| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Switzerland’s largest city on Monday launched a new dimension in drive-through services: prostitution.
City officials have built a cluster of garage-like “sex boxes ” in an effort to move the sex trade from central Zurich’s...
| Sep 3, 2013
— The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town.
Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Better known for its handy pocketknives and Vatican guards than for fighting wars, the Swiss Army of conscripts is still necessary to protect the Alpine federation and its nearly 200-year-old policy of neutrality, voters have decided.
In the third...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Vanguard University men's tennis by the numbers: seven players; six countries; No. 3 national ranking; zero losses; and one goal.
Coach Mattias Johansson's Lions, unbeaten and unlikely underdogs, take a 22-0 record into the NAIA championship that runs...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Daniel Schnyder spends nearly every day walking in Duke Ellington's footsteps. Literally.
The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence, who will perform Thursday through Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, recently moved his family to Harlem...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
But it was not nearly as...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday.
The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th.
Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Boy, as it turns out, is a girl. Actually, two of them: singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass.
The European pair (Steiner is of Swiss descent and Glass is German), who first met at a songwriting workshop in Hamburg, Germany, more than eight...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die.
The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:52 PM
British singer-actor and skier
Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as...