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  • The biggest controversies in Rose Parade history

    The biggest controversies in Rose Parade history
    For tens of millions of people each year, the Rose Parade is an escape — two hours spent in a world of floral fantasy. But real-world issues sometimes disrupt the New Year's Day party. The parade has, on occasion, been marked by protests,...
  • In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy

     In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy
    When Hong Kong's democracy street protests erupted in late September, many people in the semiautonomous Chinese territory — and around the world — feared that authorities would respond with a bloody crackdown like they did in Beijing's...
  • Sanya Richards-Ross among six to be inducted in Broward Sports Hall of Fame

    This is full circle for Sanya Richards-Ross. The four-time Olympic gold medalist, who rose to national prominence in track and field while running for St. Thomas Aquinas, returns to South Florida for induction in the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame...
  • Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway

    Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway
    Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowds to gather and create "trouble", a state-run newspaper said on Friday, unveiling a list of APEC summit-related restrictions. Next...
  • China's APEC summit measures leave Beijing with cleaner air

    China's APEC summit measures leave Beijing with cleaner air
    Forget driving every day, and don't plan on getting married. Don't think about applying for a passport, or a visa, or registering your business either — those offices will be closed. You won't be able to purchase fireworks, or go to a gas station...
  • Legendary Confirms Budget Hike and Language for Zhang Yimou's 'Great Wall'

    "The Great Wall," the first movie to emerge from Legendary Entertainment's Legendary East stable, will be top Chinese director Zhang Yimou's first English-language film. The language of the dialog and the budget - now pegged at $135 million - were...
  • Obama's talks with China appear aimed mostly at reducing friction

    Obama's talks with China appear aimed mostly at reducing friction
    The smog that often hangs over Beijing was expected to lift before President Obama's arrival Monday as the guest of Chinese President Xi Jinping, but no one is expecting that their three-day visit will really clear the air. Clashes over cybersecurity,...
  • Hunter-Reay, Richards-Ross head Broward Hall of Fame class

    Hunter-Reay, Richards-Ross head Broward Hall of Fame class
    Swift, stalwart, durable, dedicated and highly accomplished. The six members of the 2014 class of the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame named Friday span all of those attributes, and their list of achievements is staggering. Fort Lauderdale native Ryan...
  • Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview
    Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British...
  • Directors Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee Talk Censorship, Hollywood Partnerships at NYU Event

    East met east Thursday night in New York as directors Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou took to the stage for an intimate dialogue about their lives and careers, organized by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and Beijing-based online video portal LeTV,...
  • Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte

    Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte
    Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the...