| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Talk about a red-eye flight! After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days.
That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six...
| Aug 15, 2012
LAUTERBRUNNEN, Switzerland — Coming down Highway 6 from Switzerland's capital, Bern, you turn north into the lovely lake resort of Interlaken.
Turn south and you enter the spectacularly beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. Picture this: a box canyon cut...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If Chicago author Benjamin Lytal were the typical writer of semi-autobiographical fiction, his first novel would have been the story of a young man who escaped his hometown in the interior of the country to become immersed in the colorful characters and...
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:39 PM
The death of Kim Jong Il leaves his family's business -- running North Korea -- in terrible shape. Under his leadership, North Korea lost 2 million people to starvation. His youngest son, Kim Jong Un, still in his 20s, has before him what appears to be...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:38 PM
The son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il made his first public appearance after his father's death Tuesday, bowing before a glass coffin containing his father's body....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The chairman of Switzerland’s central bank abruptly resigned Monday following controversy over foreign-exchange transactions that made tens of thousands of dollars for him and his wife....
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:42 PM
On the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker removes painting depicting children...