| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:40 PM
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.
| Jan 8, 2014
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:06 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:45 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:40 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:50 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...