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  • City worker peddled vitamins to owners of restaurants she inspected

    City worker peddled vitamins to owners of restaurants she inspected
    On a cloudy afternoon in September, Chicago health inspector Charity Okoro arrived at Taste of Peru and began pointing out problems. "She comes into the restaurant really mad, really screaming," recounted co-owner Cesar Izquierdo, according to city...
  • Celebrating the life of the well-traveled Pat Nixon

    Celebrating the life of the well-traveled Pat Nixon
    As the wife of an ambitious politician, Pat Nixon had her hands full. Besides keeping up with Richard Nixon's various political incarnations, she had a household to run and two daughters to raise. But as a new exhibit on the centennial of her birth at...
  • Peru police arrest mayor who led mine protests

     
    Peruvian police detain a mayor who supported protests against a mine in defiance of state of emergency...
  • Peru declares state of emergency after violence at mine protests

     
    The Peruvian government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a southeastern province after eight days of protests over a proposed expansion of a huge copper mine left at least two residents dead and 70 police injured....
  • Mexico cancels mega-resort project near Baja California reef

     
    Mexico's government on Friday halted a controversial mega-resort development in Baja California Sur after environmentalists said it would have threatened a large coral reef in the Sea of Cortes that has rebounded dramatically from years of damage. The...
  • Leading foe rejects new plan for Peru mine

     
    Gregorio Santos, Cajamarca regional president, said changes in a plan to build a $4.8-billion copper and gold mine in northern Peru are not sufficient to win locals' support....
  • Iran urged to halt executions for alcohol consumption

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to scrap the death penalty for citizens convicted of drinking alcohol following reports that the nation's judiciary has upheld two such sentences. The watchdog called on Iranian authorities to end capital punishment for...
  • U.S. officials say China is reducing purchases of Iranian oil

     
    China has fallen in line with Western efforts to cut back purchases of Iranian oil and will be spared economic punishment threatened under a new round of U.S. sanctions, Obama administration officials said this week....
  • Passengers, flight crew in China foil hijack attempt, police say

     
    Passengers and flight crew helped foil a hijacking attempt Friday in the restive Chinese province of Xinjiang, the official New China News Agency said, citing police....
  • Peru: Alberto Fujimori's daughter is running for president

     
    The daughter of Alberto Fujimori, the jailed former president of Peru, has launched a campaign to claim her dad's old job and is a strong contender in a wide field leading into elections next year. As expected, Keiko Fujimori announced her candidacy...
  • Stocks: What was hot, and not, in foreign markets in 2010

     
    Stocks mostly advanced worldwide in 2010, but there were wide disparities in performance. And the rising tide of global economic recovery didn't lift all boats. Generally, fast-growing emerging-market economies also boasted the hottest equity markets,...