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  • Witness Brings Smile To 'Whitey' Bulger, Tells Of Extortion

    James "Whitey" Bulger, whose racketeering trial continues to be the best show in town, finally flashed a smile from his seat at the defense table Friday, although it was unclear from the context whether Bulger found one of his accusers amusing or was...
  • Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail

    Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail
    Amid heavy courthouse security, the alleged top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs were ordered held without bail today on sweeping racketeering charges that allege they controlled their West Side drug empire through intimidation,...
  • Pile of Craft showcases artists' wares

    Pile of Craft showcases artists' wares
    On Saturday, crowds of people will gather at St. John's Church in Charles Village to experience the eighth annual Pile of Craft. It is, organizers say, a different sort of craft show. About 50 vendors will be there selling items in a variety of media,...
  • 20-Time Killer: Bulger 'Broke My Heart' By Informing To FBI

    20-Time Killer: Bulger 'Broke My Heart' By Informing To FBI
    Confessed 20-time killer John Martorano left no doubt during his testimony against James "Whitey" Bulger Monday that he was settling a score for the decision made decades ago by Bulger and another former partner, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, to become...
  • New tip sends investigators digging for Jimmy Hoffa -- again

    New tip sends investigators digging for Jimmy Hoffa -- again
    Jimmy Hoffa, arguably America's missingest man, gets another dig. Federal investigators, armed with shovels and a warrant, swarmed a field in Oakland Township outside Detroit on Monday in search of the body of the former Teamsters boss after yet another...
  • Killer Testifies At 'Whitey' Bulger Trial About Jai Alai Murders

    One of James "Whitey" Bulger's closest associates implicated the crime boss Tuesday in a string of murders connected to their gang's failed effort to skim hundreds of thousands of dollars from the gambling businesses once operated by the World Jai Alai...
  • 2/5/2013-King Richard III Bones Found

    2/5/2013-King Richard III Bones Found
    Some cartoons are just for laughs. This is one of them. This is a cartoonist's way of saying, "They found King Richard III. I didn't know he was missing!" Cartoonists always end a sentence or a thought with an exclamation point. The vanished union...
  • James Gandolfini dies; brought swagger, genius to 'The Sopranos'

    James Gandolfini dies; brought swagger, genius to 'The Sopranos'
    James Gandolfini, 51, who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome, Italy. The cause of death was not immediately known but was initially...
  • James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'

    James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'
    James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51. The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
  • James Gandolfini, killing them softly

    James Gandolfini, killing them softly
    The 12-million viewers who tuned into the final episode of "The Sopranos" in 2007 thought there was a good chance Tony Soprano would get whacked. There was an irrefutable logic to such a denouement: the mob boss had cheated death so many times; the HBO...
  • Exhibit recalls Hendler kidnapping of 1933

    Exhibit recalls Hendler kidnapping of 1933
    Memories of the 1933 kidnapping in Baltimore of Albert Hendler, scion of the wealthy and prominent Hendler Creamery Co. family, have recently been revived in an exhibition of documents relating to the case at the Crime Museum in Washington. The nation...