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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...
  • 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,...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plainfield OKs demolition ordinance, but seeks to preserve history

     Plainfield OKs demolition ordinance, but seeks to preserve history
    With a goal of preserving its storied history while ensuring residents' dealings with the village avoid becoming too cumbersome, Plainfield's Village Board voted Monday to change the town's demolition ordinance. The new ordinance seeks to simplify the...
  • Kam Chancellor's interception makes it a breeze for Seattle

    Kam Chancellor's interception makes it a breeze for Seattle
    It was a brief encounter when Cam met Kam, sort of a hello-and-goodbye affair. Carolina's Cam Newton threw the pass, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor picked it out of the chilly air and ran it back for a 90-yard interception. “Kam Chancellor,”...
  • 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....
  • Amnesty International: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram

    Amnesty International: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram
    Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the government...
  • Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police force

    Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police force
    Late on a day when a large column of protesters began a 120-mile march to the governor's mansion and several hundred more laid plans to expand the movement, Officer Darren Wilson announced his resignation from the police force where he served for six...