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  • Olympics schedule 2010: Monday's events

    Olympics schedule 2010: Monday's events

    Monday's Winter Olympics schedule includes women's ice hockey, men's alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, speed skating, luge, and figure skating.

  • Winter Olympics: Why biathlon is the most popular sport in Europe

    Winter Olympics: Why biathlon is the most popular sport in Europe

    A big crowd of Swedes turned out at the Whistler Olympic Park to watch Helena Jonsson, Sweden's most popular athlete and a fan of Desperate Housewives, ski and shoot today.

  • How Vancouver can hold a Winter Olympics with no snow

    How Vancouver can hold a Winter Olympics with no snow

    Cypress Mountain, the venue for the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events, has had to truck and fly in enough snow to fill 20 Big Bens. But organizers say it's now ready to go.

  • In Pictures Getting Places

    US space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in what was probably the shuttle program’s final nighttime launch.

  • Swedish environmental lessons

    Swedish environmental lessons

    With help from a climate-conscious nordic town, four U.S. families lessen their carbon footprint.

  • Stocks rally on news of possible Greece bailout. What comes next?

    Global News Blog Stocks rally on news of possible Greece bailout. What comes next?

    Stocks rallied in the US and in Europe on Tuesday on expectations of an emergency European Union bailout for Greece. But Greece, with a ballooning national debt, is not out of the woods yet.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 02/09

    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has notes reading 'Eggs, Milk, Bread (crossed out), Hope, and Change,' written on his hand as he briefs reporters after President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House on Feb. 9. Former Vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan governor Sarah Palin generated interest in her recent public appearances by having notes on her hands.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Biathlon

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Biathlon

    Norway's 'King of Biathlon' is back for his fifth consecutive Olympics, while the US men are well positioned to win America's first medal in the sport.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Cross-country

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Cross-country

    Petter Northug Jr., the Usain Bolt of cross-country skiing, is ready to redeem Norway's 2006 embarrassing relay performance, while a resurgent US team could win its first medal since 1976 at the Vancouver Olympics.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Curling

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Curling

    It's one of the most peculiar but fascinating sports at the Olympics – using brushes and stones and demanding more strategy than physical prowess. Watch the Canadian men's team, which is the reigning Olympic champion.