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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant
    Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...
  • Five killed in Quebec seniors home fire; death toll expected to rise

    A fire that swept through a home for seniors in the Quebec town of L'Isle-Verte likely took the lives of many of the 30 frail and elderly residents now listed as missing, authorities in the Canadian province said Friday. Five of the 52 people registered...
  • 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...
  • Suzanne Goin, Anne Willan among finalists for IACP cookbook awards

    Suzanne Goin, Anne Willan among finalists for IACP cookbook awards
    Three Southern California authors are among the finalists for the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals’ annual cookbook awards. In the announcement Tuesday morning, Suzanne Goin was honored for “The A.O.C. Cookbook”, Anne...
  • CNN, TMZ and Gawker Fall for Justin Bieber Hoax

    After rumors swirled that Justin Bieber was considering making a move to Atlanta, a local radio station pulled off the ultimate hoax, duping the likes of CNN, TMZ, Gawker, Time and the BBC, among other media outlets. According to CNN, a morning show on...
  • Watch it now: Bree Walker, reparative therapy and Rob Ford

    Watch it now: Bree Walker, reparative therapy and Rob Ford
    On The Takeaway video wrapup, The Times’ Ann Simmons and columnist Robin Abcarian chat about former KCBS-TV news anchor Bree Walker, reparative therapy, and the always entertaining Rob Ford, Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor who is the subject...
  • 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...
  • Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says

    Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says
    The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday. Tom Harding, who was the...
  • Leon Whiteson dies at 82; architect, critic and novelist

    Leon Whiteson, a Zimbabwe-born architect-turned-critic and novelist who wrote about architecture for publications such as Architectural Digest, the Toronto Star and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 82. His...
  • 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...
  • 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...