| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Visit Vienna as a tourist and you aren't likely to see kids like Ramasan, the 11-year-old subject of docu director Sudabeh Mortezai's empathetically observed fiction debut, "Macondo." To find such foreigners, one must venture to the outskirts, where the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.
Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
| Nov 10, 2013
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland.
A few months later, he too was forced out of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Although it was designed in Vienna, Team Austria's entry for the 2013 Solar Decathlon seems better suited to the event's sun-washed setting in Southern California. Wall-to-wall sliding glass pocket doors open up most of the home to the outdoors, including...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie.
She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Ted Ligety finished last ski season by winning six of eight races and repeating as world champion in the giant slalom.
On Sunday, he began a new season in fitting style.
The American racer won the GS in Soelden, Austria, by 0.79 seconds over Alexis...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:43 AM
It’s a new year, why not drink like it and try something new and unfamiliar. My wish is that in 2014, wine lovers will take a chance and say goodbye, at least every once in a while, to their tried and true, and branch out. This is such a great...
| Jan 8, 2014
If you happen to step out of a shop or restaurant in Salzburg, Austria, during the holiday season and find the street has been taken over by large, furry, goat-like creatures with bloody fangs and rattling rusty chains and ringing cow bells, you might...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:55 AM
To show you how prominently the NSA surveillance story is being played in Europe, here is the politics page from this morning's Tiroler Tageszeitung, which is the daily paper in Innsbruck, Austria. It's entirely devoted to the topic.
Readers of this...