• Minnesota Timberwolves Zach LaVine slam dunks the ball during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: East practice starts for Sunday’s All-Star game

    TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday’s events at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):

    Updated: 8:43 pm

  • Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov competes to win the men's 1000 meter race of the speedskating single distance World Championships in Kolomna, Russia, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Unstoppable Kramer wins world 5,000m title

    KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Dutch skater Sven Kramer won the 5,000 meters for the seventh time at the world championships on Saturday, narrowly beating compatriot Jorrit Bergsma.

  • In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 photo, a building is seen with heavy damage in Aleppo, Syria. The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)

    AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts

    Diplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria’s civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its consequences continue to reach new and disastrous levels.

  • World Baseball Classic qualifying: South Africa into final

    SYDNEY (AP) — Catcher Kyle Botha’s bases-loaded double in the sixth inning scored three runs to break open a close game and give South Africa a 9-2 win over New Zealand and a spot in Sunday’s final against Australia in a regional World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament.

  • Kaillie Humphries and  Melissa Lotholz of Canada speed down the track  during their third run of the  women's  bob race at the Bob World Championships in Igls, near Innsbruck, Austria, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

    Germany has 1-2 lead in 2-man bob race at worlds

    IGLS, Austria (AP) — Anja Schneiderheinze of Germany won gold in the two-woman bobsled competition at the world championships Saturday, a week after retaining her European title.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Dec, 17, 2015, technician Antonio Piani, a 40-year old Iranian Christian, repairs a lamp in Magdas Hotel in Vienna, Austria. Piani works at Magdas, a hotel set up specifically to employ refugees past and present. The janitor’s job is his first permanent position since leaving Iran more than 11 years ago. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle

    VIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him.

  • Kirsten Dunst arrives on the red carpet for the screening of Midnight Special, at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

    LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends a breakfast with members of a German Economic delegation at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

    MUNICH (AP) — Russia’s prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance’s top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

    Updated: 11:44 am

  • In this undated image provided by ABC News, television anchor Diane Sawyer, left, interviews Sue Klebold, right, the mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold on "20/20," in Denver.  The special edition exclusive interview aired Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (ABC News via AP)

    Columbine shooter’s mother says she thinks of victims daily

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn’t know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.

    Updated: 6:36 pm

  • Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine slam dunks the ball during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Seeking a Splash: Klay goes for All-Star 3s upset of Curry

    TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Gordon soared over his mascot, but nobody flies higher than Zach LaVine in the slam dunk contest.

    Updated: 10:04 pm