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  • 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

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise

    Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise
    Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary...
  • Harry F. Reid Jr., synthetic lubricant expert

    Harry F. Reid Jr., synthetic lubricant expert
    Harry F. Reid Jr., who was internationally known for his work with synthetic lubricants, died Nov. 17 of pneumonia at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 96. Harry Fairfax Reid Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1935...
  • Hampton police aid girl's battle with cancer

    Hampton police aid girl's battle with cancer
    HAMPTON – Two-year-old Sariah Winston is a bubbly toddler with a smile that is nearly irresistible. She loves Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," and playing ball with her father, Michael Winston. Watching her joyful activity doesn't...
  • Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader

    Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader
    Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
  • Naval Academy shaves the rules for 'Movember'

    Naval Academy shaves the rules for 'Movember'
    The first thing they do to new male students at the Naval Academy is shave their heads. So it is a bit of a shock to see the guys sporting ... mustaches. But the button-downed Brigade of Midshipmen has received permission from the top of the chain of...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...