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  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • ‘Penny Dora': Michael Stock, Sina Grace realize a wish at Image Comics

     
    “Penny Dora and the Wishing Box,” Michael Stock and Sina Grace’s new all-ages Image Comics series, has its roots in […]...
  • Bumpy ride into history

    Bumpy ride into history
    Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and — to note what really matters — the first baseball player to win...
  • George W. Hilton, college professor

    George W. Hilton, college professor
    George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
  • SeaWorld CEO: We should have done more to fight 'Blackfish'

    SeaWorld CEO: We should have done more to fight 'Blackfish'
    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. should have done more to counter the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish" and in the future will promote its rescue and conservation efforts more aggressively, Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison said Wednesday. In a wide-...
  • New events on tap for Fort Lauderdale's New River Inn museum

    New events on tap for Fort Lauderdale's New River Inn museum
    Nearly 60 years after serving its last guests, the New River Inn in downtown Fort Lauderdale is still open for business — as a history museum. Today it's the oldest remaining hotel building in Broward County and the centerpiece of the Old Fort...
  • Watch: 'Houdini' Miniseries Trailer Starring Adrien Brody

    Nearly 90 years after Harry Houdini's death, the fascination for the legendary illusionist and escape artist still lingers, hence a two-part miniseries on History simply titled "Houdini," for which a trailer recently appeared on the web. Adrien Brody...
  • Sun Hang On In OT, But They're Eliminated From Playoffs Regardless

    Sun Hang On In OT, But They're Eliminated From Playoffs Regardless
    UNCASVILLE — With their two best players out of commission and the playoffs a long shot even by casino standards, the Connecticut Sun still refused to give up Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Of course, they made it tough again, watching a 13-...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Lori Riley: At 2.7 Miles, It Has Stayed The Course

    Newington High's Bill Rodgers held the course record for two years. That is, until his teammate James Hall, a New England cross country champion, broke it in 1967. It took Conard's Ahmed Haji, a two-time New England champ, 36 years to top that. Finally,...
  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...