A few Team USA athletes sparked global attention by things other than their Olympic prowess (though that helped too). Here are five Olympians who caught our eye this week.
Soccer ref dies: Police said a man punched Bieniewicz in the head after the referee indicated he planned to eject the man from the game.
Mormon women were barred again from men-only priesthood session at the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A group of Mormon women are advocating for women to become ordained minsters in the church.
The Mormon church leaves no doubt that it opposes gay marriage, but in many ways it has been working to show more compassion for the gay community in recent years.
As of Saturday night at the Sochi Olympics, Team USA is all but guaranteed not to win the gold or overall medal count. Problems in US speedskating and figure skating are one reason.
Several American women, all on skis, hope to make their marks, and even take medals, at the Sochi Games. Let's meet these Olympians.
A Christian Science perspective.
American Idol: The new season of American Idol is firing on all cylinders and the easy targets from previous seasons are distant memories, requiring a new approach to coverage.
Sochi: The US is sending 230 athletes to the Olympics games in Sochi, the all-time largest athlete delegation of any nation in Winter Games history.
Aspen plane crash: A twin-engine private jet burst into flames upon landing in Aspen, Colo., killing the co-pilot. The pilot was also seriously injured in the plane crash.