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Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni

Photograph: AP<p>UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets President Assad in Damascus in November 2014.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/29/1438189760491/09701e73-0e23-4289-a5b8-96bb875d60ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets …

Middle East

Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge …

New Lakers Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Brandon Bass make their hellos

The three newest<p>Lakerswere introduced Wednesday, joining a team that produced the worst record in franchise history, though each of them said this was a fresh start.<p>Roy Hibbert,Lou WilliamsandBrandon Basstalked about becoming Lakers, and the team's general manager,Mitch Kupchak, later indicated …

Who Are the Four Americans Still Being Held in Iran?

Tuesday's historic deal with Iran, which calls for Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the West's easing up on harsh economic sanctions, has received praise worldwide.<p>But the agreement makes no mention of Americans who have been held in Iran for years.<p>And many, especially the 2016 …

Asia

Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

Carrie Underwood

Lakers' backcourt creates excitement in summer league

Magic Johnsonno longer owns a small share of theLakers, a choice he made five years ago.<p>Nor is he on the Lakers' decision-making team, happy to exist on the periphery as an unpaid vice president while tending to his more demanding Dodgers-related duties.<p>But the Hall of Famer knows basketball …

Rose Bowl's snub of NFL further complicates temporary stadium issue

It isn't often the nation's No. 1 sports league gets snubbed, but that's what the Rose Bowl Operating Co. did this week in pulling out of the competition to be a temporary home for a relocated NFL franchise.<p>The RBOC's unanimous decision to not submit a proposal was a stunner, even to the NFL, which …

June 2015

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …