| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
ZURICH (Reuters) - The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied that racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,100) handbag last month.
The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Zurich Film Festival will honor "Amour" director Michael Haneke with its lifetime achievement award.
The helmer will attend the festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 5 in Switzerland, to accept the kudo on Oct. 5. Five of his films -- "Cache," "White...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The 2013 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook arrived in the mail yesterday, the sixtieth consecutive annual publication of the stylebook, and frankly, I am at a loss to understand its appeal.
The AP Stylebook has outlasted the daytime serial...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Pietro "Pete" Rugolo, the popular owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern on York Road in Govans, died May 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of pancreatic cancer. The Lutherville resident was 75.
Mr. Rugolo grew up in Enna, Sicily, where he stopped attending...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic sent Lionel Bringuier out into the world on Sunday afternoon. Lucky world.
And lucky Zurich, where the streets in Switzerland's posh financial capital are already paved with gold and which will have the 26-year-old French...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
– Orlando took another step toward boosting its public art on Wednesday when Mayor Buddy Dyer announced seven artists have been chosen for a new sculpture program during his State of the City address.
The See Art Orlando program is designed to...
| May 27, 2012
LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see.
Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Allyson Felix sounded exhausted.
Felix called me Wednesday from Zurich, Switzerland, where she had gone after winning her fourth medal at the World Track & Field Championships that ended Sunday in Daegu, South Korea.
"Hanging in there,'' she said with...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of nearly a dozen studies testing vitamin D in older individuals has concluded that it takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units (IU) to consistently prevent broken bones.
A dose that high was found...