LIndsey Vonn of the US competes during the women's super-G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Feb. 8. Challenged by a head injury during training in Austria last week, Ms. Vonn finished 7th. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Julia Mancuso of the US competes on her way to clinch the silver medal in the women's super-G on Feb. 8. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Austria's Elisabeth Goergl speeds down the course on her way to win the women's super-G on Feb. 8. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Elisabeth Goergl (c.), winner of the women's super-G race, celebrates on the podium with silver medalist Julia Mancuso (l.) and bronze medal winner Maria Riesch of Germany on Feb. 8. Matthias Schrader/AP
Silver medal winner Julia Mancuso poses with her super-G silver medal during the medal ceremony on Feb. 8. Matthias Schrader/AP
Croatia's Ivica Kostelic speeds down the course during the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Michael Probst/AP
Austria's Hannes Reichelt looks at the score board after crossing the finish line during the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Matthias Schrader/AP
Italy's Christof Innerhofer races in the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Michael Probst/AP
Winner Christof Innerhofer (c.) celebrates on the podium with second-placed Hannes Reichelt (l.) and third-placed Ivica Kostelic after the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Kerstin Joensson/AP
Hannes Reichelt celebrates during the flower ceremony after the men's super-G on Feb. 9. Matthias Schrader/AP
North Korean officials made a rare appearance to defend the country's human rights record at a UN event featuring the testimonies of North Korean refugees. The UN Security Council is considering referring North Korea's alleged violations to the International Criminal Court.
ByCara Anna, Associated Press
"A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday.