| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Except for a few dodgy plot tricks, “The Art of the Steal” is a pleasantly modest entry in that overdone genre, the heist film. It's got “Canadian production” written all over it, from writer/director Jonathan Sobol to a cast...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:25 PM
A Mexican man suspected of drug trafficking was arrested in Rio de Janeiro as he attempted to board a flight to northeastern Brazil to attend a Mexico-Brazil World Cup match, authorities said Tuesday.
Jose Diaz Barajas, 49, was suspected of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
The party doesn't stop when Grant Park closes each of the three nights Lollapalooza is in town between Aug. 1 and 3.
Venues across the city will host late-night aftershows during the festival featuring artists on the official 130-band Lollapalooza...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Following is some background information on some of the key players in the murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic star Oscar Pistorius:
Pistorius' uncle Arnold has taken the role of family spokesman since the arrest of his nephew, who...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
MEXICO CITY -- From his naming on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, to his frequent supposed sightings and magical escapes, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been a larger-than-life drug lord who reached...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Lollapalooza announced its hour-by-hour schedule Thursday, and now it’s up to festivalgoers to sort out their priorities for the festival Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park.
The headliner faceoffs (Arctic Monkeys vs. Eminem on Aug. 1, Calvin Harris and...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This year's FYF Fest lineup looks like it could be a Coachella bill.
The annual punk-ish festival has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2011 partnership with Goldenvoice, and the headliners for the Aug. 23 and 24 event reflect that. Onetime...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Hundreds of Chicago-area activists and parents, some with personal ties to Nigeria, rallied Saturday in the Loop to offer support and a voice for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped last month in the African country.
Shouting "Bring back our girls!" and...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
NEW YORK (JTA) — On July 18, 1994, a hellish scene unfolded in Buenos Aires as a car bomb set by Iranian agents destroyed the AMIA/DAIA Jewish center, killing 85 people and wounding hundreds.
Twenty years later, there is still no justice in the...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A Broward County woman is facing federal prison time after pleading guilty to international parental kidnapping, admitting she abducted her 10-year-old daughter and took her to the Dominican Republic, where they hid out for more than a year.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
An appellate court has reduced the prison sentence of a man who raped two women and sexually assaulted a third as she slept in a limousine parked in Costa Mesa.
Justices shaved five years from Ali Achekzai's 61-years-to-life sentence. The 4th...