Two skiers were rescued from the backcountry in Glacier National Park on Tuesday after being caught in an avalanche. The unnamed 34- and 35-year-old Montanans were skiing near Elk Mountain when they were hit by what park officials say was a human-triggered avalanche. One of the two was partially buried, forcing his partner to dig him out. As of last night, one skier was on his way to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Flathead Avalanche Advisory reported a "considerable" aval... Read More
Last week the New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong was considering admitting, finally, to the doping allegations that have left him stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and millions of dollars in lucrative endorsements. There is now a good possibility that he will do so with none other than Oprah.
Oprah Winfrey's OWN network announced today that, on January 17, they will air a 90-minute special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter in which Armstrong will give his first &ldq... Read More
In 2004, Lance Armstrong offered to donate around $250,000 to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, according to a report by 60 Minutes set to air on Wednesday. Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, tells 60 Minutes that a representative for Armstrong tried to make a "totally inappropriate" gift, similar to his $100,000 donation to the International Cycling Union after they allegedly gathered a suspect blood sample in 2001.
"I was stunned,” Tygart said. “It was a clear conflict of intere... Read More
Police have abandoned the ground search for a man who disappeared over Washington's Cascade Mountains on Thursday after making a wingsuit jump from a helicopter at 6,500 feet. Based on flight records and cell phone data, Kurt Ruppert of Lake City, Florida, is thought to have disappeared somewhere around 4,200-foot Mount Si. No one saw Ruppert jump or whether he was able to deploy his parachute. "The guys on the ground could not see where he jumped from their angle, and the pilot couldn't see w... Read More
Wild dogs in Mexico City may have mauled and killed four victims over the past two weeks, according to city authorities. The victims were found in the Cerro de la Estrella, a wooded park in the city’s poor Iztapalapa district. Parkgoers first found the bodies of a 29-year-old woman, Shunashi Mendoza, and a one-year-old child. Six days later, the bodies of a teenage couple, Alejandra Ruiz, 15, and Samuel Martinez, 16, were found.
Mexico City is known for its very serious stray dog proble... Read More