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November 11, 2013 |
The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities grew to a record high last year and USC remained their most popular destination, according to a new study. The private university had 9,840 international students, about 1,400 more than UCLA, which ranked sixth in the survey conducted by the New York nonprofit Institute of International Education, in partnership with the U.S. State Department. USC has had the largest number of foreign students for a dozen years in a row. Overall, the number of international students in U.S. institutions increased by about 7% last year to nearly 820,000.
November 10, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - As Kevin Harvick streaked to victory when Carl Edwards ran out of fuel on the last lap Sunday, Jimmie Johnson streaked toward a sixth NASCAR championship. Johnson finished third at Phoenix International Raceway to widen his lead in the Sprint Cup standings to a sizable 28 points over Matt Kenseth, who finished 23rd, with only one race left. The season finale, and the last of the 10 races in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff, is next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
November 9, 2013 |
Trying to pick a favorite between Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth to win NASCAR's Sprint Cup title? Don't ask Kevin Harvick. "It's a crapshoot at this point," Harvick said Friday. "Performance-wise it's a draw. " Johnson, seeking a sixth championship, has a slim seven-point lead over Kenseth with two races left, starting with Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick is third in the standings, 40 points behind Johnson, which Harvick acknowledged "is a lot to overcome" at this late stage of the 10-race Chase.
November 9, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kyle Busch won yet another NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday with a dominant performance at Phoenix International Raceway. It was the 12th Nationwide victory this season in 25 starts for Busch, who's also a regular in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series. Justin Allgaier finished second in the ServiceMaster 200, Austin Dillon was third, Regan Smith was fourth and Sam Hornish Jr. was fifth. As a result, Dillon takes an eight-point lead over Hornish in the Nationwide title standings to the season finale next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
November 7, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - If NASCAR's championship battle were a major golf tournament, the two title contenders would be about to play the 17th hole of the final round. Only two races remain to decide NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series championship, with Jimmie Johnson holding a slim seven-point lead over Matt Kenseth. The next race is Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, followed by the season finale a week later at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Regardless of what happens at Phoenix on the one-mile PIR oval, NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff is so close that the winner probably won't be decided until the next race in Florida.
November 5, 2013 |
It's almost inconceivable today, but a generation ago, some of the biggest pop music events in the history of the planet came and went with no commercially available evidence left behind. That curious fact is brought to the fore with this week's first-ever home video release of “¡Released!” -- separate DVD and CD sets highlighting performances from four-star-packed Amnesty International concerts and tours that sprang up from 1986 to 1998. Those events brought out high-profile supporters including Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, Sinead O'Connor, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and many more.