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  • Man gets 120 years for killing U of C doctoral student

    Man gets 120 years for killing U of C doctoral student
    A Cook County judge today sentenced a man to 120 years in prison in the slaying of a University of Chicago doctoral student from Africa during a botched robbery four years ago. Prosecutors said Demetrius Warren, 21, fatally shot Amadou Cisse in November...
  • San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park enjoys baby boom

    San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park enjoys baby boom
    I admit it: I fall in love easily. First, it was with a 268-pound guy. Despite his youth, he was gray and wrinkled. But there were others as the day wore on. One had a face like a horse. Another was nice-enough looking, but that neck — oh, heavens,...
  • PASSINGS

    Konrad Dannenberg Saturn V, V-2 designer Konrad Dannenberg, 96, a German rocket scientist who was part of Wernher von Braun's team that helped put the first American astronauts on the moon, died Feb. 16 of natural causes at a Huntsville, Ala.,...
  • Philip Curtin, dies at 87; historian of African slave trade

    Philip Curtin, dies at 87; historian of African slave trade
    Philip D. Curtin, a historian of the African slave trade who after World War II was a leading figure in reviving the neglected field of African history, has died. He was 87. Curtin, who was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1983, died June 4 of...
  • Food price rises spark protests, hoarding

    Anger over high food prices has sparked protests in several countries. Surging food prices have posed a particular risk to poor economies. Here are some details of recent price rise protests and disturbances: * BURKINA FASO - Unions called a general...
  • A drug's worrisome detour

    A landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say. Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
  • Pierre Thiam explores flavorful foods of Senegal

    "Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal," the recently published debut cookbook from Brooklyn chef and restaurateur Pierre Thiam, is a vibrant and compelling collection, and a terrific introduction to a less familiar cuisine. Beautifully shot by...
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Gulf oil spill: Pro-drilling rally attracts thousands

     
    The federal moratorium on exploratory drilling for oil in deep-sea waters is tantamount to an attack on Louisiana’s way of life, politicians and business leaders said Wednesday at an oil industry-sponsored rally held in Lafayette. The political event at...
  • Gulf oil spill: Pro-drilling rally pushes back at Obama moratorium

     
    Thousands of Louisianans filled the Cajundome stadium in Lafayette Wednesday to protest the federal moratorium on exploratory drilling for oil in deep-sea waters. “The greatest risk to our economy is the moratorium,” Lafayette City-Parish President...
  • Philip D. Curtin

    Philip D. Curtin, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and a historian of the African slave trade who was instrumental in changing the way schools teach the subject, died June 4 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., of pneumonia. He was...