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Val-d'Isère (France) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn showed signs of regaining her pre-injury speed by finishing just behind Switzerland's Dominique Gisin in the women's second World Cup downhill training run at Val d'Isere on Thursday. Gisin came down the 2.9km-long OK (Oreiller Killy) course, featuring a vertical drop of 737 metres and on which racers hit speeds in excess of 110kmh, in 1min 49.07sec, with US star Vonn just four-hundredths adrift. Slovenia's reigning world super-G champion Tina Maze produced a strong second-half of the course to come in third at 0.16sec. Austrian trio Anna Fenniger, Elisabeth Goergl and Stefanie Moser were next fastest, ahead of Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who won back-to-back downhills in Lake Louise, Canada, at the start of this month.
LONDON (AP) — Jurors at Britain's phone hacking trial have been read intercepted messages left by Prince William on Kate Middleton's phone, in which he calls her "babykins" and jokes about almost being shot during a military training exercise.