of trade discussions this offseason, and the All-Star third baseman is ready to move forward despite...

Indonesia rebels say they took weapons from crashed chopper

Feb. 15, 2020 1:23 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rebels in Indonesia's Papua province said Saturday they had seized weapons and ammunition from a military helicopter that crashed eight months ago in jungle-covered mountains. The cause of the crash that killed a dozen soldiers on board the Russian-made Mi-17 remains under...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Oct. 12, 2011, an alpinist heads down a ridge on the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters; 12 605 feet), towards the Vallee Blanche on the Mont Blanc massif, in the Alps, near Chamonix. French President Emmanuel Macron declared the battle against climate change and environmental destruction to be

Macron vows "fight of the century” against climate change

Feb. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s leader called the battle against climate change and environmental destruction “the fight of the century” Thursday after visiting a melting glacier in the French Alps. But President Emmanuel Macron’s tour of the Mer de Glace glacier and an ice cave carved...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2004, file photo, a bighorn sheep ram grazes along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, just off Wyoming Highway between Cody, Wyo. and Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming officials plan a series of public meetings on how to protect the last bighorn sheep in the Teton Range. They're seeking recommendations from the public on an issue that could lead to closing off more areas in western Wyoming to backcountry skiing. Research suggests backcountry skiing displaces sheep from some of their best habitat, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports. (Allison Batdorff/Billings Gazette via AP, File)

Wyoming seeks advice on protecting Teton bighorn sheep herd

Feb. 11, 2020 5:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials plan a series of public meetings to help them determine how to protect the last bighorn sheep in the Teton Range. They're seeking recommendations from the public on an issue that could lead to closing off more areas in western Wyoming to backcountry skiing. Research...

In this Dec. 3, 2009, photo, Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth Mountain ski area, poses for a photo in Mammoth Lake, Calif. McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. He was 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy

Dave McCoy, who gave skiers Mammoth Mountain, dies at 104

Feb. 9, 2020 8:20 PM EST

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — Dave McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy “died peacefully in his...

People wearing face masks disembark from an aircraft repatriating British and other nationalities to the UK from the coronavirus hit city of Wuhan in China, following its arrival at RAF Brize Norton, England, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Spain, UK see new virus cases; French focus on ski resort

Feb. 9, 2020 4:32 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — French medical authorities tested scores of children and their families Sunday for the new virus from China, zeroing in on a ski resort in the Alps that appeared linked to new infections in Britain and Spain. The U.K. announced its fourth case of the new virus and Spain announced...

CORRECTS NATIONALITY OF CLIMBER TO CANADIAN --  In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan's military, rescued mountaineers Donald Allen Bowie from Canada and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva from Finland, sit in a helicopter after being rescued by the Pakistan Army from Broad Peak, Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (Inter Services Public Relations via AP)

Pakistan rescues Canadian, Finnish climbers by helicopter

Feb. 9, 2020 6:30 AM EST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military launched a helicopter evacuation of a Canadian and a Finnish mountain climber who were stranded on a peak in the country's north, according to the Alpine Club of Pakistan. The two climbers — Donald Allen Bowie of Canada and Lotta Henriikka Nakyva of...

France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn arrives to a meeting, at the hôtel Matignon, Paris, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The announcement Saturday Agnes Buzyn brings the total number of people with the virus in France to 11. Buzyn said they appear linked to a British person who stayed there in late January, and was later to confirmed to have the virus after returning to Britain. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

5 Britons with virus hospitalized in France after Alps stay

Feb. 8, 2020 1:42 PM EST

France is closing two schools and trying to reassure vacationers in the Alps after five British citizens, including a 9-year-old child, contracted the new virus from China at a French ski resort. Saturday's announcement of the five new cases in France at the height of the ski season is the latest example of how...

FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people leave the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour near Mercury, Nev. President Donald Trump appears to have reversed position to now oppose creating a national nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Trump tweeted Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, that his administration will respect the state, which has argued that the site about 100 miles from Las Vegas isn't suitable. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trump tweets reversal of push for Nevada nuclear waste dump

Feb. 6, 2020 8:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada after his administration tried for several years to revive the mothballed project. “Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my...