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  • 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...
  • Rob Ford timeline: What the Toronto mayor has been up to since May

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has provided a steady stream of shock, controversy and dismay over the last six months. With his admissions of drug use, his off-the-cuff foul language and a stubborn refusal to quit his job, he's kept his name in headlines.  On...
  • Poll: Toronto mayor's popularity unscathed by scandals, lost clout

    The latest poll on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's job performance makes one wonder what the crack-smoking, foul-mouthed, short-fused leader of Canada's biggest city would have to do to turn off voters. Ford's popularity has hardly been dented by his...
  • Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight

    Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be a national embarrassment, but his scandalous behavior -- smoking crack cocaine, threatening murder and making lewd remarks on live television -- is the biggest international news story out of Canada this century, Canadian...
  • 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...
  • Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?

    Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?
    Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Canadian short story master Alice Munro announced her retirement in an interview with Mark Medley of Canada's National Post. “When you’re my age,” Munro said in June, “you don’t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...