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CEO of Ford demands Red Bull resolution of investigation into team principal Christian Horner

Feb. 25, 2024 11:26 AM EST

The CEO of Ford Motor Co. insisted on a resolution into the investigation of Red Bull team principal Christian Horner in a letter sent to the team, a copy of which was obtained Sunday by The Associated Press. The letter dated Friday from Ford CEO Jim Farley expressed his displeasure...

3 women have been found dead in a Vienna brothel. A suspect has been arrested

Feb. 24, 2024 09:24 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Police in Vienna launched a criminal investigation after three women were found dead in a brothel, authorities said Saturday. A witness discovered traces of blood outside the building, located near the Danube River, and alerted police on Friday evening. The bodies of...

Biathlon's governing body confirms its president is under investigation in Austria

Feb. 23, 2024 11:58 AM EST

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The governing body for the Winter Olympic sport of biathlon has confirmed its president Olle Dahlin is under investigation by Austrian authorities. At the same time, its former president Anders Besseberg is awaiting a verdict in an alleged corruption trial...

Ford awaiting Red Bull investigation into Horner but stresses high moral values company holds

Feb. 16, 2024 12:52 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Red Bull future engine supplier Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is awaiting the results of an investigation into alleged inappropriate behavior by team principal Christian Horner, but a top executive stressed that Ford holds its company and partners to very high moral...

Prosecutors seek prison term for former biathlon boss on last day of corruption trial in Norway

Feb. 15, 2024 15:15 PM EST

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Prosecutors asked for a prison term of three years and seven months for former world biathlon leader Anders Besseberg on the last day Thursday of his five-week trial in Norway. The 77-year-old Besseberg has denied charges relating to accepting bribes, a liaison...

Czech climbers are rescued from Austria's highest mountain after high winds forced a 2-night wait

Feb. 06, 2024 06:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two Czech climbers were rescued Tuesday from Austria's highest mountain after holding out in a shelter for two nights as high winds prevented helicopters from getting to them. The two men, ages 25 and 39, informed authorities on Sunday evening that they had been...

Injured downhill star Kilde calls for better World Cup race-day schedules to protect athletes

Feb. 01, 2024 10:45 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Skiers must be consulted about better World Cup race-day schedules to help protect them from injuries, downhill star Aleksander Aamodt Kilde said Thursday. The former overall World Cup champion and two-time Olympic medalist spoke out in his first call with...

Austrian man who raped his captive daughter over 24 years can be moved to a regular prison

Jan. 25, 2024 05:32 AM EST

KREMS, Austria (AP) — An Austrian man who had kept his daughter captive for 24 years and raped her thousands of times, fathering seven children with her, can be moved from psychiatric detention to a regular prison, a court ruled on Thursday. The decision, however, stipulates that...

Italian company makes 81.6 million euro offer to rebuild Cortina bobsled track amid IOC standoff

Jan. 19, 2024 11:13 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — An Italian construction company has made an 81.6 million euro ($89 million) offer to rebuild a historic bobsled track in Cortina d’Ampezzo for the 2026 Winter Olympics amid a standoff between local organizers and the IOC, which wants an existing venue in Austria or Switzerland to...

Cable car brought down by fallen tree in Austrian skiing area, 4 people from Denmark seriously hurt

Jan. 09, 2024 11:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A cable car in a western Austrian skiing region plunged up to 10 meters (about 33 feet) Tuesday in an accident apparently caused by a falling tree, seriously injuring four people from Denmark who were inside the car, police said. A tree fell on a part fixing the car...