| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:39 PM
BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday.
In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:22 PM
SEOUL -- The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was sentenced to death and executed Thursday, the state Korea Central News Agency reported Friday.
The execution of Jang Sung Taek, 67, came only four days after he was accused of...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
If you wanted to see someone famous when you went out to eat in Chicago this year, Chicago Cut Steakhouse was your best bet — especially if you know your athletes. While there are a small number of places in the city that hosted bigger names, none...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:07 PM
As legions of fans awaited news about Derrick Rose's MRI results Saturday, Bulls legend Scottie Pippen played video games with his fans in a mall.
If Pippen had any insider information or was worried about the effect those results would have on the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Mike Tyson really seems to be taking his quest for redemption seriously.
In his latest effort to make amends for the mistakes of his past, the former heavyweight champion has returned the portion of Evander Holyfield's ear he bit off during their 1997...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Next April, the NCAA men's basketball Final Four will offer unique coverage, with each of the semifinal games going nationally on TBS while both TNT and truTV will have broadcasts of the same game with one tailored to each of the teams involved, including...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter is normally working around this time every year, but due to his team’s failure to make the playoffs, “The Captain” had time to visit Chicago this week.
Jeter was spotted Wednesday having lunch at...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him.
Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months. Over the summer,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die.
The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Anyone with half a brain and a teaspoon of common sense saw this coming a mile away. Nevertheless, I must describe the news flash of the week with these words: Shameful. Disgusting. Obscene.
Yes, today I'm writing about the microwave marriage of...