VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Corinne Suter won the first women's World Cup downhill of the season and Nicole Schmidhofer was injured in a high-speed crash that sent her through the safety fencing on...
BOSTON (AP) — The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for helping the...
LODZ, Poland (AP) — Back home in Venezuela, Ruben Limardo Gascon is hailed as a national hero for winning a gold medal in fencing at the 2012 London Olympics.
HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress...
Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced a proposed settlement...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A thoroughbred racing season like no other in Saratoga Race Course's long history began Thursday under a gray sky, with jockeys wearing masks, a smattering of fans...
Attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Brown University violated a 22-year-old agreement to provide gender equity in varsity sports in order to comply with federal Title IX law by recently...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic qualifying in fencing was suspended indefinitely when the governing body canceled all international tournaments on Thursday for five weeks because of the...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Tonto National Forest officials say workers plan Monday to begin installing 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) of steel fencing along and near the lower Salt River east of metro Phoenix...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Friday with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams.
Traditional White House visits for champion college and pro...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to...
MOSCOW (AP) — Beach handball and kettlebell lifting will be on the program at a new multi-sport event for former Soviet nations.
Besides the more typical Olympic sports like track and...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A woman says she told Penn State University's head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her accusation to...
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — In a story April 6 about construction plans for the Quechee Gorge Bridge, which has been the site of several suicides, The Associated Press erroneously reported the scope of...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection isn't saying whether he thinks his agency should take over regulating deer farm fencing from wildlife...
PARIS (AP) — The international governing body of fencing is giving a qualified thumbs-up to France's embrace of lightsaber duels.
The Associated Press reported this week on the growth of...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — An Olympic medalist who became the first athlete to compete for the United States while wearing a hijab will be the featured speaker during an upcoming event at Illinois State University.
The university says fencer Ibtihaj (Ib-tee-HAJ) Muhammad of New York will speak at the Muslim Cultural Dinner on April 3 in the Bone Student Center.
BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.
It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas' saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics.
Lightsaber dueling awakens the Force in France
HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new walls and fencing in South Texas and may soon win funding for more.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium say an impala has died after briefly becoming entangled in fencing.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city hopes to finish an amphitheater in the next 18 months, but is looking to lawmakers for state money or permission to resume collecting a tax.
Columbus City Engineer Kevin Stafford tells The Commercial Dispatch that the city built a stage using $3.2 million lawmakers borrowed and gave to Columbus.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Republican legislator is trying to derail new regulations that Gov. Scott Walker ordered to help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer.
The regulations require deer farmers to upgrade fencing by next year and impose a general ban on moving deer carcasses out of CWD-affected counties. The rules are set to take effect Oct. 1.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut transportation officials will add fences to a bridge to prevent suicides.
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — The head of competition for IndyCar said Friday that Robert Wickens' car performed exactly as it was designed when it tore to pieces during a frightening wreck at Pocono, leaving the Canadian driver hospitalized with serious injuries to his spinal cord and extremities.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials with counterculture festival Burning Man say they won't install fences around major burns at this year's event in the northern Nevada desert, nearly a year after the death of a man who ran into flames of a towering wooden effigy.
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — The World Cup gave unprecedented global exposure to the relatively obscure Russian republic of Mordovia, the name of which could have passed for a mythical setting in "Game of Thrones" before it became known as a real-life host for soccer's biggest event.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Just a couple of years ago, fencing wasn't on the radar of Ekhlas Abdullahi, 15.
But as she suits up in head-to-toe protective gear before practice with the rest of her team from the Rochester STEM Academy, she said the 2016 Olympics changed all that.
Champion fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim-American woman to win an Olympic medal. She won a bronze team medal wearing a hijab, the head scarf Abdullahi wears too.
MOSCOW (AP) — Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous leader stepped down following years of doping scandals.
Pozdyakov, who won three Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2000, previously managed the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" delegation at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after Russia's team was formally banned for doping.
YORK, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a southeastern Nebraska fencing and building materials manufacturer has lost one of its buildings following an explosion.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has received confidential reports alleging sexual misconduct from male athletes in eight sports as it continues its investigation into allegations against a former university doctor, the university said Thursday.
The reports involve athletes affiliated with cheerleading, fencing, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, swimming, volleyball and wrestling.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker directed state agencies Wednesday to develop emergency regulations requiring captive deer farms to upgrade fencing and restricting deer movement in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease, saying it's time to get more aggressive in the fight against the fatal deer brain ailment.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Transportation is planning to add fencing along U.S. Highway 50 through the Stagecoach and Silver Springs corridor to keep horses off the roadway.
Director Rudy Malfabon says wild or feral horses have been involved in 350 crashes in the state between 2006 and 2015.
The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the department has yet to decide how much fencing to add and where to place it.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year's Olympics while wearing a hijab.
Mattel Inc. said the doll will be available online next fall. The doll is part of the Barbie "Shero" line that honors women who break boundaries. Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and "Selma" director Ava DuVernay.
FACTORYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Swords clashed at Keystone College as students lunged toward one another.
Well, not quite swords. Foils, to be exact.
Inside the Hibbard Campus Center on Monday, about 10 students faced off during the school's fencing club practice. Keystone formed a fencing club about four years ago under the direction of psychology professor Steven Howell, Ph.D.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say they will be making fencing around a parking structure taller in response to four attempted suicides at the school's parking garages in 2016.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The board chairman for USA Fencing's New Jersey Division has resigned after an email critical of Newark's sanctuary policy.
Gene Costa told NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2vJsg1E ) on Thursday that he resigned from his state post with USA Fencing, the sport's national governing body based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also expressed regret for the email.
"Unfortunately, my personal beliefs got in the way of my professional judgment," he said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Wisconsin may use methods such as electric fencing to stop bears from damaging crops.
Over the last seven years, about 275 farmers have enrolled in a state program that compensates farmers for damage bears cause. Last year's appraised damage was $220,000, Wisconsin Public Radio reported .
ASHLAND, Kan. (AP) — About five months after wildfires swept through Kansas, ranchers in the hardest-hit county have received the second installment of federal funds needed to replace thousands of miles of expensive fences destroyed in blazes.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — State land managers are teaming up with one of New Mexico's Native American communities to curb illegal dumping on tribal and state trust land not far from one of the state's fastest growing metropolitan areas.
PHOENIX (AP) — Construction on a non-motorized trail system and a new trailhead will connect two neighboring communities near Sedona.
Coconino National Forest officials announced Tuesday the trails connecting the communities of Cornville and Bridgeport will open later this month.
The agency has worked together with Yavapai County and a local community association to build trail networks near the neighboring communities over the past few years.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The sound of steel on steel rings out.
Swords clang, feet shuffle. A swing is followed by a block —clang! Then another quick series of moves.
Then someone yelps.
About a dozen people have gathered to do battle in the Benson Community Center gym.
Organized as Omaha Kunst des Fechtens — a German phrase meaning "art of fencing" — the group fights with real swords and studies historical manuals to have some fun, get exercise and prepare for upcoming tournaments.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Livestock Association is launching a relief effort for ranchers affected by wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in the state.
The group said Tuesday it is accepting donations of feed, fencing supplies and cash for the ranchers who've lost fencing, forage resources, harvested feed and an undetermined number of cattle in the blazes.
The association says ranch homes and outbuildings also were among the losses.