| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:59 PM
A group of big food companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than it did in 2007, an independent evaluator said Thursday in a report on the pledge manufacturers made to First Lady Michelle Obama’s program to end...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," and as the joke goes, "Poverty won." Five decades after a blizzard of programs began descending on the American people, the poverty rate remains essentially unchanged.
| Jan 16, 2014
Marlise Munoz is dead. Yet her body is in a hospital intensive care unit, maintained on a ventilator. Why?
The 33-year-old paramedic and mother of one from Fort Worth, Texas, apparently suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in her home Nov. 26. She was...
| Dec 21, 2013
If you want to know something about the history of the Baltimore investment community, you might want to call James Hardesty.
The 67-year-old history buff and chairman of Hardesty Capital Management has spent his career in Baltimore, starting with a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:05 PM
One fascinating aspect of a federal regulator's lawsuit this week against online lender CashCall for making allegedly illegal collections from borrowers is the identity of CashCall's defense lawyer.
He's Neil Barofsky, the former federal prosecutor...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Meg Cabot, best-known for writing the “Princess Diaries” series, attended the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College to promote her newest novel, “The Bride Wore Size 12.”
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Who: Sandra Finn, president of Cross Country Home Services, a Sunrise-based home warranty products and maintenance plans provider. Finn was honored with the Bronze Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year-Consumer Products Up To 2,500 Employees...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The new film "We Are What We Are" is a horror-drama hybrid, a suspenseful tale of a tight-knit family struggling to hold itself together in the face of changing times and the dwindling of long-held traditions. Also, they eat people.
Directed by Jim...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas."
Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Stage and screen actor Ronald Hunter died December 3 from heart and kidney failure complications at Woodland Hills Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 70.
Over a career that spanned nearly five decades, he appeared on Broadway and regional stages,...