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  • Goergl beats Fenninger to win WCup super-G; Vonn crashes

    VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Elisabeth Goergl beat Anna Fenninger by .05 seconds to lead an Austrian 1-2 in a women’s super-G race on Sunday, while American Lindsey Vonn crashed during her bid for a…

  • Russia’s sole independent TV forced into meager studio

    MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back…

  • Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm and a leader saying they are “infidels” or non-believers. There are so many…

  • Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport

    SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group, pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, captured by the Sunni militants last summer. Further to…

  • Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    PARIS (AP) — Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers,…

  • Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania’s new president

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country’s new president in an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended. Pro-Western Klaus Iohannis, 55, promises…

  • Hirscher leads 1st run in Alta Badia; Ligety 7th

    ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Three-time defending overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher held a slight lead over two Frenchmen following the opening run of a giant slalom Sunday on the Gran Risa course. The…

  • Palestinians throw stones, injure Israeli boy

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians hurling stones at Jewish settlers’ cars in the West Bank lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy on Sunday, the Israeli military said. The incident took place at an intersection in a…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police…

  • Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s oil chief says that allegations the kingdom conspired to bring oil prices down to harm its neighbors are false. Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi said at an…

  • Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Farther…

  • Tunisians head to elect president in runoff

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country’s previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the…

  • Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed

    LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon’s prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting security forces to respond with tear gas in a bid to disperse the crowd.…

  • Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run…

  • 2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and fatally…