6 8 Money PRO/CON: Permitting online gambling Feb. 25, 2014, 5:24 a.m. Should the government regulate online gambling, or should it ban it? Two writers give their opinions on the matter. Kids Outcry over Copenhagen Zoo killing a giraffe Feb. 25, 2014, 5:23 a.m. Zookeepers said they had to kill the giraffe, named Marius, because its genes were too similar to those other giraffes. U.S. zoos said they wouldn't do something like that. War & Peace Farewell from Russia: Sochi Games end with fireworks and ballet Feb. 25, 2014, 5:23 a.m. They were the costliest Olympics ever. Russia spent $51 billion on the games, topping China's $40 billion on the 2008 Summer Olympics. 1 3 Science Mammoth's tusk unearthed in Seattle Feb. 24, 2014, 5 a.m. Using a shovel, a spade and sometimes their bare hands, four staffers of the Burke Museum dug up a mammoth's tusk that was found at a construction site. 2 3 Money Hearing held on bid to form first college athletes union, QB speaks Feb. 24, 2014, 5 a.m. Northwestern's quarterback co-founded the newly formed College Athletes Players Association. He testified that he was paid scholarship money to play football. Law Verdict in Dunn case again raises self-defense and race in Florida Feb. 24, 2014, 5 a.m. The jury couldn't reach a verdict on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a black teenager. It convicted Dunn of several counts of attempted murder. 2 4 Arts A touch of red boosts global art prices Feb. 21, 2014, 5 a.m. Chinese buyers are driving art prices to record levels at auctions. The paintings fetching the highest prices often share the same color. War & Peace Norwegians depressed over dismal relay race results in Olympics Feb. 21, 2014, 5 a.m. Making matters worse, it was arch-rival Sweden that beat both the men's and women's teams. War & Peace Police and protesters clash in Kiev, death toll put at 9 to as high as 19 Feb. 21, 2014, 5 a.m. Amid the violence is one basic question: Will Ukraine be tied more closely to Russia or to Western Europe? 2 4 War & Peace Animal-loving U.S. athletes take a shine to Sochi's stray dogs Feb. 20, 2014, 5 a.m. They may have come to the Russian resort town for a medal and glory, but several U.S. athletes look set to bring home stray dogs as pets – as long as they can get through the red tape. Arts Exploring a uniquely American concept of cool Feb. 20, 2014, 5 a.m. What does it mean to say someone's cool? To explain, a museum devised a four-point formula to define cool and came up with 100 people who helped create the concept. Kids Appeals court rules unconstitutional a Nevada school's uniform Feb. 20, 2014, 5 a.m. The uniform shirt had the school motto "Tomorrow's Leaders." That violated the First Amendment right of free speech and not being forced to say something against one's will. 1 2 Law Whooping crane shootings thin their numbers, dishearten their rescuers Feb. 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Wildlife authorities have offered large rewards to track down the killers of the 5-foot-tall endangered birds. Kids More and more students suffer from anxiety Feb. 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Educators say they are seeing a sharp rise in mental stresses among students that are leading to depression. The problem cuts across social class and income level. War & Peace By the numbers: 17 years, tale of 1,001 nights, 1 gold for US skating pair Feb. 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Years of teamwork paid off in gold for Americans Davis and White at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. 3 4 War & Peace At Israeli hospitals near Syria, humanity wins over geopolitics Feb. 18, 2014, 5 a.m. Hospitals and medical centers in northern Israel, near the Golan Heights, have treated more than 700 Syrians who got wounded in that country's bloody civil war. War & Peace Winter Olympics come in from the cold shoulder Feb. 18, 2014, 5 a.m. Millions of TV viewers who once spurned the Olympics are now watching, thanks to the inclusion of extreme winter sports like slopestyle at the Sochi Games. Health Lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks in California Feb. 18, 2014, 5 a.m. The labels would be put on the front of all bottles and cans of drinks with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces. Money Two TV cable giants to merge into one company Feb. 14, 2014, 10:21 a.m. Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. Many are worried that the companies joining forces could mean more expensive cable TV for customers. War & Peace Women ski jumpers soar into Olympic history Feb. 14, 2014, 5 a.m. For the first time at the Winter Olympics, and after a long battle for inclusion, women competed in the ski jump. 1 4 Arts He gives new meaning to borderline music Feb. 14, 2014, 5 a.m. For eight years, Glenn Weyant has tapped, banged and stroked the border fence between the U.S. and Mexico. He produces haunting sounds in a region he calls a "militarized zone." Science Exploring the tropical hot spots of biodiversity Feb. 13, 2014, 5 a.m. Why is there so much biological diversity in the Earth's warm, wet regions? Scientists come up with some theories, and maybe some answers. 3 4 War & Peace Afghan women worry their new freedoms may disappear Feb. 13, 2014, 5 a.m. With U.S. combat troops leaving Afghanistan next year, many women fear that the Taliban may come to power again, and their new freedoms will vanish War & Peace Warm-weather nations hot for winter athletes Feb. 13, 2014, 5 a.m. Take Team Togo, for instance. It has recruited athletes from countries with colder climates so it can compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.