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  • Sarah Burke dies at 29; Canadian skier was freestyle halfpipe star

    Sarah Burke dies at 29; Canadian skier was freestyle halfpipe star
    Canadian skier Sarah Burke, a leading pioneer of the freestyle halfpipe and the best-known athlete in her sport, died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. She was 29. Burke, who was a driving...
  • Monte Factor dies at 94; Beverly Hills men's clothier, arts patron

    Monte Factor dies at 94; Beverly Hills men's clothier, arts patron
    Monte Factor, a Beverly Hills clothier and arts patron who co-founded the End Hunger Network and a groundbreaking Los Angeles child-care center, died Dec. 5 at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, his daughter Diane announced. He was 94....
  • Vancouver Riot Kissers Tentatively Identified [PHOTO]

    Vancouver Riot Kissers Tentatively Identified [PHOTO]
    It was the smooch seen round the world, and now we know the passionate couple's names. At least, we think we do. The couple were photographed lying in a romantic-looking embrace in the middle of a Vancouver, British Columbia, street while a post-hockey...
  • Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

    Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
    At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already...
  • Freed Chimps Hug, Laugh After 30 Years Of Lab Experiments [VIDEO]

    Freed Chimps Hug, Laugh After 30 Years Of Lab Experiments [VIDEO]
    Touching video shows a group of chimpanzees -- locked away for 30 years undergoing medical experiments -- emerging into the sun for the first time Tuesday, and appearing to hug each other and wave. According to the Daily Mail, the 38 chimps who...
  • Doctors Shocked To See Face In Testicular Tumor Ultrasound

    Doctors Shocked To See Face In Testicular Tumor Ultrasound
    Canadian doctors were startled to see an unsettling face in the ultrasound of a testicular tumor, according to the Toronto Star. "It was very ghoulish, like a man screaming in pain. His mouth was open and it looked like one eye was gouged out," Dr....
  • News of the Weird: Hypnotist Unable to Get Girls Out of His Spell

    News of the Weird: Hypnotist Unable to Get Girls Out of His Spell
    Fern Cooper, 65, and 13 other cataract-surgery patients arrived at Ontario's Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on June 25 to learn that they would not receive the usual anesthesia because the hospital had decided to schedule an "experimental day" to evaluate...
  • Police: Dismembered Remains in Toronto from Woman, 41

    Police: Dismembered Remains in Toronto from Woman, 41
    TORONTO -- The body parts found in two Toronto area waterways in the past week belong to Guang Hua Liu, a 41-year-old woman from Toronto, police said Tuesday. Liu was last seen on Friday, August 10, Peel Regional Police Inspector George Koekkoek said,...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    A look at what some other media outlets are saying about the Orioles: * Jon Paul Morosi of Foxsports.com writes that Adam Jones’ attitude makes him the right player to become the face of the Orioles for years to come: Jones is a respected...
  • Back Story: Is the Sports Legends Museum haunted?

    Back Story: Is the Sports Legends Museum haunted?
    Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
  • Monster Mash: Google partners with Holocaust museum; 'Phantom of the Opera' celebrates birthday

     
    Partnership: Google has launched an archive retrieval project with Israel's national Holocaust museum, with the goal of facilitating public access to Nazi-era documents and photographs. (Reuters) Music of the night: The Broadway production of "The Phantom...