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  • Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke

    Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke
    Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third. "You don't really swim to get to third," a...
  • Lia Neal relishing Olympic opportunity, status as role model

    Lia Neal relishing Olympic opportunity, status as role model
    Fairly or not, elite U.S. swimmers seem to spring from largely white, suburban pools of the country, which makes Lia Neal stand out. Hailing from Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, the 17-year-old Neal made the Olympic team Saturday night after...
  • Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Robert Terrell Henderson, 26, of the first block of Defense Drive, was charged Thursday with violating a protective order and vandalism. Douglas Bryon Langkam, 54, of the 1500...
  • Cultural restoration

    BROOKLYN, N. Y. - There's a new Viennese restaurant on Lafayette Avenue here, and you'd better make reservations early if you want to get in on a theater night. Called Thomas Beisl - Austrian for Thomas Bistro - the cafe is one of many businesses that...
  • Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts

    Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts
    It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford." "I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
  • Boxing Superstar From Brooklyn Dies in City Violence

    Boxing Superstar From Brooklyn Dies in City Violence
    Tray Franklin, 20, had aspirations to be a pro-boxer, but his dreams were cut short when an unknown gunmen opened fire on him and his friends in Brownsville on June 28th.  His two friends survived, he didn’t.  It’s just another story of a...
  • Subway Service Resumes After Tunnel Fire Snarls Rush Hour

    Subway Service Resumes After Tunnel Fire Snarls Rush Hour
    More than half a dozen subway lines were cut off right at the Tuesday afternoon rush when a manhole area in a subway tunnel caught on fire. Dozens of emergency vehicles lined Flatbush avenue in downtown Brooklyn. A crowd of over a hundred emergency...
  • On the road, off the court: Where Bulls play

     On the road, off the court: Where Bulls play
    In a regular NBA season encompassing 72 games, the Chicago Bulls will travel to 23 cities from coast to coast over the course of 51/2 months, visiting a few of those cities (New York and Los Angeles) more than once. Though they travel by private jet...
  • Do You Know These People? Investigators Desperately Need Your/Their Help [PHOTOS]

    Do You Know These People? Investigators Desperately Need Your/Their Help [PHOTOS]
    Police would like the help of these folks seen here in stills taken from video shot by a surveillance camera. Investigators say they passed by the She She Boutique at 834 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush. That's the site where the third of three Brooklyn...
  • FBI to Aid in Search For Possible Serial Killer

    FBI to Aid in Search For Possible Serial Killer
    The potential of a serial killer in the city on the heels of Hurricane Sandy is a macabre reality. The latest box score for the disciplined executioner reads three deaths since July.  All of them incorporating the number eight in an address. The...
  • In the bag! 'John Doe Duffel Bag' suspect charged in shopkeeper serial killings

    In the bag! 'John Doe Duffel Bag' suspect charged in shopkeeper serial killings
    Cops are saying it's in the "bag." NYPD detectives say the sawed-off .22 caliber gun used in the slaying of three Middle Eastern shopkeepers in Brooklyn matches the weapon found on the suspect nicknamed "John Doe Duffel Bag," from a surveillance camera...
  • Busway Changing The Landscape

     Busway Changing The Landscape
    Behind the state Armory in Hartford, workers operate the backhoes and cranes that are carving a two-story retaining wall beside the Amtrak rail line. Roughly nine miles away, more crews are preparing a new off-ramp from Route 72 up to New Britain's...