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  • Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals

    Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals
    Before his arrest Tuesday, one of the last times anyone had seen Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far...
  • Paul Greenberg: Icarus falling

    Take care, we say as casually as we do Bye or See Ya Later -- and then we're off. We've got things to do, places to go, work to do -- and today some new waxen wings to test. There's always something on the to-do list, you know how it is. And then, in...
  • Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer

    Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer
    In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...
  • In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present

    In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present
    Byron Scott smiled in late October when asked which of Los Angeles' NBA teams ruled the city. "When they get about 13 banners," the Lakers coach said of the Clippers, mindful that his team had won 16 championships and its cross-town rival zero, "then it...
  • Seahawks leave Panthers in the dust for 31-17 playoff victory

    Seahawks leave Panthers in the dust for 31-17 playoff victory
    SEATTLE -- Cam, meet Kam. Now, say goodbye. Seattle safety Kam Chancellor intercepted a pass by Carolina’s Cam Newton on Saturday and ran it back for a 90-yard score, putting an exclamation point on a 31-17 victory by the Seahawks in a...
  • U.S. Government Fines Honda $70 Million

     
    In November, Honda disclosed that it failed to report safety problems in a timely manner, specifically underreporting how many people died or were injured by faulty Takata airbag inflators in its vehicles. Now it's time to pay the consequences. The......
  • Tania Bruguera on her art, her detentions and what happens next

    Tania Bruguera on her art, her detentions and what happens next
    Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera has never been one to shy away from controversy. But her attempt to stage a performance related to free speech in Havana's Revolution Square last week led to her being detained on multiple occasions. It also led...
  • Luck-Brady Will Be The Stuff Of History

    Luck-Brady Will Be The Stuff Of History
    An AFC Championship edition of Half-Baked Jake: Andrew Luck is 25. Tom Brady is 37. Luck is 0-3 against the Patriots, including last year in the playoffs. He has passed for 968 yards and six touchdowns in those games, but has eight interceptions and two...
  • Brady Sets Postseason Passing Records

    Brady Sets Postseason Passing Records
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As Tom Brady completed his 19th victory in 27 postseason games, he set records along the way. Brady threw three touchdown passes, raising his career postseason total to 46. That passed Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44) for...
  • Brady Wins The Duel With Flacco

    Brady Wins The Duel With Flacco
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In this wildly entertaining playoff game, the kind of night that makes the NFL king among North American sports, there was only one perfect quarterback. It was Julian Edelman. With 4:20 remaining in the third quarter, the...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Let's (kind of) talk about sex

    'Downton Abbey' Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Let's (kind of) talk about sex
    Now that Mary has found time to go upstairs to take off her hat, "Downton Abbey" -- and Mary's love life -- moves forward in an interesting second episode of the season.  And yes, societial changes still abound. Could you imagine even last season seeing...