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  • Iran military general confirmed killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria

    Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian general was among the seven killed in what the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has described as an Israeli airstrike in Syria. The confirmation came in a statement published Monday on the website of the Iranian...
  • David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay show a very human Dr. King in 'Selma'

    David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay show a very human Dr. King in 'Selma'
    Three years passed between David Oyelowo reading the script for “Selma” and being cast in the starring role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Another four went by before the movie was made. But the now-38-year-old English actor never lost track of...
  • A wise decision not to charge John W. Hinckley Jr. in James Brady's death

    It’s not surprising that the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., has decided against trying to  prosecute John W. Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady. The surprise is that prosecutors gave the idea any...
  • Are drone strikes more defensible than torture?

    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President...
  • Adviser recounts JFK recollections

    Adviser recounts JFK recollections
    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton. Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
  • Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago

    Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago
    The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years. This one, however, didn't end up a...
  • North Korea, Sony and good taste

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama certainly was right to step in as a defender of freedom of the press in America by criticizing Sony Entertainment's decision to withdraw from theaters its comic movie featuring an assassination of North Korean dictator Kim...
  • Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

    We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • Fans trumpet free speech, line up for screenings of 'Interview'

    Fans trumpet free speech, line up for screenings of 'Interview'
    "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that...
  • 'The Interview' assassination plot in poor taste

    'The Interview' assassination plot in poor taste
    North Korea is being blamed for the massive hack of Sony Entertainment's computer system. Its motive is believed to be revenge for the release (now drastically scaled back) of Sony's movie comedy, "The Interview," in which North Korea's present leader,...