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Parents 'Can't Figure Out' Son's School Stabbing Spree

The 16-year-old student who police say stabbed 22 people at his Pennsylvania high school Wednesday had no psychiatric problems and had never been in …

Focus on Family Travel for Post-Olympics Sochi, Says President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sochi will have to come up with its own funds to attract tourists after the Winter Olympics, urging locals to …

The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.<p>One Parisian politician may have figured out a new way to seduce the electorate: by promising to convert the city’s abandoned metro stations into discotheques, swimming …

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Heathrow Security Plays It Safe, Takes 'Toy Story' Doll's Fake Pistol

Pay no mind to the "Toy Story" doll; security officers at Heathrow Airport aren't playing around.<p>This, after a traveler with a cowboy figurine fashioned after the "Toy Story" character Woody says workers at London's largest international airport pulled him aside and proceeded to disarm the doll of …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

The New Ricksteves.com: Explore Europe

My website has been entirely redesigned to make it an even better place to prepare for your next trip. Today, check out my "Explore Europe" section, where you can zero in on all my articles, TV shows, and other resources covering the destinations of your dreams. How does the design work for you? …

Win Olympic Gold, Cash, Then Endorsement Payday

Now that the U.S. wins first gold medal of 2014 Sochi Olympics, the cash will start piling up just like the medal count. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards its athletes $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. And it’s all considered taxable income by the IRS. At least the medals</i> …

Sochi 2014: Torah Bright among critics of halfpipe set-up

Australia’s Torah Bright, the defending Olympic halfpipe champion, has criticised the set-up for the event at the Sochi Games as substandard.<p>Bright, who on Sunday battled to seventh place on a slopestyle course of which she was also highly critical, claimed the halfpipe was too narrow to pull off …

Russian billionaire's dog shelter offers Sochi strays a second chance

Hoping to prevent the killings of stray dogs who are roaming the streets of Sochi, a Russian billionaire has funded the creation of a shelter where the animals can find new owners.<p>A year before the Sochi Olympics, municipal authorities announced a contract to "catch and dispose" of strays — a move …

Hackers aren't the problem at Sochi; surveillance is

It was a story too good to check. Olympics-bound NBC News reporter Richard Engel gets off the plane in Sochi and steps into a fog of malware, Wi-Fi honeypots and sinister auto-downloads. Within minutes, his phone is compromised. Rushing to turn off his Wi-Fi and freeze his banking apps, he barely …

Shaun White to Take Break from Snowboarding, Tour with Band

Shaun White didn't manage to medal in the men's halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Following that disappointment, the 27-year-old superstar announced he will be taking a break from the sport to tour with his band.<p>Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports …

Work Is Broken; Let's Hack It

Just passing Labor Day in the USA makes an excellent time to consider something we all know and feel instinctively: <b>Work is fundamentally broken</b>. I used to think it was just a little chipped in the corner, so we turned it around to show another face and pretended no one would notice. No, it is not …