| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Rihanna's latest collection for River Island, to be available in stores and online Sept. 12, is notable for things like crop tops made of mesh and camouflage print fabric and onesies. "I literally designed everything I wanted to wear," the singer says...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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;...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Here in South Florida, our threshold of expectations is so low that when a local politician turns down a bribe, it’s front-page news. The mayor of Pembroke Pines, Frank Ortis, resisted the temptation of a grant application kickback from two FBI...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Four months after a state appellate panel voided grand jury indictments against Irwindale officials connected to the alleged misappropriation of nearly $200,000 on lavish trips to New York, Los Angeles County prosecutors on Wednesday refiled the charges....
| Aug 15, 2013
Three Time Warner Cable customers in Southern California have filed a class-action lawsuit against the cable company over the blackout of CBS, Showtime, The Movie Channel and KCAL -- now in its 13th day -- demanding to get refunds for the loss of the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Brevard legislator and clerk of court Mitch Needelman and a lobbyist associate were arrested Thursday in a long-running bribery investigation related to money he accepted last year from a vendor.
The Florida Department of Law...