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  • Olympic champ Lin Dan admits life is getting tougher

    Olympic champ Lin Dan admits life is getting tougher

    AFP News - 4 minutes 17 seconds ago
    Olympic champ Lin Dan admits life is getting tougher

    Olympic champion Lin Dan admits his task is becoming harder, even though his level went up a gear as he beat his Chinese compatriot and fellow left-hander Tian Houwei to reach the All-England championships quarter-finals on Thursday. Lin had just two short phases when it seemed the former world junior champion from Fujian might seriously challenge him – when Tian repaired a four-point deficit and reached 14-14 in the first game and when the 23-year-old came from a three-point deficit in the …

  • Wisconsin Assembly begins marathon right-to-work session

    Wisconsin Assembly begins marathon right-to-work session

    Associated Press - 6 minutes ago
    Wisconsin Assembly begins marathon right-to-work session

    The Wisconsin Assembly has begun debating a right-to-work bill, with a vote expected Friday morning. Here are the highlights: WHAT'S HAPPENING: The Senate passed the bill last week, now it's the Assembly's ... …

  • Last blast? Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

    Last blast? Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

    Associated Press - 7 minutes ago
    Last blast? Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

    Winter could have at least one more blast for much of the U.S. after the late-season snow stops falling: Record low temperatures are in the forecast for dozens of cities. By midday Thursday, a strong cold ... …

  • Boston bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg

    Boston bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg

    Associated Press - 7 minutes ago
    Boston bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg

    BOSTON (AP) — Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: I'm wearing strappy sandals. …

  • Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

    Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge. …