Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de...

Johansson leads Norway to Olympic ski jumping team title

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The red handlebar mustache finally has a golden accoutrement. After winning two bronze medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Robert Johansson helped Norway win the large hill team ski jumping title on Monday. Johansson leapt 136 meters with the final...

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the...

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic...

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo,...

Once again, U.S. will meet Canada for women’s hockey gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. Four-time defending champion Canada will be waiting for them. The Americans had a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals, a score that Canada...

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre...

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the criminal charges are...

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said...

German reporter freed from Turkish jail, pending trial

BERLIN (AP) — A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced Friday to life imprisonment by a Turkish court. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the German daily Die...