| May 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
One of the advantages of working at a newspaper office in downtown Oklahoma City during the early ’80s was that I could pop over to the federal courthouse during my lunch hour and sit in on a trial.
The most memorable of these was the civil...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Less than three months before the Boston Marathon bombings, a bitter, frustrated Tamerlan Tsarnaev visited a federal immigration office in the Boston area and signed forms seeking to legally change his first name.
Eager to recast...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:29 PM
For about eight decades, the 258-foot Melvale Gas Holder has towered above northern Baltimore. In seven seconds Sunday morning, the storage tank will be brought to the ground.
BGE plans to implode the steel structure, which hasn't been used since 1997....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — The office clock displayed in the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is frozen at 9:02 and 37 seconds.
It marks a passage in history, the day Oklahoma City — and the whole country — changed forever. At that moment...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit.
In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:45 PM
All I could hear was the sound of perpetually falling water.
I stood recently in the shadow of the Freedom Tower under construction, and faced one of the two parapets with names of the dead etched in bronze. Not even the rattle of jackhammers in the...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The Social Security Administration is planning to build a "security barrier" at its Woodlawn headquarters that officials say is needed to protect employees and visitors.
Though available details of its design are sparse — several elected...
| Feb 20, 2012
When Robert Gallucci arrived in Chicago to take the reins at the MacArthur Foundation in mid-2009, he found himself besieged by new "friends."
"They had great ideas on how the foundation could spend its money," he said.
The onetime diplomat and...
| Feb 13, 2012
Militia trial: A Detroit jury will be tasked with deciding whether seven members of a Midwest militia known as Hutaree are Christian revolutionary bomb-throwers -- or just swaggering survivalists suffering from too much bluster and bravado....
| Aug 8, 2012
p> A UC Irvine professor charged with a series of arson fires and accused of plotting to kill 200 students at his son’s high school had searched the Web for the same homemade explosives used in the Oklahoma bombing, a......