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  • SOCHI SCENE: Cardio climb

    Loading up on carbs with Russian bread and potatoes for a long Olympic day has consequences. There's one way to burn those extra calories: Walk the ... 

  • 2 golds: Maze, Gisin tie in Sochi Olympic downhill

    Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin took different paths on an Olympic downhill filled with flats and turns, jumps and bumps, ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Hamlin's medal

    Erin Hamlin spent more than half her life waiting to become an Olympic medalist. Hey, what's one more day? Hamlin finished third in the Olympic ... 

  • Iouri Podladtchikov

    SOCHI SCENE: Gotta be the gloves

    Even though the Olympic-winning snowboard didn't have his name on it, Jake Burton found a way to get his hands in on the action. Iouri Podladtchikov's ... 

  • Poland in uproar after killer pedophile is freed

    The release from prison of a man who killed and raped four boys is causing an uproar in Poland. The Polish media on Wednesday urged parents to watch ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Help across countries

    It was diplomacy, playing out on the snow: An American who helped a Russian finish his Olympic race has drawn praise from the IOC. Justin Wadsworth, ... 

  • Syrian opposition seeks Russian help in talks

    The Syrian opposition is urging Russia to take a more forceful stand with the Syrian government to help kickstart faltering peace talks in Geneva. 

  • Swiss to draft new immigration law by end of year

    The Swiss government says it will propose a draft law by the end of the year that would impose curbs on immigration as sanctioned by a weekend ... 

  • Sidney Crosby

    SOCHI SCENE: Crosby Crosses

    Sochi Games interesting photo alert: Sidney Crosby — Pittsburgh Penguin, Canadian, 2014 Olympian — crosses the street. In Russia. In full hockey gear. 

  • Spain moves to curb its universal justice powers

    Spain's Parliament has approved a ruling party proposal that will severely curb the powers of the country's courts to pursue cases of genocide and ... 

  • Swiss lift weapons ban for Croats, Montenegrins

    The Swiss government says it's lifting its ban on weapons ownership for citizens of Croatia and Montenegro but keeping it in place for people from ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Winter Games, sunny skies

    Sochi's seaside weather is making scarves and overcoats unnecessary. AP photographer Morry Gash even caught this woman lying in the sun outside the ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Ring story

    No, the different-colored Olympic rings don't correspond to specific continents. But you'd be forgiven for thinking differently if you're going to or ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Quad after quad

    Kevin Reynolds' workouts are exhausting. Not to him, perhaps, but to anyone watching his training sessions at the Sochi Olympics. Reynolds does ... 

  • German court: man must pay estranged father's care

    A German federal court has ruled that a man must pay the cost of old-age care for his late father, who severed ties with him more than four decades ... 

  • Germany raises 2014 growth forecast

    The German government is raising its growth forecast for 2014 slightly to 1.8 percent, saying that low unemployment and rising wages should spur ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Casting a shadow

    Unusual photo alert: Associated Press photographer Charlie Riedel captures a fan wrapped in an American flag arriving at the ski venue of the Sochi ... 

  • Germany: 10 charged in deaths at 2010 Love Parade

    German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have indicted 10 people on charges including involuntary manslaughter over a mass panic at the Love Parade ... 

  • Georgia: Olympic guests must not visit Abkhazia

    Georgia on Wednesday called on foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics to keep out of Abkhazia, a Russia-aligned breakaway territory just south of ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Olympic pinterests

    A pin shortage in Olympic Park should be over soon. So say organizers and the IOC. That's good news for traders, with a small informal pin market that ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Russia watches

    Russian parents and teachers have been given an unusual task by their government: get their kids to watch more TV. As the Winter Olympics in Sochi ... 

  • Anti-tank weapon, ammo found in Berlin forest

    Berlin police say a cache of WWII-era munitions has been found in a western part of the city, which had been the scene of particularly fierce fighting ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Above it all

    Far beyond even the nosebleed seats, far above the highest Olympic mountain, here is what the Sochi Winter Games look like from space. This NASA image ... 

  • Bulgarian government survives no-confidence vote

    Bulgaria's government has survived a no-confidence vote called for by the opposition that accuses it of failing to deal with a massive influx of ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Crashed

    Sochi 2014, extraordinary imagery file: Check out this sequence by Associated Press photographer Charles Krupa showing France's Marie Marchand-Arvier ...