| Jan 18, 2014
Channeling Jodie Foster in "The Silence of the Lambs," Kristen Stewart delivers a solid performance as a rookie Guantanamo Bay guard in "Camp X-Ray," a competently directed, politically questionable film whose most appreciative viewers will leave...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Art lovers had plenty of reasons to cheer in 2013, despite the year-long closing of the Chrysler Museum of Art for a $24 million addition and renovation project.
Here are five of my favorite shows from the past year, with apologies to several other...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Angie Derry knew that her Essure implants were designed to remain inside her body forever. But two years after a doctor inserted the tiny coils into her fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy, the Rockford mother wants them removed.
Derry, 35, isn't...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Scientists have figured out how and why massive pools of magma such as the one lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park blow sky-high in volcanic super-eruptions.
The rare catastrophic events can spew thousands of times more material than the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container.
Customs agents put the estimated street...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Hand of God? Or Cosmic Angel? What NASA's "cloud" looks like really is up in the air.
But what is it, really? NASA says it's a new X-ray image of a pulsar wind nebula, or the remnants of a star that exploded in a supernova.
The image was made using...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:31 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Arron Afflalo injured his right foot during the Orlando Magic’s 103-83 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Precautionary X-rays on his foot and ankle revealed no fractures, Afflalo said.
But he was limping...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:08 PM
When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...
| Dec 20, 2013
In 2012, the American Dental Assn. updated its guidelines for dental X-rays, including this caveat:
"Radiographs can help the dental practitioner evaluate and definitely diagnose many oral diseases and conditions. However, the dentist must weigh the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:33 AM
My 11-year-old son spends a lot of time in the dark. By which I mean he plays video games and watches TV in his room with al the lights off for a few hours a day. I've always been told that it is bad for your eyes to do that, but when I tell him that,...