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  • Spanish man enters comatose state after pot cake

    A university student in Spain's capital went into a comatose state early Sunday after he ate a birthday cake baked with marijuana, while nine others ... 

  • Vladimir Putin, Maria Komissarova

    Injured Russian Olympic skier evacuated to Germany

    Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been airlifted to Germany for further treatment after surgery on her fractured spine, the Russian ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Into the air

    An evening of fog produced this stunning image from Associated Press photographer Matthias Schrader. In it, Germany's Andreas Wank launches through ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Followers of the flame

    This is what it feels like to be in Olympic Park right now. The foggy evening in Sochi on Sunday led Associated Press photographer J. David Ake to ... 

  • Portugal offers amends to Jewish descendants

    Portugal's tourism minister says his country is promoting an offer similar to that of Spain's — to offer citizenship to descendants of Jews who were ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Mistaken identity, Alpine edition

    Call it like you see it? Alpine race announcers broadcasting to fans in the grandstand have not seen too clearly this weekend. Medal winners were ... 

  • Neureuther not sure to start Olympic giant slalom

    Felix Neureuther could skip Wednesday's Olympic giant slalom after getting whiplash from a car crash in Germany. Neureuther says he plans his first ... 

  • Some sponsors compose Olympians' tweets

    Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: A fog rolls in

    They postponed the men's mass-start biathlon race on Sunday due to weather. Not because there was no snow or not enough snow — because of fog. 

  • 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 ...