| Jul 9, 2009
| 5:18 PM
NEW YORK -- A nightclub bouncer was sentenced to life without parole today in the rape and murder of a graduate student whose naked body was found bound and gagged and wrapped in a quilt along a desolate road.
Darryl Littlejohn, 44, was convicted of...
| Jun 3, 2009
Imette St. Guillen's murder led to sweeping changes in the laws that govern New York City nightlife.
Days after Darryl Littlejohn killed the John Jay College student, lawmakers started scratching their heads. The Falls bar bouncer should have never...
| Jun 16, 2009
When Nassau police Det. Sgt. Patrick Ryder was looking for a way to make daily intelligence bulletins and safety reports more accessible to cops on the beat, he found a solution sitting right in front of him: two computer-savvy college interns assigned to...
| Jul 8, 2009
| 12:15 PM
A judge has sentenced a former Manhattan nightclub bouncer to a 25-year prison term without parole for the gruesome murder of a female graduate student from Boston,
Darryl Littlejohn, 41, was convicted by jurors of both intentional murder and felony-...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 6:34 PM
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The man accused of killing of a Florida couple during a botched robbery shot the husband in each leg, demanding to know where the money was kept and then turned the gun on his wife when she said she couldn't remember the safe...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:51 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2010
| 1:35 PM
Gary McGurk has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the gruesome killing of a New York City Police Department criminologist, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday.
Civilian criminologist Michelle Lee, McGurk's...
| Jun 29, 2010
The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall.
"I find it bizarre...
| 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,...