News from the Field

Photographer: Alaskan Dude

40th Iditarod Underway in Alaska

The 40th Iditarod began on Sunday in Willow, Alaska with 66 teams competing for more than $500,000 in prize money at sled-dog racing's most prestigious race. Wasilla, Alaska's Ray Redington Jr.... Read More

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Pro Teams Have No Confidence in UCI

The association representing pro cycling's biggest teams on Friday recorded a vote of "no confidence" in the leadership of the International Cycling Union. The Association International des Groupes... Read More

Photographer: Thomas Tolkien

Tokyo Zoo Hunts Escaped Penguin

Keepers from a Tokyo aquarium are working to find a missing Humboldt penguin that escaped after apparently scaling the wall of its enclosure. The bird has since been spotted in the nearby Kyu-Edo... Read More

Photographer: lagohsep/Flickr

BP Settles Suit for $7.8 Billion

On Friday, British Petroleum agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement with some 100,000 people and businesses who sued in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. If approved by a federal... Read More

Photographer: Ming Xia/Flickr

Thorpe Struggles in Return to Swimming

Ian Thorpe's return to competitive swimming has stalled with only three week's remaining before Australia's Olympic trials. On Friday, Thorpe, a nine-time Olympic medalist, refused interviews after... Read More