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February 16, 2018 3:36 AM Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin shockingly fails to win medal in slalom

Shiffrin fails to make the podium in her best discipline after reportedly puking before her first run American skier Mikaela Shiffrin was the overwhelming favorite to win gold in slalom -- her signature event -- but after taking fourth following her first run, Shiffrin could not make up enough time to finish first in Friday's big alpine event. Shiffrin 44

February 16, 2018 1:56 AM Scary Moment At Olympics As Snowboarder Breaks His Neck In Fall

Olympic snowboarders take their lives in their hands every time they launch 15 feet into the air, but it's rare we see the danger up close. On Thursday, Austria's Markus Schairer lost control of his board during his second to last jump and came down on his back, snapping his neck backward. The Austrian Olympic committee confirmed Schairer had fractured 178

February 15, 2018 10:30 PM Olympic snowboarder breaks neck after fall in competition

Austrian snowboard Markus Schairer crash-landed during a quarterfinals run on Thursday, leaving him with a broken neck. (Olympics) An Austrian snowboarder’s Olympic dreams came to a halt Thursday when he broke his neck during a quarterfinals competition. Markus Schairer, 30, was gliding down a slope at Bokwang Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, during 132

February 15, 2018 6:38 PM Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in scary crash at Olympics

Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in scary crash at Olympics Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer fractured the fifth cervical vertebra in his neck during a scary crash Thursday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Schairer lost his balance while hitting a jump in a snowboard cross quarterfinal race and flew through the air with his back facing the ground 58

February 5, 2018 4:20 AM U.S. Olympic Skiers Have Legions of Enthusiastic Fans—in Austria

While ski stars can stroll American streets unbothered, they’re rock stars in Europe; ‘every country’s second-favorite team’ Last October a few dozen boosters of U.S. downhill skier Ted Ligety marched in a parade. They waved American flags and brandished “Ted Ligety fan club” banners as a woman in a stars-and-stripes onesie belted out “Born in the U.S.A.” from the back of a pickup 50

February 1, 2018 4:02 PM Austrian politician quits over neo-Nazi fraternity scandal

BERLIN – A prominent far-right Austria politician caught up in a scandal over a student fraternity that promoted neo-Nazi ideas has resigned. Udo Landbauer of the Freedom Party was elected Sunday to the regional assembly in Lower Austria but faced calls to quit over his ties to the Germania fraternity. Austrian media recently revealed that one of the fraternity's 66

January 29, 2018 3:37 PM Austria: more than 100 skiers stuck on broken chairlift

BERLIN – Austrian police say that more than 100 skiers who are stuck on a broken chairlift in central Austria are being rescued with helicopters. Styria provincial police tweeted Monday that the lift stopped working because of technical problems and that 100 to 150 people had to be rescued from the Rosenkranz chairlift at Kreischberg mountain north of Klagenfurt 58

January 25, 2018 9:20 AM EU court backs Facebook rejection of class action privacy suit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian privacy activist can not bring a class action lawsuit against Facebook for alleged privacy violations but can himself sue the company in his home court, the highest European Union court ruled on Thursday. The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) said Max Schrems could bring a case against the U.S. company and benefit 55

January 19, 2018 8:08 PM The 2018 Detroit Auto Show: Are U.S. Carmakers Still Stuck in the Past?

While two-thirds of the globe’s carmakers are pulling towards electrification, U.S. brands still believe bigger is better. Dan Neil breaks down the surreal Detroit auto show WHEN ARNOLD Schwarzenegger stepped into the lights at the Michigan Theater Sunday night—the surprise guest at the unveiling of Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned G-Wagen SUV before the 2018 North 62

January 18, 2018 11:00 AM What country has the most powerful passport in the world?

Love to travel? Find out how many countries welcome your passport visa-free A European country has the luxury of having the most powerful passport in the world and its citizens are able to visit 177 countries without a visa. This passport belongs to Germany, which ranked first in the 2018 World Passport Ranking recently released by Henley & Partners 128