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  • Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects

    Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya. Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
  • Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love

    Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love
    KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan. Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething, recently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
  • Former Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of murder

    The woman who incited a national scandal in 2006 when she accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. A North Carolina judge sentenced Crystal Mangum, 34, to between 14 and...
  • Okla. Sen. Inhofe's son killed in plane crash

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed. Dr. Perry Inhofe, a 52-year-old orthopedic surgeon, died when the small plane he was piloting...
  • Samuel J. English III, broadcaster

    Samuel J. English III, broadcaster
    Samuel J. English III, a former WBAL-TV staff announcer and weather forecaster who later held broadcasting positions at Maryland Public Television and Towson University, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his Pikesville home. He was 79. "Jim was...
  • Stress erodes employee health -- and corporate profits

    On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
  • Dr. Howard F. Raskin, gastroenterologist

    Dr. Howard F. Raskin, gastroenterologist
    Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87. "Howard was one of the...
  • Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground

     Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground
    His eyes misted up momentarily as he surreptitiously scanned the medical building for a clue to the name. He then shook his head in frustration and looked away, unable to dredge up the words he sought. Jim Garner, 51, has mild cognitive impairment,...
  • Mercy to sever ties with midwife group

    Mercy to sever ties with midwife group
    Mercy Medical Center is parting ways with a midwife group that has worked out of the hospital for years because of rising malpractice insurance costs. The decision to close Kathleen Slone CNM & Associates, which plans to stop delivering babies in...
  • Birmingham 50 years later

     Birmingham 50 years later
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carolyn McKinstry longed to visit the zoo. All Wash Booker wanted was a banana split from the lunch counter. In 1963, they were teenagers attending different high schools — black schools — in Birmingham....
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...