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New CEO of US skiing 'confident' of Olympic results, medals

Dec. 08, 2021 19:30 PM EST

The new president and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard has vivid memories of her first time clicking into boots on a mountain in Chamonix, France, during a school trip at age 12. Sophie Goldschmidt’s best sport was always tennis — that’s what brought her from London to Baylor University on a...

Castleton University's interim president is retiring

Dec. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EST

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — The interim president of Castleton University is retiring next month. Dr. Jonathan Spiro will leave the post on Jan. 3, the board of the Vermont State Colleges System said Monday. Spiro has served Castleton University and the Vermont State...

Review: Boy band drama meets romance in ‘If This Gets Out’

Dec. 07, 2021 09:33 AM EST

“If This Gets Out” by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich (Wednesday Books) Saturday is the hot, new American boy band getting ready to do their first overseas tour. Its four members might be more excited if they were allowed any personal freedom — their identities are being...

President sought for Vermont State University

Dec. 05, 2021 09:45 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State College System is taking nominations and applications for the first president of the newly established Vermont State University, consolidating three of the system’s institutions. The university will unify Castleton University;...

Shell pulls out of controversial Cambo project in Scotland

Dec. 03, 2021 10:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of a controversial plan to develop a new oil field near Scotland’s Shetland Islands, buoying environmentalists’ hopes that the project may be shelved altogether as Britain seeks to combat global warming. Shell, which...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

EasyJet: Omicron variant already affecting flight bookings

Nov. 30, 2021 05:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British airline easyJet said Tuesday that it is already seeing some impact on demand from the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in the days since it was first identified. The airline, which also revealed another full-year loss in excess of 1 billion...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

Nov. 24, 2021 05:42 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime. Then earlier this month, just four days before a virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

Nov. 24, 2021 05:37 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopolitical game between two giant superpowers. Then earlier this month,...

'Annoyed': Austria's national lockdown dampens holiday mood

Nov. 22, 2021 12:41 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — After indulging in one last night out, Austrians awoke groggily Monday to their fourth national lockdown of this pandemic, cutting short a Christmas season of shared merriment to fight rising coronavirus infections. In the capital, Vienna, people headed to...