| Dec 22, 2009
| 4:33 PM
In 1999, the L.A. Times asked dozens of writers to look back at the prior century and share books they considered lost treasures -- books they loved that had slipped out of sight. Although the authors were formidable -- including......
| Dec 23, 2008
The New York Police Department has a new alert system that lets officers know if they are responding to locations where police have previously been sent to deal with the mentally ill, an initiative sparked by the fatal 2007 shooting of a man who...
| May 13, 2009
The manager of the SoHo bar where Imette St. Guillen was last seen alive was cross-examined Wednesday during the murder trial of her alleged killer.
The lawyers representing The Falls bar bouncer Darryl Littlejohn suggested in their defense that bar...
| May 22, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a New York City man in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.
Michelle Lee, a civilian forensic investigator for the New York Police Department, was discovered in her bedroom by her roommate on April 27. The...
| May 22, 2009
Investigators say a 23-year-old student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is behind last month's brutal killing of civilian NYPD criminologist, Michelle Lee.
Gary McGurk, a collegiate soccer player and native of Ireland, faces life in prison if...
| Dec 14, 2008
As the economy spirals downward, domestic abuse appears to be increasing around the region and the country, advocates and shelter officials say.
"We are clearly seeing an increase in the number of people who are looking for help," says Carole Alexander,...
| 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 8, 2008
The gun used to kill former City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr. had been fired in another crime in the same Northeast Baltimore shopping center months before, but police classified the earlier incident as a property crime instead of an attempted armed...
| 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,...
| Jan 6, 2008
To win a slots license for his Mount Airy Casino Resort, Louis DeNaples hired some high-powered legal help to address long-standing allegations of ties to organized crime.
He turned to Peter Vaira, a former U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, to investigate...
| Mar 6, 2010
| 7:48 PM
Most American wildlife artists don't think twice about following the super-realistic path blazed by pioneering talents Mark Catesby and John Jay Audubon in the 1700s and 1800s.
But not Charley Harper, a West Virginia farm boy who survived World War II...