As men skate for Olympic gold tonight, they're being judged by a system that emphasizes athleticism over artistic impression. Johnny Weir, for one, says it has squeezed out emotion and artistry.
Facebook has climbed to the No. 2 spot in the US with 133 million viewers. But Google still reigns supreme.
The Northern Lights shimmer above the flight deck of the Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, in the Fjords of Norway. HMS Ocean is operating in the region as part of the United Kingdom's Amphibious Task Group, conducting Exercise Cold Response, a multinational exercise conducted alongside the Norwegian Armed Forces.
Speedskater Shani Davis successfully defended his gold medal in 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating. In 2006, he became the first African-American to win individual gold in the Winter Games.
International Space Station (ISS) Commander Jeffrey Williams is seen silhouetted by the ISS's new cupola windows in Feb. 2010. Williams takes photographs through the windows, which are now open in the ISS's observation deck.
Choi Hyun-mi, who fled to South Korea as a girl and soon won a world boxing championship, has helped boost the morale of fellow North Korean defectors who continue to struggle in their adopted country.
In Japan, Toyota recall woes were met first with disbelief and then with an onslaught of criticism from Japanese media outlets more accustomed to eulogizing the 'Toyota way.'
Johnny Weir performs during an exhibition at the US Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 24.
After years of overspending, Greece and other heavily indebted nations need the sacrifice and budget discipline symbolized by Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Olympic medals will be won today in ladies' downhill skiing, ladies' and men's cross-country skiing, men's 1,000-meter speed skating, ladies' 500-meter speed skating, and the men's snowboarding halfpipe.