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  • February was cool here, warm globally

     
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published its global and national data for February and for the past winter months. It demonstrates as clearly as anything could that what's happening locally, even nationally, does not necessarily...
  • Aussies suffer another costly hailstorm

     
    The National Weather Service's Sterling forecast office recorded its first (non-snow) thunderstorms of the year on Monday, and with them came some 1-inch hail.But that hail pales in comparison with the storms that have pounded parts of Australia during...
  • Tsunami aid pledges top $3 billion

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Australia promised $764 million - the largest government pledge - to the tsunami relief effort, topping a $674 million German aid package on the eve of a crucial donors conference today. World leaders were competing to head the donors...
  • Feeding the world, poisoning the planet

    First of five articles AASEN, Netherlands -- Leopold Hendrick admits a visitor through the locked doors of the world's first bureaucracy dedicated to tracking and taxing animal waste, a kind of manure IRS. The government administrator apologizes for...
  • With gold, Phelps starts strong

    With gold, Phelps starts strong
    As Michael Phelps prepared to warm up in the practice pool at the Olympic Aquatic Centre yesterday morning, Elvis Presley blared on a nearby loudspeaker. The King asked for "a little less conversation" and a "little more action," and the much-hyped...
  • Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night

    Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night
    Michael Phelps lost a half-million dollars Monday. Last night, he felt like a million.How did Phelps react to the end of his dream to match the greatest feat in the history of the Summer Olympics? All Phelps did was recover with a double shot of gold,...
  • For swimmer Phelps, Games pressure is off

    For swimmer Phelps, Games pressure is off
    His chase of Mark Spitz is done, but Michael Phelps isn't. A year out of Towson High and a stroke or two from Olympic legend status, Phelps took a bronze medal in last night's 200-meter freestyle.Phelps was beaten by a savvy Australian and a veteran from...
  • Un emocionado Ian Thorpe revela que es homosexual en una entrevista en TV

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, el australiano olímpico más laureado, reveló que era homosexual en una emotiva entrevista el domingo, acabando con años de especulaciones sobre la sexualidad del nadador. El cinco veces medallista de oro olímpico lo...
  • Emotional Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the...
  • Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview
    Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British...
  • Former Australia test opener Katich ends playing career

    (Reuters) - Former Australia test opener Simon Katich brought the final curtain down on his cricket career by retiring from the Twenty20 format on Saturday. The left-hander, who scored 4,188 runs in 56 tests with 10 hundreds, had retired from...
  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...