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  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
  • Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy

    Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague. A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
  • What's behind Russia's moves in Ukraine? Fear of NATO

    What's behind Russia's moves in Ukraine? Fear of NATO
    The causes of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine are many, but most fundamentally its roots can be found in an enormously consequential decision made by the United States and its allies in the early 1990s. Faced with a strategic challenge of constructing a...
  • More for Your Money: VAT refunds and other ways to save when traveling

    More for Your Money: VAT refunds and other ways to save when traveling
    On a recent three-week vacation, I was reminded — forced to remember, perhaps — that there are plenty of ways to save: There are cheaper alternatives or ways to get discounts for almost anything. You can even get money back on that extravagant...
  • Retail Roundup: Lego earnings are awesome, J.C. Penney sees profit

    Retail Roundup: Lego earnings are awesome, J.C. Penney sees profit
    Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide. The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...
  • Venus Williams wins first tennis title since 2012

    Venus Williams wins first tennis title since 2012
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final at the United Arab Emirates. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card,...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • For Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, a searing 'As the Palaces Burn'

     For Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, a searing 'As the Palaces Burn'
    For heavy metal singer Randy Blythe, there are mixed emotions attached to the release of a new documentary about his band, Lamb of God. "As the Palaces Burn" tells the story of a young fan who died after falling from the band's stage during a 2010...
  • Sochi Olympics: Maddie Bowman of the U.S. wins women's freestyle halfpipe

    Sochi Olympics: Maddie Bowman of the U.S. wins women's freestyle halfpipe
    SOCHI, Russia — Maddie Bowman of the United States won the first-ever gold in women's Olympic halfpipe skiing. The 20-year-old Bowman scored 89.00 in the finals on Thursday night to edge Marie Martinod of France. Ayana Onozuka of Japan earned...
  • Sochi Olympics: France sweeps men's freestyle ski cross

    Sochi Olympics: France sweeps men's freestyle ski cross
    SOCHI, Russia – The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited edition of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle podium. Now that the French trio...
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined
    SOCHI, Russia — Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday. Final-leg skier...