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  • 18 L.A. sheriff's officials indicted in jail misconduct cases

    18 L.A. sheriff's officials indicted in jail misconduct cases
    Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails. The...
  • Why some European kids are good all year

    Why some European kids are good all year
    If you happen to step out of a shop or restaurant in Salzburg, Austria, during the holiday season and find the street has been taken over by large, furry, goat-like creatures with bloody fangs and rattling rusty chains and ringing cow bells, you might...
  • Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor

    When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...
  • Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family

    Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family
    STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
  • Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate

     Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate
    Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of...
  • Anna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; U.S. skiers falter

    Anna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; U.S. skiers falter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Anna Fenninger won the gold medal in the Sochi Olympics women's super-G Saturday in a race in which many of the early skiers struggled to get down the tricky course. The 24-year-old Austrian finished in 1 minute 25.52 seconds to beat...
  • Linzer bars make easy holiday party treats and gifts

    Linzer bars make easy holiday party treats and gifts
    Even though I am proudly an American citizen, as a native-born Austrian I feel that pastries and cakes are my birthright. Austria lays claim to some of the world's most delicious baked goods, including delicate, crispy strudels filled with apples, sour...
  • Leo Bretholz dies at 93; Holocaust survivor fought for reparations

    Leo Bretholz dies at 93; Holocaust survivor fought for reparations
    Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 93....
  • Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill

    Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill
    SOCHI, Russia --In a rare tie in Alpine skiing, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland each won Olympic gold Wednesday in the women's downhill. The pair sped down the 1.69-mile Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute 41.57 seconds. Lara Gut...
  • Olympics 2014: Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso shine in downhill training

    Olympics 2014: Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso shine in downhill training
    SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. Alpine skiing team got off to a rousing Sochi start Thursday by winning two medals on the first day of downhill training. Oh wait, they don’t hand out medals for training runs, but skiing fast in practice is still...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal
    SOCHI, Russia — Youth was not served Tuesday. Instead, age was served on a rain-soaked platter. The four women who ruined 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin's red-carpet debut had a 33-year total age advantage on the young American. The top three...