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Apr 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Think Wall Street trading is brutal? Head up to the grittiest part of the South Bronx, where cutthroat deals are made in the dead of night on a massive concrete floor that reeks of fish guts.
Mar 25, 2013 at 1:36 PM
A woman attacked and robbed a fellow exotic dancer, later telling the strip club's DJ she beat her up "like strippers do," last week in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Feb 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM
In the age of instant information, globe-spanning viral videos and the World Wide Web, can a thoroughly wired country become a porn-free zone? Authorities in Iceland want to find out.
Feb 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM
Two Chicago gang members charged Monday in the death of a 15-year-old honor student mistook her and her friends for members of a rival gang and attacked the group in retaliation for a shooting that injured one of the men over the summer, according to police.
Jan 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM
On most construction projects, workers are discouraged from signing or otherwise scrawling on the iron and concrete. At the skyscraper rising at ground zero, though, they're being invited to leave messages for the ages.
Nov 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM
A utility worker responding to reports of a natural gas leak in one of New England's largest cities punctured a pipe and an unknown spark ignited a massive explosion that injured 18 people, the state fire marshal announced Sunday.
Nov 24, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Dozens of building inspectors began assessing homes and businesses in one of New England's biggest cities on Saturday, a day after a natural gas explosion leveled a strip club located next to a day care and heavily damaged a dozen other structures.
Oct 23, 2012 at 7:09 AM
A sharply divided court in New York says lap dances don't promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do, and so shouldn't get a tax break.
Sep 5, 2012 at 7:37 AM
They may never be confused with "Swan Lake," but an upstate New York strip club says its nude lap dances are every bit as much an art form and should be exempt from state taxes.
Aug 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM
A 25-year-old southwestern Illinois man was charged Saturday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a St. Louis teenager who said she was held captive in his home for three years.
Aug 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM
A teenage Missouri girl reported missing more than two years ago told police she escaped a home in a decaying, crime-ridden Illinois village where she was held captive and subjected to sexual assaults that resulted in a child.
Jul 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Miami coach Al Golden's second season at the school is beginning much like his first one, with new accusations of rule breaking, the looming threat of serious NCAA sanctions and with no apparent end in sight for the long probe into the Hurricanes' compliance practices.
Jul 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The city may be many things, but the strip club capital of America it is not.

Niel Laudati, Springfield's community relations manager, said Maggie Murphy, editor of PARADE magazine, sent the following statement to...
Jul 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - From billiards and strippers to pencils and calculators: downtown Springfield is going through quite the transformation.

"We got one of the strip clubs gone, and one bar's gone, and things are stepping up," said...
Jul 19, 2012 at 4:33 PM
From billiards and strippers to pencils and calculators: downtown Springfield is going through quite the transformation.