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  • In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade

    In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade
    In a bold and controversial move, Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business. President Jose Mujica championed the bill that narrowly passed the Chamber of Senators, arguing that "the...
  • Calm returns to Argentine provinces after looting and violence

    Calm returns to Argentine provinces after looting and violence
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Calm returned Friday to more than a dozen Argentine provinces wracked by looting and violence that left 13 dead and 200 injured and caused millions of dollars in property losses. The chaos in 20 provinces during the...
  • Alejo Muniz wins 2013 U.S. Open of Surfing

    Alejo Muniz wins 2013 U.S. Open of Surfing
    As Alejo Muniz was carried through the crowd after winning the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, he raised his fingers to the sky while a fan draped a Brazilian flag around his back. The flag read "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress"), although it was the...
  • Twitter faces new pressure to boost global ad revenue

    Twitter faces new pressure to boost global ad revenue
    SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television. The social media frenzy that took place thousands of...
  • Argentine president's head surgery successful, spokesman says

    Argentine president's head surgery successful, spokesman says
    BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, underwent a successful surgery Tuesday morning in which doctors removed blood that collected in the tissue outside her brain, a government spokesman said. “The operation...
  • Death of Nazi war criminal in Rome creates quandary over funeral

    Death of Nazi war criminal in Rome creates quandary over funeral
    ROME — Italy is debating what to do with the body of Erich Priebke, the unrepentant Nazi war criminal who died in Rome last week at the age of 100. Denied a church funeral in Rome by the Vatican, the former SS captain, who received a life sentence...
  • Pope Francis counsels young prisoners in Brazil

    Pope Francis counsels young prisoners in Brazil
    RIO DE JANEIRO — In a rare moment shielded from the world’s eyes, Pope Francis on Friday privately counseled young prisoners from several Rio de Janeiro jails, who in turn used the visit to draw attention to one of the most notorious massacres...
  • War criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100; Nazi captain convicted in 1995

    War criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100; Nazi captain convicted in 1995
    Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100. Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
  • Theater openings for Sept. 22-29: 'Henry VIII,' Radar L.A. and more

    Theater openings for Sept. 22-29: 'Henry VIII,' Radar L.A. and more
    A Spanish-language version of Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" is on the boards at the Broad Stage, poets Rumi and Samuel Taylor Coleridge have their praises sung in separate shows, and the Radar L.A. Festival is all over the map. Smokey Joe's Cafe Musical...
  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets back into ring with a heavy challenge

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets back into ring with a heavy challenge
    The wait — and weight — is over for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In September 2012, Chavez lost a one-sided but dramatic fight to Argentina's Sergio Martinez, after which he was suspended for marijuana use. Saturday night, he climbs back into...
  • Lionel Messi blames L.A. organizers for cancellation of charity event

    Lionel Messi blames L.A. organizers for cancellation of charity event
    Talk about Messi situations. Hours after it was announced that Wednesday's charity soccer match featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Los Angeles Coliseum had been canceled, Messi went on Facebook and gave his side of the story. "Disappointed by...