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  • 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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze

    Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Julia Mancuso knows that trying to catch Lindsey Vonn in World Cup victories is futile, like a baseball pitcher saying he wants to catch Cy Young. Mancuso and Vonn both are 29 and with Vonn leading by the World Cup score of 59 to...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety's biggest contribution to the Olympics so far has been helping teammate Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals Ligety had a terrific trip Sunday down the super-giant slalom course except for one huge mistake between...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kurt A. Mager, 1923-2014

     Kurt A. Mager, 1923-2014
    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...
  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    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. One Holocaust-...
  • Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you

    Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you
    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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip

    Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip
    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Don't ever think you're too old to rent a car and drive through Europe. You can't beat driving for catching all the interesting sights along the way and enjoying the many -- and usually inexpensive -- roadside restaurants. As...
  • Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern crashes in Austria

    Anyone who questions the danger of ski jumping needs only to look at video of three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern in Tauplitz, Austria, on Friday. Training for a World Cup event, Morgenstern lost control in midflight, arms flailing and legs...