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  • Freedom scores first wrestling win over Easton in school history

    Freedom scores first wrestling win over Easton in school history
    Freedom's seniors had never defeated Easton in football or wrestling, and they were tired of it. Two football losses last season alone frayed enough nerves, senior Jake Young said, which made Friday night even more satisfying. The Patriots continued...
  • 'Sons of Liberty' is a perfect lead-in to more of 'The Americans'

    Our fellow Americans certainly are red-blooded on TV this week. Starting Sunday, the History channel's "Sons of Liberty" miniseries tells a satisfying tale of Boston's slow burn toward rebellion in the 1770s. The night after "Sons of Liberty" wraps up,...
  • For wealthy tech entrepreneur, a timely connection

    For wealthy tech entrepreneur, a timely connection
    The gig: Chester J. Pipkin is the founder, chief executive and chairman of Belkin International. He started the Playa Vista company in his parents' Hawthorne garage in the early 1980s. The company capitalized on the early explosion in personal computing,...
  • Larry Hogan's inaugural address speech

    Larry Hogan's inaugural address speech
    The following is the text of Larry Hogan's inaugural address, as written for delivery Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis: GOVERNOR LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR: "Governor Christie, thank you for being here, thanks for your tremendous support, and for...
  • John Kass: 'American Sniper' criticism makes for amusing theater

    I've got to admit that it has been a barrel of fun watching the political left get its "Je suis Charlie" all tied up in knots over the movie "American Sniper." They're tweeting and making angry faces, insisting that the movie is not appropriate history....
  • Bianchi: Olé, Olé, Olé! Kaká already talking MLS championship for expansion Orlando City

     Bianchi: Olé, Olé, Olé! Kaká already talking MLS championship for expansion Orlando City
    Running off at the typewriter … Here's hoping the Orlando City Lions never, ever, ever become Americanized. Here's hoping the team president never stands up at the podium and tells the media, "We're acquiring the cap flexibility we need to...
  • Klay Thompson sets scoring record for one quarter in Warriors 126-101 win over Kings

    OAKLAND, Calif. Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored a career-high 52 points and in doing so etched his name in the NBA record book by catching fire as no player ever has. The 37 points he scored in the third quarter of a 126-101 win Friday...
  • Stubborn like a musk ox -- why Homo sapiens can't think straight about nuclear weapons

    Stubborn like a musk ox -- why Homo sapiens can't think straight about nuclear weapons
    Most people can be forgiven for ignoring the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It might seem surprising, but we have been preprogrammed by our own evolutionary history to engage in such ignorance. The nuclear age is just a tiny blip tacked on to our very...
  • 'Sons of Liberty' takes a few too many liberties on History

    'Sons of Liberty' takes a few too many liberties on History
    Seven years ago, the History Channel became just plain History, a single-word name being perceived, one supposes, as hipper, more youthful, like Common or Fergie. If the network executives were as interested in accuracy as hipness, they would have...
  • Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies

    Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies
    When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire. Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
  • Catherine B. Doehler

    Catherine B. Doehler
    Catherine Byrne Doehler, who went from a mortgage firm's switchboard operator to become the first woman director and chair of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, died of heart failure Jan. 12 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium....