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How inside traders are rigging America

December 20, 2014 A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Computer stock based on insider information from a Dell employee. more »»

Experience, the richest teacher

December 20, 2014 Sadly, attempts to introduce local teens who express willingness to volunteer to visit the elderly in a nursing home usually end abruptly after a first visit. more »»

Don’t look for culture war arguments in 2016

December 20, 2014 In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election — not very much, I concluded — and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes. more »»

Ho-ho-hold on — I’m not Santa

December 20, 2014 The other day something happened to me that I believe has never happened before. I was profiled. That’s right, blanket assumptions were made about me based solely on my appearance. more »»

A wildfire of corruption

December 19, 2014 First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie. Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief. more »»

Should profiling be banned?

December 19, 2014 Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. more »»

Alleged bomber appears in court

December 19, 2014 BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the... more »»

Mich. voters to decide road tax

December 19, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan voters will be asked to pass a sales tax increase as part of a $1. more »»

Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

December 19, 2014 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in... more »»

Commit to quit tobacco in 2015

December 18, 2014 One of the best holiday gifts you can give yourself and your family is the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. more »»

Tortured reasoning

December 18, 2014 Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture. more »»

‘Exodus’ a failure of biblical proportions

December 18, 2014 “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is yet another attempt by Ridley Scott to cast a big name actor in the leading role of a big-budget historical action epic. more »»

A movement instead of a moment

December 17, 2014 “There’s something happening here.” — Buffalo Springfield “Can you feel it?” — The Jacksons They have not stoppe. more »»

Obama signs $1.1T spending bill into law

December 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1. more »»

Small natural gas leak reported at Mich. pipeline

December 17, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY, Mic. more »»

Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, hunt

December 17, 2014 PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An ex-Marine’s suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle. more »»

Man in fraud case tried jail escape

December 17, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a Flint-area man convicted in a fraud scheme tried to escape from jail earlier this year after he was caught by federal agents. more »»

Death toll in school attack at 148

December 17, 2014 PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and... more »»

Cafe hostages planned daring escape

December 17, 2014 SYDNEY — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. more »»

To despair is to surrender

December 16, 2014 This is how a Dec. 8 editorial of the St. more »»

 
 
 

 

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