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  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole

    Q&A: Jo Nesbo on 'Police,' Harry Hole
    Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo Nesbø is catching up fast. Nesbø's dark and...
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...
  • Canada 1-2 in women's moguls; Hannah Kearney third

    Canada 1-2 in women's moguls; Hannah Kearney third
    SOCHI, Russia — Hannah Kearney's voice was breaking and no doubt her heart was doing the same. “Right now, I would like very much to ski again,” Kearney said. “I think instead I will try my absolute best to let it go. I think...
  • Sochi Olympics: Tiny school is the heart of U.S. cross-country team

    Sochi Olympics: Tiny school is the heart of U.S. cross-country team
    SOCHI, Russia — The campus at Alaska Pacific University isn't quite large enough for a football stadium. The small liberal arts college near downtown Anchorage has no basketball arena. There is no softball field. But when it comes to sports, APU...
  • Holiday magic? Reindeer eyes change from gold to blue at Christmas

    Holiday magic? Reindeer eyes change from gold to blue at Christmas
    Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his oddly colored nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change color depending on the season. In the summer, an interior part of the eyes of Arctic reindeer appears gold, and around Christmas it...
  • Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research

    Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research
    Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won. Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling
    SOCHI, Russia — Things are not going well for U.S. curling. The women's team set an Olympic record Tuesday, but not a good one. It gave up a seven-point end (like baseball's innings) leading to the mercy rule being called in a 12-3 loss to...
  • Sochi Olympics: Kikkan Randall falters in cross-country skiing

    Sochi Olympics: Kikkan Randall falters in cross-country skiing
    SOCHI, Russia — No one had to tell Kikkan Randall that a historic opportunity had slipped away. The cross-country skier entered Tuesday's sprint free event as a heavy favorite and was hoping to end a 38-year medal drought for the U.S. in the...
  • Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities

    Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities
    Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
  • Frost cracks damage and destroy some trees on North Shore

    Frost cracks damage and destroy some trees on North Shore
    Although the historically low temperatures that swept through the area earlier this month have departed, the extreme cold damaged – and even destroyed – some plant life in towns along the North Shore. Following a polar vortex earlier this...