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  • Goalball, a sport invented for blind WWII vets, catches on at Cal

    Goalball, a sport invented for blind WWII vets, catches on at Cal
    The athletes wear plastic black-out goggles and throw or block a ball filled with bells. Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against...
  • Baking saved this man during the Holocaust, and is still his livelihood

    Baking saved this man during the Holocaust, and is still his livelihood
    Of all the guilty culinary pleasures that Ernie Feld whips up at his tiny pastry shop in the forest, one is particularly bittersweet: the popular poppy-seed strudels. That's the delicacy Feld made for the Nazi SS officers who held him captive as their...
  • South Carolina cop charged in shooting is 'wonderful person,' mother says

    South Carolina cop charged in shooting is 'wonderful person,' mother says
    Karen Sharpe on Friday visited her son, Michael, under circumstances no mother would ever want to endure. She saw Michael T. Slager, a former police officer charged with murder, from behind a glass prison partition. He wore a black-and-white striped...
  • Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety

    Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety
    There aren't many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether...
  • After hotel renovation, Watergate owners hope for a breakthrough

    The suffix "gate" has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated footballs, to name a few — that it can be easy to forget there is an actual place that started it all: the...
  • Obama conquered the West for Democrats, but now it's back in play

    When President Obama claimed the Democratic nomination en route to the White House, he planted his party flag in this Rocky Mountain capital, vowing to end Washington's dysfunction and find elusive consensus around issues such as immigration, guns and...
  • 177 arrestees, hundreds of weapons seized: Waco courts overwhelmed after biker brawl

    177 arrestees, hundreds of weapons seized: Waco courts overwhelmed after biker brawl
    It is perhaps symbolic that the statue of Justice atop the dome crowning the white limestone courthouse here had the scales ripped from her hand in a storm. After a bloody weekend melee between motorcycle gangs left nine people dead, 18 wounded and more...
  • Hillary Clinton returning to Nevada, scene of ugly 2008 primary battle

    Hillary Clinton returning to Nevada, scene of ugly 2008 primary battle
    In the long, bitter campaign fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, few states witnessed as much rancor as Nevada. The state's 2008 Democratic caucus, scheduled early in the race to boost its influence, yielded a federal lawsuit, a fight...
  • Birmingham's Vulcan statue, often the butt of jokes, remains well-loved

    Birmingham's Vulcan statue, often the butt of jokes, remains well-loved
    The statue goes by just one name: Vulcan. Around this polite Southern metropolis, he's famous for his oversized head, manly beard, blacksmith's apron and fearsome spear he raises toward the sky. There's also a risque little feature that likens him...
  • Artificial intelligence bot vs. the poker pros

    Artificial intelligence bot vs. the poker pros
    Doug Polk, one of the world's best poker players, shoveled egg whites into his mouth with a plastic fork and slurped unsweetened oatmeal from a paper cup, 13 days into the oddest tournament he has ever entered. His opponent, Claudico, did not struggle...
  • Did North Charleston, S.C., police try to aid Walter Scott after shooting?

    Did North Charleston, S.C., police try to aid Walter Scott after shooting?
    The graphic and now familiar video showing Officer Michael T. Slager shooting Walter L. Scott does not include images of officers aiding Scott, leading some people to question whether police tried to save the man's life. But according to accounts by...