| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A tornado that swept through Oklahoma on Friday was the widest tornado in American history, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
The El Reno, Okla., tornado scraped out a damage path up to 2.6 miles wide and 16.2 miles long, a swath at points...
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...
| Aug 11, 2012
Oscar-winning special effects master
Carlo Rambaldi, 86, an Academy Award-winning special effects master known as the father of "E.T.," died Friday in southern Italy after a long illness, Italian news media reported.
He won visual...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Wake Forest University is spending $1 million to better understand virtue and vice. The Character Project awarded eight grants on the philosophy of character and eight on the theology of character from 170 submitted proposals. “Those selected...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:34 PM
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Merril Teller has been Chief Meteorologist at KWCH since September, 1981.
Merril began his broadcasting career doing weather reports and...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:18 PM
In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-age student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration —...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Money, personnel and supplies have poured into Oklahoma from across the country after Monday's devastating tornado, but one Chicago-area church is sending a different kind of assistance — a team of golden retrievers.
Lutheran Church Charities,...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a dying breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced.
Specter died of...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Colleen Wilson of Ellicott City became the first person to enroll in the University of Maryland, College Park's new meteorology degree program a year ago. Now she's embarking on research with some of the nation's top weather watchers.
The program and the...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Not long after they began living their dream of owning a dance studio in their new hometown of Columbia 25 years ago, two sisters from Michigan watched that dream go up in flames — the seven-alarm kind.
Six years before tragedy struck, Diane...