Online streaming live video of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament topped out at 3 million viewers on Thursday, CBS said.
A bear cools off from intense summer heat with a frozen watermelon in Rio de Janeiro's city zoo on Friday.
German skier Maria Riesch beat Lindsey Vonn in the World Cup downhill event Wednesday, though the American is still on track to win her 33rd World Cup title, beating Bode Miller's 32-title record.
Controversial Whale Wars captain Paul Watson has spiced up opposition to the Canada seal hunt -- offering $50,000 to anyone who can prove Harp seals wastefully eat cod. Canadian senators – in a snub to the EU – promise to keep seal meat on Parliament's menu for as long as the animals are in season.
THE NETHERLANDS: 17 percent wage gap. The Netherlands has dropped its wage gap about 10 percentage points from two decades ago to bring it just below the OECD average of 18 percent. In the Netherlands – with a population of 16.7 million and average income of $39,000 – 70 percent of women have paid jobs. A Dutch woman attends speed skating events at the Richmond Olympic Oval as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
CZECH REPUBLIC: 18 percent wage gap. No. 10 among the nations with the widest wage gap, the Czech Republic falls on par with the average wage gap among all industrialized countries surveyed. The country also provides full-time employment to 58 percent of its female population. Here, a woman attends the Women's 5,000 meter speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
US parachutists attend a training session as part of the 'Cope Tiger 2010' joint Air Force exercise over Lop Buri province in Thailand, on March 3. About 1,600 soldiers from three countries, Thailand, the US, and Singapore, are participating in the two-week exercise.
In Russia, the lack of Olympic gold medals has reflected badly on the government.
Russia's dismal showing at the Vancouver Olympics may be the least of the Kremlin's worries as allegations of corruption mar preparations for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Vancouver Olympics correspondents Christa Case Bryant and Mark Sappenfield chronicle the Top 12 highlights: including Joannie Rochette's courage, US vs. Canada hockey, and Petra Majdic racing with broken ribs.