| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch will appear before a committee of the British Parliament following revelations of a secret recording in which the media mogul seemed to say that illicit payments to news sources were routine in Britain.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A federal judge refused to dismiss claims by Warner Bros. and the Saul Zaentz Co. that the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien cost them "millions of dollars in license fees" from merchandising of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" when it filed a legal...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A federal judge has ruled SAG-AFTRA is on the hook for the $330,000 it paid to Ken Osmond and his attorneys to settle his class-action suit over foreign tax revenues.
The union had sued Federal Insurance Co. in Los Angeles in 2011 for refusing to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
There was a ready attraction to “The Great American Railroad War” when I saw it on the book shelf — as a fan of country music, having a collection of legendary railroad songs such as “The Wabash Cannonball,” “Wreck of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:31 AM
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy accused of raping women and soliciting bribes while on duty is due in court Wednesday morning.
Jose Rigaberto Sanchez, 28, was arrested at his home Monday night without incident after a nearly...
| Sep 4, 2013
Most days, they are easy to spot. Wearing brightly colored vests, the canvassers stand on Chicago sidewalks, quick to pose a question to passers-by:
Do you have a minute for children in the developing world?
What might not be as easy to see is that...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:53 AM
MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi Theater's longtime general director was fired Tuesday in a surprise move a year before his contract was set to expire.
Anatoly Iksanov, 61, had managed the nation’s most celebrated ballet company since 2000. His tenure was...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:10 AM
The Imperial County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against the former Salton Sea Beach Fire Department chief, accusing him of felony embezzlement by a public or private official.
Though information about the total amount allegedly...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn.
His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:40 PM
MOSCOW--A Kremlin-favored candidate declared victory in Sunday's election for mayor of Moscow, although an independent monitoring group questioned whether he received enough votes to avoid a runoff.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, acting Mayor Sergei...