A New Jersey ski resort has sued its insurance company for failing to pay out a policy that covers extreme cases of poor weather. Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. claims that it is entitled to $1.7 million from a 16-day stretch of warm weather in December that prevented the area from making snow. The mountain's insurer, Everest Indemnity Insurance Company, disputes the number of days during which temperatures stayed above the policy's 33-degree threshold. The suit is expected to affect how ski reso... Read More
Three triathletes secured spots on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon team with top-nine finishes at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in San Diego on Friday and Saturday. Hunter Kemper, 36, clinched his fourth consecutive Olympic berth with a fifth-place finish, while Manuel Huerta nabbed the other spot on the men's team in ninth place. Laura Bennett placed third overall to join Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah Groff, who qualified in London a year ago, on the women's team. Kemper is one of only a h... Read More
On Sunday, the Dalai Lama revealed that he believes the Chinese government is training female Tibetan agents to assassinate him. The Buddhist spiritual leader told the Sunday Telegraph that he has received reports from inside Tibet warning that assassins may try to deliver poison while seeking blessings. "Oh yes. In the hair poisoned and scarf poisoned. So they say they're sick, supposed to seek blessing from me. And my hand touch. That kind of information we received," he said. He added that ... Read More
Police in Germany on Saturday arrested anti-whaling activist Paul Watson on an extradition notice issued by Costa Rica. Watson, who founded and leads the group Sea Shepherd, has been accused of attempted murder for disrupting a Costa Rican shark fishing operation in Guatemalan waters in 2002. The crew of the fishing ship, the Varadero, say the Sea Shepherd activists tried to ram them. A Sea Shepherd spokesman says that a video recording of the encounter will clear Watson.
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A pit bull pulled her unconscious owner from the path of an oncoming train last week in Shirley, Massachusetts, and lost a leg when the train struck her instead. Christine Spain had collapsed onto the tracks during a late-night walk with her dog, Lilly. As the train approached, officials believe that Lilly dragged Spain out of its path. Lilly's right front leg was later amputated at a nearby animal hospital. "My hope is that this story is going to get out and show what pit bulls are truly abou... Read More