| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday cruised to victory in a race for a seat on the state Senate vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
With all precincts reporting in the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| May 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The quest for lusher, ruby-red lips may be exposing women to dangerous metals, including cadmium, a highly toxic element linked with renal failure, a UC Berkeley study suggests.
Researchers found trace amounts of nine metals, some benign, some...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:39 PM
There are times when it’s best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Amazon has a plan to monetize fan fiction: It's called Kindle Worlds. On Wednesday, Amazon announced a new scheme in which writers of fan fiction can self-publish and sell that writing with the sanction of the original copyright holder.
The idea is that...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Portland is the largest city in the country that doesn’t have fluoridated water, and voters have resoundingly decided it’s going to remain that way.
A proposal to add the cavity-fighting mineral to tap water was defeated Tuesday, with more...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:48 AM
A notice taped to 10 stations at 18|8 men's salon reads: "It is now legal to get stoned at 18|8."
In smaller print, it continues, "Ask your stylist, what's the deal!"
When taken up on the invitation, co-founders Ron Love and Scott Griffiths...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Stainless steel is supposed to be, well, stainless, isn't it? That was John's question after he noticed rust stains on the refrigerator he'd purchased from Sears.
John also had purchased an extended warranty, so he contacted Sears and explained the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...