| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Ed Nelson, a television, stage and film actor who was one of the mainstays of the 1960s prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place," died Saturday at his home in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85.
He had been in declining health with various ailments, said a...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. And now, Michael Brown.
All of them were black men who died at the hands of law enforcement officers.
They are a handful of such cases since 1999, when Diallo, an unarmed man...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:26 PM
Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:30 PM
From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows.
Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.
But costs in the trillions and environmental...
| Jun 16, 2013
There's no denying that Kanye West has become synonymous with arrogance.
Compared with his current, astronomical self-image, though, the Chicago-raised rap/fashion icon's musical beginnings were humble. People actually liked him because of that...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, more than 50 levees and flood walls gave way, sending tens of billions of gallons of water roaring into the city, causing horrific death and destruction.
Could that happen in another city...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Embattled chef Paula Deen has found an unlikely supporter in vampire novelist Anne Rice, who has gone on Facebook to defend the silver-haired (former) Food Network star, who is facing widening accusations of racism -- as well as a loss of corporate...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion inside a one-story structure in a knot of warehouses in North Laurel. But don’t dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Tuesday will mark the nation's 1,000th straight day with the average cost of gasoline at or above $3 per gallon, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The streak is the longest on record, and the drivers' advocacy group said it will continue for another 1,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...