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ashley wagner plans to be in south korea one way or another


she expects to be working as a member of the news media but, as an alternate, continues to train.        






here's why figure skater ashley wagner did not make the u.s. winter olympic


the "russianization" of figure skating, judges weary of wagner and a new chosen one among the reasons former the world medalist will not be in south korea.        






ashley wagner: no regrets about criticizing judges at championships


during appearance on "today" show, ashley wagner says she was "just heartbroken" after fourth-place finish left her off olympic figure skating team.        






ashley wagner’s free skate will determine her olympic fate


san jose, calif. (ap) — ashley wagner wants no favors if she’s going to find her way to the pyeongchang olympics next month in south korea.not an edge based on her experience or reputation, her familiar name or those recognizable skating programs performed to “la la land.” not like last time, when she received a waiver from u.s. figure skating to earn a place at the sochi olympics despite a poor performance at the u.s. championships: two falls and other mistakes in her strongest event, the free skate.she didn’t dare question the judges’ marks wednesday in her disappointing fifth-place short program, either. not when so much is at stake for every skater.when wagner takes the ice for her free skate at sap center on friday night, the three-time national champion will try to secure her spot as






figure skater ashley wagner doesn't regret ripping judges


ashley wagner doesn’t regret airing out her frustrations at judges for what she believed to be unfair scores for her performance at last week’s u.s. figure skating championships in san jose.appearing on the today show on wednesday morning, wagner said after having a week to process things, “it was one of those moments where you’re thrown into the mixed zone immediately after, for me, immediately after i found out that my olympic dreams had come to an end, and i think that i was just heartbroken. i mean, devastated.“i had worked 22 years for that moment, and i had put out something that i felt so proud of.”wagner, 26, finished fourth in the women’s competition at the national championships at sap center last week, and only the top three were selected for the american team that will compete






ashley wagner rips judges at u.s. skating championships


san jose — ashley wagner did not hold back.not in her crucial free skate at the u.s. figure skating championships, and not in her interview session with reporters afterwards.four years after controversially being named to the u.s. olympic team despite finishing only fourth in the women’s competition at the national championships, the 26-year-old finished fourth once again at sap center on friday night — then blasted the judging that is likely to keep her out of the 2018 pyeongchang games in south korea.“i am absolutely furious,” she said.wagner is doubtful to make the three-woman figure skating team for pyeongchang, based on the criteria that u.s. figure skating said its selection committee was using to determine the team late friday night. the names will be announced early saturday, and w






un investigators plans to review n. korean abduction claims


seoul, south korea — the united nations' independent investigator on human rights in north korea says he plans to investigate north korean claims that south korea abducted 12 north korean women.tomas ojea quintana said thursday that he requested the south korean government to set up a meeting with the women who had worked at a north korean-run restaurant in china before coming to the south in april last year.north korea regularly accuses south korea of abducting or enticing its citizens to defect, although seoul denies it.south korea says workers chose to resettle in the south on their own. it was the largest group defection by north koreans to the south since north korean leader kim jong un took power in 2011.






ashley wagner ‘furious’ after fourth place in free skate


san jose, calif. (ap) — ashley wagner called out judges at the u.s. figure skating championships friday night for her scores in the free skate, which put in jeopardy her chances of returning to the olympics.wagner scored a 130.85 in her strongest event for 196.19, with karen chen beating her out for third with a 198.59.“i’m furious, i am absolutely furious,” wagner said. “i know when i go and i lay it down and i absolutely left one jump on the table, but for me to put out two programs that i did at this competition as solid as i skated and to get those scores, i am furious and i think deservedly so.”the 26-year-old three-time national champion and sochi team bronze medalist missed the podium, placing fourth. she seemed unconcerned that her public criticism could affect how the selection co






‘i am furious’: defending figure-skating medalist ashley wagner fails to make u.


four years ago, the committee of u.s. figure skating officials who decide the olympic team chose wagner, who finished off the podium. they came to no such rescue this year.san jose, calif. – ashley wagner will not be an olympian. after finishing just off the podium friday night at the u.s. figure skating championships, after controversial judging put her there, wagner’s olympic dream is over. surprise u.s. champion bradie tennell, triple-axel wonder marai nagasu and 2017 national champion karen chen will be the three women representing the united states in pyeongchang next month. wagner is the first alternate.the u.s. figure skating championships award a pewter medal, and it goes to the skater who finishes fourth, just off the podium, but close enough to taste it. after friday night’s dram






ashley wagner 'furious' after fourth place in free skate


ashley wagner called out judges at the u.s. figure skating championships friday night for her scores in the free skate, which put in jeopardy her chances of returning to the olympics.wagner scored a 130.85 in her strongest event for 196.19, with karen chen beating her out for third with a 198.59."i'm furious, i am absolutely furious," wagner said. "i know when i go and i lay it down and i absolutely left one jump on the table, but for me to put out two programs that i did at this competition as solid as i skated and to get those scores, i am furious, and i think deservedly so. i am a performer and that second mark is just not there. i am absolutely ok with them being strict on my rotations. that's what i think that u.s. figure skating should demand of their judges but it needs to be across






ashley wagner stops in pain during skate america performance


three-time national champion ashley wagner stopped sunday in the middle of her long program at bridgestone skate america because of pain from an ankle infection, a stunning development for u.s. women heading into the 2018 winter olympics.wagner, 26, has been the leading face of american women since winning her first national title in 2012 in san jose.wagner needed to win sunday in lake placid, new york, to become the only american to advance to the grand prix final that features the top six skaters of the autumn season. instead, the l.a.-based skater stopped after completing a few jumps without problems.wagner told nbc olympics that she hadn’t skated for a week and a half because of the infection.“i came here feeling i could mentally will myself through these programs and pretend  i wasn’t






china proposes north korea suspend nukes for halt in u.s.-south korea military d


u.s. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in south korea, the u.s. and south korean militaries said tuesday, a day after north korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near japan.the plans to deploy the terminal...






carpentersville's bradie tennell makes u.s. olympic figure skating team; ashley


bradie tennell, mirai nagasu and karen chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected saturday to the u.s. team for the pyeongchang olympics.three-time u.s. champ ashley wagner, who complained vigorously about the marks after the free skate, was not included. four years ago, wagner also finished fourth but was placed on the team ahead of nagasu. wagner wound up with a bronze medal in the team event."i really took time to remodel myself, because i didn't want to feel that regret," nagasu said during the announcement on nbc's "today" show. "this has been about my journey and my goal to get here. to accomplish it last night has been a dream come true."the 19-year-old tennell and chen, 18, the 2017 u.s. winner, made their first olympics. nagasu, now 24, was fourth a






chinese retaliation over antimissile system has south korea worried


seoul—south korea fears beijing is widening its offensive against seoul’s missile-defense plans to include corporate boycotts, as a report of chinese retaliation sent shares of south korean retailers lower. citing unnamed sources, the report, friday by south korea’s semiofficial yonhap news agency said beijing had urged travel agencies to stop selling tour packages to south korea. fears are growing here that china is...






21,000 people, 18,000 eggs: trump white house holds low-key easter egg roll


just hours before north korea fired a failed ballistic missile, president donald trump spent his morning enjoying the blue, breezy weather on florida's eastern coast here saturday, zipping around the greens of his private golf club.the day before, the president also passed the morning playing... (ashley parker, john wagner)






north korea 'hackers steal us-south korea war plans'


image copyrightafp photo/kcna via knsimage caption the stolen documents reportedly include a plan to kill north korean leader kim jong-un hackers from north korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from south korea, including a plan to assassinate north korea's leader kim jong-un.rhee cheol-hee, a south korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country's defence ministry.the compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the us and south korea.they also include reports to the allies' senior commanders.the south korean defence ministry has so far refused to comment about the allegation.plans for the south's special forces were reportedly accessed, along with information on significant power plants and military facilities in the sout






north korea 'hackers steal us-south korea war plans'


image copyrightafp photo/kcna via knsimage caption the stolen documents reportedly include a plan to kill north korean leader kim jong-un hackers from north korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from south korea, including a plan to assassinate north korea's leader kim jong-un.rhee cheol-hee, a south korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country's defence ministry.the compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the us and south korea.they also include reports to the allies' senior commanders.the south korean defence ministry has so far refused to comment about the allegation.plans for the south's special forces were reportedly accessed, along with information on significant power plants and military facilities in the sout






karen chen saves u.s. ice skating at world championships


karen chen entered a cauldron on the ice friday in helsinki in her first senior world championships.she glanced at the scoreboard and saw teammate ashley wagner, the face of u.s. figure skating for the past three years, had faltered in her free program in helsinki.“so i knew i needed to skate pretty close to clean,” chen, 17, told reporters afterward.it was up to the fremont skater to salvage america’s hopes of earning three spots for the 2018 winter olympics in south korea.the teen who began skating at sharks ice fremont as a kid came through by finishing fourth to save the united states’ olympic chances 10 months from now.“at first, it was overwhelming,” chen said. “right when that thought came into my head my body felt tense all of a sudden. because i wanted to prove to myself i can do






south korea to buy american gas, build new factories in us


seoul, south korea (ap) — south korean companies say they plan to import more american shale gas and build new factories in the u.s. as the two countries’ leaders prepare to hold summit talks in washington.the korea chamber of commerce and industry said thursday that major south korean companies announced a slew of proposed investments and other good news for the american economy ahead of president moon jae-in’s meetings friday with president donald trump.electronics conglomerate samsung said it plans to spend $380 million on a home appliance factory in south carolina and lg will put $250 million into a plant in tennessee. other companies announced plans to buy american crude oil, gas and aircraft.the u.s. trade deficit with south korea has nearly doubled since a bilateral trade agreement






ice skater karen chen to lead u.s. at world team event in tokyo


skating champion karen chen’s long season isn’t over yet. the fremont teenager will compete in the world team trophy competition april 20-23 in tokyo, u.s. figure skating announced tuesday.fellow bay area teen vincent zhou is an alternate on the two-skater men’s team. the palo alto skater is reigning junior world champion who finished second at the u.s. championships in january. he would compete only if nathan chen (no relation to karen) or jason brown withdrew from the competition. karen chen, 17, will be joined by three-time u.s. champion ashley wagner. last week, chen finished fourth, wagner, seventh, at the world championships in finland to earn three olympic spots for the americans next year at the pyeongchang games in south korea.the americans will compete in tokyo against the five o






south korea politics - sk news download


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ashley wagner's heart is in 'la la land', and so are her hopes of an olympic med


to stay true to herself, to fully commit to a free skating program that could put her in contention for a medal at the pyeongchang olympics, three-time u.s. champion ashley wagner had to tune out the noise around her and listen to her heart.wagner, who contributed to the team bronze medal won by the u.s. at the 2014 sochi games and finished seventh in the women’s singles event, had enjoyed her greatest career success performing her long program to music from “moulin rouge.”that routine lifted her to a silver-medal finish at the 2016 world championships, making her the first american woman to win a medal at the olympics or world championships since 2006. it was familiar, safe. she used it for several seasons and was performing it last month when pain from an infected ankle led her to withdr






ashley wagner's heart is in 'la la land', and so are her hopes of an olympic med


to stay true to herself, to fully commit to a free skating program that could put her in contention for a medal at the pyeongchang olympics, three-time u.s. champion ashley wagner had to tune out the noise around her and listen to her heart.wagner, who contributed to the team bronze medal won by the u.s. at the 2014 sochi games and finished seventh in the women's singles event, had enjoyed her greatest career success performing her long program to music from "moulin rouge."advertisementthat routine lifted her to a silver-medal finish at the 2016 world championships, making her the first american woman to win a medal at the olympics or world championships since 2006. it was familiar, safe. she used it for several seasons and was performing it last month when pain from an infected ankle led






north korean ice hockey team permitted to compete in south


seoul, south korea — south korea says it has approved the north korean women's ice hockey team to compete in an international event in south korea next month.seoul's unification ministry on wednesday said the north korean team would be permitted to stay from april 1-9 to participate in the group rounds of the ice hockey women's world championship.north korean athletes haven't competed in south korea since the 2014 asian games at incheon. the women's world championship is one of the many sports events south korea plans to host at olympic facilities to prepare for next year's winter games in pyeongchang.relations between the rival koreas have significantly worsened over the past year after a series of rocket launches by north korea.






seoul: nkorea says it'll reopen cross-border communications


seoul, south korea — south korea says north korea has announced it will reopen a cross-border communication channel in another sign of easing animosity between the rivals.the announcement wednesday comes a day after south korea offered high-level talks with rival north korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's winter olympics in the south. north korean leader kim jong un on monday suggested that the north might send a delegation to the pyeongchang games.the south's unification ministry says the north's state-run radio station made the announcement in a broadcast wednesday.the ministry says the north's radio said there were plans to restore the communication channel at the border village of panmunjom later wednesday.north korea didn't say whether it would accept the south korean offer






karen chen wins spot on u.s. figure skating team


san jose — bradie tennell, mirai nagasu and karen chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected saturday morning to the u.s. team for the pyeongchang olympics.u.s. figure skating uses a committee to decide the squad, and it went with the results of friday night. past performances and a variety of other data are included in the decision making.three-time u.s. champ ashley wagner, who complained vigorously about the marks after the free skate, was not included. four years ago, wagner also finished fourth but was placed on the team ahead of nagasu. wagner wound up with a bronze medal in the team event.the 19-year-old tennell and chen, 18, the 2017 u.s. winner, made their first olympics. nagasu, now 24, was fourth at the 2010 games.check back for more on this devel






mirai nagasu looks toward south korea and past sochi snub


figure skaters are defined by their ups and downs. if they hit their jumps, they soar in the standings, often onto the podium. if they flop, it hurts, it stings, and they head home empty. mirai nagasu has known all of those ups and downs — plus a whole lot more.now 24, nagasu is going to the olympics eight years after finishing fourth at the 2010 vancouver games; no u.s. woman has done better since or is likely to in pyeongchang. her climb has been an extraordinary one even by the drama-filled standards of the sport.in 2014, nagasu broke out of a slump and finished third at nationals behind gracie gold and polina edmunds, then was unceremoniously dumped by a u.s. figure skating committee commissioned to select the team for sochi. ashley wagner, with a stronger all-around resume, was chosen






moon jae-in to jeopardize us-south korea alliance by wooing kim jong un


after liberal reformer moon jae-in was sworn in as the new president of south korea, tuesday, the future of the decades-long alliance between south korea and the united states has become foggy. it is being speculated that moon is interested in reviving the ancient “sunshine policy” of south korea, which entails reopening the path to establishing…






ashley wagner 'absolutely furious' at judges' scoring


three-time national champion figure skater finishes fourth, could miss 2018 games        






ashley wagner 'absolutely furious' at judges' scoring


three-time national champion figure skater finishes fourth, could miss 2018 games        






s. korea fires shots at n. korea after object crosses border


seoul, south korea (ap) — south korea fired warning shots tuesday at an unidentified object flying south from rival north korea, its military said. local media said it may have been a north korean drone.south korea’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement that the south korean military bolstered its air surveillance and broadcast a warning to north korea in response to the object. it provided no other details.south korea’s yonhap news agency, without citing a source, reported that south korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward north korea. it said south korea was analyzing whether a north korean drone had crossed the border.the koreas face off across the world’s most heavily armed border, and the two sides occasionally clash. in 2014, they traded machine gun and r






investigators name 4 in tips request on ohio slaying of 8


columbus, ohio — investigators are asking for information about four former ohio residents as part of their investigation into the unsolved slaying of eight family members last year.authorities on monday said they're seeking details on personal or business interactions and conversations with the four who once lived near the victims in southern ohio.attorney general mike dewine and pike county sheriff charles reader said those interactions could involve vehicles, firearms and ammunition.the four were named as george "billy" wagner iv; angela wagner; and their sons george wagner and edward "jake" wagner.none is identified as suspects. jake wagner once dated hanna rhoden, one of the eight victims.jake wagner and angela wagner told the cincinnati enquirer earlier this month (http://cin.ci/2sli






south korea to 'strengthen missiles capabilities' | south korea news


south korea on saturday announced plans to strengthen its missile deterrence capabilities, as part of its response to north korea's recent missile launches.us president donald trump and his south korean counterpart, moon jae-in, had made the decision to revisit bilateral guidelines governing seoul's missile programme during a phone call on friday, moon's office said.the two leaders had "agreed in principle" to strengthen korea's defences in order to "counteract the provocations and threats of north korea and to revise the missile guidelines to the level desired by [south korea]," a statement said.in line with a bilateral agreement with the us, south korean missiles are currently limited to a range of 800km and a maximum payload of 500kg. seoul wants to increase the payload to a tonne.read






south korea to 'strengthen missiles capabilities' | south korea news


south korea on saturday announced plans to strengthen its missile deterrence capabilities, as part of its response to north korea's recent missile launches.us president donald trump and his south korean counterpart, moon jae-in, had made the decision to revisit bilateral guidelines governing seoul's missile programme during a phone call on friday, moon's office said.the two leaders had "agreed in principle" to strengthen korea's defences in order to "counteract the provocations and threats of north korea and to revise the missile guidelines to the level desired by [south korea]," a statement said.in line with a bilateral agreement with the united states, south korean missiles are currently limited to a range of 800km and a maximum payload of 500kg. seoul wants to increase the payload to a






north korea suspected of hacking u.s.-south korean war plans


seoul—suspected north korean hackers stole sensitive military secrets, including joint u.s.-south korean plans detailing how to eliminate the pyongyang leadership, during an attack on seoul’s defense data system last year, a south korean lawmaker said.rhee cheol-hee, a member of the ruling democratic party, said in an interview with local media published on tuesday that the hackers had broken into south korea’s defense data center in september last year and snatched a trove of classified military documents....






south korea’s new president willing to visit north korea


seoul—south korea’s newly elected leader moon jae-in kicked off his presidency by declaring his willingness to go to north korea under the right circumstances, while appointing two top aides with long histories of interaction with seoul’s nuclear-armed neighbor.at the same time, mr. moon appeared to soften his language on a u.s. missile-defense system whose deployment in south korea he has criticized. “strong security is made...






parking spot shortage? google maps now lets you know


map apps have been reporting traffic jams for a while now, but what about parking shortages? shouldn’t an app tell us not to bother driving somewhere if there won’t be a place to park once we arrive? on friday, alphabet inc.’s google updated its popular maps app on android devices to provide estimates of parking difficulty.once you request directions to a destination, you may see a new icon. if google has a parking difficulty...