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  • FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files

    FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files
    The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct. In an injunction filed Monday in Cook County circuit court, the Fraternal Order of Police claims the release of the...
  • Guantanamo filmed guards searching Qurans for contraband

    MIAMI The U.S. military filmed troops searching captives' Qurans inside Guantanamo's prison building for cooperative captives an episode blamed for sparking the prison's long-running hunger strike, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The...
  • Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal

    Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal
    Elmhurst City Council members Monday approved 10 to 2 another sales tax rebate for a car dealer despite concerns over the amount and length of the deal. The deal will give Larry Roesch Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge LLC up to $1.5 million over 15 years for...
  • Man who filed 1980's sexual abuse complaint 'livid' Scout leader allowed to lead York troop

    Man who filed 1980's sexual abuse complaint 'livid' Scout leader allowed to lead York troop
    YORK — A man whose sexual abuse complaint in the 1980s spurred the Boy Scouts of America to ban a man from Scouting for life says he's "livid" that the same man was allowed to help lead a Scout troop in York County for the past decade. That former...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000

    Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000
    HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press. The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...
  • FBI Serves Subpoenas To Hartford Charter School Operator

    FBI Serves Subpoenas To Hartford Charter School Operator
    HARTFORD — The troubled Hartford charter school operator FUSE was dealt another blow Friday when FBI agents served it with subpoenas to a grand jury that is examining the group's operations. When two Courant reporters arrived at FUSE offices on...
  • UConn Foundation Must Reveal Spending Details

    UConn Foundation Must Reveal Spending Details
    Hillary Clinton's jaw-dropping $251,250 fee for a speech at the University of Connecticut brought the foundation that paid the bill into the spotlight. The public should get a closer look at all its spending. The University of Connecticut Foundation...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • Email: Official Fears Hartford Stadium Could Harm XL Center Plan

    Email: Official Fears Hartford Stadium Could Harm XL Center Plan
    HARTFORD — The city's proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium could derail plans for a new XL Center or compete with the existing downtown arena, a top development official said in an email obtained by The Courant. Suzanne Hopgood,...
  • Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections

    Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections
    Citing a flood of lawsuits from applicants who were denied concealed carry permits because of objections from local law enforcement that were shrouded in secrecy, the Illinois State Police announced Monday that it will require a state review board to give...