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  • 'American Horror Story: Asylum' recap, 'The Name Game'

    'American Horror Story: Asylum' recap, 'The Name Game'
    It was a busy night for the Angel of Death on the latest episode of "American Horror Story."  The last time we saw the merciful Angel, she was coming to Monsignor Timothy Howard’s rescue after he was nailed to a cross. But she didn’t come to...
  • Former Hartford Mayor Perez's Appeal Scheduled For Feb. 19

     Former Hartford Mayor Perez's Appeal Scheduled For Feb. 19
    Former Mayor Eddie Perez's appeal of his June 2010 convictions on bribery and other charges is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m., according to an appellate court clerk. Perez, 54, will appear in front of a three-judge panel, according to Rhonda Stearley-...
  • Ex-Hartford Mayor Perez's Appeal On Corruption Charges To Be Heard Today

     Ex-Hartford Mayor Perez's Appeal On Corruption Charges To Be Heard Today
    More than two years after former Mayor Eddie A. Perez was convicted of five felony corruption charges and sentenced to three years in prison, his lawyers will have a chance Tuesday to make their case for why those convictions should be thrown out....
  • Notre Dame calls that an investigation?

    Manti Te’o will tell the truth about his lies to Katie Couric. No, wait, Te’o will lie some more about the truth in his fake dead girlfriend story. It’s so hard to keep track because Te’o has lied and he’s skilled at it....
  • Woe is Poe: The TV show 'The Following' loses its literary grip

    Woe is Poe: The TV show 'The Following' loses its literary grip
    Woe to Edgar Allan Poe. In life, the writer was ill-served by fortune: orphaned as a toddler, an indebted college dropout, Poe moved often, usually to dodge creditors. His beloved wife (and, um, first cousin) died in the Bronx at age 24; two years later...
  • Lawyer: Former Hartford Mayor Perez Deserves Two New Trials

     Lawyer: Former Hartford Mayor Perez Deserves Two New Trials
    Former Mayor Eddie A. Perez's lawyer reiterated his argument Tuesday that Perez's bribery and extortion cases should not have been combined, and that as a result the jury was unfairly prejudiced against Perez. Evidence from both cases was shown to the...
  • Forfeiture case is chilling example

    Forfeiture case is chilling example
    Your recent front page article about criminal asset seizures and the Diffenderffers was good investigative reporting ("Seizing assets to take profits from crime," Feb. 17). To recap, Michael Diffenderffer had marijuana plants in his basement. The police...
  • City killings up to 217 as gun violence falls

    City killings up to 217 as gun violence falls
    Baltimore was unable in 2012 to sustain a significant milestone — the first drop below 200 homicides in a generation — but officials see reasons to remain optimistic that declines will resume. As the Police Department's leadership changed,...
  • Senate rejects bill barring MTA audio-taping

    Senate rejects bill barring MTA audio-taping
    The Senate rejected a bill Monday night that would have prevented the Maryland Transit Administration from audio-taping passengers' conversations after a vigorous debate over the competing values of safety and privacy. The 23-22 vote to kill the measure...
  • Reputed Outfit enforcer guilty on gun charge

    Reputed Outfit enforcer guilty on gun charge
    A reputed mob enforcer was found guilty today in federal court on a gun charge that will land him in prison for at least 15 years because of his lengthy criminal record, authorities said. Mario Rainone, 58, had little reaction to the verdict by the...
  • 3/13/2013-Bye Bye Karzai

    3/13/2013-Bye Bye Karzai
    Obviously Hamid Karzai's been smoking the sap from some of those poppies that grow so freely in Afghanistan. This guy is incredible. To accuse the United States of colluding with the Taliban just to prolong the war is beyond understanding. He's as crazy...