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4 years 7 months ago

Volcanic ash still limiting flights

European airports sent thousands of planes into the sky today after a week of unprecedented disruptions, but shifting winds sent a new plume of volcanic ash over Scandinavia, forcing some airports in Norway and Sweden to close again. A spokesman for Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, says the...

4 years 9 months ago

USA Olympic Medals

Gold: 6 Silver: 5 Bronze: 7 The United States continues to lead the medal count at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with 18 overall. Germany is in second place with 11, followed by Norway with 8. Host country Canada is tied with France for fourth place with 7 medals...

4 years 9 months ago

Men's Olympic hockey team blows by Norway

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Defenseman Brian Rafalski scored twice in the final three minutes, helping the U.S. men's hockey team beat Norway 6-1, improving to 2-0. Phil Kessel and Chris Drury had first-period goals, Patrick Kane stretched the lead to 3-0 in the second, and Ryan Malone added his...

4 years 9 months ago

US men's hockey team tops Switzerland

The US Men's Hockey team took their Olympics opener from Switzerland Tuesday afternoon, 3-1. Bobby Ryan, Ryan Malone and David Backes all got the puck past Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller. Team USA will next be in action against Norway on Thursday.

4 years 9 months ago

Bode Miller wins Olympic medal

American Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze medal in the Olympic downhill skiing event. Didier Defago of Switzerland took gold, while Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won silver. Get this-- 0.07 seconds separated gold from silver, while another 0.09 seconds...

5 years 1 month ago

Nobel jury defends Obama decision

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the...

5 years 1 month ago

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee says Obama is receiving the honor because of "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." According to the committee "Only very rarely has a person to the...

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