| Jul 3, 2015
| 8:36 AM
A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning.
The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 10:27 AM
A 17-year-old New Yorker math and science whiz and an 18-year-old Californian who will study musical theater in college have won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards.
Anthony Skillman, of Tustin, California, was named best...
| Jun 29, 2015
| 7:26 PM
The Supreme Court's decision Monday giving a green light to an execution drug triggered a renewed attempt in California to create a single-drug method of lethal injection for inmates on America's largest death row.
Under a legal settlement reached...
| Jun 24, 2015
Since humorist and best-selling author Erma Bombeck died in 1996, no one has stepped into her shoes. Writing a newspaper column and humorous books that women of a certain generation related to, Bombeck made women laugh at situations where they might...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 12:57 PM
Mason Halter earned a degree in economics at Fordham University, so it was pretty easy for him to do the math.
The Florida Gators needed offensive linemen, while the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Halter needed a place to play this season.
On Tuesday, Halter...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 11:36 AM
Courtney Spears, dancer
It all started when she was just 3 years old. Courtney Spears’ mother, D’Andrea Sweeting Spears, purchased her first leotard, tights and ballet slippers, and from then on Courtney never turned back.
| May 30, 2015
| 5:22 PM
When University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers were looking for volunteers to test a vaccine for Ebola, which was killing thousands of people in West Africa, Andrea Buchwald raised her hand in Baltimore.
"Scientific curiosity," the 29-year-...
| May 14, 2015
| 1:37 PM
St. Mary's senior baseball player Ryan Davis is facing the final games of his career before he heads off to play at Fordham University next year. The Saints are the top seed in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference playoffs and,...
| May 2, 2015
| 9:13 PM
The closer Jonathan Williams drove to Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, the more obstacles were thrown in his path. Within a few miles of the mountain, his girlfriend had an asthma attack, and he was pulled over for speeding and issued a ticket. As he...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:45 PM
The abortion wars have been devastating. To be sure, they have made it virtually impossible to enact policies that actually reflect the will of the people when it comes to abortion. Their toxicity also has infected other issues, from healthcare reform...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 3:33 PM
As long as there have been guns in America, there has been regulation.
The General Assembly is considering a number of laws dealing with firearms — proposed from both sides of the political aisle — which gives the legislature a rare...