At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit...

Cardinal: Rohingya faced “elements of ethnic cleansing”

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Myanmar’s Catholic cardinal says it’s likely that Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh won’t ever go home and that “the elements of ethnic cleansing” that drove them out are now apparent. Two months after Pope Francis visited...

New Mexico football coach appealing 30-day suspension

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico football coach Bob Davie said Friday he will appeal a 30-day suspension in connection with multiple investigations involving misconduct. In a statement released by the school, Davie said none of the three investigations conducted over a...

UK exports to EU rise as Brexit talks enter next stage

LONDON (AP) — As Brexit gets nearer, British firms are exporting more to the other 27 countries in the European Union, a state of affairs that will linger over the difficult discussions ahead on the U.K’s future relationship with the bloc. Official figures released Friday...

Snowy Paris gets raves from tourists even with Eiffel closed

PARIS (AP) — Snow and freezing rain pummeled parts of France on Friday, shutting down the Eiffel Tower but covering Paris in a gorgeous coat of white. The Eiffel Tower, France’s most-visited monument, was closed all day Friday and was staying closed Saturday “to...

Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government’s decision to plow ahead with early presidential elections over the objections of the opposition risks spurring more international sanctions and exacerbating an economic and social crisis driving increasing numbers of...

Toronto police: Remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police said Thursday they’ve recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the remains, found on property McArthur used as storage in...

Philly celebrates Super Bowl with emotional rally, parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl parade ended in a raucous, emotional rally as hundreds of thousands of partying Eagles fans jammed the streets leading to the city’s famed “Rocky” steps to revel in an NFL title many thought would never...

Internet pioneer, songwriter John Perry Barlow dies at 70

John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died. The digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said Barlow died early Wednesday in his sleep at home in San Francisco. He was 70. The cause of death was not immediately known. Barlow...

U.S. skater Rippon wants Pence spat to take backseat to games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon doesn’t want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the vice president’s record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance. Or those of the rest of the American team. One of two openly gay U.S....