Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Europe 12/06/19, 05:20

A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse. The explosion occurred toward ...

US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds

Sports 05/28/19, 06:24

The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships.The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two days after Finland beat Canada in ...

Canada, Finland advance to world hockey title game

Hockey 05/25/19, 16:29

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final.Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turris and Thomas ...

Update: Slovak far-right could reach European Parliament

Europe 05/25/19, 03:15

The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local):10:15 a.m.A far-right party in Slovakia that openly admires the country's wartime Nazi puppet state could win seats in the European Parliament for the first time.A man walks ...

Russia to host 2023 hockey worlds in St. Petersburg

Sports 05/24/19, 07:02

The International Ice Hockey Federation has picked the Russian city of St. Petersburg to host the 2023 world championships.Russia plans to build a 23,000-seat arena in central St. Petersburg for the event, and also use the city's Ice Place venue ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a ...

Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds

Hockey 05/21/19, 11:06

Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after ...

DeBrincat scores twice as US routs Denmark 7-1 at worlds

Hockey 05/18/19, 08:50

Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships.Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship ...

Swiss thrash Italy, Denmark beat France at ice hockey worlds

Hockey 05/11/19, 08:20

Kevin Fiala scored a hat trick and added an assist as Switzerland thrashed Italy 9-0 in their first game at the world hockey championship on Saturday.It was Switzerland's biggest victory over Italy at the worlds.Last year's finalist, Switzerland, didn't waste ...

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