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  • Official White House photo of President Obama shooting a shotgun on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Obama's empty tough-talk: Gun prosecutions plummet on his watch

    President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, yet his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases.

  • Special agents David Stone (left) and Darrell Bonzano with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives walk the beat on a street in the Fairfield Court neighborhood of Richmond during a routine patrol of a Violent Crime Impact Team last month. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

    ATF culture shift: Agents focused more on regulations, not violent crime

    Cases recommended for prosecution by ATF have declined from a high of 17,877 in 2004 under Mr. Bush to about 12,066 last year, the data compiled by Syracuse University and reviewed by the Times shows.

  • In this May 6, 2014 photo, Nelson Bauersfeld poses for photos at the Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, N.Y. The former Mexico school superintendent is getting his law degree at age 65. (AP Photo/The Syracuse Newspapers, David Lassman) NO SALES

    Retired school chief becomes lawyer to help poor

    Digger Phelps inspired basketball players when he coached at Notre Dame.

  • NY researchers seek volunteers for bird study

    Researchers are looking for volunteers to help out in a study of how artificial light might affect the lives of barn swallows.

  • Lawyer rips Syracuse U report on sex abuse probe

    The lawyer for a man who accused Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse said Monday that a report into the university's investigation of the claim is "a complete whitewash."

  • Accuser's lawyer rips SU report on sex abuse probe

    The lawyer for a man who accused Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse said Monday that a report into the university's investigation of the claim is "a complete whitewash."

  • Report: Syracuse sex abuse probe prompt but flawed

    Syracuse University's prompt response to allegations of sexual abuse against an assistant basketball coach was done in good faith but was flawed because, among other things, there was no direct contact with law enforcement, a special committee of the university's board of trustees said in a report released Thursday.

  • Report: '05 Syracuse probe found no abuse evidence

    A 2005 investigation ordered by Syracuse University into sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant men's basketball coach found no witnesses who believed the accuser's story.

  • Ownership of a letter from Malcolm X now at a research center at Syracuse University is the subject of dispute. (Associated Press)

    Tussle over letter from Malcolm X

    The son of Malcolm X's biographer is asking Syracuse University to hand over a letter in which the slain black activist writes about his shifting views on race relations, claiming his family is the rightful owner.

  • Judge tosses defamation suit v. Syracuse, Boeheim

    A judge on Friday threw out a defamation lawsuit brought against Syracuse University and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim by two men who said the Hall of Fame coach slandered them when he said their accusations of sexual abuse against former associate head coach Bernie Fine were driven by greed.

  • Judge tosses defamation suit v. Syracuse, Boeheim

    A judge on Friday threw out a defamation lawsuit brought against Syracuse University and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim by two men who said the Hall of Fame coach slandered them when he said their accusations of sexual abuse against former associate head coach Bernie Fine were driven by greed.

  • Syracuse reports possible drug policy violations

    Syracuse University self-reported possible violations of its internal drug policy more than a year ago and the NCAA is investigating, according to school officials.

  • Judge will decide on moving Syracuse slander suit

    A judge who heard arguments over whether two former ball boys suing Syracuse University and head basketball coach Jim Boeheim for slander can get a fair hearing in this basketball-loving city expects to decide on a trial location by Wednesday.

  • Judge hears arguments in slander suit v. SU coach

    Lawyers involved in a slander suit against Syracuse University and basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY'-hym) are in a New York courtroom arguing over a procedural issue that has veered into salacious allegations about fired assistant coach Bernie Fine's wife.

  • Hearing set in slander suit v. Syracuse's Boeheim

    Lawyers involved in a slander suit against Syracuse University and basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY'-hym) are set to argue in a New York courtroom over a procedural issue that has veered into salacious allegations about fired assistant coach Bernie Fine's wife.

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