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  • Times Square Bomber Spars With Judge As She Sentences Him To Life

    Times Square Bomber Spars With Judge As She Sentences Him To Life
    The man who confessed to trying to blow up a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday morning after a twenty minute exchange of words with the judge. That courtroom give-and-take between Faisal Shahzad and Judge Miriam Cedarbaum...
  • Obama campaign preparing for major TV ad buy

    Obama campaign preparing for major TV ad buy
    Republican voters may not have settled yet on a challenger to take on President Obama, but his reelection campaign is laying the groundwork for what could be a major television advertising buy to buttress his standing in the coming months. Campaign...
  • Obama's 'super PAC' decision reflects new campaign reality

    Obama's 'super PAC' decision reflects new campaign reality
    The Obama campaign's new, friendlier posture toward "super PACs" was the result of an "evolving conversation" on the role of outside money, senior campaign officials said Tuesday, pointing in particular to the dominance of candidate-specific super PACs in...
  • South a road-tripper's feast

    South a road-tripper's feast
    Morgan Murphy, former Southern Living travel editor, food critic, Navy reservist and admirer of vintage Cadillacs, is a certified road-tripper — if such things were certified. He traveled the South in a vintage Cadillac, steering clear of interstate...
  • Go long way with roadside stops

    Go long way with roadside stops
    When I was married I used to receive complaints from the wife about my driving. It wasn't a safety issue, but the fact that I tended to daydream at the wheel in a way that usually added unnecessary detours to otherwise efficient commutes. Years later,...
  • Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...
  • Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist

    Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist
    Frank Marocco, a rare jazz accordionist, a first-call studio musician and one of the most recorded accordion players in the world, has died. He was 81. Marocco died Saturday at his home in the San Fernando Valley, after having been hospitalized at...
  • Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films

    Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films
    Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
  • Fashion reboot: an eco-friendly wardrobe makeover

    Fashion reboot: an eco-friendly wardrobe makeover
    A lot has been made of organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics made from Tencel, hemp and bamboo as fashion rides the mega-trend of environmentalism. But recycled clothes purchased at thrift and consignment stores, as well as upcycled items reworked...
  • Introducing Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney

    Introducing Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney
    Downtown Disney's latest addition is Pollo Campero, a quick-service restaurant. Here are frequently asked questions about the eatery. Where is it? It's wedged between the T-Rex Café and Lego Imagination Center. A McDonald's previously operated there....
  • Bad news budget: Quinn to call for prison, health care cuts

    Bad news budget: Quinn to call for prison, health care cuts
    SPRINGFIELD -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a bad-news budget today, suggesting that Illinois close numerous prisons, mental health centers and social service offices, cut health care for the poor and shut down popular tourist sites for two days...
  • About books set in Haiti

    About books set in Haiti
    American novelist Madison Smartt Bell has devoted two decades to bringing Haiti, from 1791-1804, alive for readers. It may seem unfathomable for Americans to understand how a country as Haiti can exist so close to luxurious vacation destinations, Bell's...