| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Leila, 4, wanted to ask Santa for pink Legos this Christmas. But trying to get the little girl, who has autism, to sit on Santa's lap at the mall had proved difficult in years past.
Early Saturday morning, before White Marsh Mall had formally opened for...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There's a girl I started seeing a few weeks ago and so far, so good—except for one small thing: She texts me all the time. At first it was cute, but now I find it's interrupting my daily flow and work. I should also say that I rarely text, except to...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters.
Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
My grandmother, who raised some great family dogs, always said that mutts made the smartest and healthiest pets.
A new study of the medical records of more than 90,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs suggests that there is some truth to Grandma’s...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Sue T. Brown, who served as executive director of the Maryland Psychological Association for nearly three decades, died July 10 of complications from metastatic melanoma at her Columbia home. She was 73.
Sue Taylor was born in Seattle and raised in...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:17 AM
SOUTH BEND -- South Bend residents Samara and Nick Dulik started a nonprofit organization that provides care packages for parents and siblings of children spending more than three days in pediatric hospitals. Cayleigh’s Friends Inc. was created...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sunny, out-of-the-way Languedoc is an intoxicating part of the world. Stretching from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees in southwest France, it shares a balmy climate, winter wind, grapevines, and the sea with Provence, its better-known neighbor. But to...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.
The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...