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  • 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...
  • Robert A. Dressler, former mayor, Fort Lauderdale; moderator, The Fort Lauderdale Forum

    Robert A. Dressler, former mayor, Fort Lauderdale; moderator, The Fort Lauderdale Forum
    Last week: Once again, the news was dominated by Syria, but Russian President Putin's proposal to involve the United Nations has offered a peaceful alternative to a U.S. military attack. Meanwhile, the Syria issue has backlogged all the vital domestic...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Vatican cleric, two others arrested for alleged corruption

    Vatican cleric, two others arrested for alleged corruption
    ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

    Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges
    Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday. Matthews, who is on...
  • Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees

    Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees
    AEG Live’s chief executive testified Tuesday that he thought the wrongful death suit brought against the company by Michael Jackson’s mother and children was an extortion attempt.                While he never uttered the word, Randy...
  • Music and identity crisis on the Sunset Strip

    Music and identity crisis on the Sunset Strip
    This post has been corrected, please see below for details. In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised. The venue had operated in various guises since...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization. The designation by the U.S. Department of the...