Herman Cain talks about the Occupy Wall Street protests and who he thinks is really to blame for the economic crisis.
It dawned on me this week that one of the Olympians I covered in Vancouver last year had just begun his bobsled career months before 9/11, and then was an alternate on his first Olympic team in Salt Lake City just months after 9/11. So I gave Steve Mesler, a 2010 gold medalist in four-man bobsled who retired after Vancouver, a call to ask how 9/11 changed things in his corner of the sports world. He recalled president Bush coming to talk to the team before opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City and telling the athletes how important it would be for Americans that they go out and perform their best. He recalled the athletes each being given a copper bracelet bearing the name of a dead New York firefighter or police officer. And he recalled walking toward the Olympic stadium during opening ceremonies and seeing snipers on buildings around the stadium silhouetted like shadow puppets against the evening sky.
[Updated 2:30 p.m. ET, Monday, September 5] Downtown buildings in Vancouver, British Columbia, can be seen in this photo from the south side of the False Creek inlet.
A truck driver who had been sought for more than 12 years in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend in Canada has been arrested after a traffic stop in southern California, U.S. immigration officials said Tuesday.
From an unfortunate postponement in Vancouver to stout goalkeeping around the league, here are five thoughts from Saturday's early MLS games ...
From FC Dallas' unbeaten run to the end of Sporting Kansas City's extended road trip, here are five thoughts from Saturday's MLS action ...
Summer in the U.S. and Canada is all about road tripping. Here are 7 of our favorites, some well known, others following country roads that only locals usually travel. All of them have plenty of room for improvisation.
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart landed on Monday, along with several other actors
Forget the conventional wisdom that says veggies must be grown on vast farms in the Midwest. What if commercial-scale crops took root inside cavernous city warehouses, without sunlight or soil?
A overnight gang-related shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia, early Sunday has left 10 people injured -- two critically, according police officials.
Deciders around MLS are still trying to get their arms around these expansion drafts, still learning how best to exploit the process. No one has unlocked the secret just yet.
â¢ Lady Gaga enjoyed a beautiful view of the English Bay during her lunch with a gentleman friend at Vancouver's Rain City Grill. The pop star and her pal took a window seat in a quiet section of the restaurant, and Gaga ordered gazpacho, some local Salt Spring Island mussels and a seared Albacore tuna salad. For dessert? Some crÃ¨me brûlÃ©e and coffee - before Gaga hugged her server and left.
Mikael Samuelsson, Vancouver: Nothing like making the boss look good, eh? Canucks GM Mike Gillis was lambasted for the decision to open the vault for Samuelsson last summer, but the veteran winger looked like a steal after his sizzling stretch run. His hot play carried over into the postseason opener as he launched seven shots on net and beat Jonathan Quick twice, including for the winner at 8:52 of OT, to clinch Vancouver's 3-2 win over the Kings.
• Not only will they be compared for their ability to host Olympic Games and to make tea, but Beijing and London will go head-to-head for the right to stage the IAAF world championships in Track & Field for 2015. If Beijing wins, the championships will be held at the acclaimed Birds' Nest stadium that hosted track at the 2008 Games. If London wins, the events would be held at the Olympic Stadium being built for the 2012 Olympics.
When it comes to ski-equipment meccas, there's Park City, Utah; Boulder, Colorado; and, Vancouver, Canada. Home to Arc'teryx, Westcomb, and Prior, these Vancouver-based brands are leading the charge in innovative gear technology and design.
The medals have been presented, the caldron extinguished and the crowds dispersed, but there's one record from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics that may have been overlooked: Most condoms distributed at a Winter Games.
Thousands of Canadians turned the streets of Vancouver into rivers of red on Sunday in jubilant celebration of the country's Olympic gold-medal win in men's ice hockey.
Fans celebrate as Canada wins the gold in men's hockey, defeating the U.S. 3-2 in overtime.
Actor Andrew Koenig, who had been missing since February 14, committed suicide, his father told reporters after his son's body was found Thursday in a park in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Actor Andrew Koenig, missing since Valentine's Day, was found dead Thursday in a park in Vancouver, Canada.
Douglas F. Gansler: Maryland's attorney general said Wednesday that the state may legally recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The 45-page opinion from Gansler was addressed to state Sen. Richard Madaleno Jr.
Andrew Koenig's father, hoping his missing son just wants to be alone for a while, made an emotional appeal directly to him Wednesday.
Parents of missing "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig give an emotional plea for information about their son.
Walter and Judy Koenig are trying not to fear that the worst has happened
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- No man has ever won four Alpine skiing medals at a single Olympics, but Bode Miller is a threat to make history today in the men's giant slalom. Medals will also be handed out in biathlon, Nordic combined, women's ski cross and the men's speedskating.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- They did more than give their all. By twizzling their way to gold in ice dancing on Monday night, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir handed out rally caps to a grateful nation.
When former "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig missed his flight home to Los Angeles from Vancouver, British Columbia, last week, his father became worried.
"He sounded despondent," Koening's father says of his son, who was visiting Vancouver
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- SI's Michael Farber calls today Hockey Day in Heaven, and with good reason: "The top six teams in the world are meeting in their most natural and appealing configurations, reprising the three Olympic finals that have included NHL players," says Farber. "There will be Canada against the United States and Sweden versus Finland in a pair of borders wars, all preceded by the geopolitical (and hockey) antipathy between Russia and the Czech Republic. Prague Spring, anyone?" Canada's Hockey Place becomes the epicenter of puckhead revelry today with a dream tripleheader on the ice. Of course, there are actual medals to be had in other venues, including the men's super-combined at Whistler Creekside (Bode alert!), women's 1,500-meter speedskating and the conclusion of men's two-man bobsled. It's also the debut of freestyle ski cross, the wild four-at-a-time plunge down the hill at Cypress.
Living just miles from Florida's Daytona Beach, Ernie Peterson had never seen a hockey game in his life when he volunteered for his first Winter Olympics.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The joyride express for the U.S. had been cruising without one international incident during the Winter Games. Without Bode Miller bar-hopping, or bad blood between Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick. Without an ounce of ego from the darling duo of Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White or the anti-American protests that had cast the U.S. athletes as villains in the Bush years. Not one ransacked dorm room in the Olympic village. Not one U.S. athlete ripping a rival.
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Holding off a couple defenders, Russia's No. 8 takes the puck and wheels quickly through the neutral zone. But in a manner unlike her male counterpart, a celebrated NHL superstar by the name of Alexander Ovechkin, Russian winger Iya Gavrilova then gets stripped before getting off a shot, and play bolts the other way faster than you can say spasiba.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Terrible day for the United States Olympic team yesterday: It won only four medals.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Out of roughly 5,500 athletes in Vancouver, Evgeni Plushenko may be the most nerveless competitor. Tonight, the defending champion attempts to become the first man to win back-to-back Olympic golds in men's figure skating since Dick Button of the U.S. in 1948 and '52. "It gets more difficult each Olympics," Plushenko told reporters on Tuesday night, after placing first in the short program. "It's not because I'm getting older. It's that you have to prove yourself all over again. Gold, silver, bronze, fourth place ... I will take any result." That result will be the headline of the night -- and if it's anything but gold, the headline will be even bigger. Other medals will be awarded in men's and women's biathlon, women's halfpipe and women's speedskating.
VANCOUVER -- "Four years ago, Lindsey Vonn limped to the start of the Olympic downhill in the mountains north of Turin, Italy, deeply in pain from a terrifying training crash that left her lower back and hip bruised and sore. She was a shell of the dynamic racer who was a threat to medal in the race (or win it), but she skied anyway, and finished a game but disappointed eighth."
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The third day of Olympic competitions falls on Valentine's Day, and no one can use a bigger hug than Canada following a tough Saturday in which the host country failed to end its home-gold medal drought. It's unlikely the Canadians will win a medal today (though they have a shot in men's moguls), but Sunday holds major promise for the U.S. in Nordic combined. Medals will also be awarded in the biathlon sprint, men's singles luge and women's speedskating. The highlights:
From the weather (too warm!) to the romance (skaters in love!), here's a PEOPLE guide to the Games
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- At the intersection of Robson and Seymour, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Olympic spirit was alive and well. Megaphones in hand, volunteers clad in red and white were leading chants of "Go, Canada, Go" and inviting passersby to jump-rope in the drizzle.
Some people joke the Winter Olympics should be moved to Washington, D.C. You know, somewhere where there is plenty of snow.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- He walked up and out of the darkened tunnel at 6:38 p.m., Vancouver time, his country's flag drooping on a staff in his hands. Iason Abramashvili looked pale; his eyes were wide. He looked shattered. The canned music still blared and pounded, the native dancers hopping in the center of the stadium floor still hopped, but now the mood inside BC Place shifted. Now the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, for just a moment, took on the feel of a funeral.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- So much for the archetype of the quiet and reserved Canadian. On the eve of the Vancouver Games, which will see 5,500 athletes from 82 countries compete for 258 medals, this city is overflowing with boosterism, positivism and optimism. Its rainy streets are filled with flapping Maple Leafs as well as a flapping Canadian media crowing about Team Canada's chances for medal success.
The last time it visited was four years ago, and right now it's embracing Vancouver. It's not the Olympic spirit, it's El Niño, the weather phenomenon that is helping to give Olympic organizers headaches by bringing warm air and rain from the South Pacific. The fog might be manna from heaven for American skier Lindsey Vonn, though, who wanted a few more days of cancelled training and races to let her bruised shin heal.
"This is indeed a sad day," says a top official in announcing an investigation into the practice-run crash
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Andrew Lawrence's look ahead to curling.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Sarah Kwak's look ahead to short-track speed skating.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's David Epstein's look ahead to Nordic combined.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Sarah Kwak's look ahead to freestyle skiing, broken down into the event's three disciplines: aerials, moguls and the brand-new ski cross.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Brian Cazeneuve's look ahead to skeleton.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Brian Cazeneuve's look ahead to luge.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Brian Cazeneuve's look ahead to biathlon.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Michael Farber's look ahead to the men's hockey tournament.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Brian Cazeneuve's look ahead to ski jumping.
Shania? Celine? Which Canadian diva would do her country proud as the Winter Olympics begins Feb. 12?
Even as Shaun White confirmed his position as red-topped king of the pipe with a superpipe run that included a mind-bending Double McTwist 1260, last week's X Games in Aspen, Colo., may have set the pre-Olympic landscape for some of the country's top snowboarders.
CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the security measures being taken to protect the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
An Olympic security plan five years in the making is taking shape in Vancouver this week.
When I arrived in Vancouver, the first thing I noticed was the frowns.
Three years ago, Steven Holcomb was going blind. Today, he's going to Vancouver, Canada, for a shot at Olympic glory.
Maddy Schaffrick has a lot on her mind for a 15-year-old. Along with schoolwork and friends, she's also got a good shot at making the U.S. Olympic snowboarding team.
From steakhouses to sushi bars, here are the favorite haunts of Rob, Kristen and all the New Moon stars
After spending time apart on separate coasts - and even different continents! - the couple stage a romantic rendezvous
Plus: Kate & A-Rod take Ryder to lunch, Leo gets flirty and more
"There's going to be a lot more action," the actor says in the film's second trailer
CNN's Patrick Oppmann looks at what authorities are doing in Canada to combat gang violence.
When Canadian cocaine smuggler Charles Lai was being sentenced in a Seattle federal courtroom last month, the judge sending him to prison for 13 years offered a small item of good news.
â¢ She's settling into the Vancouver life! In town to shoot New Moon, Dakota Fanning took a break from work for a leisurely lunch with her mom and two women at the Cactus Club CafÃ© on Robson Street. The group grabbed a booth, and Fanning enjoyed fish tacos with shredded cheese. On her way to the restaurant, the teen star stopped and seemed happy to sign autographs for some fans.
â¢ Robert Pattinson, mingling in the VIP room at a party following the Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammys) at Vancouver's Velvet Room inside the Opus Hotel. The Twilight star arrived after the Universal Music bash was in full swing, then grabbed a martini and some food - much to the delight of many of the waitresses working the soiree. According to a source, several servers giddily greeted the actor, who was "gracious and really enjoying himself."
Last October, more than 40 people followed signs depicting a skull and crossbones, with a knife and fork in place of the bones, to a secluded Bavarian-style hunting lodge 30 minutes north of St. Louis.
Canadian ski resort gondola cars that were left dangling and swaying with terrified skiers inside failed because ice buildup snapped a supporting tower, the resort said Thursday.
A gondola tower at a ski resort in Canada snapped, trapping more than 50 riders for up to three hours in suspended cars.
A group of skiers had a fortunate escape Tuesday after they were rescued from a stricken gondola that was left dangling over a freezing creek at a ski resort in Canada.
A Gondola dangles in the air after the tower snapped injuring passengers vacationing at ski resort in Canada.
Passengers have been rescued from a gondola dangling over a freezing creek after the tower snapped in half Tuesday at a ski resort near Whistler, British Columbia.
A human foot has been found on a beach near Vancouver, Canadian, police say. Global Network News reports.
BIGGEST CLIMB: Min. (10 to 7), Phi. (14-11), Col. (15-12), Was. (19-16), Edm. (23-20) BIGGEST FALL: Vancouver (13 to 18)
After months of preparation, the Spice Girls delivered a pulsating concert in Vancouver on Sunday night, kicking off their grand reunion tour for thousands of screaming fans – including one surprise VIP in particular.
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after being shot with a Taser device during a scuffle with a sheriff's deputy in Maryland, a spokeswoman for the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.
CNN's Jason Carroll reports on a Canadian clinic that provides addicts with a clean, safe place to take drugs.
I didn't know quite what to expect when I entered the injection room at Insite, the world's busiest supervised drug clinic.
BIGGEST CLIMB: Columbus (25 to 13) BIGGEST FALL: San Jose (8 to 14), Vancouver (11 to 17), Anaheim (15 to 21)
Two gunmen opened fire inside a Vancouver, British Columbia, restaurant early Thursday, killing two people and injuring six in what Canadian police suspect was a targeted attack.
Scene of restaurant shooting
Note: All statistics are through Sunday.
Note: All statistics are through Sunday.
Torino bid farewell to the Winter Olympics in much the same way as it greeted them: with a spectacular celebration featuring at times bizarre images mixed with an overriding sense of fun.
Vancouver is the world's most desirable place to live, according to a new survey, while Papua New Guinea's Port Moresby is at the other end of the scale.
Most people do not change their bed sheets every evening, but at hotels business travelers expect fresh linen every night -- a practice that takes its toll on the environment.
If you have ever worried about the contribution business travel makes to global warming and climate change, you can now do something to offset that.
Midsummer fevers infect Manhattan as nowhere else. . . Forget the drunks and druggies, rapists, muggers and murderers who are part of the city's pestilence year-round. Think instead of the steamy d...
When Emmett Steed, 39, accepted a job as vice president, operations controller at the headquarters of the Red Lion Hotels & Inns in Vancouver, Wash. last April, he and his wife Jana, 37, faced the ...
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