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  • 3,300 warheads, missile machinery found at Jamaican port

    Jamaican authorities have seized 3,300 warheads and a missile-making machine at the port of Kingston and sought help from international police in tracking the shipper, Jamaican media reported Friday. The unauthorized arms shipment was discovered...
  • Gymnast Toni-Ann Williams' career is on the upswing

    Gymnast Toni-Ann Williams' career is on the upswing
    Toni-Ann Williams, her hands and legs covered in chalk, stands still in the far left corner of the gym amid the buzz of children talking and coaches instructing at United Gymnastix in Reisterstown. She jumps to grab the higher of the uneven bars and in...
  • Baltimore boxer fights for father-son time

    Baltimore boxer fights for father-son time
    One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer...
  • Abingdon couple takes having a fun house seriously

    Abingdon couple takes having a fun house seriously
    It is Friday night, and the regulars are starting to arrive at Steve and Linda Migliore's house in Abingdon. Paul Abbott, the bass player, brings a bottle of pickle-flavored vodka. It is dreadful stuff, but there isn't another bottle like it in the...
  • Top events to do Friday: From taiko drumming to African beats

    Top events to do Friday: From taiko drumming to African beats
    Festivals Jamaica birthday celebration: Wave a green-and-black flag this weekend to celebrate Jamaica's 51st birthday at Negril on the Green, 315 S. 62nd Ave., in Hollywood. The event will feature a dance party with DJ Tony Owens and Ron Burke the...
  • Francena McCorory wins first-round heat in track world championships

    MOSCOW — Francena McCorory laughs off her status as No. 6 on the 2013 year list for the women's 400 meters. "Doesn't mean a thing, nothing, zero," she said after taking her first step toward proving that list all wrong. With a 50.56 performance,...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world championship with little celebration

    Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world championship with little celebration
    Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare. The usually ebullient Bolt ...
  • McCorory fades to 6th in women's 400 meters at world track and field championships

    McCorory fades to 6th in women's 400 meters at world track and field championships
    MOSCOW — Francena McCorory started strong in Monday's 400-meter final at the world track and field championships, but faded after the 300-meter mark and finished sixth. "I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed right now," McCorory said...
  • New York-area airports grapple with snowy owl threat

    NEW YORK — First terrapin turtles. Now snowy owls. Humans are not the only species flocking to airports this holiday season. At least five times in the last two weeks, airliners at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports have been...
  • Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet

    Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet
    "A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing." Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
  • A celebration of all things books at USC

    A celebration of all things books at USC
    Since background-check legislation was voted down in the Senate on Thursday, Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," expects a "lively" conversation at his panel on guns in America at the 18th annual Los...