| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.
The ban, which...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award.
"My kids can't believe I was either a scholar...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:59 PM
W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78.
Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr.,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die.
"You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:21 AM
If there is one thing Katie Boltz has mastered in high school, it is how to use every minute of her day efficiently. With five Advanced Placement classes, the Dulaney High School senior doesn't text her friends or watch TV so she can focus on homework...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:24 AM
When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated.
After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Diapers? Check. Infant car seat? Check. Comprehensive genome analysis? Roger that, too.
For thousands of newborns born in and around Boston; San Francisco; Kansas City, Missouri; and North Carolina over the next several years, a full genomic...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.
No birth certificate was issued; a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
In the days preceding the Civil War, when talk of war was heating up dinner conversations from North to South, and U.S. states and families were picking sides, Norfolk resident Navy Capt. David Glasgow Farragut had a tough decision to make: Stick with his...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson happened to pick up Time magazine's Sept. 16th issue, he must have choked on his coffee. The cover story, "It's Time to Pay College Athletes," represented a huge leap forward for the movement to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:47 AM
1. I have a mortgage. Why else do you think anyone goes in to work every day to deal with those people?
2. I lack the imagination to write fiction and the temperament to do academic scholarship.
As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, I...