The 19 "hotshots" who were killed while fighting a wildfire over the weekend were remembered on Monday in Prescott, Ariz. The simple tolling of a bell and the reading of their names brought home the sad story. Meanwhile, the fire they were fighting continues to burn.
Chicago-based Tribune Company, newly out of bankruptcy, is trying to sell its newspaper holdings. The company is making a major play in local TV. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group owns and runs more stations but it too went on a TV buying spree this year. So have the Gannett Company and Media General.
After 16 years on the lam, Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is on trial. His murder and racketeering trial is expected to last through the summer. Already testimony from government witnesses is raising questions about the justice system, and how the FBI cozied up to villainous characters to prosecute Bulger.
For most of the 20th century, Democrats were the only game in town when it came to Texas politics. But that changed and Republicans have been in charge for decades. For Democrats to return to power, they'll have to hold together a coalition of minority voters.
The names of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona were released on Monday. Authorities have not offered many specifics about what happened when the crew was overwhelmed by fire.
Many violent crimes are hastily planned and poorly considered, researchers at the University of Chicago's Crime Lab find. Training troubled teens to slow down and put a more benign spin on what they imagine the other guy is thinking significantly reduced the kids' likelihood of committing a crime.
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