Winter Olympics: Sadie Bjornsen of Winthrop talks about how she preps for a race
The night before a cross-country race, Sadie Bjornsen of Winthrop, Washington, relaxes her muscles and works her brain. She hears the countdown timer — beep, beep, beep — and imagines herself as a bird flying up the hills. She's a member of the U.
Several Team USA athletes have been spotted (literally) with round purple or red marks on their backs, shoulders and other body parts. An acupuncturist says these are the telltale signs of an ancient Chinese medicine practice called cupping. She e
Nico Hernandez, a native of 20yearold Wichita, Kansas, makes his Olympic debut in Rio as light flyweight boxer (108 lbs). “When I’m in the ring, I’m just thinking about my family and making a better life for them,” Hernandez said.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, young sprinter Frentorish “Tori” Bowie has waited four years for this moment. She tries not to think too much about the coveted gold medal, as she trains relentlessly in the hot Florida sun.
Casey Eichfeld joins a small family of three-time Olympians as he races Canoe Slalom for Team USA in Rio. The sprint event can last anywhere from 90 to 110 seconds, and Eichfeld says that upon crossing the finish line, "you're zapped."
Miami-grown goalie Ashleigh Johnson, a Princeton University student, is taking the water polo world by storm. A fierce competitor, Johnson is the only non-Californian on the team, and is making history as the first African American to play for the
Police in Chester County praised the actions of a number of citizens who recently came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after crashing in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania elementary school. Faculty members of the Saints Simon and Jude School used fire extinguishers to stop the fire from spreading and a number of other people helped police officers flip the vehicle to free the driver. No students or faculty members were reported injured. The driver was taken to a hospital.
Austin police say that a suspect in the package bombings that have terrorized the city this month has died after detonating an explosive device as SWAT team members closed in on him near Interstate 35 on Wednesday.