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  • In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role

    In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role
    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...
  • 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...
  • Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships

    Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships
    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...
  • 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...
  • America's Cup: Sailor killed in capsized boat an Olympic medalist

    America's Cup: Sailor killed in capsized boat an Olympic medalist
    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...
  • Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners

    Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Saturday's local roundup: Tides win on Robinson's walk-off home run

    Baseball: International League: 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...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    Sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
    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...
  • FBI makes arrest in fire at Chinese Consulate in San Francisco

    FBI makes arrest in fire at Chinese Consulate in San Francisco
    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...