| 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...
| 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 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.
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:34 PM
A fugitive who fled to Austria after raping and sexually assaulting women he met in Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach was convicted Thursday, prosecutors said.
A man was been convicted Thursday of raping and sexually assaulting who raped and sexually assaulted...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:51 AM
A Better Life
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part
Winnie the Pooh
Eureka (season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, Syfy)
MLB Home Run Derby (special, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN)
Warehouse 13 (season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:13 AM
The most distinctive piece of the National, an indie-rock quintet from Brooklyn, N.Y.-via-Cincinnati, is lead singer Matt Berninger's slurred baritone.
It's a smooth, low purr that, when combined with the band's circular guitars and Bryan Devendorf's...