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FBI: Man who bragged about bank robberies charged as 'No Boundaries Bandit'

A man who bragged to an acquaintance about robbing banks has been charged with holding up a Southwest Side bank in the spring and is suspected in 13 others, authorities said.<p>Cicero police arrested Rodrigo Medellin, 31, on Sunday, after officers recognized him as looking like the robber dubbed the …

Corruption

Behind the scenes of Hollywood with Bob Willoughby - in pictures

Bob Willoughby was the first photographer to bring a documentary style to snapping Hollywood. Working for Warner Brothers from the early 1950s, he had access to the greatest stars of the day, from James Dean to Audrey Hepburn. His candid portraits of the greats of film and jazz are on show at …

Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda in South Asia

<b>Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced in a videoed message the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group to "raise the flag of jihad" across South Asia.</b><p>In the 55-minute video posted online, Zawahiri pledged renewed loyalty to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.<p>Correspondents say …

Terrorism

New NFL rules are for the birds

Raising the big blue flag is tradition for the<p>Seattle Seahawks.<p>Causing the little yellow ones to drop could be tradition too.<p>As the Seahawks head into Thursday night's season opener against the<p>Green Bay Packers— the festivities start with the raising of the 12th Man flag — there's a lot of …

Swiss watchmakers are ‘f**ked,’ says Apple’s Jony Ive

In his latest column for <i>The New York Times</i>, Nick Bilton drops an interesting tidbit about Jony Ive and the iWatch.<p>The mythical wearable, which is expected to finally see the light of day at next week’s Apple event, is something Ive has been bragging about around Apple HQ. He thinks it will be so …

Police Are Hunting For Two Former HP Employees Accused Of Ripping Off Customers

The men have been accused of stealing expensive computer CPUs, the chip that acts like the brains of a computer, and replacing them with cheaper versions and letting the machines be sent out to customers.<p>They allegedly did this as computers were being shipped from a warehouse in Andover, Mass. The …

Customers

Public gets 1st look at priceless Mormon artifacts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God.<p>In other nearby cases are Smith's first …

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

'Months of hard work' behind publication of more than 100 stars' private photos as hackers ask for bitcoin and go underground • Can we learn not to gawp at degrading material online?<p>A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple's …

Nude celebs on iCloud: Was Apple Inc. at fault?

Much to Apple’s dismay, the nude-celebs-on-the-iCloud story has legs like a supermodel.<p>Tech reporters are filing dispatches from the “crazy, …