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  • FIFA corruption probe: 14 charged, including former Strikers owner

    FIFA corruption probe: 14 charged, including former Strikers owner
    Prosecutors charged former Fort Lauderdale Strikers owner Aaron Davidson and 13 other top FIFA executives Wednesday in a more than $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme the U.S. Department of Justice said had corrupted the world's most popular...
  • Local gymnasts win silver in Switzerland

    Local gymnasts win silver in Switzerland
    Six local gymnasts competed at the World Cup in Geneva, Switzerland last weekend, winning silver medals for team USA. The girls range in age from 11 to 17 and train at 1st Class Gymnastics in Annapolis. The trio of Emma Bentov-Lagman (12), Lily Dyer...
  • 5 dead, including gunman, in 'relationship crime' in Switzerland

    5 dead, including gunman, in 'relationship crime' in Switzerland
    Five people have been found dead after a shooting in a town in northern Switzerland, including the suspected gunman, police said Sunday. Residents heard shots in the town of Wuerenlingen shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, police said. Officers then found...
  • Lynne Dowell

    Lynne Dowell
    Lynne Dowell, a retired Towson University director of academic advising who was also a poet, died of cancer Saturday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 76. Born Lynne Elizabeth Toombs in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Alfred Gerald Toombs,...
  • Faulkner: VU men's tennis aims for big finish

    The Vanguard University men's tennis team is bidding to claim the program's first NAIA crown. But if Coach Mattias Johansson's Lions do manage to cap what is now an unbeaten season by winning the national title in Mobile, Ala. in May, the championship...
  • Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle

    Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle
    A bike-shop owner in this lakeside city has earned 15 minutes of fame for his heroic service of fixing Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken bicycle. Kerry, who likes to stick to his exercise routines during tense international negotiations, took...
  • Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal

    Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday pledged that his nation will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached the previous day in Switzerland. Rouhani also called on world powers to fulfill their part of the deal, a reference to...
  • The ghastly shadow of Munich

    The Western capitulation to Adolf Hitler in the 1938 Munich Agreement is cited as classic appeasement that destroyed Czechoslovakia, backfired on France and Britain, and led to World War II. All of that is true. But there was much more that caused the...
  • 'Travesties': Potent mix of Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and the little guy

    'Travesties': Potent mix of Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and the little guy
    In "The Third Man," Orson Welles' Harry Lime famously observes, "In Switzerland they had brotherly love — they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." Playwright Tom Stoppard begs to differ. In 1974's...
  • Switzerland's Valais region famed for food, cheese and wine

    Switzerland's Valais region famed for food, cheese and wine
    "Cholera — like the disease?" I wrinkle my nose as I look down on my plate with its slice of golden brown pie. Summoning his Swiss reserve, my server doesn't roll his eyes. I can almost read his mind: Must be an American. Patiently he explains...
  • An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire

    An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire
    Release a rendering of a very tall, very shiny glass tower looming over an idyllic mountain village and the Internet goes bananas. That's what happened earlier this week when Morphosis Architects of Los Angeles released its design renderings for a new...