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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 55 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.

Ice Hockey: Russians shut out U.S. men, claim group lead

Top Sports News - 3 hours 48 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice earning the Olympic Athletes from Russia a bruising 4-0 win over the U.S. men's ice hockey team on Saturday, to claim the top spot in their preliminary round group.

South Korean filmmaker hopeful Olympics will improve ties with North

Entertainment News - 4 hours 23 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula.

Ice Hockey: Russians shut out U.S. men 4-0

Top Sports News - 5 hours 4 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice to earn the Olympic Athletes from Russia a 4-0 win over the U.S. men's ice hockey team on Saturday and claim top spot in their preliminary round group.

Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director

Entertainment News - 7 hours 22 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.

South Korea official floats idea of co-hosting Asian Games with North

Top Sports News - 9 hours 56 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

Chen leaps from disaster to Olympic history

Top Sports News - 10 hours 3 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American jumping ace Nathan Chen lived up to his reputation on Saturday, redeeming himself with quadruple jumps after a pair of disastrous skates in Pyeongchang and making Olympic history into the bargain with a brilliant free skate.

Czechs deal Canada first loss since Vancouver in shootout

Top Sports News - 10 hours 45 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men's ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010.

Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

Top U.S. News - 10 hours 55 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.

'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

Top Sports News - 11 hours 4 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon's figure skating swan song then "America's sweetheart" will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.

South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

Top Sports News - 11 hours 27 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

After Olympic finale, Chan looks forward to time at home

Top Sports News - 11 hours 28 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan walked away from his final Olympic Games on Saturday with a gold medal in the team event and ninth place in the men's competition. Now, he just wants to spend time at home.

South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

Top Sports News - 12 hours 11 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

Vonn devastated by senseless Florida school shooting

Top Sports News - 12 hours 21 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American skier Lindsey Vonn said she was devastated by news of a shooting at a Florida high school this week that killed 17 people and she sent her support to the victims and their families as she competes at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Czechs prevail in shootout against Canada to top group

Top Sports News - 12 hours 22 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to lift the Czech Republic past Canada 3-2 and put themselves in pole position to win their group in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament's preliminary round on Saturday.

Hanyu defends Olympic title, Uno takes silver

Top Sports News - 13 hours 27 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men's singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerising programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold.

Czechs prevail in shootout against Canada

Top Sports News - 13 hours 33 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday in a back-and-forth preliminary game in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Nishikori reaches New York semi-finals with comeback win

Top Sports News - 13 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori survived his toughest test since his return to the ATP Tour, having to come back from behind to beat Radu Albot 4-6 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-final of the New York Open.

Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

Top Sports News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:53pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Top Sports News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:53pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.

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