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  • High school basketball standout killed in city shooting

    High school basketball standout killed in city shooting
    He was supposed to be in Florida right now, prepping with his teammates for a weekend basketball showcase. Instead, the team flew south Thursday afternoon without their 6-foot 5-inch forward, who was a "beast" on the court, his brother said. "He had...
  • Emails show Hubbard refused plea bargain

    Facing two felony charges, Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard told the school board earlier this year that he rebuffed an offer to discuss a plea bargain with prosecutors, according to emails obtained by the Daily Pilot. "Yesterday, the D.A....
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
  • Federal prosecutors consider new charges against alleged document thieves

    Federal prosecutors said in court Friday that they're contemplating additional charges against two New York men accused in multistate thefts of historic documents uncovered this month when police said the pair targeted a Maryland museum. The revelation...
  • Detention hearing delayed for alleged document thief

    A detention hearing for Barry H. Landau, one of two men charged with stealing dozens of valuable historic documents from archives and museums in New York and Maryland, was postponed Monday so federal investigators can search his Manhattan apartment a...
  • Judge rules that indicted document collector can go home pending trial

    A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years. The...
  • Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted

    Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted
    The drunk-with-debt metaphors, like our debt itself, don't appear to be going away any time soon. We spend like drunken sailors. The debt-deal is like curing a drunk with vodka. And from columnist Jonah Goldberg this week: "The tea party is like the...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • They'll always have Paris

    They'll always have Paris
    "Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $15.95 In the introduction, editor Penelope Rowlands recalls when she and her then-boyfriend first arrived in Paris. It took a while for the then-20-year-...
  • State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

    State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration
    It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the...
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