| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, executive chairman and founder of Chesapeake Research Review LLC and an ethicist whose field was human research, died Thursday at his Ellicott City home of undetermined causes. He was 58.
The son of Francis Khin-Maung-Gyi, a...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Name recognition plays a big role in races for two Palm Beach County Commission seats up for election this November, but in very different ways.
In one race, incumbent commissioner Steven Abrams highlights his long experience in public office as his main...
| Jul 15, 2014
An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting.
That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won.
But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The Howard County Library System will hold its seventh annual Choose Civility symposium "The Ball's in Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Co-Exist?" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Miller branch in Ellicott City.
Korva Coleman of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Sobered by indiscriminate job losses and mounting education debt, consumers of ongoing education are demanding more evidence their newly minted degrees will pay off in the job market. Schools are responding with new curriculum and placement-tracking...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:47 PM
President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war.
| May 14, 2014
| 4:18 PM
With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof.
Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington has finalized its takeover deal with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art in an arrangement that will see the financially troubled art institution give up its autonomous identity.
| May 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A few years ago, Ken Berger noticed a small mass in one of his testicles, and scheduled a next-day appointment to get it examined. An ultrasound revealed a lump, but other tests came back negative for testicular cancer — except for one.
| May 7, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Anne Arundel County school officials conducted a national search that yielded more than 50 candidates to become the system's next superintendent, but it turned out the person for the job was already in the building.
George Arlotto, 50, the system's...