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  • Francena McCorory wins first-round heat in track world championships

    MOSCOW — Francena McCorory laughs off her status as No. 6 on the 2013 year list for the women's 400 meters. "Doesn't mean a thing, nothing, zero," she said after taking her first step toward proving that list all wrong. With a 50.56 performance,...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world championship with little celebration

    Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world championship with little celebration
    Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare. The usually ebullient Bolt ...
  • McCorory fades to 6th in women's 400 meters at world track and field championships

    McCorory fades to 6th in women's 400 meters at world track and field championships
    MOSCOW — Francena McCorory started strong in Monday's 400-meter final at the world track and field championships, but faded after the 300-meter mark and finished sixth. "I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed right now," McCorory said...
  • New York-area airports grapple with snowy owl threat

    NEW YORK — First terrapin turtles. Now snowy owls. Humans are not the only species flocking to airports this holiday season. At least five times in the last two weeks, airliners at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports have been...
  • Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet

    Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet
    "A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing." Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
  • Review: The dark sensibilities of 'Kingston Noir'

    Review: The dark sensibilities of 'Kingston Noir'
    -------------------- Kingston Noir Edited by Colin Channer Akashic Books: 285 pp; $15.95 trade paper original -------------------- Starting in 2004 with "Brooklyn Noir," the more than 50 titles in the Akashic Books series of crime fiction have been...
  • A celebration of all things books at USC

    A celebration of all things books at USC
    Since background-check legislation was voted down in the Senate on Thursday, Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," expects a "lively" conversation at his panel on guns in America at the 18th annual Los...
  • U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
    Just weeks before the world championships in Moscow, the sport of track and field has suffered a major blow with three marquee sprinters testing positive for banned substances. American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and...
  • In James Bond movies, product placement also plays a role

    In James Bond movies, product placement also plays a role
    Brand-name shoutouts and high-profile product placement are as much a part of 007 movies as Bond's tuxedo or Q's gadgetry, and with "Skyfall" hitting theaters at the same time the film franchise marks its 50th anniversary, it's never been easier for...
  • Local photographer launches coffee table book of 'real' Jamaica

    Local photographer launches coffee table book of 'real' Jamaica
    Authenticity is everything to David Muir. The Sunrise-based photographer’s first book “Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition” (Words2Print Media Group, $45) is all about getting to the “realness” of the island nation....
  • Spirit Airlines resumes seasonal Lauderdale-Punta Cana flights

    Spirit Airlines on Thursday resumed its seasonal service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The Miramar-based ultra low-cost carrier is offering twice weekly non-stop flights (Wednesday and...
  • Honduras vs Mexico 2013 World Cup qualifier March 22 on Telemundo

     
    San Pedro Sula's Olympic Stadium in Honduras is the site for the World Cup qualifying match of Honduras vs Mexico on Friday, March 22, live at 4pm ET on Telemundo‘s Rumbo al Mundial. Andrés Cantor will call the play-by-play action, with analysis by....