| Apr 10, 2005
Baltimore police aren't just looking to arrest criminals anymore, they're trying to get inside their heads.
Officers are distributing cards designed to intimidate suspects arrested in East Baltimore, and the department is developing a video to counter...
| Apr 6, 2012
Hoping to prevent bungled police probes and prosecutions like those that have plagued Illinois' legal system, state lawmakers mandated the creation of a class to certify officers as "lead homicide investigators."
But one of the teams being paid tax...
| Aug 9, 2008
Leopold and Loeb. Indelibly linked, the names are an alliterative invocation of a brutal crime at once random and calculated: on May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two University of Chicago graduate students and scions of wealthy, prominent...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:47 AM
"Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America"
By Jack Rakove
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30
Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune
Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
| Mar 15, 2005
As Baltimore County investigators take a fresh look at the unexplained death in November of an infant boy whose mother has since been charged in her other son's death, experts say such mysteries can be tough to unravel.
The key to finding answers in...
| Sep 29, 2011
Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards.
| Nov 12, 2009
John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79.
O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:22 PM
ST. LOUIS -- The two surviving members of the National League are about as evenly matched as possible.
Even before they battled steady rain during the third game of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday night, the Cardinals and Brewers had split...
| Apr 7, 2008
| 1:26 PM
The Pulitzer Prize for drama was awarded Monday to Tracy Letts for his brutal and dark comedy, "August: Osage County." Bob Dylan won a special music citation.
Junot Diaz, a 40-year-old native of the Dominican Republican who moved to New Jersey as a boy,...
| Oct 10, 2010
Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40
On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
| Jul 13, 2010
Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd.
Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again.
Two years ago,...