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  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Drama before it even debuts

     
    It's been crazy this season on Dancing With the Stars, and it hasn't even started yet. Well, it's starting now! You probably heard that Nancy O'Dell and Jewel had to drop out due to injury, and there's been all kinds......
  • Kenley from 'Project Runway' in jail, TMZ says

     
    According to TMZ, Kenley Collins from season 5 of Project Runway (she of the feathered headbands and dissing of Tim Gunn's advice) is in jail on charges of assaulting her ex-fiance with a variety of things, including a laptop and......
  • Richard Hatch back in jail

     
    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy The original winner of Survivor, Richard Hatch, was interviewed on the Today Show today about his experience in prison for tax evasion. Hours later, he ended up back......
  • Haiti suffered in 1842 quake, too

     
    Situated as it is on the edge of an active joint in the Earth's crustal plates, Haiti is no stranger to earthquakes. Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell has pulled some clips from the Sun's archives of stories we published in......
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Taguba is called a straight arrow

    WASHINGTON - Until last week, Antonio M. Taguba was known mainly for being the second Filipino-American to become a general in the U.S. Army. Now, he is known as the man whose scathing report on detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison ignited a firestorm....
  • Dog handlers named in Abu Ghraib abuse

    WASHINGTON - Army officials named two military dog handlers at Abu Ghraib prison in criminal charges yesterday, alleging that they used their unmuzzled animals to "threaten and harass detainees" and scare them into cooperating with interrogators. The two...
  • Tour stakes out spots with spooky legends

    Backed up against her father outside the old jail in Westminster, Katie Jackson listened intently to the story about how the ghost of a prisoner called Big Tom Parks haunts the building. According to the legend, after Parks killed himself inside the...
  • Contraband floods Md. prisons

    A black market bazaar of heroin, marijuana, pornographic videos, tobacco, cell phones and top-shelf liquor is routinely being smuggled past security checkpoints and into Maryland's troubled prisons, an investigation by The Sun has found. Periodic cell...
  • Confusion reigned inside Iraqi prison, Army major testifies

    FORT HOOD, Tex. -- Testifying on behalf of a former Abu Ghraib guard facing jail time for abusing Iraqi detainees, an Army major who oversaw military police at the U.S.-run prison said yesterday that the soldiers worked under deplorable conditions made...
  • Abu Ghraib clerk to plead guilty of abuse

    SAN ANTONIO - Pfc. Lynndie R. England will plead guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib prison, her lawyer said late last night, months after photos of her sexually humiliating inmates made her the face of a scandal that damaged the credibility...
  • 'Gulag' charge absurd, Bush says

    WASHINGTON - President Bush defended yesterday the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dismissing as "absurd" a human rights group's conclusion that the U.S. detention center there had become "the gulag of our times." "It's an absurd...