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  • 3 Chicago cookbook authors among finalists for culinary award

    3 Chicago cookbook authors among finalists for culinary award
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Audrey Totter

    PASSINGS: Audrey Totter
    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...
  • Chef Norman Van Aken's memoir finalist in International Association of Culinary Professionals awards

    Chef Norman Van Aken's memoir finalist in International Association of Culinary Professionals awards
    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...
  • Iranian-born suspect charged with endangering L.A.-bound plane

    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...
  • KNBC-TV playing to viewers on L.A. County buses

    KNBC-TV playing to viewers on L.A. County buses
    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...
  • Toronto mayor caught in expletive-filled video threatening 'murder'

    Toronto mayor caught in expletive-filled video threatening 'murder'
    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." "I'll rip...
  • Toronto police find video purported to show mayor smoking crack

    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....
  • Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers

    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. The City...
  • Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?

    Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?
    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...
  • Toronto mayor admits to crack cocaine use; no sign he will step down

    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...
  • Toronto mayor apologizes for crack use, defies calls to resign

    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." In...