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  • Justice Department group tasked with monitoring oil prices

    Justice Department group tasked with monitoring oil prices
    As gas prices across the nation inch higher, the Obama administration will investigate the energy markets for any evidence of manipulation of oil and gas prices through the formation of a new group, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. With...
  • Aide to ex-Maryland governor found guilty of election fraud

    Aide to ex-Maryland governor found guilty of election fraud
    A Baltimore jury today found Paul Schurick, former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager, guilty of election fraud and related charges for his role in an election day 2010 robocall. The jury found Schurick guilty on all four counts in...
  • J. Lynn Helms dies at 86; FAA chief fired striking air controllers

    J. Lynn Helms dies at 86; FAA chief fired striking air controllers
    J. Lynn Helms, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration who carried out President Reagan's order to fire more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers and oversaw efforts to keep airlines flying during the crisis, has died. He was 86. He...
  • Robert Hecht Jr. dies at 92; controversial dealer in classical antiquities

    Robert Hecht Jr. dies at 92; controversial dealer in classical antiquities
    When Robert E. Hecht Jr. arrived at the loading platform of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the fall of 1972, he was carrying a large wooden box and was escorted by an armed guard. Inside the box was perhaps the finest Greek vase to survive...
  • Alejandro Stephens dies at 67; controversial labor leader

    Alejandro Stephens dies at 67; controversial labor leader
    Alejandro Stephens, a longtime Los Angeles County union leader who went to prison for misusing funds from a labor nonprofit, died June 13 of complications of prostate cancer. He was 67. Stephens, who worked for the county for more than three decades...
  • John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence

    John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence
    In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...
  • PASSINGS: Gil McDougald, Mario Monicelli, Frank William Lynch, Willard E. Badham III, Bella Akhmadulina, Kevin Parry

    GIL McDOUGALD Yankees All-Star was 1951's Rookie of the Year Gil McDougald, 82, the American League Rookie of the Year in 1951 and a versatile member of dominant New York Yankees teams for 10 seasons, died Sunday of cancer at his home in New Jersey, the...
  • Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago

    Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago
    Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82. Rostenkowski,...
  • PASSINGS: Tom Martinez, Katie Hall

    PASSINGS: Tom Martinez, Katie Hall
    Tom Martinez Quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area Tom Martinez, 67, a quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area who had worked with Tom Brady from his time as a high school player through his NFL career with the New England Patriots, has died. Martinez died...
  • Barry Bremen dies at 64; prankster crashed All-Star games, Emmys

    Barry Bremen dies at 64; prankster crashed All-Star games, Emmys
    Barry Bremen, a Michigan businessman and incorrigible impostor who fielded pop flies at baseball's 1986 All-Star game, launched warm-up layups at the 1979 NBA All-Star game and bounded on stage to accept actress Betty Thomas' Emmy Award in 1985 has died....
  • Dutch scientist accused of falsifying data

    Dutch scientist accused of falsifying data
    Social psychologist Diederik Stapel made a name for himself by pushing his field into new territory. His research papers appeared to demonstrate that exposure to litter and graffiti makes people more likely to commit small crimes and that being in a messy...