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World Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fine World Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fine 07/02/2020 07:48am • MONACO (AP) — The program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally will be frozen because the country's federation failed to pay a fine on time, World Athletics said Thursday. The Russian track federation, known as RusAF, owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban 07/02/2020 06:02am • MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova rejected the claim by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said Wednesday that he had repeated Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat 07/01/2020 06:20pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticized for inaction, President Donald Trump and top officials on Wednesday stepped up their defense of the administration's response to intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump's national security adviser said he had Russia says it can't afford to pay fine to World Athletics 07/01/2020 08:43am • DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Russia is expected to miss Wednesday's deadline to pay more than $6 million to the governing body of track and field. Russian track federation president Yevgeny Yurchenko told the Tass state news agency on Wednesday that “the money, unfortunately, has not been found." Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans 07/01/2020 05:25am • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troop UNESCO says logo being used illegally for arts trafficking UNESCO says logo being used illegally for arts trafficking 07/01/2020 04:25am • PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. UNESCO urged “vigilance” Wednesday after it received numerous reports of such fraud and instances Analysis: What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences Analysis: What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences 07/01/2020 03:54am • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems to rarely leave a thought unspoken. Of late, though, it is increasingly clear there are things Trump won’t say — and they are tied to the most important issues of his presidency. Among them: — Knock it off, Russia. — Wear a mask, Americans. Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs 06/30/2020 04:44pm • Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even as Beijing said it treats all ethnicities equally under the law. They were referring to an Associated P Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work 06/30/2020 10:32am • MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the histori Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison 06/29/2020 09:03pm • SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gay Hardwick stood arm-in-arm with her husband to face a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer and couldn't recognize the elderly man hunched in a wheelchair as the sadistic rapist who had terrorized them 42 years earlier. In a hushed and raspy voice, Joseph James DeAng China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization 06/29/2020 07:52pm • The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before ab Golden State Killer admits to dozens of rapes, 13 murders Golden State Killer admits to dozens of rapes, 13 murders 06/29/2020 07:14pm • SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained a VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans 06/29/2020 07:14am • LONDON (AP) — What have I learned about pandemic soccer — I mean football, of course — since its return in England? You watch soulless matches with no fans out of ingrained habit — and the misplaced hope that slays you. Your team implodes, also out of ingrained habit. All in all, an added u French ex-prime minister Fillon, wife found guilty of fraud French ex-prime minister Fillon, wife found guilty of fraud 06/29/2020 05:16am • PARIS (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon was found guilty Monday in a fraud case of having used public funds to pay his wife and children more than 1 million euros ($1.13 million) since 1998 for work they never performed. The couple's lawyers immediately appealed Monday's verdict AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes bid to stem monument vandalism AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes bid to stem monument vandalism 06/28/2020 08:22pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent see-no-evil posture on coronavirus testing — if you don't look for the virus, the cases go away — defies both science and street sense. Yet he took it a step further with a comment suggesting that testing be restrained so the pandemic does
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