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  • Dario Cologna wins his second gold medal at Sochi Olympics

    Dario Cologna wins his second gold medal at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Dario Cologna, skiing in short sleeves on another warm and sunny day, won his second gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Friday with a dominant performance in the 15-kilometer classical-style cross-country race. The Swiss led by...
  • 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...
  • Review: This 'RoboCop' model could use a recall

    Review: This 'RoboCop' model could use a recall
    In the 27 years since "RoboCop" first rocked the movie world, much has happened and apparently the filmmakers behind this year's remake didn't get the memo. A straight-up old-school bot-man morph isn't quite so spectacular with "Transformers,"...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling
    SOCHI, Russia¬†— Things are not going well for U.S. curling. The women's team set an Olympic record Tuesday, but not a good one. It gave up a seven-point end (like baseball's innings) leading to the mercy rule being called in a 12-3 loss to...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint
    SOCHI, Russia -- Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in the men's cross-country sprint. A collision early in the finals took out half of the six-man field, leaving Hattestad and Teodor Peterson of Sweden to battle for the...
  • Olympics: Curling powerhouse Canada loses to Switzerland at Sochi

    Olympics: Curling powerhouse Canada loses to Switzerland at Sochi
    SOCHI, Russia¬†— In a bit of a shocker on the first day of men's curling, defending gold medalist Canada lost to Switzerland, 5-4, on Monday. Canada won its other game but struggled to defeat Germany, 11-8. Canada was considered the heavy...
  • Denmark zoo kills young giraffe despite protest, feeds it to lions

    Denmark zoo kills young giraffe despite protest, feeds it to lions
    COPENHAGEN — Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save...
  • Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan

    Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan
    SOCHI, Russia — My greeting after finally checking into the open-since-Wednesday Gorki Grand Hotel could not have been more five-alarming. It came over the hotel intercom first in Russian, then in English. I actually figured out the Russian part...
  • Sweden's Valentina Wallner ordered to cover Olympics helmet tribute

    SOCHI, Russia -- Swedish women’s hockey goaltender Valentina Wallner has been told she can’t display a picture of her late mentor and compatriot Stefan Liv on the helmet she will wear during the tournament here. She had the portrait added to...
  • EU to Denmark: Drop that cinnamon roll! Or at least the spice level

    EU to Denmark: Drop that cinnamon roll! Or at least the spice level
    The European Union "nanny state" strikes again, this time at a breakfast favorite in Denmark. New EU food safety rules limit the amount of cinnamon that can be used in pastries because of new concern about excessive consumption of a naturally...
  • Stupid all-nighters: Sleep deprivation may kill brain tissue

    Stupid all-nighters: Sleep deprivation may kill brain tissue
    Is sleep deprivation equivalent to a kick to the head? Could be. Researchers at Sweden's Uppsala University looked at what happened when healthy people pulled an all-nighter. Scientists found chemicals in their blood that were markers of brain damage....