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  • Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'

    Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'
    The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction. The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is...
  • April Ross, Jennifer Kessy split matches at FIVB Grand Slam

    April Ross, Jennifer Kessy split matches at FIVB Grand Slam
    No. 1-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their first match against Poland, but fell to Switzerland later Tuesday, splitting their first two pool-play volleyball matches at the FIVB Grant Slam in Long Beach. Each team plays three pool-play...
  • Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro advance to Wimbledon semifinals

    Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro advance to Wimbledon semifinals
    WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to his 13th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal and maintained his perfect record of not losing a set at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, when he powered his way past No. 7-seeded Tomas...
  • Chronology of 2001 anthrax events

    Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J. Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
  • Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist

    Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist
    LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport...
  • 'Pink Panther' jail break: Jewel thief escapes with accomplices' help

    'Pink Panther' jail break: Jewel thief escapes with accomplices' help
    A brazen attack on a Swiss prison has broken out another member of the “Pink Panthers” ring of jewel thieves and a fellow inmate, spurring a massive manhunt in western Switzerland and across the border with France, Swiss authorities said...
  • Sweden tops, Yemen last in getting most out of Internet, study says

     
    Worldwide, Sweden gets the most out of using the Internet, according to a new study from a foundation that seeks to expand access to the Web....
  • Roman Polanski sex assault victim writing memoir

     
    The woman who Roman Polanski was convicted of sexually assaulting in L.A. when she was a teenager will pen a memoir she says promises new insight into the scandal....
  • Swiss freeze $1 billion tied to leaders targeted in Arab Spring

     
    Switzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
  • Oprah Winfrey says she's sorry handbag story 'got blown up'

    Oprah Winfrey is apologizing for the media maelstrom that followed the experience with racism she said she went through in Switzerland. The media maven, 59, addressed the recent incident Monday at the Los Angeles premiere for Lee Daniels' "The Butler,"...
  • Pakistan PM agrees to allow Swiss to revive Zardari graft case

     
    Pakistan’s prime minister told a Supreme Court panel Tuesday that his government would no longer stand in the way of a revival of a longstanding graft case in Switzerland against President Asif Ali Zardari, a decision that could help tamp down...
  • Pictures in the News | December 14, 2012

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News starts with the holiday spirit with a home, known as the "Christmas House." The home is decorated with approximately 65,000 lights using about four miles of wiring, in Richmond, Virginia. On the other side of the planet, a...