The police station burned bright as a bonfire. As cars hissed past on the Caracas highway, flames consumed the roadside structure as if it were kindling. Black smoke belched into the night sky. By the time dawn broke over the Venezuelan capital April 1, nothing was left of the building but a charred ... More >>
Twelve years ago, just month after the towers fell in New York, New Times reporter Bob Norman showed you that the 9/11 bombers had been allowed to enter the country illegally through Miami. The series that he wrote, "Admitting Terror," won a Livingston Award for Young Journalists because it showed ... More >>
What two things do Chris Brown and anradical Islamist terrorist have in common? Easy! They both treat women like shit and occasionally wear the same clothes. Still struggling to trigger the think-before-you-act part of the brain that humans typically rely on for day-to-day life, Breezy thought it' ... More >>
Most of the world has moved on from LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and play for the Miami Heat, but at least one man is still mad about it. The lawyer for Muhammad Rahim, an Al-Qaeda member who served as a translator for Osama bin Laden and who is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, h ... More >>
Nowadays, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has got plenty of money. More than $200 million of it in secret accounts around the world, in fact. But when he launched Bain Capital in 1983, Romney had trouble raising the cash for the private equity project. So he turned to super-wealthy Centr ... More >>
There's no better way to express pure joy than the art of song. So when the news broke on Sunday that Obama had killed Osama, a giddy mob of superpatriotic Americans flocked to special spots like the White House, Ground Zero, and Times Square to musically convey its overwhelming excitement and g ... More >>
wikimedia commonsDo you believe in miracles? Alan Garcia does, just not the nice, feel-good kind.Pope John Paul II may have died six years ago, but the recently beatified Pole still packs quite a holy punch. At least, so believes Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who credited JPII for "removing" Os ... More >>
President CorreaNational police in Ecuador are pissed at President Rafael Correa. So pissed that riots have broken out in the capitol, and Correa claims he is the victim of an attempted coup. The police unleashed the protest after they say Correa cancelled promised promotions and bonuses.
Pastor Terry JonesThe tiny Gainesville, Florida, Dove World Outreach Center ignited an international controversy when they announced plans to burn Korans on the ninth anniversary of September 11. The story stirred the same strong feelings surrounding a planned Muslim community center near Ground ... More >>
via Dominican TodayOut of all the things Haiti needs right now as it continues to rebuild after this year's devastating earthquake are prostitutes. Yet, Time magazine reports today that post-quake Haiti has attracted a startling number of sex workers, mostly women from the neighboring Domini ... More >>
It's like Miami, but with uglier beaches and whiter people. Tampa, our slightly "off" cousin to the North East, has been chosen to host the 2012 Republican National Convention in which the Grand Ol' Party will nominate Sarah Palin or Marco Rubio or Ron Paul or someone else slightly "off" to take ... More >>
Last week, the U.S. narrowly avoided a terror attack from a Nigerian man flying from Holland and acting on orders from Yemen-based terrorists. Thanks, Fidel. Now you've ruined flying, too.For counterterrorism experts, there was only one logical response: ironclad new security rul ... More >>
Like Christina Milian, the gods of weather are going to dip it low, and after a week of record highs, we might see record lows. These weather gods are obviously bipolar. [CBS4]Wow, Bill Nelson's senate committee is done with health care, and what does he instantly start up on again? Chinese drywall. ... More >>
Oliver Stone predicts he'll have a hard time finding distribution for his latest documentary, South of the Border, a cinematic love letter to Venezuela's controversial president, Hugo Chávez. "This is a bigger issue than Mr. Chávez and South America," Stone tells Reuters. "Not only ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsCamp Delta in 2002According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll Americans overwhelmingly oppose the closure of the Gaunatanmo Bay detention camp by 65%. Only 32% favor closing the base down. 54% said they would actually be upset if the base closed, and 74% oppose its closure if it me ... More >>
Liberty City Six Judge Joan Lenard refuses to pay a P.I. after he speaks out.
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Padilla Recently, the Herald bemoaned the many things the Padilla trial won’t be about. Indeed, the government has dropped from its indictments a good bit of the juicy stuff: gone are the dirty bombs, the meetings with top Al-Quaeda operatives, the attempted bombing of buildings in New York. But ... More >>
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