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  • Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama

    Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama
    JINAN, China -- In 1980, hundreds of millions of Chinese people gathered around communal televisions set up in schools and on basketball courts, mesmerized by the trial of Mao Tse-tung’s widow and members of the so-called Gang of Four who had led...
  • Review: In 'All Is Bright,' good actors decorate a scraggly Christmas tale

    Review: In 'All Is Bright,' good actors decorate a scraggly Christmas tale
    "All is Bright" — "All Is Bright" is a bit of holiday melancholy masquerading as black comedy. Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins star in this sweet, sad tale of thieves and other lost causes tangled up in a Brooklyn Christmas tree lot one...
  • Bus plunges into ravine west of Mexico City; at least 12 killed

    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...
  • War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate

    War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate
    Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
  • Twitter valuation rising, gets first buy rating ahead of IPO

    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...
  • George Yu hungers to bring new restaurants to Chinatown

     George Yu hungers to bring new restaurants to Chinatown
    George Yu is navigating his midnight blue Chevy Traverse down Chinatown's narrow Bamboo Lane on an early August afternoon, envisioning a row of street food stalls as part of the neighborhood festival Chinatown Summer Nights that he helps organize. Maybe...
  • Gang member convicted of murdering 3-week old baby

    The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury also convicted Juvenal...
  • Mexico's Pena Nieto defends 'arduous' reform agenda

    Mexico's Pena Nieto defends 'arduous' reform agenda
    MEXICO CITY — Despite the massive street protests that forced him to change the venue of his first state of the nation speech, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto used the occasion Monday to defend his ambitious reform agenda, pledging to forge...
  • Man who killed strip club owner Jimmy Casino in '87 gets life in prison

    Man who killed strip club owner Jimmy Casino in '87 gets life in prison
    A quarter of a century after a Santa Ana strip club owner was ambushed and gunned down, a Hawaiian man has been sentenced to life in prison in what once was one of Orange County’s most intriguing unsolved murders. Richard Curtis Morris Jr. was...
  • Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case

    Eight plead guilty in Armenian Power racketeering case
    Eight of 70 defendants charged in a wide-reaching investigation that targeted the small but ruthless Armenian Power gang pleaded guilty this week in federal court, authorities said Wednesday. Four of the eight were allegedly "members or associates" of...
  • Emmys 2013: Showrunners on violence — Everything comes from story

    Emmys 2013: Showrunners on violence — Everything comes from story
    The depiction of violence in popular entertainment has long been a hot-button issue. At the same time, bloodshed is an intrinsic part of such TV dramas as "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad." In...