| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:09 PM
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 —...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:31 AM
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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:06 PM
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....
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 8:50 AM
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...