| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:52 AM
BEIJING -- The whistle-blowing Chinese police chief who fled to a U.S. consulate last year testified Saturday that he had feared for his own life after discovering that the wife of his boss, Bo Xilai, had poisoned to death an Englishman.
Wang Lijun, one...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood always loved Elmore Leonard. The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection.
Over the course of Leonard's six-decade do-si-do with the entertainment industry, his plain-spoken prose...
| Aug 11, 2013
For 22 years she rarely spoke of the chilling attack, even as it changed so much about her life.
The multisport athlete was 14 and on her way home from basketball practice on a fall evening when she was grabbed from behind, dragged from the road and...
| Aug 21, 2013
The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:27 AM
We all know about texting, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ever heard of a “selfie?” That’s a picture you take of yourself.
It seems the apps and social media websites and slang that comes along with them are never ending.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:49 AM
BEIJING -- One of China’s most prolific and widely followed bloggers, Charles Xue, was arrested over the weekend on a solicitation charge in what was widely seen as part of a government crackdown on the Internet.
Xue, 60, who is also a naturalized...
| Aug 26, 2013
ASK Elisabetta Tripodi if she is starting to feel lonely, and she replies, "A little." Ms Tripodi is mayor of Rosarno, one of Italy's most mafia-ridden towns. She was one of three female local-authority chiefs in the southern region of Calabria who won...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The newly-crowned Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, says she is the victim of a "sextortion" plot. The FBI is investigating the case and says more than a dozen other women were targeted....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:12 AM
After receiving complaints from folks who reported that Tawny Lynn Blazejowski had been stalking them, the Sheriff's Special Victim’s Section began a complex investigation over the past year into these allegations, according to a news release from...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Federal officials on Thursday said they have identified an individual believed to be involved in an alleged "sextortion" case involving newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County.
More than a dozen other women had also been identified...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Wednesday they were investigating an alleged "sextortion" case involving newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County and other women.
Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI's Los Angeles...