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BoSox Star Dom DiMaggio Dead at 92

All-Star excelled in the shadow of brother Joe and Ted Williams

(Newser) - Dom DiMaggio, the talented younger brother of Joltin’ Joe, died today at the age of 92, the Boston Globe reports. The former Red Sox center fielder went to the All-Star Game seven times in his 11-year career, and earned accolades from his contemporaries. Ted Williams called DiMaggio “the best...

Obama Should Beware 'Best and Brightest'

A la JFK's Cabinet, too often masks poor judgment, inexperience

(Newser) - Barack Obama has won praise for appointing “the best and the brightest” to his Cabinet during a time of war and economic hardship. But all the back-patting sounds a little too familiar, Frank Rich writes in the New York Times. “The stewards of the Vietnam fiasco had pedigrees...

Student at Wheel Charged in Halberstam Death

Prosecutor calls crash 'more than a mistake'

(Newser) - The student who drove the car in which journalism icon David Halberstam was killed will be charged with vehicular manslaughter, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Kevin Jones, 26, a UC Berkeley journalism student, allegedly ran a red light to turn left and collided with an oncoming car. He faces...

Halberstam Dies in Car Crash

Prize-winning writer who blended journalism with history was 73

(Newser) - David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote definitive annals of everything from the Vietnam War to pro football, was killed in a car crash in Menlo Park, Calif., today. Halberstam, who wrote 21 books, was on his way to interview former New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle when...

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