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  • Commission: Lack of supervision, training led to police shooting

    Commission: Lack of supervision, training led to police shooting
    An independent commission reviewing January's fatal police shooting outside the Select Lounge found that supervisors failed to take control of a chaotic scene, with Officer William H. Torbit Jr. making a series of missteps that exacerbated the situation...
  • Police impersonators carry out string of robberies

    As the three men rifled through his pockets and upended beds in his Southeast Baltimore home, Moises Pacheco says he spotted a small detail that made him begin to suspect the intruders were not the police officers they claimed to be. One of the men had a...
  • Prosecutors drop charges in South Baltimore robbery

    Prosecutors drop charges in South Baltimore robbery
    Two men accused of robbing a couple who were walking home from a Federal Hill restaurant last weekend have been freed from jail and cleared of all charges by prosecutors, who acknowledge it was a case of mistaken identification. One victim said she would...
  • UC Irvine student wins design competition for José Limón Dance Company

     
    Debra Levine writes about the reconstruction of a classic modern-dance masterwork by Jose Limon - and the UC Irvine student who will design the costumes and set....
  • ALOUD's 2011 schedule selling out fast

     
    Joan Didion, Common, Colson Whitehead, David M. Kennedy, Alexandra Fuller Karl Marlantes and Jonathan Lethem will appear at ALOUD this fall....
  • New York hires students to sting cabbies for refusing fares

     
    Since September, college students have been posing as taxi riders to catch drivers who refuse to take them to neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and parts of northern Manhattan -- all places it might be difficult to land a return fare to...
  • Compromise proposal: Microphones in the courtroom

     
    Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law column this morning reports that Cook County Judge Charles Burns has barred reporters from tweeting in court during the trial of William Balfour. Balfour is charged with murdering three family members of singer and actress...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • 9 New Lawsuits Filed Over Kleen Energy Plant Explosion

    The owners and general contractor at the Kleen Energy power plant ignored basic safety precautions before the February blast that killed six workers and injured several dozen more, a group of lawyers said Thursday as they announced nine new lawsuits...
  • 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...
  • "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...