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  • Website fuels surge in prostitution, police say

    The online ad for the "caramel goddess" shows her draped over a bed wearing only a pink thong. She offers an unforgettable experience and promises to make "your wildest dreams come true." The ad ran in mid-April on backpage.com, a website that vice...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect

    Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect
    During his 155 days in jail, Raleigh Priester withered to half his body weight. When the 6-foot-2-inch father of two was found dead on his jail cell floor, he weighed 120 pounds. On the day of his arrest five months earlier, he had weighed in at 240...
  • Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

    WASHINGTON In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest. In Florida, liberal...
  • As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility

    CONAKRY Guinea/KENEMA Sierra Leone (Reuters) - Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported because suspicious locals are chasing away health...
  • Pets: Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox of the Animal Medical Center in New York City says that cats diagnosed with feline...
  • Boehner's misguided lawsuit against Obama

    So let's get this straight. John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, whose party wants to repeal Obamacare, plans to sue President Barack Obama for failing to fully implement Obamacare. The president, who did everything he...
  • The price we pay for government

    The price we pay for government
    Nobody much likes to talk about it at city halls or county offices, but it costs money to have elected officials meet once or twice a month to make rules for a community or decide how to spend taxpayers' funds. Few Peninsula-area localities disclose...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • State lawmakers call for committee probe of group home death

    State lawmakers call for committee probe of group home death
    Two Maryland lawmakers said Friday they will ask a state Senate committee to explore the death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child who was in the care of a group home. Another state senator who advocates for people with disabilities said the boy's...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...