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  • Are people violent by nature? Probably.

     Are people violent by nature? Probably.
    Do genes make us do it? The idea that human behavior is driven by genes makes many people uncomfortable, and nowhere is the dispute more bitter than when discussing the biological underpinnings of violence. The war of ideas over violence and human...
  • Doctors and hospitals posing as charity cases? It's nauseating

    Obamacare was intended, in part, to rein in sky-high healthcare costs. Yet some doctors and hospitals are responding to the reform law with outstretched palms and brother-can-you-spare-a-dime pleas for more money from patients. Evelyn Stern, 75, of...
  • Pimco chief El-Erian to leave global investment firm in March

    Pimco chief El-Erian to leave global investment firm in March
    Mohamed El-Erian unexpectedly resigned from his post as chief executive and co-chief investment officer of global investment management firm Pimco on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement. El-Erian will leave the firm in March and will remain a member...
  • Sundance 2014: The making of 'Ivory Tower' [Video]

    Sundance 2014: The making of 'Ivory Tower' [Video]
    PARK CITY, Utah -- What's the value of higher education? Is it possible, in this day and age, for a college to not charge tuition -- and survive? How is technology changing the university experience? Andrew Rossi, the director of the Sundance Film...
  • Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns

    Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns
    From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco. Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
  • Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel

    Baltimore writer Matthew Olshan publishes first adult novel
    It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch. On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
  • Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases
    Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...
  • William A. Hubbard, chemical engineer

    William A. Hubbard, chemical engineer
    William A. Hubbard, a retired chemical engineer who headed a Baltimore business that created the orange-colored coatings for Howard Johnson restaurant roofs, died of heart failure Monday at his Towson home. He was 92. Born in Rolla, Mo., he was the son...
  • Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

    Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend
    The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door. "Najee's gone," the friend said. Dante looked at his mother, who was crying. Najee Thomas...
  • Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

    KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a healthcare system that can identify and successfully treat service members who...