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  • April Ross, Jennifer Kessy split matches at FIVB Grand Slam

    April Ross, Jennifer Kessy split matches at FIVB Grand Slam
    No. 1-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their first match against Poland, but fell to Switzerland later Tuesday, splitting their first two pool-play volleyball matches at the FIVB Grant Slam in Long Beach. Each team plays three pool-play...
  • Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro advance to Wimbledon semifinals

    Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro advance to Wimbledon semifinals
    WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to his 13th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal and maintained his perfect record of not losing a set at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, when he powered his way past No. 7-seeded Tomas...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease
    BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous. At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
  • Q&A: Boy

    Q&A: Boy
    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...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III

    Noel Harrison 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...
  • War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army

    War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army
    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...
  • Lionel Bringuier ends L.A. Philharmonic stint on a high note

     Lionel Bringuier ends L.A. Philharmonic stint on a high note
    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...
  • Review: 'Iron Man 3' smartly reboots the suit midflight

    Review: 'Iron Man 3' smartly reboots the suit midflight
    Batman's done it. Spider-Man too. Superman is about to try. As studios attempt to inject new life into overly familiar comic-book franchises, reboots — with changes in tone, directors and stars — are all the rage. But "Iron Man 3" proves there...
  • Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist

    LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport...
  • Men's Tennis: Undefeated underdog

    Men's Tennis: Undefeated underdog
    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...