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  • MIT: Questions, but no school wrongdoing in Aaron Swartz's death

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did nothing overtly wrong in handling hacktivist Aaron Swartz's criminal prosecution and did not push for his punishment, according to an internal review released Tuesday after months of self-examination....
  • Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative

    Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
  • The silver lining in San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sex scandal

    The silver lining in San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sex scandal
    The Bob Filner sex scandal keeps unfolding, with a ninth woman accusing the San Diego mayor of sexual misconduct. This time, reports The Times’ Tony Perry, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike who was hired to sing at a fundraiser for Filner has stepped...
  • Review: Death has never sounded sweeter

    Review: Death has never sounded sweeter
    Had someone asked me before a performance of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night what I thought about Scott Simon's live tweeting his mother's death, I would have answered that I am not among the multitude of moved...
  • Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books

    Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books
    Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six&...
  • With a tweet, Raven-Symone quietly outs herself as a lesbian

    With a tweet, Raven-Symone quietly outs herself as a lesbian
    Raven-Symone, darling of "The Cosby Show" and "That's So Raven," stirred things up a bit Friday with a tweet about gay marriage that's being interpreted as her official coming out as a lesbian. "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of...
  • Move to Detroit, land of opportunity

    Move to Detroit, land of opportunity
    When Detroit filed for bankruptcy last month, it wasn’t much of a surprise. With its boarded-up houses, abandoned schools, declining public services and shrinking population, it had become the country’s most depressing city. At least, that&...
  • Government

    GOVERNMENT Lehigh County BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Lehigh County Commissioner's Office, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown, 610-782-3050, Fax: 610-871-2886, http://www.lehighcounty.org, County executive: William Hansell (2012-2013) Townships,...
  • Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85

    Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85
    Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
  • 'The Daily Show' says NYPD should stop and frisk ... on Wall Street

    On Monday a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, a decision that earned an outraged response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and praise from civil libertarians and minority advocates. As...
  • Longtime political commentator Jack Germond dies at 85

    Longtime political commentator Jack Germond dies at 85
    Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV's "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 85. Germond died Wednesday morning at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. of...