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  • Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, the former freedom fighter and South Africa's first democratically elected president, now lives at home in a sterilized bedroom rigged as an intensive care unit. A team of doctors attends him around the clock....
  • Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology

    Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology
    One minute, Anne Mekalian's brain is telling her prosthetic arm to unstack a set of multicolored plastic cones, and the shiny black metal limb is listening. Every now and then, the plastic clatters to the table, but quickly the cones are separated and...
  • Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for liberty

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dressed in black against a twilight-blue background, a somber South African President Jacob Zuma appeared on television to give his countrymen the news they had long dreaded. "My fellow South Africans," he intoned....
  • Robert V. Rood, champion powerlifter

    Robert V. Rood, champion powerlifter
    Robert V. Rood, a retired longshoreman and world champion powerlifter, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Pasadena home. He was 73. Robert Vincent Rood was born in Berwick, Pa., and moved with his family to a home on East Hill Street in South Baltimore...
  • Mandela's death: Details of the icon's final hours

    Mandela's death: Details of the icon's final hours
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- As Nelson Mandela neared death last week, doctors told his wife, Graca Machel, that this time he couldn’t be saved, South African media reported Sunday. His wife Graca Machel told members of the Mandela family that he...
  • Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...
  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • Mac McGarry, 'It's Academic' host, dies at 87

    Mac McGarry, 'It's Academic' host, dies at 87
    Mac McGarry, the avuncular TV quizmaster of “It’s Academic” who spent several decades pitching teenage contestants in Baltimore and Washington fastball trivia questions about topics as diverse as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Chubby Checker...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Dog flu is going around

    Ask the Pet Expert | Dog flu is going around
    I'm hearing that a dog flu is going around. What symptoms should I look for, and when should I take my pet to the vet if he's sick? There was an increase in the number of cases of dog flu, or canine influenza, in Montgomery County in August. This is a...
  • Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials

    Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials
    There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
  • PASSINGS: George Bignotti, William A. Graham, George Zenovich

    George Bignotti Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said. As...