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  • Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...
  • A cold case with connections to Cuba?

    MIAMI When Cuban exiles Lilian Rosa Morales and husband Manuel Ramirez were murdered in an execution-style shooting in Coral Gables, Fla., shortly after midnight on Feb. 2, 1995, most news reports on the case focused on Morales. After all, Morales, 25,...
  • On this date in history: Dr. King assassinated

    On this date in history: Dr. King assassinated
    On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader was working to support a sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis when he was assassinated on the balcony of the second-story hotel he was staying...
  • 'The Lincoln Conspiracy' performed in Boca

    Marc Newman, an actor, singer, dancer and history teacher nicknamed "Myster History," recently performed "The Lincoln Conspiracy" for residents of the Five Star Premier retirement facility in Boca Raton. "The key characters in the conspiracy planned...
  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • The CIA and 'America's Great Game' in the Middle East

    In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India. It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
  • JFK assassination: L.A. cultural groups remember

    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, a few cultural groups in Southern California are observing the occasion with performances dedicated to the memory of the 35th president. "Sunny Afternoon."...
  • Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief

    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...