| May 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
A Cook County judge this morning awarded custody of frozen embryos to a 42-year-old Chicago woman over the objections of her ex-boyfriend who said it violates his right to not procreate.
In 2009, Karla Dunston, a doctor who lives in the city, began...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:36 AM
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile.
"It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer,"...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Sam Holden, a Baltimore-based photographer whose work appeared throughout the country, died Saturday after collapsing suddenly while doing yard work on his father's farm in Bel Air. He was 44.
Mr. Holden operated a studio in Little Italy and worked as a...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:38 PM
David Mutnick said when he crossed the finish line at a marathon last month, he ran into his father's arms and both men cried.
"I just said, 'This is for you, Dad,'" said Mutnick, 37, of Deerfield.
Never a long-distance runner, Mutnick laced up his...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Each morning when it's time for the mail, Weronika Zeliszczak, 7, who is battling leukemia, waits by the window at her home in Carpentersville.
So far, she's received more than 500 cards and letters, thanks to a Facebook campaign launched by her...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:32 PM
The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:50 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The death this week of Ralph Wilson, founder and sole owner of the Buffalo Bills, was but half the heartache of the NFL franchise and its fans.
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four Super Bowl appearances in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds.
Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: American Cancer Society
Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they're in good health.
Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than...