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01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

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01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.


01/19/2018 - 00:32

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.


01/19/2018 - 00:20

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern expecting a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.


01/18/2018 - 21:50

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:28

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

01/18/2018 - 22:42

Tillerson, not Trump, to visit London next week

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the new US embassy in London next week, shortly after President Donald Trump refused to attend its opening ceremony.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the new US embassy in London next week, shortly after President Donald Trump refused to attend its opening ceremony.


01/18/2018 - 20:45

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.


01/18/2018 - 19:03

Harlequins coaching trio awarded contract extensions

John Kingston's success in guiding Harlequins to a European Champions Cup spot last season has seen the director of rugby rewarded with a contract extension, the Premiership club announced Thursday.

John Kingston's success in guiding Harlequins to a European Champions Cup spot last season has seen the director of rugby rewarded with a contract extension, the Premiership club announced Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 15:47

UK launches fraud probe into defence firm Chemring

Britain's Serious Fraud Office on Thursday said it had launched a criminal probe into the activities of defence company Chemring and one of its subsidiaries.

Britain's Serious Fraud Office on Thursday said it had launched a criminal probe into the activities of defence company Chemring and one of its subsidiaries.


01/18/2018 - 15:39

Last chance for deadlocked N. Ireland parties

Northern Ireland's squabbling political parties were told Thursday that fresh talks to restore a power-sharing government after a year in limbo must produce results within weeks.

Northern Ireland's squabbling political parties were told Thursday that fresh talks to restore a power-sharing government after a year in limbo must produce results within weeks.

01/19/2018 - 00:49

Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump slur

US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret on Thursday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump's alleged description of African countries as "shithole" nations, the head of the African Group said.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret on Thursday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump's alleged description of African countries as "shithole" nations, the head of the African Group said.


01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.


01/19/2018 - 00:32

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.


01/19/2018 - 00:20

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern expecting a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.


01/19/2018 - 00:20

Pope arrives in Peru after tumultuous Chile visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country's gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country's gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

01/19/2018 - 00:19

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.


01/18/2018 - 22:07

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:49

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.


01/18/2018 - 18:24

Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month's NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month's NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.


01/18/2018 - 18:10

Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he's 'lying'

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to repeat "discredited" child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to repeat "discredited" child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.

01/19/2018 - 00:46

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.


01/19/2018 - 00:21

As scandal escalates, USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Karolyi Ranch

USA Gymnastics announced Thursday it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, a longtime training center for elite athletes, some of whom say they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar there.

USA Gymnastics announced Thursday it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, a longtime training center for elite athletes, some of whom say they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar there.


01/18/2018 - 23:45

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.

A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 23:09

Doping inquiry opened against Olympic triathlon medallist

World Triathlon bosses have opened a doping investigation against South African Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman.

World Triathlon bosses have opened a doping investigation against South African Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman.


01/18/2018 - 23:09

Gulati warns Trump issues could hurt 2026 World Cup bid

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of America and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned Thursday.

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of America and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned Thursday.