Memoir chronicles vegan extreme-runner's journey and evolution Scott Jurek is one of the world's top ultramarathoners, winning races of 50, 100 and 120 miles in record times. And he does it all on a vegan diet. His new memoir "Eat and Run" details his progression from a meat-and-potatoes boy who hated to run to a world-class athlete, throwing in running tips and his favorite recipes.5:54 p.m.
As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge
Western U.S. beaches are getting a regular dose of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The first few items were curiosities — a boat here, a soccer ball there. But as the litter accumulates, so does the potential threat of biological invasion.
Ukraine's $13 Billion Bid For European Relevance
Ukraine was hoping that co-hosting the Euro 2012 soccer championship would showcase its entry into the European community of nations. It hasn't turned out that way. Several leaders, including Germany's Angela Merkel, have stayed away to protest the jailing of Ukraine's former prime minister.
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Study: More Asians Than Hispanics Entering U.S.
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Finger-Pointing Follows Ousting Of U.Va. President
A civil war of sorts has broken out at the University of Virginia, pitting MBAs against PhDs. The first shot was fired one week ago, when the head of U.Va.'s governing board announced Teresa Sullivan, a popular and respected president at the school, would be leaving after less than two years.
The High Costs Of High Security At Supermax Prisons
Illinois has joined a growing list of cash-strapped states starting to turn away from the Supermax prison concept. State legislators in Illinois have proposed closing the state's only supermaximum security prison or converting it into a lower-security facility.