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Today in History: JAN 25, Jury convicts Charles Manson

Jan. 26, 2023 16:58 PM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2023. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...

Panel seeks to allow re-exports of Swiss weaponry to Ukraine

Jan. 25, 2023 14:25 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A parliamentary panel in Switzerland has recommended waiving a law that bars countries from re-exporting Swiss armored vehicles, weapons and other war materiel to Ukraine for its defense against Russia, insisting the move would not violate the country's much-vaunted neutrality. ...

From the start, Shiffrin showed she was the skier to beat

Jan. 24, 2023 12:09 PM EST

From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years. The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd victory Tuesday in her 238th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition...

Fire burns makeshift homes in shadow of Seoul's skyscrapers

Jan. 20, 2023 01:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire destroyed about 60 makeshift homes in a densely packed neighborhood surrounded by some of the wealthiest streets of South Korea’s ultramodern capital Friday. Firefighters extinguished the flames in Seoul’s Guryong village within about five...

Yellen to meet with Chinese finance minister in Switzerland

Jan. 16, 2023 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet with her Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, in Switzerland on Wednesday to discuss economic developments between the two nations. The Zurich talks will be a follow-up to the November meeting between President Joe...

WADA says Russia found 'no fault' in Valieva doping case

Jan. 13, 2023 13:39 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A Russian tribunal found figure skater Kamila Valieva bore “no fault or negligence” in a doping case that rocked last year's Winter Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday. The Russian skater won Olympic gold in the team competition in February before...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 12, 2023 13:11 PM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. January 7, 2023. Editorial: Statistics prove urgency to act In December, the Tri-State experienced some weather extremes, with temperatures hitting some uncomfortable and dangerous lows before warming to light-jacket weather within a day. ...

Swiss ace Marco Odermatt wins World Cup giant slalom

Jan. 07, 2023 09:26 AM EST

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marco Odermatt carried his remarkable streak in giant slalom to another World Cup win Saturday in his home nation’s classic race staged in unseasonably warm weather. Odermatt, the Olympic champion, protected his first-run lead in fading light and...

UK saw hottest-ever year in 2022 as Europe's climate warms

Jan. 05, 2023 07:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain had its warmest year on record in 2022, official figures showed Thursday, the latest evidence that climate change is transforming Europe’s weather. The Met Office weather agency said the provisional annual average temperature in the U.K. was 10.03 degrees...

Alpine slopes face snow shortage in unseasonably warm winter

Jan. 02, 2023 15:31 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Much of the Alps just don't look right for this time of year. Sparse snowfall and unseasonably warm winter weather in Europe’s central mountains are allowing grass to blanket hillsides across the region, causing headaches for ski slope operators and aficionados of Alpine white. ...