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  • 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...
  • Italian Mafia boss ordered held by London court

    LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
  • Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo dies at 79; disgraced Mexican general

    Handpicked for the job by the Mexican president, praised by the U.S. government for his honesty, army Gen. Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo seemed the perfect man to serve as drug czar. But barely 11 weeks into the job, Gutierrez Rebollo was fired in...
  • 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...
  • Prosecution witness in Darien murders gets 75 years

    Prosecution witness in Darien murders gets 75 years
    The good deeds Jacob Nodarse performed after he murdered three people could not diminish the awful crime, a DuPage County judge said Monday before sentencing the former auto mechanic to 75 years in prison. "For the terrifying minutes you spent inside...
  • Former Chicago comptroller indicted in Ohio

    Former Chicago comptroller indicted in Ohio
    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...
  • Video poker protections questioned

     Video poker protections questioned
    Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars. And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
  • 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...