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  • Would-be witness in 'Whitey' Bulger mob trial found dead

    A man who at one time was expected to testify against reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger -- and who was one of Bulger's more vocal critics -- was found dead outside Boston, officials said Thursday. The body of Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, 59, of Quincy,...
  • Mysterious death in 'Whitey' Bulger trial: Book has back story

    A harsh critic of James "Whitey" Bulger, who had once been expected to testify against the gangster at his trial, was found dead in his home Wednesday, with no obvious signs of trauma on his body. There will be an autopsy on to determine the cause of...
  • 'Pacific Rim' delivers monster-mashing fun, reviews say

    'Pacific Rim' delivers monster-mashing fun, reviews say
    Amid a summer in which Earth has been decimated by an alien intelligence, abandoned by humanity, overrun by zombies and beset by demons, "Pacific Rim" introduces yet another threat: kaiju -- giant, city-smashing monsters from the deep. Mankind's only hope...
  • A few potential Eagles 2nd round targets

     
    The beginning of the 2nd round of the NFL draft will begin tonight at pick number 33, with the Jacksonville Jaguars. They'll be followed by the 49ers at 34, then the Eagles at 35. A look at some players who......
  • Olczyk won't be playing favorites

    Olczyk won't be playing favorites
    After experiencing too many hotel rooms and airports, Eddie Olczyk is happy to have a home game for the Stanley Cup Final. However, there are a couple of negatives. For instance, Olczyk is being overwhelmed by ticket requests. "I changed my voice mail...
  • 'The Lone Ranger' an Old West washout, reviews say

    'The Lone Ranger' an Old West washout, reviews say
    Uh oh, Silver. Today the Lone Ranger rides again in the Gore Verbinski-directed film of the same name, but according to reviews, the Masked Man should have left his spurs on the shelf. Critics are panning the movie as overlong, overstuffed and tonally...
  • Apps assess value of Gmail account to hackers, maps circle of friends

    Apps assess value of Gmail account to hackers, maps circle of friends
    Be prepared to freak out. Applications recently released by researchers from two universities can give Gmail users a good sense of how valuable their email accounts might be to malicious hackers and law enforcement investigators. Cloudsweeper,...
  • Review: 'Chocolates for Breakfast' by Pamela Moore

    Review: 'Chocolates for Breakfast' by Pamela Moore
    In 1956, Pamela Moore set a high bar for scandalous fiction with her debut "Chocolates for Breakfast," a harrowing coming-of-age tale tracing 15-year-old Courtney Farrell's journey from boarding school to Hollywood to New York's jet-setting society. The...
  • Amnesty week approaches for Heat, Miller

    Amnesty week approaches for Heat, Miller
       Of all the key NBA offseason personnel dates, including the July 1 start of free-agency negotiations and the July 10 start of the offseason signing and trading periods, the one that most resonates for the Heat figures to come Thursday.    That's...
  • Elkhart company's parent firm going private

    Elkhart company's parent firm going private
    The parent company of an Elkhart musical-instrument maker is shifting from public to private ownership. Steinway Musical Instruments Inc., the Massachusetts-based parent company of Elkhart’s Conn-Selmer Inc., announced Monday that it has agreed to...
  • Crime & Punishment: Stratford Man Displays Nazi Flag "Until Obama Changes His Policies"

    Crime & Punishment: Stratford Man Displays Nazi Flag "Until Obama Changes His Policies"
    Using logic, Joseph Sincavage of Stratford decided to display a Nazi flag outside his own home to protest unspecified policies of President Obama. The swastika flutters next to U.S., Vatican and Marine Corps flags at the Sincavage residence and replaces a...
  • Aiming for Julia's glory?

    Aiming for Julia's glory?
    Julia Child had a problem in 1960. After spending much of the previous decade wrestling a book of French recipes for Americans into shape, she was stuck on what to call it. Suggestions, 45 or so, came and went without a winner. Finally, Judith Jones,...