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 ...

Putin: Russia knows Mueller probe ‘gave birth to a mouse’

Politics 04/09/19, 15:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday mocked U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying "a mountain gave birth to a mouse." In his first comments since Mueller finished his probe, Putin sought to ...

Russia seeks to protect its interests in the Arctic, FM says

Europe 04/09/19, 05:08

Russia's foreign minister says military deployments in the Arctic are intended to protect national interests.Speaking Tuesday at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg, Sergey Lavrov said that "we ensure the necessary defense capability in view of the military-political situation near ...

Ford workers in Russia protest planned closure

World 04/08/19, 11:57

Ford workers in Russia have started work-to-rule action over plans to close a plant.Mikhail Sergeyev, head of a trade union which represents around a third of the St. Petersburg plant's 900-strong workforce, has told The Associated Press on Monday the ...

Lawyer: Crime figure charged in Russian lawmaker’s killing

Europe 04/07/19, 17:03

The lawyer for an imprisoned Russian organized crime figure says the man has been charged in the 1998 assassination of reformist lawmaker Galina Starovoitova.Starovoitova, a prominent liberal member of the national parliament, was gunned down outside her St. Petersburg residence.Four ...

Rays pay tribute to beloved sax player

Sports 04/06/19, 02:00

For almost two decades, Max Pierre played his sax outside sporting events in Tampa Bay, serenading fans attending Rays, Lightning or Bucs games with tunes like Tequila, and the themes to The Pink Panther and The Flintstones. "Bust a move," ...

Blast injures 3 at top military school in Russia

Europe 04/02/19, 08:03

Three people were injured in an explosion inside an elite military academy in Russia's second-largest city, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.The ministry said in a statement that an unidentified "object" went off early afternoon inside the prestigious Mozhaisky Academy ...

County officials vacationed at vendor’s Florida beach condo

U.S. 03/13/19, 15:05

Two Iowa county treasurers recently vacationed with a businessman they have supported for a lucrative tax website contract, staying at his Florida beach property for free in an apparent violation of state ethics law.Dubuque County Treasurer Eric Stierman and Winneshiek ...

Update: Bourdais exits IndyCar opener with car trouble

U.S. 03/10/19, 13:10

The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local):2:05 p.m.Sebastien Bourdais will not win his third consecutive IndyCar race on the streets of his home city.Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson (7) of Sweden drives ...

Wickens feted before IndyCar’s season-opening race

Sports 03/10/19, 09:02

The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's race at St. Petersburg.Wickens is at a track for the first time since he suffered a spinal cord injury in an August race. He turns 30 ...

Will Power to lead Team Penske’s push in IndyCar

Sports 03/10/19, 08:19

Will Power will lead the field to green in IndyCar's season-opening race as Team Penske looks to extend its recent run of motorsports success.Power and Josef Newgarden make an all-Penske front row for Sunday's race through the streets of downtown ...

Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

Sports 03/09/19, 17:05

Roger Penske's teams are off to such a strong start to the motorsports season that his IndyCar group arrived at the season-opening event under pressure to match the performance.No problem at all.Will Power and Josef Newgarden swept the front row ...

IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

Sports 03/06/19, 16:12

IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued growth.Scott Dixon wrapped up his fifth IndyCar championship last September. The months ...

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