| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:59 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:26 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:07 AM
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....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69.
Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
"Liv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected" is a lovely and lyrical documentary about the passionate, mutually inspiring yet fraught relationship between the late filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and his lover, frequent collaborator and, ultimately, dear friend,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:37 AM
You might have thought Lady Gaga turned out for H&M's epic store opening in New York last month only to promote her new "ArtPop" album. But maybe not. According to columnist Stephanie Smith in the New York Post's Alexa magazine, the star asked for $500,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:04 PM
A couple of reminders of America's seeming determination to turn its scientific pastures into wastelands arrived this week, and the picture is scary.
One came courtesy of the embassy of Sweden, which earlier this week hosted nine new American Nobel...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:05 PM
On Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium, dance music fans will get a sensory barrage from three different projects. There’s the audiovisual EDM extravaganza EPIC 2.0, with artists from the label group Pryda performing over 3D holograms and live LED...