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  • Young thief steals show in heart-wrenching 'Sister' ★★★ 1/2

    Young thief steals show in heart-wrenching 'Sister' ★★★ 1/2
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yasser Arafat's Body Exhumed in Poisoning Probe

    Yasser Arafat's Body Exhumed in Poisoning Probe
    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. Palestinian officials...
  • SOURCE: UBS To Cut Up To 10,000 Jobs Bankwide

    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...
  • Pakistan Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film Turns Deadly

    Pakistan Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film Turns Deadly
    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...
  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    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...
  • Dmitri Nabokov dies at 77; only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov

    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...
  • Arthur P. Stern dies at 86; transistor pioneer

    Arthur P. Stern dies at 86; transistor pioneer
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Martin Pakledinaz, Marvin Traub, Leon Schlumpf, Robert Reno

    PASSINGS: Martin Pakledinaz, Marvin Traub, Leon Schlumpf, Robert Reno
    Martin Pakledinaz 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...