| Jan 3, 2013
For 12-year-old Simon, the resilient central character in the Swiss drama "Sister," the ski season is a time of particular purpose. His daily gondola-lift rides to a tony mountaintop resort are not about sport but a matter of enterprise, a way of...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:40 PM
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...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Ramallah, West Bank -- The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, is expected to cut up to 10,000 jobs, or 16 percent of its workforce, as it contends with shrinking revenue and rising capital requirements, a person familiar with the company said on Friday.
The cuts would be among...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Feb 26, 2012
Dmitri Nabokov, the only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov who helped protect and translate his father's work while pursuing careers as an opera singer and race car driver, has died. He was 77.
The younger Nabokov died Wednesday at a...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Arthur P. Stern, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor whose prominent career in electronic engineering included leading the development of General Electric's first transistor radio in the 1950s and guiding the commercialization of satellite navigation at...
| Jul 13, 2012
Tony-winning costume designer
Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz, 58, who was one of Broadway's most sought-after costume designers, died Sunday at his New York City home after a long battle with cancer, said Patrick Herold, his...