Toronto mayor's saga to be a musical

Jun 17, 2014

Toronto mayor's saga to be a musical

In case anyone has missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s scandalous confessions, expletive-laden videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor’s story to the musical stage. “Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation” held ...

Argentina won't submit to 'extortion' on debt to U.S.

Jun 17, 2014

Argentina won't submit to 'extortion' on debt to U.S.

Argentina’s president is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge’s ruling requiring a $1.5 billion repayment of defaulted bonds, even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her government’s appeals and left the order in place. In a national address Monday night, Cristina Fernandez ...

China executes 13 allegedly connected to Xinjiang 'terrorist attacks'

Jun 17, 2014

China executes 13 allegedly connected to Xinjiang 'terrorist attacks'

China on Monday executed 13 people for “terrorist attacks” in the violence-wracked northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said, as death sentences were issued over a suicide car crash at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The announcement by the official Xinhua News Agency said the 13 ...

Jun 14, 2014

Canada's top court bolsters Internet privacy protection

Canada’s Constitution bars authorities from forcing Internet providers to turn over the identities of customers without a warrant, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision that better protects online anonymity. Privacy advocates say the ruling makes unconstitutional a Conservative government bill currently before ...

Jun 14, 2014

Drunk Japanese honeymooner punched flight attendant on U.S. jet

A drunken passenger assaulted a flight attendant while flying from Japan to Honolulu, federal prosecutors said. Kenji Okamoto pleaded guilty Friday to interfering with the duties of a flight attendant by assaulting and intimidating him. According to a criminal complaint, Okamoto was flying first-class ...

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Jun 12, 2014

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged lawmakers to cease insensitive and ambiguous word play over rape and to work together to protect all women, in his first comments on the issue since the gang rape and murder of two girls shocked the ...

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

Jun 12, 2014

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced two brothers to 11 years in jail for eating a dead baby in a case that has shocked the country, a year after they were freed over a similar offense. Farman Ali and his brother, Mohammad Arif, were ...

Blackwater shooters' state of mind focus of latest trial

Jun 11, 2014

Blackwater shooters' state of mind focus of latest trial

After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18 others in a violent assault on motorists and other passers-by at a Baghdad ...

S. Korean police storm compound in search of fugitive ferry owner

Jun 11, 2014

S. Korean police storm compound in search of fugitive ferry owner

Thousands of South Korean police forced their way into the compound of a Christian splinter group Wednesday in their search for a fugitive businessman wanted over April’s ferry disaster. Live television reports showed police officers, some in full riot gear, streaming into the sprawling ...