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  • Bear Grylls talks about manning up with Jake Gyllenhaal for 'Men vs. Wild'

     
    Is Jake Gyllenhaal man enough for 'Man vs. Wild'? Bear Grylls talks about taking the movie star on an Icelandic adventure....
  • 3.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Oakland

     
    A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rumbled through San Francisco's East Bay region, 13 miles north of Oakland. The epicenter, 2 miles southeast of Hercules and 4 miles east of Pinole, was in a heavily populated area. Instantly, local residents began making......
  • BP oil spill: Not America's worst environmental disaster after all?

     
    Maybe the BP oil spill wasn't as catastrophic as we initially thought, but that's because we got lucky with unexpected (and starving) oil-eating bacteria unique to the Gulf of Mexico. We wouldn't have been so fortunate had there been an......
  • Japan 'holds they key' to progress at International Whaling Commission meeting, expert says

     
    TOKYO — Nations will next week consider whether to sanction commercial whale hunts for the first time in a quarter-century, a compromise to coax Japan into ending an annual cull of hundreds of the sea mammals in a sanctuary in......
  • International Whaling Commission meeting kicks off in Morocco

     
    AGADIR, Morocco — The International Whaling Commission began its most important meeting in decades debating whether to scrap an ineffective 25-year ban on commercial hunting and instead allow for limited whaling under a more enforceable regime. Though...
  • 'The Bachelorette': Booze, boys and hot molten lava

     
    Monday on "The Bachelorette"… Kasey shows Ali his tattoo! I'm so excited, but I'm so, so scared. My friend Alex suggests that he deserves his own drinking game -- a shot every time Kasey uses the words "protect" and "guard"......
  • Hollywood is hot for Iceland

     Hollywood is hot for Iceland
    When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky started scouting locations for his biblical flood epic, "Noah," he had two potentially competing needs. The landscapes on which he would shoot exteriors needed at first to look like an uninhabitable wasteland, and,...
  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • Prosecutors file Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

    Prosecutors file Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint charging self-proclaimed NSA leaker Edward Snowden with two violations of the Espionage Act and the theft of government property, the first step in a process they hope will bring him...
  • PASSINGS

    Konrad Dannenberg Saturn V, V-2 designer Konrad Dannenberg, 96, a German rocket scientist who was part of Wernher von Braun's team that helped put the first American astronauts on the moon, died Feb. 16 of natural causes at a Huntsville, Ala.,...
  • The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist

    The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist
    The finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday, featuring 25 works originally published in 16 languages -- none of them English. American publishing traditionally publishes a smaller percentage of works in translation than...