| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Eugenie Anne "Jane" Connall, a longtime Howard County psychologist who was also an animal lover, died April 5 of breast cancer at her Columbia home. She was 58.
"She was just incredible and very inspirational. Her death is a big loss for our community...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products
Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday.
The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Citing a recently identified uptick in potentially deadly meningococcal disease, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommended Wednesday that men who have sex with men get a meningitis vaccination.
All men who have sex with men, whether...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
TUNICA, Miss. — Marie Barnard was delighted when, after decades of silence on the topic, Mississippi passed a law requiring school districts to teach sex education. But the lesson involving the Peppermint Pattie wasn't what she had in mind for her...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Three gay men sickened from meningitis in L.A. County have died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday.
The department announced earlier this week that there have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the county...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year.
Two hours later, Obama...
| May 16, 2014
In Rivka Galchen's short story collection "American Innovations," life is both simpler and more complicated than it seems.The main characters, most of them young professional women, generally live in a recognizable contemporary world that seems to have...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:01 AM
The changes brought about by digital publishing are forcing the closure of California Princeton Fulfillment Services, a New Jersey-based fulfillment company that provides books for the University of California Press and Princeton University Press....
| May 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Thomas D. Washburne Sr., a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler whose specialty was estate planning, died Tuesday of an unknown neurological disorder at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 86.
The son of Hempstead Washburne, a lawyer, and Mary...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago whom colleagues called one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, died over the weekend. He was 83.
“Economics will miss him. The...