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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a conference on Jerusalem at the Al-Azhar Conference Center, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Abbas blasted Trump again over Jerusalem, saying the U.S. leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 17, 2018 - 5:43 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful" and "ill-fated." Mahmoud Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2016 file photo Sweden's Maria Pietilae Holmner speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup Giant Slalom, in Semmering, Austria. Six-time Alpine skiing world championships medalist Pietilae Holmner on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 announced her retirement due to a chronic back problem. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca, files)
January 17, 2018 - 5:03 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Six-time skiing world championships medalist Maria Pietilae Holmner of Sweden is retiring because of a chronic back problem. The International Ski Federation says Pietilae Holmner was attempting to recuperate from a degenerative disk issue in time for next month's Pyeongchang...
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Japan's Yuichi Sugita cools down with ice towel as he plays Croatia's Ivo Karlovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 17, 2018 - 4:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Rafael Nadal wants to see the roofs closed on the main show courts at the Australian Open if temperatures hit the forecast highs in the next couple days. Temperatures are expected to reach 39...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:32 am
ROME (AP) — Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni has been banned one year for doping. Italy's national anti-doping organization made the decision Tuesday after the steroid clostebol was found in a sample taken after Benevento's 1-0 loss to Torino in September. Benevento team physician Walter Giorgione...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
January 17, 2018 - 4:16 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. In an ominous reminder of how...
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Stanford's Daejon Davis, left, grabs a rebound in front of Washington's Matisse Thybulle in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 17, 2018 - 3:51 am
A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 14 Arizona at Stanford, Saturday. The Wildcats (14-4, 4-1 Pac-12) bounced back from a road loss to Colorado by beating both Oregon schools last week. The Wildcats were picked to win the Pac-12, so it's no surprise...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to Argentina's Leonardo Mayer during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 17, 2018 - 3:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal had to wait while Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points and worked her way back into the Australian Open in the preceding match on Rod Laver Arena. Nadal, the 2017 runner-up, wasted no time in reaching the third round, dropping only one service game —...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:47 am
OBIT-JO JO WHITE Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71 BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it...
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In this late Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, image made from dashcam video, a brightly lit object falls from the sky above a highway in the southern Michigan skyline. (Zack Lawler/WWMT via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 3:38 am
DETROIT (AP) — The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor. Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn't been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos...
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