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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDespite near-daily reports of attacks against people who appear Middle Eastern, the difficulty in determining what motivated the criminals and the nation's imprecise system for tracking hate crimes make it impossible to know how dramatically such violence...
Tags: New York City, Mesa, Pennsylvania, Howard Beach, Murder
Sun StaffFacing bankruptcy or plummeting test scores, more than 40 school districts nationally have been taken over since 1994 - and while parents are often outraged, school systems have sometimes received a boost from educational reforms and tighter financial...
Of The Morning CallCharles Cullen told prosecutors he killed his seriously ill patients to put an end to their suffering, but experts say caregivers who kill often do so because they enjoy having the power of life and death. "Some hospital slayers like to play God," said...
Tags: Emergency Planning, Health, Murder, Prisons, Death
Sun StaffWhen La'Keshia Stuckey was 7, she helped her grandmother do office work in City Hall and went door to door during campaign season. Now 15, Stuckey, like hundreds of young volunteers in city political campaigns, is continuing what she was raised to do....
Tags: Pikesville, Politics, Local Elections, Education, Primaries
"He even looks dashing in a Santa suit." -- Elizabeth Edwards, introducing John Edwards "USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!" -- chanted by the delegates after a corps of retired generals and admirals took the stage to endorse John Kerry -- Los Angeles Times staff...
Associated PressCHICAGO - Crime is no stranger to city dwellers such as Chicagoan Annette Farola. But something about the shootings in the Washington area is making her and other Americans edgy, whether they live nearby or thousands of miles away. In the past two weeks,...
Tribune Staff WriterMargaritas are in. Martinis are out. The Texas Two-Step trumps the Tennessee Waltz and barbecued ribs beat steamed salmon at the new White House soirees. Taco Bell stands to bump McDonald's as favorite First Fast Food. Spot succeeds Buddy as top dog. Soft...
Tribune Transportation WriterA rationing of airline flights and even higher ticket prices may be coming as industry officials and federal regulators try to ease the crunch at the nation's most congested airports. The options under discussion range from strictly limiting flights at...
Hartford Courant Staff WriterSix months ago, when Susan Fisher learned that her husband, Bennett, had been killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, it was hard for her to imagine the outpouring of kindness and support that would follow. "I was shocked at how the...
Times Staff WriterBy last Christmas, the Saab and Volvo were long gone. The big clapboard house with the wraparound porch was headed for a sheriff's sale. As the last vestiges of wealth were being stripped away, John and Kim Ryan couldn't help but be startled at how far...
Tribune staff reporterViolent crime fell almost 15 percent across the country last year, the largest one-year plunge since the government began keeping such figures, suggesting that the remarkable decline in crime that began eight years ago has not bottomed out....
Sun StaffPolice made a rare direct appeal last night to the sniper who has terrorized the Washington region for weeks, after finding an apparent message and phone number from the shooter at the Ashland, Va., steakhouse where a 37-year-old man was critically...
Tags: Local Government, Health, Road Transportation, Politics, Death
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