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  • Pinturault wins men’s World Cup giant slalom in Japan

    YUZAWA, Japan (AP) — Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Pinturault, who was second after the first run, used a blistering second run of…

  • Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reforms

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is calling for the inclusion of more technocrats in government and is threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted. Al-Sadr…

  • Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

    MUNICH (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and…

  • Rubio under pressure as Republicans debate in South Carolina

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Marco Rubio enters Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire. Rubio’s…

  • 2 Indian soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Four suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, an army official said. Police and soldiers cordoned off a village in…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Marco Rubio; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Kasich,…

  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year’s hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three…

  • Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. Scientists traveled…

  • Things to know about Obama’s summit with SE Asian leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region’s fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited —…

  • Viewers’ Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Serious issues face Saturday night’s Republican presidential debaters in South Carolina, a state with deep-rooted military culture and home to a mass murder at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But style is…

  • Quotations in the News

    “He’s coming to talk tough to us. In Mexico there are a lot of economic and security problems, there is a lot of egoism, and he comes with a message of peace and hope that…

  • AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

    Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features…

  • Cruz’s right turn on immigration belies more moderate past

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Ted Cruz has for months repeated that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting “amnesty” or “legalization” to people in the United States illegally. He’s half right. Cruz…

  • 115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 2 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out 115 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan’s oldest city of Tainan, leaving only two missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex,…

  • Lydia Ko leads New Zealand Women’s Open by 1 stroke

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Women’s Open after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday. The South Korean-born New Zealander, who is defending…