| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:47 AM
BEIJING -- Financial markets, economists and even one amateur limerick writer gave the thumbs down to the new Chinese Communist Party leadership’s long-awaited platform on economic reform.
Although a communiqué issued Tuesday night at the close of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
USC is taking over the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, bringing more than 15,000 works of Asian art dating from ancient times to today under the university's control, along with the nearly 90-year-old replica of a Chinese palace that houses the museum....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say.
In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Before his disappearance touched off a regional manhunt and his body was recovered from the waters off Fells Point, Evan Curbeam had been a standout in the Air National Guard. Last year, he appeared in a recruitment video. This year he was named Airman of...
| Dec 5, 2013
Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people.
He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Barney "Barr" Harris, who was born above his father's Howard Street cabinetmaking business and turned it into a successful antiques auction house, died of dementia complications Thursday at Arden Court in Pikesville. The longtime Bolton Hill resident...
| Oct 20, 2011
Jen Litzenberger and Jamie Severt
Edward and Rita Litzenberger, of Laurel, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jen Litzenberger, to Jamie Severt, son of John and Randy Severt, of Columbia.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Atholton...
| Oct 20, 2011
Amanda O'Brien and Collin Smith
Bruce and Debbie O'Brien, of Ellicott City, announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Michele O'Brien, to Collin Smith, ofCatonsville.
The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Howard High School and is pursuing a...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Unemployment in this recession could have long-term ripple effects because many more of the long-term unemployed are educated, middle age and middle class. Retirement systems will face the consequences of lower contributions and early retirements. Parents...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
In recent decades, gun rights and gun control have been high on the list of issues in the cultural war sharply dividing Americans. Gun control's passionate proponents and opponents clash in the media, city council chambers, state legislatures, Congress,...