Ex-soccer coach jailed for 30 yrs for abusing young players

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A former English youth soccer coach was jailed Monday for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers after the judge called him the “devil incarnate.” Barry Bennell, a former coach at Crewe and scout for Manchester City, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of 50 child sexual offenses committed between 1979

Appeals by 45 Russian athletes against Olympic bans rejected

Appeals by 45 Russian athletes against Olympic bans rejected PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes — including several medal favorites — into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday’s opening ceremony.   The International Olympic Committee had banned Russia because of a massive doping scheme at the

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 looks gorgeous

Early rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones painting an intriguing picture. According to insiders, Samsung was working on redesigned flagship phones with bezels above and below the screens that were even thinner than they were on Samsung’s previous-generation Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The phones were supposedly going to feature class-leading

Lady Gaga cancels European tour dates due to ‘severe pain’

Lady Gaga cancels European tour dates due to ‘severe pain’   LONDON (AP) — Lady Gaga has canceled 10 concerts in Europe because of severe pain, the tour’s promoter said Saturday. Live Nation said the musician is “suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live.”   In a statement posted

FBI in public fight with Trump over releasing Russia memo

FBI in public fight with Trump over releasing Russia memo   WASHINGTON (AP) — As a public clash between President Donald Trump and the FBI simmered, the White House said Thursday a separate dispute with House Democrats over edits made to a classified memo on the Russia investigation won’t affect the timeline of a national

Schiff says Russia memo doesn’t vindicate Trump

Schiff says Russia memo doesn’t vindicate Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. (all times local): 9:31 a.m. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says there is nothing in a classified Republican memo on the Russia investigation that vindicates President

Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service. Yet a year into Trump’s

Relations between Trump, global elites seem to thaw at Davos

Relations between Trump, global elites seem to thaw at Davos DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Snow was piled high outside, but inside the Davos summit, relations between President Donald Trump and the assembled global elites seemed to thaw. Before Trump’s debut appearance at the World Economic Forum, critics speculated that the president would function as a

Trump turns again on immigration; allies bash ‘Amnesty Don’

Trump turns again on immigration; allies bash ‘Amnesty Don’ Trump-aligned candidates from Nevada and Virginia rejected the notion outright. A loyal media ally, Breitbart News, attacked him as “Amnesty Don.” And outside groups that cheered the hardline rhetoric that dominated Trump’s campaign warned of fierce backlash against the president’s party in November’s midterm elections. “There’s