No. 14 Utah rolls to 63-21 win over outmatched Colorado in regular-season finale

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes BOULDER, Colo. — Utah was already up 35-0 with 28 seconds left in the first half, but head coach Kyle Whittingham wanted more. So quarterback Cameron Rising obliged. Rising connected with receiver Money Parks for an 8-yard catch, and then found tight end Dalton Kincaid for a 33-yard reception that … Read more

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling holiday lights as officials debate how bright to make the season … Read more

The biggest risks of using fitness trackers to monitor health

Fitness trackers, which help keep tabs on sleep quality, heart rate and other biological metrics, are a popular way to help Americans improve their health and well-being. There are many types of trackers on the market, including those from well-known brands such as Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and Oura. While these devices are growing in popularity … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with mothers of Russian servicemen participating in Russia-Ukraine conflict, ahead of Mother’s Day at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on Friday. (Sputnik, Alexander Shcherbak, Pool via Reuters) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes LONDON — President Vladimir Putin spoke on Friday to a carefully selected group of … Read more

US earns respect at World Cup, but wins remain elusive

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Respect achieved. Wins wait. American players wanted more than a 0-0 draw with England on Friday night, likely the most-watched match of their lives. The US shut out a European opponent in the World Cup for the first time since 1950 yet left the tent-like stadium in the Arabian desert … Read more

Iran government supporters confront protesters at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high at Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, T-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement. that has gripped the Islamic Republic. Some fans were stopped by … Read more

Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

Coins of the Celtic Treasure are on display at the local Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching, Germany, May 31, 2006. A senior official said Wednesday that organized crime groups were likely behind the theft of a huge horde of ancient gold coins stolen from a museum in southern Germany this week. (Frank Maechler, dpa … Read more

World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments. The eight stadiums in Qatar are in or near the capital, so fans don’t have to go too far to … Read more

Israeli-Palestinian conflict catches up with Qatar World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was uncharted territory for the Israeli journalist. Wandering through the rustic outdoor marketplace in Doha before the start of the World Cup, he zeroed in on a Qatari man in his traditional headdress and white flowing robe and asked for an interview. “Which channel?” the Qatari asked. The journalist replied … Read more