• California Mar 24, 2019

    Dead Whale on Malibu Beach Draws Crowds, Interest

    The carcass of a massive gray whale washed ashore in Malibu early Sunday morning, stunning beachgoers who said the decaying body gave off a strong odor.

  • Captain Dec 27, 2018

    ‘Miraculous': Boy, 12, Survives Buried 40 Minutes in Avalanche

    A 12-year-old boy in the French Alps was found alive and uninjured after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes, an event his rescuers are calling a true “miracle.” French police in the town of Bourg Saint-Maurice said the boy was skiing off piste at the La Plagne ski resort in a group of seven skiers Wednesday when he...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    6 Arrested in Suspected Plot to Attack French Leader Macron

    French security agents arrested six people Tuesday on suspicion of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation of alleged criminal terrorist association, the judicial official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six suspects in three scattered regions:...

  • Switzerland Aug 5, 2018

    Vintage Plane Crashes in Swiss Alps, Killing 20 on Board

    Determining why a vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps will be challenging since the 79-year-old aircraft did not have black boxes and was traveling in an area without frequent radar readings when it plunged into a mountain, killing all 20 of the people on board, investigators said Sunday. The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by Swiss company Ju-Air, moved at...

  • food Jul 12, 2018

    Inside of Ancient ‘Iceman' Stomach Shows Signs of Well-Balanced Diet

    Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps. The stomach contents of the corpse, widely known as Oetzi the Iceman, offer a snapshot of what ancient Europeans ate more than five millennia ago, researchers said. On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology,...

  • Italy Jun 12, 2018

    Hundreds Of Sheep Cross Alps In Centuries-Old Tradition

    About 1,500 sheep are herded through the Alps from Italy to Austria to graze at summer pastures in a tradition that dates back to the 14th century.

  • Asher Klein Mar 19, 2018

    History Made: Shaun White Wins Team USA's 100th Winter Games Gold Medal

    Team USA’s Shaun White, one of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games’ biggest stars, won a gold medal Wednesday morning that holds additional prestige: the 100th for the United States in the Winter Olympics. White won the men’s halfpipe final, where in his third and final run he came back from second place to edge out Japan’s Ayumu Hirano.

  • California Mar 19, 2018

    Lindsey Jacobellis at Peace With Olympic Legacy

    Lindsey Jacobellis has been a favorite in the snowboard cross at every Winter Olympics since the sport was introduced in 2006, but she has won only one medal: a silver at the 2006 Turin Games. That year, she had a huge lead when she tried a flashy move and fell, forcing her to settle for silver. Crashes eliminated her from...

  • California Mar 19, 2018

    Team USA Announces Snowboardcross Team

    The U.S. snowboardcross team for Pyeongchang has been announced. Lindsey Jacobellis will return for her fourth Olympic Games but two notables were left off the roster.

  • California Dec 6, 2017

    Super Big Black Hole From Early Universe Farthest Ever Found

    stronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It’s the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories’ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from...

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Nov 15, 2017

    Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

    Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours.

  • head Aug 27, 2017

    8 Mountain Climbers Die in 3 Accidents in European Alps

    Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the Austrian news agency APA reported. The group of six men from Altoetting in...

  • NBC Jul 31, 2017

    World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens Across the Swiss Alps

    The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened in southern Switzerland, stretching 1620 feet as part of a trail in the Alps, NBC News reported. Despite its record-setting length, the Charles Kuonen suspension bridge is only 25 inches wide, with a grated surface that allows intrepid hikers to take in the drop below them — up to 300 feet. Read More

  • NBC Jul 19, 2017

    Swiss Couple Missing for 75 Years Found in Melting Alps Glacier

    The bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago were discovered frozen inside a glacier in the Alps last week. Authorities suspect they are Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, parents of seven children who went to go milk their cows in August of 1942 and never returned, Reuters reported. “We spent our whole lives looking for them without...

  • Berlin Apr 30, 2017

    Famed Swiss Climber Ueli Steck Killed Near Mount Everest

    Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said. Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and been taken to Lukla, where the only airport in the Mount Everest area is located....

  • Twitter Apr 22, 2017

    Italian Cyclist, Former Giro Winner Scarponi Dies After Being Hit by a Van

    Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d’Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van while training on Saturday. He was 37....
    Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad. He leaves behind a wife and twin sons....
    According to initial reports the Astana cyclist died on the spot...

  • NBC Feb 16, 2017

    Open Wide: ‘A Cure for Wellness' Cast, Director Reveal Set Secrets

    “A Cure for Wellness” opens Friday, Feb. 17th and it marks director Gore Verbinski’s first film since 2013’s Johnny Depp vehicle “The Lone Ranger,” which was not received well by fans or critics.

  • Miami Aug 27, 2016

    Billionaire Richard Branson Treated at Miami Hospital After Surviving Bike Crash

    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands.

  • NBC Aug 23, 2016

    Famed Wingsuit Jumper Alexander Polli Dies in Crash

    BASE jumping trailblazer Alexander Polli died Monday after a wing suit crash in the French Alps, authorities told NBC News. The 31-year-old dual Italian-Norwegian national crashed into a tree in in the Couloir Ensa near Chamonix, an area popular with BASE jumpers. “It’s a location where there are a lot of accidents,” a rescuer with the PGHM mountain rescue unit...

  • Germany Jan 7, 2016

    Britain's Cameron in Germany to Pursue Quest for EU Changes

    British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to push forward his campaign for changes to the European Union during a visit to Germany Thursday, arguing that his proposals would benefit the EU as well as Britain....
    Cameron was in the Alps for a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the Bavaria-only sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. He also met Merkel...

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