News from the Field

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Lagat Breaks U.S. Record at 5,000

Bernard Lagat set a new American record at 5,000 meters on Friday afternoon, running 12:52.60 to finish second behind Great Britian's Mo Farah at a Diamond League meet in Monaco. The race... Read More

Photographer: Joe Hastings/Flickr

Nepal To Remeasure Everest

Researchers from Nepal will begin a two-year project to remeasure Mount Everest in an effort to close the latest chapter in a border dispute between China and the Nepalese government. Everest's... Read More

Photographer: emples/Flickr

Bear Freed From Plastic Jar

After chasing it for three weeks, wildlife officials in Tennessee freed a black bear from a plastic jar that was stuck on its head. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency first heard about a bear... Read More

Photographer: Rob Shenk/Flickr

Hikers Swept Over Waterfall

Three hikers from California are presumed dead after losing their balance in the Merced River and dropping over a 317-foot-high waterfall in Yosemite National Park. Ramina Badal, Hormiz David, and... Read More

Photographer: Dave Cox

Andy Schleck Dominates Stage 18

Luxembourg's Andy Schleck won what may be the 2011 Tour de France's decisive stage, delivering a stunning solo performance on Thursday to claim a two-minute victory on stage 18 and move within 15... Read More