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  • For media in Sochi, it's more Potemkin village than Olympic village

    For media in Sochi, it's more Potemkin village than Olympic village
    Does Sochi have a Yelp rating yet? If so, the place that Russia promised would be a state-of-the-art Olympics city, the place that would grow into a Slavic Aspen, the Gstaad of the Russian Riviera, would be starless right now. Reporters arriving ahead...
  • Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career

     Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career
    As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones — who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers — said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a...
  • Snowstorms mark winter of discontent for two-thirds of U.S.

    Snowstorms mark winter of discontent for two-thirds of U.S.
    For as much as two-thirds of the United States, this has, indeed, been the winter of our discontent. Even as a harsh storm was dropping as much as 10 inches of snow on parts of the Midwest, especially Kansas, that same system was moving east and was...
  • College athletes seek union representation

    College athletes seek union representation
    For the first time, college athletes have officially asked to be represented by a labor union. A new group called the College Athletes Players Assn. has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board, saying the athletes deserve a say in the rules that...
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
  • Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints

    Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints
    Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The documents provide new details and...
  • Beyonce performs at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, shares pics

    Beyonce performs at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, shares pics
    Mrs. Carter goes to Washington — again! Beyonce helped pal Michelle Obama, you know, the first lady of the United States, celebrate her 50th birthday at the White House on Saturday. The "XO" singer, 32, who also performed at President Obama's...
  • 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' competent, not compelling, reviews say

    'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' competent, not compelling, reviews say
    When it comes to reviews of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," superlatives are in short supply. Most movie critics agree that the reboot of the Tom Clancy action franchise, starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh, is competent — or...
  • Waxman says Tribune Co. execs didn't ease his concerns about spinoff

    Waxman says Tribune Co. execs didn't ease his concerns about spinoff
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry Waxman said a meeting between his staff and Tribune Co. executives did not ease his concerns about the fate of the Los Angeles Times once the company spins off its newspaper operations. The Democrat from Los Angeles also...
  • Met Costume Institute renamed for Vogue editor Anna Wintour

    Met Costume Institute renamed for Vogue editor Anna Wintour
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is renaming its renovated Costume Institute for Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Wintour has been a Met trustee since 1999 and a major fundraiser for the institute. [New York Times] The engagment ring Evan...
  • Beanie Babies founder gets probation for tax evasion

    Beanie Babies founder gets probation for tax evasion
    Ty Warner, the billionaire founder of Beanie Babies stuffed toys, was sentenced to probation for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and failing to report his interest income. U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras rejected federal...