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Melvin, Findlay and Burnham head the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Class of 2024

Jun. 17, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — Pete Melvin, who helped design breakthrough boats for the America's Cup as well as the Nacra 17 used in the Olympics, and Conn Findlay, who won Olympic medals in sailing and rowing, head the list of 12 inductees in the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Class of 2024. ...

78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine's territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

Jun. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in. The way forward for diplomacy remains...

Schurter and Ferrand-Prevot win mountain bike World Cup in Italy, build momentum for Paris Olympics

Jun. 16, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

VAL DI SOLE, Italy (AP) — Nino Schurter of Switzerland and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France won mountain bike World Cup races in Italy on Sunday, making emphatic statements that the veterans are still among the ones to beat at the Paris Olympics in just over a month. Schurter, a...

Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $28 million at a fundraiser featuring dire warnings about Trump

Jun. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hollywood's brightest stars headlined a glitzy fundraiser for President Joe Biden, helping raise what his reelection campaign said was $28 million and hoping to energize would-be supporters for a November election that they argued was among the most important in the...

80 countries at a Swiss conference agree that ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of any peace agreement

Jun. 16, 2024 08:23 AM EDT
OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — 80 countries at a Swiss conference agree that ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of any peace agreement.

The US supports 'a just and lasting peace' for Ukraine, Harris tells Zelenskyy at Swiss summit

Jun. 15, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday pledged America's full support in backing Ukraine and global efforts to achieve “a just and lasting peace” in the face of Russia's invasion, representing the United States at an international gathering on the war and...

New European champion runner for Switzerland invited by IOC to rejoin Olympic refugee team for Paris

Jun. 13, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The new European champion in the men’s 10,000 meters, Dominic Lobalu, was invited Thursday by the IOC to run at the Paris Games next month for the Olympic Refugee Team he walked out of in 2019. If Lobalu chooses to rejoin the team he left five years...

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas fails in challenge to rules that bar her from elite women's races

Jun. 12, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas failed in her challenge against rules that stop her from competing in elite women’s races because judges ruled she did not have standing to bring the case. The Court of Arbitration for Sport panel of three judges dismissed Thomas’ request for...

Zelenskyy appeals for help with Ukraine's energy network as recovery conference opens

Jun. 11, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday appealed for short-term help in repairing his country's electricity network and long-term investment in its energy system at a conference to gather support for Ukraine's recovery from the destruction wreaked by Russia’s war. ...

About 90 countries to take part in the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit. Russia won't attend

Jun. 10, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend, Switzerland’s president said Monday. However, Russia won't be there. Moscow has not been invited but says it...