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  • Around the AL East: Storylines through the first few weeks

    Around the AL East: Storylines through the first few weeks
    We're almost a month into the season, and it seems an appropriate time for another trip "Around the AL East." Here’s a look at a main storyline for each opponent in the Orioles' division as well as a look at who's hot and who's not on each club:...
  • Dennis Rodman is pretty sure he's in America now

    Dennis Rodman is pretty sure he's in America now
    Dennis Rodman is back from a rather foggy Asia visit, Google is remembering a civil rights advocate, and Mitt Romney wishes he were president. Welcome to your post-weekend online trends report for Monday, March 4. Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday with...
  • Spring training news and notes on the Yankees, Red Sox, Jays and Rays

    Spring training news and notes on the Yankees, Red Sox, Jays and Rays
    The American League East has long been considered one of baseball’s toughest divisions, and that should hold true again in 2013. But it’s no longer a division dominated by a couple high-spending teams and the occasional upstart. Suddenly,...
  • News of the Weird: Hypnotist Unable to Get Girls Out of His Spell

    News of the Weird: Hypnotist Unable to Get Girls Out of His Spell
    Fern Cooper, 65, and 13 other cataract-surgery patients arrived at Ontario's Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on June 25 to learn that they would not receive the usual anesthesia because the hospital had decided to schedule an "experimental day" to evaluate...
  • Police: Dismembered Remains in Toronto from Woman, 41

    Police: Dismembered Remains in Toronto from Woman, 41
    TORONTO -- The body parts found in two Toronto area waterways in the past week belong to Guang Hua Liu, a 41-year-old woman from Toronto, police said Tuesday. Liu was last seen on Friday, August 10, Peel Regional Police Inspector George Koekkoek said,...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars

    Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars
    Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
  • Sarah Burke dies at 29; Canadian skier was freestyle halfpipe star

    Sarah Burke dies at 29; Canadian skier was freestyle halfpipe star
    Canadian skier Sarah Burke, a leading pioneer of the freestyle halfpipe and the best-known athlete in her sport, died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. She was 29. Burke, who was a driving...
  • Jeff Conaway dies at 60; actor in 'Grease' and 'Taxi'

    Jeff Conaway dies at 60; actor in 'Grease' and 'Taxi'
    Jeff Conaway, an actor who came to fame in the late 1970s as a high school greaser in the hit movie musical "Grease" and as a regular on the TV series "Taxi" but in more recent years was known for his appearances on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," died...
  • Monte Factor dies at 94; Beverly Hills men's clothier, arts patron

    Monte Factor dies at 94; Beverly Hills men's clothier, arts patron
    Monte Factor, a Beverly Hills clothier and arts patron who co-founded the End Hunger Network and a groundbreaking Los Angeles child-care center, died Dec. 5 at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, his daughter Diane announced. He was 94....
  • Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

    Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
    At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already...