RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Oscar-winning film "Green Book" has spurred interest in the original Negro Motorist Guide that many African-Americans consulted when traveling in the South during the Jim...
Colombian drug kingpin busted in massive smuggling operation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Colombian drug kingpin who participated in a violent ring that used planes, speedboats and submarines to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine faced federal trafficking charges Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, prosecutors said.
Victor Hugo Cuellar-Silva is among nearly four dozen defendants charged in a vast conspiracy to ship tons of cocaine from South America through Mexico to the U.S.
Oregon man sentenced for sexually abusing 2 girls
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A 23-year-old central Oregon man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls.
The Bulletin reports that Victor Hugo Harrizon of Redmond received the sentence Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court.
Harrizon pleaded guilty sodomizing and attempting to have oral sex with a 4-year-old girl and inappropriately touching another girl who was 10 at the time.
FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France (AP) — Colombia, the land of climbers, finally has a cyclist back in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.
And it took a sprinter to do it.
Fernando Gaviria won the opening stage on his debut on Saturday, becoming the first Colombian since Victor Hugo Pena in 2003 to don the leader's maillot.
Top Colombian riders such as Luis Herrera, Fabio Parra, and current star Nairo Quintana can't claim that honor.
BROWNSVILLE — Lawyers for the City of Brownsville and Cameron County have asked that a lawsuit filed against the government entities and three employees be dismissed.
Lawyers for the City of Brownsville and Cameron County have asked that a lawsuit filed against the government entities and three employees be dismissed.
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo
As a student in Marion Township Elementary School in the early 1960s, Diane Blinn probably didn't know who Victor Hugo was. Even then, she understood what happens when words written on pages become books that paint all sorts of magical thoughts and visions in your mind.
To paraphrase songwriter Alicia Keys, reading set Diane Blinn's mind on fire.
Kankakee Valley Theatre Association will present "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Junior High School, 2250 E. Crestwood, Kankakee.
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at the Hale Centre Theatre offers potent parallels to modern times
High up in the bell tower of the cathedral Notre Dame in Paris, France, resides the deeply deformed Quasimodo. With no friends but his pious and abusive uncle Frollo, his bells (which he has named) and three stone gargoyles, Quasimodo is simple and innocent, yearning to “just live one day out there,” beyond the confines of his sanctuary prison.
There are a few well-known monster tales that most people have heard of: Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman to name a few. Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" also is a story about a monster, but not in the way most people suspect.
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, “Les Miserables,” one of the longest running and most beloved musicals of all times, is now playing at the Academy of Music through Jan. 21.
Venezuela president orders probe of priests for hate speech
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for an investigation into Roman Catholic priests he says have made comments critical of the government.
Maduro said in an address Monday that church officials may have committed hate crimes, an accusation he frequently levels at government critics.
He called on the pro-government chief prosecutor and Supreme Court to investigate.
Mexican legislator killed in western state of Jalisco
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A state legislator was shot to death Thursday on a highway in western Mexico, the second politician killed in the state of Jalisco in a week.
The state prosecutors' office said Saul Galindo was slain in the rural township of Tomatlan, where he once was mayor.
The office said Galindo was pulled from his truck by six assailants and shot to death in front of his son.
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ on stage at White Plains Performing Arts Center
What does it mean to be a hero? This intriguing question is explored in the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” on stage at the White Plains (N.Y.) Performing Arts Center.
Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday
PARIS (AP) — France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with the country's most famous faces.
Few figures in French history have earned a send-off with as much pomp as the man dubbed the "French Elvis," who notched more than 110 million in record sales since rising to fame in the 1960s.
Bolivia’s top court gives president green light to run again
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's highest court cleared the way Tuesday for President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019 despite voters' rejection of such a move in a referendum last year.
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A West Rome resident was jailed after a scuffle with deputies on Watson Street and is being held for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement authorities.
The top 10 percent of the Liberty High School Graduating Class of 2017 includes Valedictorian Lidia Ochoa, Salutatorian Daniela Villegas, Kamryn Parker, Crystal Lopez, Esmeralda Montes, Jacob Stelly, Kaylyn Erskins, Joseph Moreno, Faith Duplantis, Bethany Burris, Katlynn Cannon, Kailey LeNormand, Jessenia Gerardo and Rosendo Varela.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala has sentenced a man to 40 years in prison for the 2016 killing of a television journalist.
Byron Felipe Morales was sentenced Tuesday for the killing. Other suspects in the shooting remain at large.
Journalist Victor Hugo Valdez Cardona was gunned down while walking with his grandson in the provincial city of Chiquimula. Valdez Cardona was a physician who worked as a TV host, and prosecutors believe the killing was linked to his work.
A former Santa Fe tennis instructor who was convicted of a child sex crime in 2015 for having a sexual relationship with a teen student is now being sued by the girl.
STAMFORD—Samuel Harris’ long book list includes picks by E.M. Forster, Charles Dickens and Pearl S. Buck. There are also lesser known titles like “Archaeology in the U.S.S.R.” by A.L. Mongait.
A spectacular set that spans 70 feet, weighs 4,000 pounds and revolves on a turntable is the centerpiece for action when Friendswood High School thespians perform the "school edition" of the epic musical "Les Misérables" Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5."The set is a star of the show," said director Kathy...
6 guilty pleas in bribery scheme involving Mexican contracts
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say six people have pleaded guilty in a $2 million bribery scheme involving Mexican officials securing aircraft maintenance and repair contracts with Mexican government-owned and controlled entities.