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  • Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial

    Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecutor in the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius accused him of repeatedly lying to the court and offering versions of events so improbable that "nobody would think it is reasonably or...
  • Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'

    Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius complained he was “tired” Friday in his murder trial in South Africa, prompting Judge Thokozile Masipa to ask if that was “the reason you're making all these mistakes” in testimony. The...
  • Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates

    Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates
    The formal arrival of Theaster Gates took place on the final day of January in the large and art-filled main dining room on the second floor of the Union League Club, where he was honored as a Distinguished Artist. The club crowd was the largest in...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 11, 2014

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, villagers pass through an area covered by ash from eruptions of Mount Sinabung at Kuta Rayat village in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has erupted numerous times since September, causing 16 deaths and enormous...
  • Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

    A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered...
  • Ending Of Landmark Book, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' Is Still Debated

    Ending Of Landmark Book, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' Is Still Debated
    When Litchfield native Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly," she could not have imagined she was writing a book that for generations would rack up sales second only to the Holy Bible. Is it rude, then, to point out...
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines

    Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines
    Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi

    Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi
    CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...
  • Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
    Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...