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  • Mike O'Connor dies at 67; advocate for journalists in Mexico

    Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
  • Reputed mob boss arrested in 1978 'Goodfellas' airport heist

    Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas." More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
  • Defiant Mexican bishop denounces drug gangs, government

    MEXICO CITY -- In a rare public airing, a senior Catholic prelate has denounced control of Mexico's Michoacan state by violent drug traffickers, challenging official government claims and igniting a fierce debate. Miguel Patiņo, the bishop of...
  • Outspoken mayor from Mexico's Michoacan state found dead

    MEXICO CITY — Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza was one of the few mayors from Mexico’s troubled state of Michoacan who openly sounded the alarm about the narco thugs whose extortion demands were targeting even small local governments like his. “...
  • Want exciting mayoral news? Don't look to Los Angeles

    Want exciting mayoral news? Don't look to Los Angeles
    Wait a second: Didn’t we just elect a new L.A. mayor? Anyone seen or heard from him? Anyone? OK, yes, I know that Eric Garcetti is now mayor of Los Angeles. Replaced that Villaraigosa guy. Took office July 1; spent his first day “sitting...
  • Uruguay takes key step toward legalizing marijuana

    BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot. Uruguay’s upper house, the Senate, still...
  • Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32

    Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32
    Here's a couple that went from being love birds to jail birds. At least they're together in the same jail. Danny Lee Fletcher, 32 and Cynthia Leah Fletcher, 58, both of Ocala, along with Marcus Brody Hilton, 34 of Newberry, are currently behind bars,...
  • DVD Review: Cannes winner 'Reality' is a bitter pill

    DVD Review: Cannes winner 'Reality' is a bitter pill
    Young Italian director Matteo Garrone became known in the U.S. when "Gomorrah" — his sprawling 2008 look at contemporary organized crime in Naples — won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and was selected as Italy's official Oscar entry. He won...
  • Film Review: Amoral universe in '2 Guns' and 'Drug War'

    Film Review: Amoral universe in '2 Guns' and 'Drug War'
    In "2 Guns," Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play a duo of low-level minions for drug lord Papi (Edward James Olmos). Or more accurately they play two guys playing low-level minions. That is, Bobby (Washington) and Stig (Wahlberg) both work for law...
  • 'We're the Millers': Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis on twisted road

    'We're the Millers': Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis on twisted road
    NEW YORK — When Jennifer Aniston heard last month that Jason Sudeikis was exiting "Saturday Night Live," she sent the comic actor a text. "So sad you're leaving — selfishly — but good for you. An enormous life awaits," she wrote. Her...
  • Review: 'We're the Millers' can't fake the laughs

    Let's start with the story behind "We're the Millers," the new comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The writers of the very funny "Wedding Crashers," Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, came up with the idea and wrote the first drafts of "The...