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Tucson dance groups bring Arizona flair to Olympics

Echoes of traditional Mexican folk music filled the air of Island Gardens Park in East London on Saturday when the performers from Tucson’s Ballet Folklorico La Paloma and Viva Arizona dance groups took the stage at the park’s American Dance Festival.... Read more»1

Shut out but not shut down, thousands happy to be near Olympic concert

Thumping music and a promise of a great experience lured thousands to the entrance of historic Hyde Park. Unfortunately, most couldn’t foot the bill – about $75 U.S.- to enter the Opening Ceremony live concert. So they set up outside.... Read more»

Victoria Park a carnival scene with Olympic opening nearby

Witnessing the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics on giant screens in Victoria Park was no less thrilling for Angela Franklin of Chicago.“This is incredible, the way the whole world can watch this show,” she said.... Read more»

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Olympic openings: The queen and Mr. Rogge

Let the Games begin. By which we mean, let's get the opening ceremony over with and start the competition.... Read more»

Eschewing the Tube, many biking to the Olympics

London is famous for its modes of transportation – the Tube, the black taxis, the double-decker buses, and, now, gray-and-blue bikes. Visitors and residents alike are trying them out as an alternative to what will be a congested public transit system during the Summer Games.... Read more»

Users: Olympic apps not headed for the medal stand

To help spectators at the Olympic Games get to events on time and follow competition with live updates, organizers are offering a number of mobile applications. Early indications are these apps won’t win any medals.... Read more»

Trafalgar Square focus as clock ticks down to Olympics

If the last two nights are any indication, Trafalgar Square is sure to be a place you’d want to find yourself Friday, when the ceremony will be broadcast live and people from all walks of life come together to kick off one the world’s greatest traditions.... Read more»1

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Romney shows off foreign policy creds

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is on the road, building his foreign policy credentials, or the appearance of them.... Read more»

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The road to the London Olympics

Thirty-eight days until the Olympic Games begin ...... Read more»

Norwegian swim champ, 26, dies in Flagstaff

Alexander Dale Oen, Norway's world swimming champion, died suddenly while at a training camp in Flagstaff on Monday.... Read more»

Softball struggles to find place without Olympics

Thousands of women had their dreams dashed when the International Olympic Committee decided to eliminate softball from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.... Read more»

5 Sun newspaper workers arrested in bribery sweep

Global media baron Rupert Murdoch pledged to not close The Sun newspaper after five of its staff were arrested Saturday morning in London on suspicion of bribery.... Read more»

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Kim Richey bringing Nashville/London sound to Tucson

“There’s nothing better than writing a song with somebody. They’ll make you go someplace or think something that you wouldn’t have on your own,” claims Kim Richey, an Americana musician who re-defines herself with each new album. ... Read more»

Two jailed for Facebook posts to incite British rioters

Amid claims of overly harsh justice, a British court has sentenced two men to four years in prison for attempting to use Facebook to incite rioting last week. (with video)... Read more»

Cameron vows to mend broken Britain

British Prime Minister David Cameron promised Monday to overhaul government policy to tackle a "slow-motion moral collapse" which he said lay at the heart of last week's deadly riots.... Read more»

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