| Feb 8, 2015
Sara Ruggles helps create the big picture at Newport News Shipbuilding. Thanks partly to her, top executives can see how nuclear-powered warships fit together.
Not bad for someone who was waiting on tables a few years ago.
It was May 2008 when...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:30 AM
As a staff member in Rush University's respiratory therapy program, Jonathan Brady Scott is keenly aware of the value of his work.
"What matters if you can't breathe?" he said. "Nothing at all." Director of clinical education and an assistant professor...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines, and is thefront-runner for likely Republican Iowa caucus-goers, according to a Bloomberg Politics-Des Moines Register poll published this past weekend....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 8:08 PM
Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 11:18 AM
John H. "Jack" Somerville, a retired Baltimore attorney who had been a partner in Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 30 at Legacy Heights Senior Living in Charlotte, N.C.
The former longtime Timonium resident was 90....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr., a retired Baltimore internist who had been director of nuclear medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, died Wednesday in his home at the Charlestown Retirement Community of respiratory failure.
The former longtime Ellicott City resident...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:15 PM
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.
Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:26 PM
A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday.
Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate...
| Jan 24, 2015
Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do.
It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Less than half of American kids live in a "traditional" home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data.
Forty-six percent of children younger than 18 live with two heterosexual parents in their first...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:10 PM
As they have almost every Friday for two years, Muslim students gathered at Duke University’s chapel for weekly prayers at midday Friday.
But a university plan to sound the prayer call from the Duke University Chapel’s 210-foot bell tower...