| Sep 13, 2014
| 1:43 PM
LEESBURG — Newly appointed Leesburg police Chief Rob Hicks said he is all about community, and his first changes to the department will be in the area of relations with the residents the department serves.
Hicks, 43, pledged to reach out to the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Samuel E. Jackson Jr., a retired research psychologist who was a longtime active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, an historically black fraternity, died Sept. 1 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80.
"He was a beacon of light in the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:08 AM
A startup backed by Google, the Silicon Valley powerhouse whose innovations range from its eponymous search engine to self-driving cars, is teaming up with a North Chicago drug company to develop treatments for diseases tied to aging.
| Jun 30, 2014
I've been following the trial meant to determine whether players should get a piece of the billions of dollars generated by big-time college athletics, and all I can say is that if intellectual gymnastics were a sport, defenders of the status quo would...
| Jun 29, 2014
The ACC has expanded from nine to 15 members in the last decade, but if you want to see a growth spurt that would make Yao Ming blush, check out the University of Louisville.
"When I took the job 17 years ago, I think our budget was $14.9 million,"...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:25 AM
John Danko got his Baltimore company's first 3-D printer four years ago, and he said it's given him a front-row seat for a manufacturing revolution.
In an office across the street from the foundry where Danko Arlington's molten metal flows, he prints...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Not getting a good night's sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer.
Two 2012 studies...
| Feb 4, 2014
Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Kavaris Harkless and Isaiah Ford were already on campus ready to start their college careers as early enrollees at the University of Louisville this week.
Then came the news they were dreading.
They weren't even on campus 48 hours and their head coach...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...