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  • Pictures in the News | July 26, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington, DC, where a U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial, after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and...
  • 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...
  • Racial profiling may stem from lopsided crime statistics, and from a thug's obscene smile

    As racial rancor is clearly intensifying, not subsiding, across the nation, there is no way to avoid an obvious and painful question raised by the photograph of Darnell Ray Lewis Jr. accompanying this past week's stories about his three-day trial. He...
  • '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...
  • Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Coalinga

    Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Coalinga
    A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning in the Central Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:02 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles...
  • Feds indict dozens in alleged Mexican Mafia, drug cartel scheme

    Feds indict dozens in alleged Mexican Mafia, drug cartel scheme
    More than 30 members of a powerful Los Angeles street gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury as part of two investigations involving the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and L.A. County authorities that officials said...
  • Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme

    Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme
    The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader at the center of a corruption scandal in the Baltimore City Detention Center pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges, then admitted to the state's allegations of attempted murder that...
  • 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...
  • Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case

    Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case
    Corrections officer Katera Stevenson, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a racketeering charge, admitting her part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang network that smuggled drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore jail. A corrections...
  • 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...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip
    Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”   First there&...