| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Top Olympic leaders have given their support to a range of potential changes, including the creation of a year-round television channel to broadcast sports that aren't normally in the spotlight.
The group met Saturday to discuss the Olympic Agenda...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Keep an ear out in July for a variety of sounds, from R&B in New Orleans to new music in Newfoundland, from Polynesian chants in the Pacific Northwest to yodeling in the Swiss Alps. Summer regattas make a splash too, with sailing craft, kayaks and even...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Last summer, Christian Benitez, the premier scorer on Ecuador's budding World Cup squad, entered the hospital with stomach pains after a match and never left. He died at 27 of heart failure from an undetected congenital ailment.
No teammate was more...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:37 PM
In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland.
The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist who designed the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi pic "Alien" died May 12 at age 74.
An employee of H.R. Giger Museum has confirmed Swiss media reports that Giger, born Hans Rudolf, died in Zurich...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child.
As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday.
In the latest example...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:33 PM
"Call Northside 777." "Medium Cool." "The Blues Brothers." "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." "The Dark Knight." Chicago finds itself on screen a lot. As moviegoers, we can't help but bring a third eye to the experience of watching a film shot here. One eye on...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded.
The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...