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Perhaps to alleviate the dreariness of long northern winters, Scandinavian style tends toward folk-art florals, crisp checks, plaids and stripes, and wood furniture left natural or painted in colors that evoke the region's natural beauty.
WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs.
Harmony Korine seems to want it both ways, all day, with "Spring Breakers," his super-stylized descent into a sunbaked hell where bikini-clad, gun-toting college babes serve as our guides.
This March 3, 2013 publicity photo provided by the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League shows owner Nicole McCullough and an adopted 6-year-old female malamute, Cinder, skiing together near Portage, Alaska. Cinder was one of 213 Alaskan malamutes seized from a Montana breeder who was convicted in December 2012 of 91 counts of animal cruelty. Bob Sutherland, president of the Alaska Malamute Assistance League, and his wife, McCullough, adopted Cinder who came to them missing the tip of her ear, with broken teeth and a broken toe. (AP Photo/Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, Bob Sutherland)
LOS ANGELES — Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes.
Steven Spielberg's longtime cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski, already has won two Academy Awards for their collaborations on "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan," which are considered the director's masterpieces. Kaminski is nominated again this year for his work on Spielberg's "Lincoln," which features a signature look that they've captured together: a mystical sort of lighting, often streaking in from the outside and casting dramatic shafts.
IRVINE, Calif. — A $1 million reward for a fugitive ex-police officer wanted in the slayings of three people took authorities to a San Fernando Valley home improvement store but so far prompted no credible leads in the search for Christopher Dorner.
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.
A weekend storm that dropped a record amount of rain in Phoenix and Tucson brought 33 inches of snow to the Arizona Snowbowl in northern Arizona.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's internationally-acclaimed ski resorts are the main reason people visit Salt Lake City in the winter, but there are plenty of fun, free and interesting things to do in Salt Lake City while in the area and other times of year. Here's a sampling:
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — After nearly 50 years of living in the Rocky Mountains, I thought I knew how to enjoy the winter. I've gone skiing, skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, sleigh riding, dog-sledding and more.
FILE - This Feb. 20, 2010 file photo shows John O'Malley, from Westchester County, N.Y, snowkiting across an open field in Cranbury, N.J. Visitors to winter recreation destinations enjoy activities like airboarding, snowkiting and skijoring as alternatives to more traditional snow sports such as skiing or snowboarding. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich, file)
FILE - This Dec. 21, 2005 file photo shows Garrett Marsh, 12, airboarding down the slope near Snowmass Village, Colo. Visitors to winter recreation destinations enjoy activities like airboarding, snowkiting and skijoring as alternatives to more traditional snow sports such as skiing or snowboarding. (AP Photo/Paul Conrad, file)
FILE - This Feb. 13, 2011 file photo shows Skier Blair Weathers of Wilmot, N.H., flying off a jump as he is pulled by Summertime and rider Jennifer Elliot during the Skijoring competition at the Newport Winter Carnival in Newport, N.H. Skijoring is a sport in which a skier is pulled over snow or ice, generally by a horse. Visitors to winter recreation destinations enjoy activities like airboarding, snowkiting and skijoring as alternatives to more traditional snow sports such as skiing or snowboarding. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, file)
This April 2010 photo provided by Brenter Snowbike shows Floran Schwarzenbacher riding a snowbike at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado. Snowbiking is one of a number of activities becoming more widely available in winter recreation destinations as visitors look for diversions beyond skiing and snowboarding. (AP Photo/Brenter Snowbike, Harald Brenter)
Tucked away inside a Tempe strip mall, The Crêpe Bar sizzles with a familiar yet unexpected ambiance.
A northern Arizona ski resort that got nearly three feet of snow from recent storms is opening this week.
The good, the bad, the kitschy. A “seasonal sweater” is one way to start a conversation at a holiday function.
Tyler James Williams was adamant. "I knew I didn't want to be the lead on a TV show," says Williams, 20.
We race into the 2012 homestretch following a record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend, where blockbuster franchises like “Twilight” and James Bond weren’t the only ones to do gangbuster business. Oscar-heavyweights “Lincoln” and “Life of Pi” both exceeded expectations in wide release, while independent fare “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hitchcock” saw decent numbers in far fewer theaters.
Frontier Airlines will land its first flight at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Thursday.
After a near fatal accident 18 years ago, which left my husband permanently blind, I thought the grief would never go away. The grief was so intense it permeated every cell in my body. The intense loss of sharing our dreams: seeing our twin boys play baseball, snow ski and watching them walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas, were shattered in a single instant. The trips we had planned on taking with friends were crushed in a fleeting moment. I still miss the feeling of “I am safe” when I looked into his eyes. His gaze had always told me things would be OK.
Seventeen-year-old Mountain Pointe student Spencer Elliott may sound like a busy student between being student coordinator and tutor king of the Totem Tutors learning program, president of the DECA Business Club and chess club co-president, but all of those are just titles he holds at school. Outside of school he’s a small business owner, professional skier and ski instructor, sits on the Tempe Union High School Superintendant’s Council; the Tempe Union High School Career and Technical Education Board; and most recently became a member of the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee. As a side note, Elliott admits, he’s more than 90 percent deaf.
East Valley travelers have new options out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
CAMDEN, Maine — When Peg Davis was ready to find a retirement community to move to, she looked north — not south — for a place to spend her later years.