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  • Man suspected of setting Chinese consulate on fire identified

    Authorities on Monday identified a man suspected of setting the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on fire as a Chinese immigrant from nearby Daly City. FBI officials said Yan Feng, 39, a permanent U.S. resident, surrendered to Daly City police two days...
  • NBCUniversal Goes for Promotional Gold With Olympics Coverage

    You won't find Alan Wurtzel skiing, skating or sliding down an ice-covered ditch in a luge, but NBCUniversal's self-professed research geek, who analyzes ratings and audience data for the company, is gearing up for an event of literally Olympic...
  • If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't

    If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't
    Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in a swimming pool. His place in Olympic history is assured, and anything he might accomplish during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro — if he should decide to try and add to his record medal count —...
  • Ai Weiwei retrospective highlights opening of new Miami art museum

    Wednesday is opening day for the Perez Art Museum Miami -- timed to take advantage of Miami's annual moment as the center of the international art universe, the Art Basel Miami Beach fair that will open Thursday, bringing hordes of collectors and gawkers....
  • Some digits stand out in home listings

    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...
  • La Puente pastor detained in Iran is coming home, group says

    La Puente pastor detained in Iran is coming home, group says
    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...
  • Here's the beef about lip-syncing

    Here's why people get so upset at lip-syncing. When I was a teenager, I was in a band. One summer we got a "gig" (translation: any performance outside my parents' basement.) It was an outdoor party, on a beach not far from Atlantic City. I won't bother...
  • A walk on the wild side of art

    A walk on the wild side of art
    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...
  • Kyle Bennett dies at 33; Olympic BMX cyclist

    Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett, the first bicycle motocross rider to qualify for the three-person United States men's team when the sport made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, died Sunday in a car accident in eastern Texas. He was 33....
  • It takes Franklin a year to wipe out a split second

    It takes Franklin a year to wipe out a split second
    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...
  • Aquatic club coach out after allegation of misconduct revealed

    A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national...