In 2005, Stockton, California, unveiled a gleaming new arena and ballpark on its riverfront, part of a $145 million plan to draw people downtown. The city east of San Francisco, a shipping hub for wine and almonds, is now negotiating with creditors to stave off bankruptcy.
The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was treated for wounds from police gunfire as the FBI acknowledged it was alerted two years ago to concerns his older brother was turning to Islamist extremism.
Manhattan’s Brill Building, where songwriters such as Burt Bacharach and Neil Diamond penned pop hits, is being sold to investors led by Allied Partners Inc., who plan to redevelop its office and retail space.
Like a grisly car accident, it’s hard to avoid staring when a great actor gives a lousy performance in a horrible movie. One recent example is Michael Caine in “Harry Brown,” where the two-time Oscar winner impersonates Charles Bronson ’s vigilante from “Death Wish.”