Andy Pettitte leaves the federal court in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Pettitte took the stand in the retrial of Roger Clemens on charges that Clemens lied when he told Congress in 2008 that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone.
If the prosecution at the Roger Clemens perjury trial hoped for a dramatic showdown on Tuesday, the day was a big disappointment. The prosecution's star witness, Clemens' friend and onetime pitching ace Andy Pettitte, provided as much, if not more, ammunition for the defense.
Clemens is charged with lying to Congress when he testified that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.
The Obama Administration showed today that it's willing to take unprecedented steps to try to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses when the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has opened a series of investigations into how the University of Montana in Missoula and local law enforcement agencies handled reports of sexual assaults.
Once at a family gathering, my relatives and I met in the living room for a midday snack. A spread with vegetables and crackers was arranged in a spiral on a white platter, the colors fanning out in a rainbow. My cousin Megan was the first to dig in, sampling a bit of the spread on a crunchy cracker. Her brows furrowed as she chewed.
"This is so good," she exclaimed. "What is this?"
"Liver," my cousin Danny replied.
Megan yelped and threw the remaining cracker across the room as she cringed in horror. "Liver? I just ate liver?"
From Sebastien Aubert, owner of Kaz An Nou restaurant in Brooklyn, this recipe for pate en croute incorporates several premade products, making it a simple but rich and decadent appetizer. The colder the puff pastry, the flakier it will become in the oven. All other ingredients should be room temperature.
From The Food52 Cookbook (HarperCollins 2011), a friend told me I had to try this recipe and she was right. It's delicious. The addition of lemon, Parmesan, anchovy and caper give this pate a complex flavor. For a looser, more mousselike spread, don't let all the liquid evaporate from the pan. You can always adjust the consistency as you buzz it in the food processor by drizzling in olive oil, water or even wine as you mix in the food processor.
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President Obama flew to Afghanistan today and signed a historic agreement on the future of the U.S. involvement in that country. The president traveled under tight security to Kabul and met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a signing ceremony at the palace there.