| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's big media vs. big government, a scenario being played out all over Latin America. But in Argentina, the battle is especially fierce, pitting the country's media giant, Grupo Clarin, against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who has already...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally launched his bid for a record fifth term today, with the popular 79-year-old saying there's more work to be done.
White already is on track to become the longest-serving secretary of state at the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Fifteen years ago, corrupt officials at the highest levels of state government were perverting their public trust for personal gain. That dark time, however, coincided with a golden age of federal corruption in Connecticut. Felons and the just did battle;...
| Sep 22, 2013
Two decades ago, he was one of three young traders who made $27 million in 22 days trading the stock of a bankrupt company on the Chicago Stock Exchange, becoming known as one of "the bad boys of arbitrage."
Assessing that deal, a federal appeals...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Albert "Bud" Wheelon, one of the nation's central figures in the development of the first spy satellite and later the commercial communications satellite industry, has died. He was 84.
Wheelon, who became one of California's most important technological...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:17 AM
A controversial tax on wine, beer and spirits was defeated at the polls Tuesday night. Proposition B-1 would have applied a 5 percent tax to liquor by the drink and sold over the counter borough wide. As of late Tuesday, 6,231 people voted against the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
After a day and a half of deliberations and one handwritten note to the judge, a federal jury was unable to reach a verdict Tuesday in the wire fraud and bribery trial of a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A Navy officer and a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent were charged Tuesday with being part of a bribery scheme involving an executive of a Singapore-based marine services company.
Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz and NCIS...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers.
Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A judge on Friday rejected a plea deal reached between prosecutors and a former Glendale councilman accused of embezzling at least $304,000, calling the agreement a “slap on the wrist” for someone in a position of public trust.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
BEIJING -– Bo Xilai, at one time the most potent challenger to the current Chinese Communist Party leadership, was sentenced Sunday to life in prison for corruption.
The 64-year-old Bo, who had been the party secretary in Chongqing, has vowed to...