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  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal
    SOCHI, Russia — Youth was not served Tuesday. Instead, age was served on a rain-soaked platter. The four women who ruined 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin's red-carpet debut had a 33-year total age advantage on the young American. The top three...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory. One Holocaust-...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety's biggest contribution to the Olympics so far has been helping teammate Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals Ligety had a terrific trip Sunday down the super-giant slalom course except for one huge mistake between...
  • Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern crashes in Austria

    Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern crashes in Austria
    Anyone who questions the danger of ski jumping needs only to look at video of three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern in Tauplitz, Austria, on Friday. Training for a World Cup event, Morgenstern lost control in midflight, arms flailing and legs...
  • Kurt A. Mager, 1923-2014

     Kurt A. Mager, 1923-2014
    After World War II, Kurt A. Mager helped rebuild the scattered remnants of the Anker cash register business in the Black Forest region of Germany, where he grew up. He became an expert in fixing manual cash registers, a skill that led to him meeting his...
  • 18 L.A. sheriff's officials indicted in jail misconduct cases

    18 L.A. sheriff's officials indicted in jail misconduct cases
    Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails. The...
  • Greg Schwem: So long, farewell to holiday TV traditions

    I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
  • Kim Kardashian's $500,000 Vienna ball date reportedly goes awry

    Kim Kardashian's $500,000 Vienna ball date reportedly goes awry
    A half-million bucks for a date night at a fancy party doesn't sound like hard work — but Kim Kardashian's deal to accompany billionaire Richard Lugner to the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria doesn't seem to have played out very well. Lugner, who over...
  • The virtues of unscrewed

    The virtues of unscrewed
    Here are some random recommendations from more than 70 different wines sampled for the column on wines closed with a screw cap. White wines and a rose are listed by price first, then red wines. White and rose 2011 Gouguenheim Torrontes Valle Escondido...
  • Linzer bars make easy holiday party treats and gifts

    Linzer bars make easy holiday party treats and gifts
    Even though I am proudly an American citizen, as a native-born Austrian I feel that pastries and cakes are my birthright. Austria lays claim to some of the world's most delicious baked goods, including delicate, crispy strudels filled with apples, sour...
  • A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow

    A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow
    SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games. It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her...