| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
HONG KONG - Housed in a new Kowloon venue, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (Mar 24 - April 7, 2014) will this year put renewed emphasis on local films.
The HKIFF will open with the twin screenings of Pang Ho-cheung's social drama "Aberdeen" and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What an Oscar-winning production: No sooner had the Olympic torch been doused at Sochi than Russian troops, in uniform and out, began landing in Crimea. The script was as familiar as "Casablanca" as key points are seized, highways blocked, airports...
| 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 6, 2014
| 8:01 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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:47 AM
SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games.
It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Car rental companies just hate it when you don't buy their overpriced collision damage waiver "insurance." No matter that you have coverage through your credit card, as many do, or that you bought the much cheaper coverage your...