| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"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....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Characters from "Frozen," Disney's next animated feature, will make appearances at Epcot's Norway pavilion and in a Magic Kingdom presentation later this year, Disney World announced.
The film, which debuts in theaters on Nov. 27, features optimistic...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Through the years, I have watched the movies from the various countries at Walt Disney World's Epcot. Canada, China, France and Norway each have a film that showcases their respective lands.
But recently, in a first, I saw all of them in the same day...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:47 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:33 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- He came to these Olympics† determined to stay his chilled-out, snowboarding self at the pressure-packed Winter Games and, in his own words, continue to “march to his own beat.”
With that attitude and special flair, 20-year-...
| Oct 20, 2013
Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo NesbÝ is catching up fast. NesbÝ's dark and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Although the historically low temperatures that swept through the area earlier this month have departed, the extreme cold damaged – and even destroyed – some plant life in towns along the North Shore.
Following a polar vortex earlier this...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:07 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:23 PM
The International Olympic Committee’s latest indulgence to wretched excess ended Sunday with the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
The IOC sat idly by while Russia passed anti-gay legislation that mocked the Olympic...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:27 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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...