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  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling,...
  • Early Moser art glass is most prized today

    Q: I inherited this vase from my mother but know nothing about it. Here are images, including the Japanese signature on the bottom. Info? A: The glass vase seen in an image is a tall cylinder with crimped top and bottom. We have no details on size, but...
  • Dan Trahey helps make OrchKids a national model for helping disadvantaged kids

    Dan Trahey helps make OrchKids a national model for helping disadvantaged kids
    Dan Trahey plays the tuba. He's played it all his life, and he takes his instrument with him everywhere, even though it's been years since he's performed regularly with an orchestra. Trahey's affinity for the unwieldy, decidedly uncool contraption says...
  • Oscar's Next Challenge: Making Foreign-Language Voting Fair

    After dealing with the revoked nomination for song this week, the folks at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are about to embark on another historic twist to the usual procedure, this time in the foreign language category. This experiment...
  • 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...
  • Men's downhill

    Men's downhill
    When: Feb. 9. Best of U.S.: Bode Miller, Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan, Erik Fisher. Best of the rest: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), Adrien Theaux (France), Didier Defago (Switzerland), Carlo Janka (Switzerland). U.S. chances to medal: Miller, 36, is...
  • Women's super combined

    When: Feb. 10. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Laurenne Ross. Best of the rest: Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria), Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada), Tina Maze (Slovenia). U.S. chances to medal: Mancuso came from nowhere in 2010 to win silver behind...
  • Women's super-giant slalom

    Women's super-giant slalom
    When: Feb. 16. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook, Leanne Smith. Best of the rest: Lara Gut (Switzerland), Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria). U.S. chances to medal: Lindsey Vonn being out means opportunities for Mancuso and Cook, who have...
  • Men's ski jumping

    MEN'S (NORMAL HILL) When: Feb. 8-9. Best of the U.S.: Nick Fairall won the U.S. team trials in December. Best of the rest: Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria ranked second in the International Ski Federation standings this season. U.S. chances to...
  • Austria's Up-Tempo Allegro Plays With Genres

    One of Austria's most active production companies, Vienna-based Allegro Film, has enjoyed a hit streak in recent years with its ever-diverse lineups and 2014 promises even more. Andreas Prochaska's Alpine Western "The Dark Valley," a co-production with...
  • Nazi art trove yields more hidden works, this time in Austria

    An additional 60 works of art have recently been recovered from the Salzburg, Austria, residence of Cornelius Gurlitt, the art dealer whose Munich apartment was found to hold a trove of artwork believed to have been seized or improperly acquired by the...