| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate "cloak and dagger" methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets from U.S....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Credit Suisse executives admitted that the giant Swiss bank helped Americans shield as much as $12 billion from taxes and even acknowledged the practice was a "mistake" and "unacceptable."
But they said they couldn't do much beyond...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous.
At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded.
The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has closed international distribution deals on 14 films, including "Big Game," an action adventure starring Samuel L. Jackson as the U.S. President.
"Big Game," which is written and directed by Jalmari Helander ("Rare...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant.
Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you're a fan of traditional mystery plots like those portrayed on the TV show "Murder She Wrote," then "Death of a Second Wife," by Hampton resident Maria Hudgins is right up your darkened alley.
Hudgins, a former high school science teacher, has...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's official—only seven more shopping days until Christmas, eight if you count today. If you're scrambling to find last-minute gifts, consider books by local authors. We've focused in recent months on popular genres, but this week I'd like to share...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Three films that home in on the psychology of characters, not splatfests - Jeremy Gardner's "The Battery," Yudai Yamaguchi's "Abductee" and Miguel Urrutia's "Wake Up and Die" - proved major winners at the 14th Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (BARS).
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:30 PM
After launching its Digital HD brand in the United States as a brand to boost the sale of its homevideo titles, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is taking the idea on the road -- namely, overseas.
Switzerland is the latest country to promote Digital...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Boy, as it turns out, is a girl. Actually, two of them: singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass.
The European pair (Steiner is of Swiss descent and Glass is German), who first met at a songwriting workshop in Hamburg, Germany, more than eight...