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Bern (Switzerland)

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  • Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months

    Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months
    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...
  • Benjamin Lytal on 'A Map of Tulsa'

    Benjamin Lytal on 'A Map of Tulsa'
    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...
  • Pietro 'Pete' Rugolo, owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern

    Pietro 'Pete' Rugolo, owner of Jerry's Belvedere Tavern
    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...
  • Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor

    Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor
    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...
  • There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen

    There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen
    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...
  • Monster Mash: Wisconsin governor replaces painting in mansion; 'Million Dollar Quartet' moving

     
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker removes painting depicting children...
  • Kim Jong Il death: Powerful uncle could overshadow Kim's son

     
    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...
  • Kim Jong Un makes first appearance since father’s death [Video]

     
    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....
  • Swiss central bank chief resigns over wife's currency trades

     
    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....
  • Suu Kyi falls ill on first day of European tour [Video]

     
    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....
  • Physician, educator and composer Richard Bing dies at 101

    It could be said that Dr. Richard John Bing, who died Monday just weeks after his 101st birthday, had lived several lives — all of them distinguished. The longtime La CaƱada Flintridge resident excelled as a medical doctor, scientific researcher,...