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  • Bus plunges into ravine west of Mexico City; at least 12 killed

    MEXICO CITY -- At least 12 people were killed and many more injured Friday morning when a passenger bus overturned on a highway west of the Mexican capital, according to government and media reports. The accident occurred on a highway linking the Mexico...
  • War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate

    War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate
    Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
  • Mipcom: Beta Inks 'Gomorrah' Deals

    CANNES -- Beta Film has inked a number of deals on crime skein "Gomorrah" on the eve of its launch at TV mart Mipcom. The Sky Italia series has been picked up by Sky Germany, HBO Nordic in Scandinavia and HBO Latin America. Arrow Film acquired the...
  • Twitter valuation rising, gets first buy rating ahead of IPO

    SAN FRANCISCO -- In some ways, it would seem a tough sell: After seven years, Twitter still isn't profitable and it doesn't seem like it will be any time soon. It has just begun to ramp up its advertising business, which will require substantial...
  • 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...
  • M.I.A. x Versus Versace collection plays into twisted logo trend

    M.I.A. x Versus Versace collection plays into twisted logo trend
    Cheap is becoming chic in a different way. British pop star M.I.A.'s upcoming capsule collection for Versus Versace brings street style's current love of twisting designer logos and prints to a high fashion brand. For this 19-piece collection, which...
  • 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...
  • Pill-mill docs often avoid prison, but street-level dealers get locked up

    Pill-mill docs often avoid prison, but street-level dealers get locked up
    In June 2010, Margaret Schoendorf was arrested after she sold an undercover detective 47 painkillers in Orange County. The same day, agents arrested doctors Roman Mosai and Michael Moyer on charges they were illegally doling out addictive painkillers...
  • Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there

    Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there
    Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
  • Emanuel's former Chicago comptroller indicted on Ohio corruption charges

     Emanuel's former Chicago comptroller indicted on Ohio corruption charges
    When Amer Ahmad abruptly resigned as city comptroller about three weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heaped praise on his hand-picked aide for helping him "reform government" in Chicago. On Thursday, Ahmad was indicted in Ohio on federal corruption charges...
  • Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson

    Legendary Lawmen, No. 8: O.W. Wilson
    It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke. The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...