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  • Save the whales, 2014

     Save the whales, 2014
    It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...
  • The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist

    The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist
    The finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday, featuring 25 works originally published in 16 languages -- none of them English. American publishing traditionally publishes a smaller percentage of works in translation than...
  • Kiarostami To Preside Cannes' Cinefondation and Short Film Jury

    PARIS - Renowned Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will preside the Cannes Festival's Cinefondation and Short Films Jury, whose other members are French hyphenate Noemie Lvovsky and three directors: Brazil's Daniela Thomas, Chad's Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
  • Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race

    Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race
    SOCHI, Russia -- Marit Bjoergen laid down another marker as she claimed a record-equalling sixth Winter Olympics gold medal, leading a Norwegian sweep in the cross-country 30km freestyle at the Sochi Games on Saturday. Bjoergen, the first Norwegian...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Holiday magic? Reindeer eyes change from gold to blue at Christmas

    Holiday magic? Reindeer eyes change from gold to blue at Christmas
    Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his oddly colored nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change color depending on the season. In the summer, an interior part of the eyes of Arctic reindeer appears gold, and around Christmas it...
  • Russians sweep men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race

    Russians sweep men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race
    SOCHI, Russia -- Russia swept the medals after a dramatic finish to the 50 km cross-country race on Sunday, with Alexander Legkov edging out compatriots Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov to claim gold. Just 0.8 seconds seperated the top three and the...
  • Go Away With ... Billy Campbell

    Billy Campbell stars as Darren Richmond on the AMC series "The Killing." Born in Charlottesville, Va., the actor resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and says he loves exploring Canada. "I go out to Vancouver Island, rent a cabin in Ucluelet, surf...
  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Norwegian ties Winter Olympic record with 12th medal

    Norwegian ties Winter Olympic record with 12th medal
    The Winter Olympic record for most medals is in position to be broken after Ole Einar Bjoerndalen won the men's biathlon 10-kilometer sprint. The Norwegian won his 12th medal and seventh gold. He is tied with fellow Norwegian cross-country legend...
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...