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  • As attorney general, Holder made friends, enemies and history

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a mixed legacy of highs and lows as the nation's top law enforcement official. A ground-breaker across several decades, the 63-year-old Columbia Law School graduate was the first African-American to lead the...
  • Why bad people get 'good-time' credit

     Why bad people get 'good-time' credit
    Sadly, this is a good time to get right with the concept of "good time." I say sadly because the context is so tragic — 9-year-old Antonio Smith, of Chicago, shot to death last month on the South Side, allegedly by a man who'd just been released...
  • State prisons to conduct stricter searches of visitors, staff

    In an attempt to staunch the flow of contraband to inmates, state prisons will soon have stringent new search procedures for visitors and staff. The policy is intended to crack down on smuggled goods that fuel gang activity behind bars, officials said....
  • Foley's Policy Proposal Uses Same Wording As 'Think Tank' Articles On Internet

    Foley's Policy Proposal Uses Same Wording As 'Think Tank' Articles On Internet
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley released an urban policy proposal Wednesday that contained wording identical to passages previously posted on Internet websites of public policy think tanks. The state Democratic Party pointed out the...
  • City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon...
  • The murder of a 9-year-old boy

     The murder of a 9-year-old boy
    Affectionately called Fat Baby and Hamburger, Antonio loved to make other people laugh, his family members said. ... The fourth-grader was on the honor roll at Hinton Elementary School and was so smart he could "sell water to a whale," according to an...
  • A kiss, an earring, an escape attempt by a handcuffed burglary suspect

    It was wild, daring and romantic: Two sweethearts handcuffed in the back of a patrol car shared a kiss, an earring and an escape attempt that led to a short-lived romp. In the end, however, burglary suspect Jonathan Kokontis wound up trying to steal a...
  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in county jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. “Richard Alarcon is...
  • Ex-prisoner settles claims over assault by Northampton County Prison guard

    An Allentown man who claims he was beaten by a Northampton County corrections officer in retribution for smuggling a cellphone into prison has settled a federal lawsuit against the county and the guard. Frank Buccini will receive a total of $72,500...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Richard Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in County Jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. "Richard Alarcon is not...