| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team.
Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:50 AM
Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom in snowboarding while Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in the women's event Saturday.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:05 AM
SOCHI, Russia --American favorite Ted Ligety took a huge lead in the first run of the Olympic giant slalom after the top 30 racers Wednesday.
Only a surprising run by one of the remaining 79 lower-ranked skiers would deprive Ligety of the lead....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:05 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday.
| Nov 19, 2013
They say that for every church in Rome, there's a bank in Milan. The economic success of postwar Italy can be attributed, at least in part, to this city of bankers, publicists and pasta power-lunchers.
Even though I've been coming to Milan for a long...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:15 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- Ski jumper Kamil Stoch completed a gold medal sweep of the normal and large hills in the Sochi Olympics on Saturday in a close tussle with 41-year-old Noriaki Kasai of Japan.
The Polish jumper joins Simon Ammann and Matti Nykanen as the...
| Jan 27, 2014
After World War II, Kurt A. Mager helped rebuild the scattered remnants of the Anker cash register business in the Black Forest region of Germany, where he grew up. He became an expert in fixing manual cash registers, a skill that led to him meeting his...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:23 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.
Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The ski resort world seems to be mirroring the American corporate landscape, with the "big boys" buying up smaller resorts through mergers and acquisitions. But before you bemoan the loss of "your" independent ski hill, keep in mind that such corporate...