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FILE - In this Sunday, July 18, 2018 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 18, 2018 - 11:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the European nation's financial system. Latvian state TV showed Ilmars...
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Roch Marc Kabore, president of Burkina Faso, speaks at the security conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 10:20 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a police station was attacked by...
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A man smokes outside his house in the town of Sabuk, Jeongseon county, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Pyeongchang Winter Games are spread across South Korea’s Gangwon Province, a rural former coal mining region that few had heard of until its hard-fought bid to be an Olympic host. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 18, 2018 - 9:52 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world. It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since...
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Team Netherlands with Sven Kramer, front, Jan Blokhuijsen, center, and Koen Verweij, rear, competes during the quarterfinals of the men's team pursuit speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 18, 2018 - 9:51 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Second is never good enough for the Dutch in speedskating, and when it happens in the men's team pursuit qualifying, it means trouble. The strongest speedskating nation could not beat the qualifying time of South Korea but still comfortably reached Wednesday's...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on a program where current and former prison inmates will work on public art projects. They will create panels for a future mural, as well as a body of work that will be exhibited at the museum. The "Restorative...
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Joonas Kemppainen, of Finland, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 18, 2018 - 9:36 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Sweden has beaten Finland 3-1 in the Olympic hockey tournament to win Group C in the preliminary round and advance directly into the quarterfinals. Patrik Zackrisson scored the winning goal, knocking in a rebound of Johan Fransson's slap shot at 8:53 of the third...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:30 am
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to find a lock of...
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Japan's Nao Kodaira celebrates after setting a new Olympic record in the women's 500 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 18, 2018 - 9:20 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Nao Kodaira burst off the line, furiously pumping her arms and legs to build up speed. She shot around the oval in a blur and crossed the finish line, the 500-meter Olympic speedskating gold medal easily in hand. With two pairs to go, Kodaira could watch knowing that...
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Gold medal winner Oleksandr Abramenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after the men's aerial final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 18, 2018 - 9:06 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in Ukraine, Oleksandr Abramenko's father pushed him toward sports. Well, one sport actually. Soccer. The problem? His son wasn't feeling it. "I felt like extreme sports were my thing," Abramenko said. Good call. The 29-year-old made history on Sunday night...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:01 am
Tax returns surge over Presidents Day weekend, with the IRS saying it receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day of the year. That can mean long waits for filers trying to get through on the phone. So where should you turn if you have a question? ONLINE Getting...
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