| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:38 AM
INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre — in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger — are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists.
For a weekend...
| Aug 15, 2012
LAUTERBRUNNEN, Switzerland — Coming down Highway 6 from Switzerland's capital, Bern, you turn north into the lovely lake resort of Interlaken.
Turn south and you enter the spectacularly beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. Picture this: a box canyon cut...
| Jan 3, 2013
For 12-year-old Simon, the resilient central character in the Swiss drama "Sister," the ski season is a time of particular purpose. His daily gondola-lift rides to a tony mountaintop resort are not about sport but a matter of enterprise, a way of...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Simona De Silvestro stepped out of her hauler Saturday afternoon after an intense meeting with her race team, only to be greeted by a pleasant surprise.
A green and white birthday cake covered with candles.
De Silvestro, who was born in Switzerland,...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
| Apr 6, 2011
Ever since you were a little kid, you loved foods with holes.
You stuck black olives on your tiny fingers. And when your fingers got bigger, you moved on to doughnuts.
Oh, the hole foods you loved: bagels and Bundt cakes, cherry-flavored Life Savers and...
| May 12, 2011
Saying it became a chore to drive a particular car probably wouldn't catch your attention. Telling you that car was the 2011 Bentley Continental GT with a $215,675 price tag might.
For four days and just over 200 miles, I was witness to a car with face-...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:31 PM
A La Crescenta woman is on a mission to solve a mystery involving a man with three last names for each of the three countries he lived in. The inventor, artist, filmmaker, medical student and businessman was born in Russia in 1895, and he would eventually...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, a homemaker who later became a school bus driver, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson.
She was 92.
Emmarene Ida Bartholomae, the daughter of a German...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Overall impression: South Florida has a serious pizza-maker in Pizzeria Oceano owner Dak Kerprich. The meat-filled, excessively topped, chewy-crusted pizzas of the chains and our childhoods don't hold a candle to his new wave pies. All that said, Oceano...