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  • Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award

    Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award
    The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
  • Toyota Stadium official addresses poor field conditions for FCS title game

    FRISCO, Texas — Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium. The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat...
  • 'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges

    PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
  • River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'

    River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'
    Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams.  “Help, help, help!'' Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where he...
  • The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!

    The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!
    It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor. Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent

    'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent
    "Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
  • Hired last week, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leaves Terps for NFL

    Hired last week, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leaves Terps for NFL
    Maryland offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo – whose hiring was announced by the school six days ago – is leaving to accept a job with the New England Patriots, the NFL team announced Wednesday. The Terps will begin a search immediately to...
  • More recordings played at NATO 3 trial

    More recordings played at NATO 3 trial
    Lawyers for the so-called NATO 3 got their first crack at cross-examining the first of two undercover Chicago police officers Thursday after Cook County prosecutors finished playing more than 50 undercover recordings that form the backbone of their case....
  • Readers' guesses on Google Mystery Barge: TARDIS? Holodeck? Ark?

    Readers' guesses on Google Mystery Barge: TARDIS? Holodeck? Ark?
    On Monday I wrote about my amateur sleuthing attempts to uncover the truth behind the Google Mystery Barge. (Spoiler alert: I failed. But did find some interesting clues.) But one of the fun things about this story is pondering just what the heck Google...
  • Sriracha, despite its legal woes, is a cultural icon that bites

    Sriracha, despite its legal woes, is a cultural icon that bites
    Hot sauce is so hot right now. For the last few months, thanks to a daily Google alert for “Sriracha,” I’ve been treated to all manner of news about the fiery sweet-and-sour chili sauce that has become one of L.A.’s most...
  • Rand Paul, angry over plagiarism charges, wants to sword fight

    One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move. Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...