| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Three cookbooks by Chicagoans are among the finalists for a prestigious culinary award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
“Prep School,” a book compiling James P. DeWan's cooking method and technique columns that...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Audrey Totter, 95, a blond leading lady of 1940s film noir who starred as a tough-talking dame in "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up" and "High Wall," died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her daughter, Mea Lane. Totter, a Woodland Hills resident, had a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Florida chef Norman Van Aken's memoir is finalist in the International Association of Culinary Professionals awards. The IACP released its list of 2014 IACP Award finalists on the heels of the James Beard Semi-Finalist announcement in Orlando. Van Aken's...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:14 PM
An Iranian-born Montreal man faces three criminal charges in an alleged attempt to board a Los Angeles-bound plane with bomb-making components in his carry-on luggage, Canadian media reported Monday.
Antony Piazza, 71, appeared in court a day after...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 AM
KNBC-TV Channel 4 is taking the bus.
Nearly 1,800 Los Angeles County buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have become the latest vehicles for the local TV station's advertising sales and marketing.
The NBCUniversal-owned station...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is learning that a bad situation can always get worse. Video has emerged that shows him angry and out of breath, ranting about killing someone.
"It's first-degree murder!"
"No holds barred."
"He dies or I die."
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Toronto City Council members voted overwhelmingly Friday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of his powers of appointment and emergency rule, an act of damage control as the leader of Canada's biggest city continues to provoke scandal and revulsion.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission that he "probably" smoked crack cocaine during "one of my drunken stupors" proved a swift and sure gift to comedy and an inspiration for Canadians' trademark talent for self-deprecation.
"This is a hoser country. We...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine "in one of my drunken stupors," six months after reports of a video depicting him puffing on a crack pipe.
At an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall, Ford...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to the residents of Canada's largest city Tuesday after admitting that he lied for six months about smoking crack cocaine, declaring "I love my job" and saying he would stay in it "for the sake of the taxpayers."