By Anne-Marie Garcia, The Associated Press - Mon, Feb 4, 2013 2:02 pm
HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world’s tallest buildings conquered Cuba’s famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an hour as hundreds of awed onlookers gasped and cheered from the streets below. Alain Robert clambered onto the roof of the 27-story hotel just after 1:30 p.m. after a death-defying stunt that... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, Feb 4, 2013 1:53 pm
MOAB — Citing liability concerns, state officials have barred an outfitter from using a southern Utah arch for what’s billed as the world’s largest rope swing. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration last month informed Sandy-based Utah High Adventure that it could no longer take paying clients to Corona Arch just west of Moab. SITLA general counsel John Andrews said that while... Read more.
By Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press - Mon, Feb 4, 2013 1:48 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought when he jumped from 24 miles up. The Austrian parachutist known as “Fearless Felix” reached 843.6 mph, according to the official numbers released Monday. That’s equivalent to Mach 1.25, or 1.25 times the speed of sound. His top speed initially was estimated last October at 834 mph, or Mach 1.24... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, Feb 4, 2013 1:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Margaret Dayton is shelving a bill to allow the state forester to temporarily restrict target shooting on certain lands threatened by wildfires, citing opposition from some gun enthusiasts. Dayton, a National Rifle Association member and gun owner, said the bill has been misunderstood by some and it might not be addressed this legislative session. The Orem Republican used a... Read more.
By Lynn DeBruin, The Associated Press - Fri, Feb 1, 2013 2:21 pm
DEER VALLEY — Reigning Olympic champion Hannah Kearney felt a different kind of pressure Thursday night when she stood at the top of the moguls run. The announcers made it clear American teammates Heather McPhie and Eliza Outtrim were already guaranteed spots on the podium. “I thought, OK, I’m the only one who can blow it now,’” Kearney said with a laugh. She didn’t, laying down another perfect... Read more.
By John Zenor, The Associated Press - Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:01 am
FULTONDALE, Ala. — The owners of the little company that stirred up the Super Bowl controversy with deer antler spray and other performance-enhancing products don’t like being labeled snake oil salesmen. There was plenty of activity Thursday at the modest, one-story building that houses Sports With Alternatives to Steroids after a Sports Illustrated article linked the company to college and pro... Read more.
By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press - Fri, Feb 1, 2013 12:04 am
WINTER PARK, Colo. — Taking a deep breath, Wally Mozdzierz points his skis down the icy slope and leans forward. He hears the snow crunch and feels the contours change beneath him as he glides swiftly down the mountain, his guide following close behind. The run is exhilarating and adrenaline pumping — common sensations for anyone on the slopes. But for Mozdzierz, it’s different. He’s totally... Read more.
By Pat Graham, The Associated Press - Thu, Jan 31, 2013 12:33 pm
DENVER — Caleb Moore, an innovative freestyle snowmobile rider who was hurt in a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday morning. He was 25. Moore had been staying at a hospital in Grand Junction since the crash in Aspen one week before. Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson confirmed his death, the first in the 18 year history of the X Games. “He lived his life to the fullest... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:34 am
PINEDALE, Wyo. — Buddy Streeper of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, has moved into first place in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. The 30-year-old Streeper took over the lead after the fourth stage of the race Tuesday in Pinedale, Wyo. Thirty-three-year-old Aaron Peck of Grand Prairie, Alberta, won the stage with a 2-minute, 56-second lead over Streeper, but Streeper is 6... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Tue, Jan 29, 2013 10:41 am
PINEDALE, Wyo. — Aaron Peck of Alberta, Canada has moved into first place in International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. Peck replaced Buddy Streeper of Fort Nelson, British Columbia as the top musher after the third stage of the race Monday in Alpine, Wyo. On Tuesday the dog teams will race around Pinedale, where wind chill values could drop to as low as minus 10. KOVE-AM reports that the... Read more.