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  • Five injured in Ocean Pines boat explosion

    Five injured in Ocean Pines boat explosion
    Five people were injured near Ocean City on Sunday when their boat exploded, police said. The explosion occurred shortly after the boaters boarded the 24-foot inboard/outboard motor boat in Ocean Pines, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson...
  • Companies work with local colleges to prepare future workforce

    Companies work with local colleges to prepare future workforce
    Nipro Diagnostics launched an internship program last year and was surprised by the lack of interest. "We only got one intern," said Scott Verner, chief executive of the fast-growing, high-technology maker of diabetic-testing equipment in Fort...
  • Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
  • Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes

    Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes
    The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...
  • Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact

    Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact
    A federal decision to protect an unprecedented variety of corals found in South Florida could affect beach restoration work, coastal development, channel dredging and fishing. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced last week it...
  • Health workers strike at major Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

    Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday, a further blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West...
  • Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

     Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns
    A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
  • Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater regulation plan

    Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater regulation plan
    Lawmakers approved Friday a package of bills that would lay the foundation for regulating California's groundwater statewide for the first time in its history. Supporters said the landmark proposal would bring much needed oversight to the underground...
  • Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871

     Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871
    1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo. But the newly christened WiSTEM 1871 still lacks what matters...
  • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry. The EPA staff...
  • WFP says it needs $70 million to feed 1.3 million people in Ebola quarantine

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its...