Of Human Interest: News-lite

OH, BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY Identical twins run in Christina Tetrick's family. She's just taking it a little further than anyone else has.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2002 with 348 to follow.
By United Press International

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Terrorism: The Legal Side

Joe Bob's America

You can't tell your terrorists without a scorecard.

Money-laundering in a changing world - 2

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- UPI's analysis of money laundering contains two parts. In this Part 2, I examine the changes that the events of September 11 have made to the world of money laundering, and what lies ahead.
SAM VAKNIN, Special to UPI

US govt. launches Operation Green Quest

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Deputy Treasury Secretary Kenneth Dam on Thursday introduced a multi-agency initiative aimed at denying terrorist organizations access to the international financial system. Dam said "Operation Green Quest" aims to cripple the fundraising capacity of terr

Analysis: The return of the evildoers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Shortly after terrorists leveled the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon, President George W. Bush began calling the underlying conflict a struggle between civilization and terror, a battle between good and evil.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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Al Capone
The old Lexington Hotel, the once-notorious South Side brothel and hangout of mobster Al Capone, will undergo an $8 million renovation to house foreign diplomats attending the 1992 World’s Fair. Edward H. Palmer, the building’s manager, said they plan to turn the 92-year old, 10-story building into 160 unit apartments for the fair. (UPI Photo/Ray Foli/Files)

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution. Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood".

Capone was publicly criticized for his involvement in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion, and sentenced to federal prison. His incarceration included a term at the new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted as a youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

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