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Parachutists fined, no jail for World Trade Center jump

parachuteNEW YORK--Two men found guilty of jumping off the top of New York's One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere's tallest building, were each sentenced to a $2,000 fine and community service on Monday in a Manhattan state court.
  Andrew Rossig, 34, and James Brady, 33, are two out of the three BASE jumpers who parachuted from the top of the 104-story building in the early hours of...

Quiet victims at peace with Colorado gunman's sentence

larimerCENTENNIAL, Colorado--When the Colorado gunman's defense lawyer rose to make her closing argument and the other...

Economic crisis proves no tragedy for Greek theatre

greektheatreEPIDAURUS, Greece--On a stiflingly hot summer night, the ancient Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus is packed to...

In paternalistic South Korea, 'sexy cooking men' break kitchen barrier

cookingclassSEOUL--After work on a recent Friday, 53-year-old Lee Jin-soo headed for the "Happy Guys Cooking Class", where he...

Story of lost, mute girl searching for home unites India, Pakistan

geetaKARACHI, Pakistan--The story of a deaf-mute woman who lost her family when she wandered over one of the world's most...

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