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  • Nordic Combined World Cup Results

    Friday At Val di Fiemme, Italy 10k Individual Gundersen (Ski jump-cross country placings in parentheses) 1. Bernhard Gruber, Austria, 29:13.9 (6-12). 2. Jan Schmid, Norway, 7.8 seconds behind (9-13). 3. Joergen Graabak, Norway, 10.2 (27-2).…

  • Blue Jackets activate Murray, sent Anderson down to AHL

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Ryan Murray off injured reserve and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Murray has missed the…

  • 3-time Boston Marathon champ Jeptoo gets 2-year doping ban

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was handed a two-year doping ban Friday in a case that has cast a shadow over Kenya’s…

  • Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder

    CHICAGO (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita says the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder. Mikita’s family issued a statement Friday saying the 74-year-old is “facing some…

  • Region’s international population makes measles vaccinations especially important

    WASHINGTON — The measles outbreak that originated in a California theme park now is now in 14 states. People who’ve gotten sick range in age from 57 years to 10-months-old. Most have not been vaccinated. That has health experts…

  • Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in ’16

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into making another…

  • African Union postpones report on South Sudan atrocities

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union has postponed releasing a report which is expected to reveal those responsible for atrocities committed in the violence in South Sudan, the chairman of a commission inquiry…

  • Davis remains questionable vs. Clippers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says he is unsure if he’ll be ready to return from a left groin strain in time for Friday night’s tip-off against the Los Angeles Clippers. Davis…

  • No. 2 Virginia, Bennett poised for another ACC title run

    Tony Bennett guided Virginia to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 38 years with a foundation in defense, smart play and hard work. A season later, the No. 2 Cavaliers are off their best…

  • Correction: D-League Teammates Fight story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about D-League teammates fighting, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the length of the suspensions for each Iowa Energy player. Kalin Lucas was suspended three games and…

  • Beer of the Week: Stone Delicious IPA

    WASHINGTON — Read the label. Grab a glass. WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg Engert to talk about Stone Delicious IPA…

  • How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

    Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help? That’s a signal it’s time to get your hearing checked and consider a hearing aid. In the…

  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. The 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania’s President…

  • Alibaba promises more action against fake goods

    BEIJING (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba pledged Friday to do more to fight online sales of counterfeit goods, quickly settling a public dispute with a Chinese regulator after the value of its U.S.-traded shares plunged.…

  • Ukraine to ask UN states to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body’s member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters on…