| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:33 AM
SHANGHAI— When you’re competing for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster against 70,000 other people, the gloves have to come off. Or in Ludi Lin’s case, on.
Given the chance for some major media exposure at the Shanghai International...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:38 PM
One hundredth of a second.
It is an interval the naked eye can’t see, one the mind can’t really wrap itself around, yet one that can make the difference between an Olympic medal and the worst place of all: fourth.
That happened to two...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game.
The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Five years ago, art scholars David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro had an inspiration while dining at a now-shuttered bistro in New York. They were drawn to a piece of wall art at Le Boeuf à la Mode; it wasn't an undiscovered masterpiece but a...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
A Swedish racing team identified a British Olympic gold medalist as the sailor killed when a catamaran capsized during training for the America's Cup on Thursday on the San Francisco Bay.
Artemis Racing confirmed that Andrew "Bart" Simpson was trapped...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:36 AM
An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A La Puente pastor detained by Iranian authorities after protesting outside a Tehran prison is now at a Swiss embassy and is expected to fly home soon, according to his group's website.
Pastor Eddie Romero was detained Monday morning in Tehran as he...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Why do houses in Vancouver neighborhoods with a high percentage of Chinese residents tend to sell for more when the house number ends in eight? And why do they sell for less when the house number ends in four?
According to a study from the University of...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Trayvon Robinson’s solo home run with one out in the ninth inning gave Norfolk a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Bisons (29-25) before 7,117 at Harbor Park.
The Tides (34-22) had lost their two previous games to fall...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Tyson Gay, the reigning U.S. sprint champion at 100 and 200 meters, has tested positive for a banned substance, he said Sunday in Amsterdam.
Gay, the American record-holder in the 100, will not compete in the world championships next month in Moscow...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The FBI has arrested a person in connection with a fire at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco last week, the Associated Press has reported.
In the New Year’s Day attack, according to authorities, someone poured a flammable liquid on the...