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  • 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...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, A cheesy time in Switzerland

    'Amazing Race' recap, A cheesy time in Switzerland
    Oh, Race, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you. And I’ve missed Phil’s hat and Phil’s Maori fishhook necklace, too! It’s been two weeks, do you remember what happened? Africa? Speeding tickets? Fearless Friends got...
  • 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...
  • Duke Ellington revisited

    Duke Ellington revisited
    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...
  • Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology

    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...
  • French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18

    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...
  • U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says

    U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says
    Thanks to a rebounding stock market and innovation coming from American companies, the U.S. has regained the top spot as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by Swiss business school IMD.  The report released...
  • Ireland is not a tax haven for Apple, ambassador says

    Ireland is not a tax haven for Apple, ambassador says
    WASHINGTON -- Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. declared Friday that his nation was not a tax haven for Apple Inc., formally disputing a congressional report that said company executives had negotiated a special low rate to shelter much of the firm's...