December 11, 2009 |
When Patricia Shaw first came to Norway, she was fired up and ready to fight for equality. Ted Bailey fell in love and never looked back. Jason Nemor Harden followed one dream and found another. All of them discovered a new life beyond a country they left behind without many regrets. But in came Barack Obama, changing their views on what it means to be an American abroad. For African-Americans living, working or simply traveling overseas, yesterday represented a moment in history few wanted to miss - witnessing a president of a shared heritage being honored by the world for his role in helping to re-engage and reset a global agenda for peace.
July 26, 2011 |
OSLO, Norway - The self-described perpetrator of Norway's deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in solitary confinement Monday after calmly telling a court that two other cells of collaborators stood ready to join his murderous campaign. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, who has admitted bombing the capital and opening fire on a youth group's island retreat, told authorities he expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Declaring he wanted to save Europe from "Muslim domination," he entered a plea of not guilty, which will guarantee him future court hearings and opportunities to address the public, even indirectly.
April 18, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - In a scene unimaginable in many countries, Norway's worst mass killer since World War II got to explain his fanatical views to the court and the world for days while dressed up in a business suit. Two days into Anders Behring Breivik's terror trial, the studied formality with which Norway's legal system deals with a confessed killer who rejects its authority is baffling to outsiders, even to some Norwegians. On Monday, the day the trial started, Norwegian prosecutors and even lawyers representing the families of his 77 victims shook Breivik's hand as proceedings began.
July 27, 1988 |
At anchor in the harbor, Ragnvald Dahl's wooden-hull whaling ship bobbed in a brisk sea breeze while its skipper fried up a dinner of minke whale steaks from his dwindling stock and brooded that the windy weather was costing him dearly. "Ten tourists wanted to go with me today to watch whales, but I could not take them because the weather was too rough - I earned not a kroner," he said, puffing furiously on a hand-rolled cigarette. "You can hunt whales in a storm far worse than this - wind at 50 knots, no problem, I would never miss with my harpoon.
February 19, 2010
VANCOUVER - Cherry Hill native Bobby Ryan chipped his two front teeth yesterday when he took a stick to the mouth while tussling against the boards with Team Norway captain Tommy Jakobsen during the United States' 6-1 victory. The incident occurred with 4 minutes left in the third period in with a four-goal U.S. lead. As Ryan licked the jagged tips of his teeth afterward, he allowed, "Yeah, things got a little chippy. I'm sure they were getting frustrated. You can't blame them.
June 30, 2011 |
Brazil and Norway became the latest tournament favorites to run into stubborn opposition at the Women's World Cup, as both escaped with 1-0 wins yesterday in Germany. Either the gap is closing between nations in women's football or the World Cup favorites have yet to hit their stride, as all the top contenders have won their opening group matches but none has scored more than two goals. Norway needed a late goal to edge Equatorial Guinea, while Brazil beat Australia in the day's other Group D game.
April 19, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - The right-wing fanatic on trial for massacring 77 people in Norway says he wants either freedom or death, calling the country's prison terms "pathetic" and arguing for the return of capital punishment, which was last used here to execute Nazi collaborators after World War II. In the third day of his terror trial, Anders Behring Breivik was grilled by prosecutors about the anti-Muslim militant group he claims to belong to. ...
June 22, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - Prosecutors on Thursday asked a court to send confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to a mental institution instead of prison for his massacre of 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage. If the court comes to the same conclusion when it issues its ruling, expected next month, it would mean Breivik would avoid criminal responsibility for Norway's worst peacetime massacre. While he could spend the rest of his life in psychiatric care, the attacks at Norway's government headquarters and a youth summer camp would then not be considered acts of political terrorism, but the work of a blood-thirsty madman.
March 8, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - Exactly 100 people were shot, some up to eight times, before the gunman surrendered to police. Of the 69 killed, 56 were shot in the head. One drowned; another fell off a cliff in desperate attempts to flee the mayhem. The indictment unveiled Wednesday against confessed killer and rightist extremist Anders Behring Breivik describes the horror unleashed on a political youth camp July 22 with gruesome detail. "Panic and mortal fear in children, youth, and adults arose during the shooting, further intensified by the fact that there were limited possibilities of escape or hiding," prosecutors said in a 19-page document charging Breivik with terrorism and premeditated murder.
October 2, 2003 |
Last night, Norway never had a chance. Literally, not one. The United States was that dominant in taking out its greatest rival, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup in front of 25,103 on a chilly night at Gillette Stadium. The only team ever to beat the United States in a World Cup, back in 1995, managed just one feeble shot this time. Afterward, the Norwegians were left talking about how much more physical the U.S. players had become since Norway had beaten the team in the 2000 Olympic final.