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Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happiness

Jan. 28, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Freestyle skier Alex Hall’s happy place this winter has been sliding down hand rails outside of offices and schools all over Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and other midwestern spots. The steeper and twistier, the better. Last winter, he found happiness at the...

Djokovic tops Paul; faces Tsitsipas in Australian Open final

Jan. 27, 2023 08:40 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Of all of his considerable talents, Novak Djokovic’s ability to cast aside whatever appears to stand in his way might be the most valuable. So forget about the potential distraction of his father’s decision to stay away from Rod Laver Arena for...

Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030

Jan. 27, 2023 05:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official said Friday that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen made with renewable energy from Australia by 2030. The two countries have stepped up plans for cooperation on clean energy as Germany tries to find replacements for Russian gas...

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Jan. 26, 2023 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and...

Australia Day focuses on Black recognition in constitution

Jan. 26, 2023 00:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians marked the 235th anniversary of British colonization Thursday with a public holiday that evokes anger at Indigenous injustice, focusing national attention on a new government push to acknowledge Australia's first inhabitants in the constitution. ...

EXPLAINER: What is an Australian Black Voice to Parliament?

Jan. 26, 2023 00:14 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians expect to vote this year in a referendum that would enshrine in the nation’s constitution a mechanism for Indigenous people to advise Parliament on policies that effect their lives known as the Voice. Proponents say embedding the Voice in...

Official: Australia could deny Ye entry over antisemitism

Jan. 25, 2023 19:47 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Australian government minister said Wednesday that rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, could be refused a visa due to antisemitic comments if he attempts to visit Australia. Education Minister Jason Clare was responding to media reports that...

EXPLAINER: Novak Djokovic's successful return to Australia

Jan. 25, 2023 10:54 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was still in the first set of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Andrey Rublev when the guy who would face the winner of that match, Tommy Paul, sat down for a news conference. “Probably have a better chance of winning if it’s...

Asia shares trading mixed, China markets closed for holidays

Jan. 24, 2023 23:23 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street indexes finished little changed as investors awaited earnings results from major global companies. Shares rose in Tokyo and Seoul, but fell in Sydney. Markets were closed in Hong Kong and Shanghai for Lunar New Year...

Indian court grants extradition for Australia murder suspect

Jan. 24, 2023 07:27 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in New Delhi on Tuesday approved an extradition request for the prime suspect in the killing of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago. Rajwinder Singh, who is of Indian origin, was arrested in November on the outskirts of the Indian capital. His...