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  • New cards, DVD put message from police in hands of suspects

    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...
  • 2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating

    2 tied to false confessions now instruct cops on investigating
    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...
  • "For the Thrill of It," by Simon Baatz

    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...
  • "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove

    "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America" by Jack Rakove
    "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...
  • Explaining infant's death a difficult task for police

    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...
  • DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction

    DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction
    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. A prosecutor...
  • John J. O'Connor III dies at 79; attorney and husband of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

    John J. O'Connor III dies at 79; attorney and husband of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
    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...
  • NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3

    NLCS: Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3
    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...
  • Dylan among Pulitzer honorees

    Dylan among Pulitzer honorees
    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,...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow 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...
  • Get Wet, Lose Weight

    Get Wet, Lose Weight
    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,...