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1962 Alcatraz escape was survivable, scientists show how

A famous prison-break mystery gets a new wrinkle as scientists examine a hydraulic model that gives the escapees a brief window for a survivable run.

By December 16, 2014


Dissident artist's Lego portraits of injustice do time on Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei creates an elaborate series of installations for display on Alcatraz, even though he's forbidden from traveling outside China and has never been to the notorious prison site.

By November 18, 2014


At Alcatraz prison, Lego portraits fight for freedom (pictures)

At the site of a notorious federal penitentiary, renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei uses an unlikely material, 1.2 million Lego bricks, to highlight the global reality of political detainment.

12 Images By November 18, 2014


'Kill Bill' arrives on Amazon Prime in July

Volumes one and two of "Kill Bill," "Casino" and others make Amazon look like a pretty good place to watch some streaming video in July.

By June 20, 2016


Amazon Prime licenses 'West Wing,' other Warner Bros. shows

Amazon signs licensing pact with Warner and obtains such shows as "Dark Blue," "Fringe," Alcatraz," and "The Whole Truth" as it battles with Netflix for streaming viewers.

By July 20, 2012


Short Take: FBI posts mystery documents online

The FBI has released a new batch of Freedom of Information Act documents on its Web site, bringing the total number of pages up to 16,000. Except for some blacked out passages and certain names, files about the 1962 Alcatraz Prison escape, Amelia Earhart's disappearance, and the agency's goods on Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Elvis Presley, and Bonnie and Clyde can be found on the site.

June 17, 1998