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  • Mexico again missing deadline on vetting police officers

    Mexico again missing deadline on vetting police officers
    MEXICO CITY – Five years and millions of U.S.-supplied dollars later, Mexican authorities are acknowledging they are still a long way from purging and improving local and federal police forces, among the most corrupt institutions in the country....
  • State GOP convention exposes intraparty rifts

    The contours of the 2014 race for governor sharpened Saturday as two Republicans vying to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown staked out positions that exposed rifts within the party as it tries to reverse two decades of decline in California. Assemblyman...
  • 2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail

    2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail
    Tony Henderson would park his older Mercedes-Benz in a public garage near the downtown federal jail where he worked and leave a back window cracked open a few inches. Federal authorities allege it was all part of a sophisticated bribery scheme devised...
  • Boehner confuses extortion with democracy

    House Speaker John Boehner insists all that's needed to reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt ceiling (to prevent default and disaster) is for the majority party to sit down and negotiate with him. Let's be clear: negotiation is a necessary...
  • 13 federal police in Mexico accused of being part of kidnapping ring

    13 federal police in Mexico accused of being part of kidnapping ring
    MEXICO CITY — Thirteen Mexican federal police officers are among 18 people arrested recently on suspicion of being part of a deadly kidnapping ring operating in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco, government officials said Tuesday. The...
  • 13 federal police among 18 arrested in Mexico kidnapping probe

    MEXICO CITY — Thirteen Mexican federal police officers are among 18 people arrested last week on suspicion of being part of a deadly kidnapping ring operating in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco, government officials said Tuesday....
  • House GOP shutdown an exceptionally reckless waste of time

    PARIS -- Abroad, what is happening in Washington remains to most a mystery of very little interest. It is back pages stuff. If the American government ceases to function because the Republican majority in the House of Representatives refuses to pass a...
  • Film Review: 'The Wonders'

    A genial slacker, a private investigator and a femme fatale join forces to rescue a kidnapped holy man in Avi Nesher's engagingly helmed "The Wonders," an unusual dramedy that offers a stylish and amusing riff on "Chinatown" by way of "Alice In...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap, Season 3, Episode 6, Thomas gets caught

    'Downton Abbey' recap, Season 3, Episode 6, Thomas gets caught
    The Thomas and Jimmy situation just got real(ly sad).  Yes, a lot went down in this two-hour penultimate episode of Season 3. It all felt, at times, a bit laborious (this was two of the U.K. episodes, for some reason, smashed together), but it...
  • 'American Horror Story: Asylum' premiere recap, 'Welcome to Briarcliff'

    'American Horror Story: Asylum' premiere recap, 'Welcome to Briarcliff'
    “Patients committed here suffer not only diseases of the mind, but also of the body.” – Dr. Arthur Arden. Welcome to 1964, where Jessica Lange is no longer Constance Langdon, but Sister Jude, a badass nun with a Boston accent running...
  • 'American Horror Story: Asylum' recap, 'The Name Game'

    'American Horror Story: Asylum' recap, 'The Name Game'
    It was a busy night for the Angel of Death on the latest episode of "American Horror Story."  The last time we saw the merciful Angel, she was coming to Monsignor Timothy Howard’s rescue after he was nailed to a cross. But she didn’t come to...