| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you?
The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Apparently it's not a nice day for a white wedding.
The Baltimore Humane Society was hoping Chico and TeTe — an adoptable dog and cat — and Aladdin and Jasmine — two adoptable guinea pigs — would be "married" Friday for its...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:13 AM
This is not your dad's stuffed deer head.
After decades of being relegated to man caves and hunting lodges, taxidermy is hip.
Three television shows delve into the art of preserving animals, and its practitioners, who are, as you might imagine, a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
After tangling with snakes and dodging gunfire while venturing into remote and dangerous regions, he's become known as the British Indiana Jones.
But instead of trying to find the Holy Grail, Tudor Parfitt's passion is tracing the ancestral history of...
| Apr 4, 2014
Two men, from two of America's pre-eminent families — the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts — are at the center of two new books set in exotic locales, one a novel, the other nonfiction.
In "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease.
The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum.
Now, with the museum turning 50...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:42 AM
A $58,000 grant will help pay for the installation of five flood gauges in low-lying Gloucester to warn residents when rising waters from storms, unusually high tides, or other events are swamping roads.
The county's portion of the bill for the flood...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON – Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, a U.S. official said Thursday.
The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
| Jan 19, 2014
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