| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Fusion has partnered with "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights.
Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:55 PM
This Memorial Day will be marked by remembrances of fallen war heroes, but marred by the growing storm surrounding how ailing veterans are treated on their home soil.
The controversy started with allegations that a veterans hospital in Arizona faked...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70.
A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hillary Clinton hasn't even thrown her hat into the 2016 presidential ring yet, but Republican tremors over the very thought have already unleashed red flares about her age and health that question her qualifications for the office.
It's an old partisan...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.
This is the idea behind health...
| May 2, 2014
After the solid hit of 1990's "A Home at the End of the World" — later made into an indie film starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright — Michael Cunningham stunned the literary world with "The Hours" (1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize for...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:34 PM
David Klein, a well-known Baltimore artist who turned found materials into high-end pieces of furniture that captured the gritty eccentricity of his hometown, died of colon cancer June 6 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. He was 71.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Katie Couric is a married woman once again! She and fiance John Molner tied the knot Saturday in New York.
The wedding was as low-key as the TV journalist had promised, People reported, with only about 50 guests on hand to witness the union, which...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:40 PM
He has no high-profile endorsements. His last name is often misspelled.
And many voters have no idea he's the guy who spoke publicly of inmate abuse and ordered up audits of jail brutality nearly two years before former Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bobby Womack, the multitalented singer-songwriter-guitarist who left an indelible mark on R&B and soul in the 1960s and '70s but battled drug addiction in his later years, died Friday at 70, his record label XL Recordings confirmed. He had been...