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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | With braces on both knees, Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy—Jan 18, 2019— With 82 wins and counting, Lindsey Vonn still looks very much like the most successful women’s ski racer in history. At least she does when she’s whizzing down the mountain at speeds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph). It’s after Vonn steps out of the spotlight, though, and when … Continue reading CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | With braces on both knees, Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

SEATTLE | Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

SEATTLE — From Jeff Bezos’ free preschools to Andrew Carnegie‘s public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America’s wealthiest people. And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government priorities and driven policy changes. But with such high-profile giving fueled by both … Continue reading SEATTLE | Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

SUVs compete for spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

As buyers flock to SUVs and pickup trucks instead of sedans, automakers are revealing their latest offerings for the growing market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Companies that have specialized in making smaller SUVs are now making roomier models and competing on technology features that enhance safety and pleasure. Some of the latest models … Continue reading SUVs compete for spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO  — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England | Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England  — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice. Jenkins, the face of the Players’ Coalition, and Reid, a former member, shouted at each other during and after the Eagles’ 21-17 … Continue reading SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England | Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

WASHINGTON | Kanye West delivers jaw-dropping show in Oval Office

WASHINGTON — Live from the Oval Office, it’s Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn’t rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes, mental health, endorsement deals, politics and oh so much more. Seizing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kanye West delivers jaw-dropping show in Oval Office

LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Songland’ contest to search for hit tunesmiths

LOS ANGELES — Songwriters get the spotlight in a new NBC talent contest. The network said Tuesday that its 11-episode series, “Songland,” will give undiscovered songwriters the chance to create a hit. In each episode, five contestants will work with music producers and a recording artist to perfect their tunes. One winner per episode will … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Songland’ contest to search for hit tunesmiths