| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society.
A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:36 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Robyn Giannotta and Andrew Moss were married by Father Matt Elshoff, OFM Cap. on August 27, 2011 at the San Gabriel Mission. The reception was held at the elegant Langham Huntington Hotel.
Mrs. Moss is the daughter of Dr. Steven and Mrs. Sharon Giannotta...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:03 PM
Detective Gescard Isnora, the undercover cop who fired the first shots in the controversial shooting death of Sean Bell in 2006, told his story publicly for the first time today.
He was testifying in the NYPD departmental trial that's seeking to push him...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2011
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...
| May 22, 2011
Often, when the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis is discussed, some defender of the church will accurately point out that no other institution has done more to study itself and to create safeguards that protect children in the area of sexual abuse....
| May 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
By and large, priests don’t molest because they are gay, or because the Catholic Church requires priests not to marry. Nor did the problem stem from changes in seminaries after Vatican II.
What, then? Those reasons are more elusive, a fact that...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 AM
The reported highlights of the John Jay University study of the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, which were also emphasized in Archbishop Edwin O'Brien's op-ed ( "We can't let it happen again," May 22), are that the general...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Last week a highly anticipated report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was released, immediately drawing criticism from abuse victims and advocacy groups. The nearly $2 million study was conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice....
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:13 PM
As a young woman recovers from wounds she received after being stabbed and sprayed with a chemical in a random daylight robbery in one of New York's safest precincts, the question arises that if she could become a victim, could anyone? The answer,...