| Nov 24, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Thelma Boyd and her Cheverly-area neighbors were at their wits' end when they connected with the University of Maryland's environmental law clinic.
She and other residents of distressed, predominantly black neighborhoods on the outskirts of Washington...
| Aug 21, 2012
Former NBA executive
Simon Gourdine, 72, who became the highest-ranking black executive in professional sports when he was named deputy commissioner of the NBA in 1974, died Thursday in Englewood, N.J. The NBA confirmed his death but...
| Oct 4, 2012
Mary Jean Pew
Head of Catholic college,
aide to Jerry Brown
Mary Jean Pew, 82, a former nun who taught history and government at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles then served as the school's acting president before it closed in 1980, died...
| Jun 12, 2012
As a single dad wading back into the dating pool, Daniel Ruyter was surprised how many women lost interest when he revealed, always in the first conversation, that he had a son.
"At first I took it personally," said the Orlando, Fla., information...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville.
Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had...
| Mar 18, 2012
Thomas P. Puccio, a former federal prosecutor who won the convictions of several members of Congress in the Abscam bribery scandal in the early 1980s and later became a prominent defense lawyer who secured for socialite Claus von Bulow an acquittal in his...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Thomas DeJullio, international president of the worldwide Kiwanis organization, was honored Dec. 28 at a special luncheon held at the University Club in Pasadena. DeJullio told Kiwanis members about his goal to integrate the Kiwanis family into service...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Francis X. Hennessy, a judge who rose to the state's second-highest court and a political adviser to Democrat Ella Grasso in her campaign for governor, died Tuesday at the age of 82.
During a 36-year career in the state courts, Hennessy was a juvenile...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The Calvert School, a private day school with a nationally recognized homeschooling curriculum, will welcome a new headmaster in July, the school announced Thursday.
Andrew Holmgren, currently the head of the Middle School at Collegiate School in New...
| Feb 20, 2013
Rev. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary at Fordham University, will lecture on “Becoming Human: Life in Christ according to Early Christian Teaching,” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Orthodox of St. Stephen, 1895...
| Nov 20, 2009
About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality.