| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The sun shines brightly as a gentle breeze rustles palm trees along the shore. The forecast calls for a mostly clear sky with mild temperatures through the week.
Welcome to the Winter Olympics.
The 2014 Sochi Games will take...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics but the Americans weren't there, and Los Angeles hosted the 1984 Games but the Soviets stayed home.
The Houston Rockets claimed two NBA titles in the 1990s while Chicago Bulls star Michael...
| Jan 10, 2014
GULF ISLANDS, Canada — "I'm not ashamed to say it," Colin Griffinson says, as he scans the island-dotted Strait of Georgia, "I have wooden boat disease!"
And as he spins the very big wheel of his 1943 Pacific Yellowfin, one of a string of wooden...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers.
Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:45 AM
After numerous woes forced Kanye West to shift the itinerary of his Yeezus tour, the elaborate production is back on track, a rep for the rapper announced Wednesday.
West will resume his tour on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia.
Last week, West moved his Nov....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Pixar Animation Studios has laid off an undisclosed number of people at its Emeryville, Calif., headquarters due to the delay of its forthcoming film "The Good Dinosaur."
The layoffs affect less than 5% of the company's 1,200-person workforce, according...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:31 PM
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VANCOUVER, Canada -- Greetings from Vancouver, where it’s chilly but sunny.
The big news from the Kings’ morning skate at Rogers Arena was that they planned to activate forward Jeff Carter...
| Jul 28, 2013
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
From LAX, Alaska, Air Canada, WestJet and United offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, Alaska and United offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted one-way fares begin at $138. From...
| Aug 4, 2013
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO VANCOUVER, CANADA
From LAX, Alaska, Air Canada, WestJet and United offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, Alaska, United and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin...
| Sep 14, 2013
A recent study published in the journal PLOS One found that people who exercise in natural settings enhance their creativity. No surprise then to learn that Sarah McLachlan writes songs in her head while trail running. But 45-year-old singer also takes...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the Fox show "Glee," was found dead Saturday afternoon in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room, according to law enforcement. He was 31.
The Canadian-born actor was found in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim...