Tiny Gibraltar faces herculean task against World Cup champion Germany

...Chipolina, 31, spends much of his time patrolling the borders of the sunny British outpost at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, where he's tasked with stopping drug smugglers. On Friday, he'll need to stop Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos...

Howard Norton Jr.

...and served aboard 10 different aircraft carriers in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans and 2 cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. He retired a Master Chief Petty Officer. Howard is survived by his beloved wife Lucille P. Norton, his daughters...

Wine Time: Giocato Pinot Grigio 2011, Slovenia

...hand selected from some of the best sites along the Italian border. The vineyards benefit from a mixture of warm Mediterranean sea air and the influence of cold winds from the Alps.The wine is 100 percent Pinot Grigio fermented in stainless steel...

Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

...Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.With Navy ships on standby in the Mediterranean Sea ready to launch their cruise missiles, Obama said he had decided the United States should take military action and...

White House says Russia must deliver on Syrian diplomacy

...problems regarding the use of chemical weapons and the wider problem of solving this conflict."American ships in the Mediterranean Sea remained ready to strike Syria if ordered, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said. Syrian rebels appeared skeptical the...

Evans, Wiggins expected to contend in Tour de France

...across northern France to the Vosges, down to the Alps, down to the nudist-beach town of Cap d'Agde on the Mediterranean Sea, then into the Pyrenees, followed by a dash up to Paris for the July 22 finish on the Champs-Elysees.This year...

Learning true facts about planet makes my head spin

...seven' often meant 'many,' and before the fifteenth century, the many seas of the world were: Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Caspian Sea (and) Indian Ocean." That didn't help, because except...

Glynn Moore

...fifth time, race chief Christian Prudhomme said. The 2009 race starts in the wealthy principality of Monaco on the Mediterranean Sea and all eyes will be on Lance Armstrong, the seven-time champion returning to the grueling event for the first...

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Creating font takes artistry, engineering

...it was flipping through issues of National Geographic and noticing that the letters that spelled out, say, "Mediterranean Sea" was "something that only appeared there, and nowhere else." Mr. Frere-Jones joined Mr. Hoefler's firm...

Christmas at the VA

...American nurses steaming along with troops on the British ship toward Algiers. On Dec. 21, in the midst of the Mediterranean sea near Oran, a German U-boat sent a torpedo crashing into the side of the ship near the engine room. Mrs. White...