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In this July 27, 2012 photo, British stuntman Mark Sutton, parachuting into the Olympic Stadium, dressed as James Bond, during the Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo/PA,  Lewis Whyld, File)

Q&A on the extreme sport of wingsuit flying

GENEVA (AP) — The extreme sport of wingsuit flying that killed British stuntman Mark Sutton this week involves a special aerodynamic jumpsuit developed about a decade ago. It creates fabric batwing sleeves around a person’s […]

08/15/2013

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Airport to Everest presents a risky flight

LUKLA, Nepal (AP) — As soon as the decades-old Twin Otter landed at Lukla airport, passengers burst out in applause. They do that for nearly every safe landing at the often terrifying airport at the […]

06/17/2013

Yuichiro Miura, 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber, the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)

No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won’t make any further attempts to scale the world’s highest peak — even though his new record may soon be […]

05/26/2013

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5 climbers feared dead on world’s 3rd highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five climbers including two Hungarians and a South Korean are missing on the world’s third-highest mountain and feared dead, a mountaineering official said Friday. The five disappeared Monday on Mount Kanchenjunga, […]

05/24/2013

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Johnny Strange and Jane Pak on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Johnny Strange, who at 17, became one of the youngest people to climb the Seven Summits – including Mt. Everest. Later on the show, Ken discusses the importance of women as entrepreneurs and leaders with the CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA), Jane Pak.

03/14/2013

Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) – Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British […]

10/24/2012