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  • SOCHI SCENE: Samkova's stache

    When Eva Samkova dominated the snowboardcross final on Sunday to win the gold medal, a lined mustache on her upper lip begged the question: Hipster ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Torah and the trifecta

    Good on ya, Torah Bright. Australia's most famous snowboarder completed her history-making Winter Olympics trifecta — the first rider to compete in ... 

  • Sigmar Gabriel, Angela Merkel

    German government dispute over child porn probe

    Germany's two-month-old government is facing its first serious test, after old enmities between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and their ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Romancing the stone

    No, that ain't an Ikea tea kettle. It's an Olympic curling stone in action. The blur behind it is Norway's Haavard Vad Petersson, and he's right in ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Jamaica's bobsled song

    Jamaican bobsled fans have a new tune for their country's improbable run Sunday night. The country's main tourism agency is touting "The Bobsled ... 

  • Shiva Keshavan

    SOCHI SCENE: A return, and smiles

    The prodigal son received a warm welcome back into the Olympic family on Sunday. And not just because of the spring-like temperatures in Sochi. 

  • Swiss nationalists want swift limit to immigration

    The nationalist Swiss People's Party called Sunday for swift action to prevent a mass influx of foreigners to Switzerland this summer, when a ... 

  • Polina Edmunds

    SOCHI SCENE: In Sochi, finally

    Polina Edmunds did her geometry homework on the flight from Austria to Sochi. The 15-year-old figure skater is a sophomore at Archbishop Mitty High ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Shattered: Does it matter?

    Preliminary? So what. Don't try to tell these Olympic hockey players to conserve their energy for elimination games. They're simply not playing that ... 

  • Omprakash Mundra

    SOCHI SCENE: Welcome, India

    India's Olympic athletes can finally see their flag in the mountain village. The flag-raising symbolically marked the end of a 14-month IOC ban ... 

  • India's flag unfurled at Sochi Olympic village

    India's flag has finally been hoisted at the Sochi Olympics, five days after the IOC lifted a 14-month ban and more than a week after the games began. 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Too hot for Lolo

    Lolo Jones remains on a quest for Olympic gold. For now, she'd settle for cold. Warm weather during the first week have given the Sochi Games more of ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Playing coy

    This year's Winter Olympics could go down as the Tinder Games. But — surprise, surprise — athletes are coy about the smartphone app known to help ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Sochi at night

    No skis, no skates, no torches or medals. This is the Sochi you may not see too often on television. Associated Press photographer David Goldman, ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Rolling on

    Caroline Ouellette is gliding through the Olympics, even when she's off the ice. The Canadian women's hockey captain was sporting a pair of ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Rihanna weighs in

    A campaign for gay rights in Russia and at the Sochi Games is getting some star backing from Rihanna. A photo posted on Instagram and linked to ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Tracking the skeleton

    Tracking the skeleton: Associated Press photographer Felipe Dana made this image of South Korea's Yun Sung-bin traveling down the track during the ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Snowboarder crashes

    Here are two images of snowboarder Jackie Hernandez being helped by medics after she crashed during a seeding run in the women's snowboard cross ... 

  • Bulgarian nationalists stage rally

    Hundreds of Bulgarians have marched through their capital to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities. 

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Berlusconi pledges 'responsible' opposition

    Three-time former Premier Silvio Berlusconi pledged Saturday that his Forza Italia party will be a "responsible opposition" to any new government ... 

  • AP PHOTOS: Halftime in Sochi

    Four shootout goals lead the U.S. men's hockey team past Russia 3-2. Poland's Zbigniew Brodka of nabs gold in men's 1,500-meter speedskating. 

  • T.J. Oshie;  Ryan Miller

    SOCHI SCENE: 'It would be nice'

    T.J. Oshie may be the man of the hour for Team USA hockey after scoring four shootout goals in a preliminary round game against Russia, but he's ... 

  • Police clash with Kurdish protesters in Turkey

    Turkish media reports say Kurdish demonstrators have clashed with police in several towns in southeastern Turkey during protests marking the 15th ... 

  • Montenegro police clash with anti-gov't protesters

    Police in Montenegro fired tear gas and stun grenades Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters who were blaming the government for ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Fast friends

    They've always been fast, but not always fast friends. U.S. skeleton racers Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender have been teammates for years but ...