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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mexico cartel honcho reportedly killed by gunmen dressed as clowns

    MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen dressed as clowns burst into a children’s party and shot to death the eldest brother of one of Mexico’s erstwhile largest and feared drug-trafficking families, Mexican officials and press said Saturday. Francisco Rafael...
  • State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations

    State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations
    Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp. Caesars said Monday that one of its Las Vegas businesses is the subject...
  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store

    City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store
    Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street. But in April, a new neon sign for...
  • Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction

    Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction
    HOUSTON -- Tom DeLay, who was forced out as Republican House majority leader in 2005 because of felony money laundering charges, was exonerated Thursday by a Texas appeals court. The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said the evidence in the case was “...
  • Reel Critics: This 'Family' could use counseling

    Reel Critics: This 'Family' could use counseling
    French director Luc Besson is known for offbeat gangster films that combine humor and a soft touch with bloody R-rated violence. "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" are among his credits. His new release, "The Family," has famous American stars to...