Toronto's Ford says he bought drugs

World / Crime & Legal Nov 14, 2013

Toronto's Ford says he bought drugs

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate Wednesday that he has bought illegal drugs while in office but refused to step down despite calls from nearly every councilor to take a leave of absence and get help. "I'm most definitely keeping ...

World Nov 13, 2013

New fraud probe nets U.S. Navy officials

Federal authorities are investigating three senior navy intelligence officials as part of a probe into an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade firearms silencers that cost only $8,000 to make, court records show. The three civilian officials, who oversee highly ...

World / Crime & Legal Nov 12, 2013

Germany makes details on Nazi art trove public

Bowing to pressure from Jewish groups and art experts, the German government made public details of paintings in a recovered trove of some 1,400 pieces of art, many of which may have been stolen by the Nazis, and said it will put together a ...

Lawyer says Toronto mayor 'considering' rehab

World / Politics Nov 9, 2013

Lawyer says Toronto mayor 'considering' rehab

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer, in the first indication that the mayor might bow to heavy pressure to seek help, says Ford is considering entering a rehabilitation program after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and a video surfaced of him ranting and threatening ...

China's state TV airing confessions

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Nov 6, 2013

China's state TV airing confessions

The 27-year-old journalist wore a green jail uniform, his head shaved and hands in metal cuffs, when he appeared on national TV and confessed his guilt in bribery allegations. And he had yet to be charged with anything. "I willingly admit my crime, and I ...

Napping nuclear officers left blast door open

World Oct 23, 2013

Napping nuclear officers left blast door open

Twice this year alone, U.S. Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, air force officials ...