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  • Mercury levels rise in oceans

    Mercury levels rise in oceans
    Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study,...
  • It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley took a swing at Florida

    It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley took a swing at Florida
    Ten years ago Hurricane Charley came barreling up Interstate 4 beginning Florida's season of tropical pain. Charley first formed as a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 9 and so began the summer of our discontent. It organized just north...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas

     What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas
    In July, Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested trying to board a plane for L.A. for a screening of his film "Documented," about his life before and after he "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant living in the U.S. for decades. For the first time since...
  • Great Maryland cocktails: the Dragon My Balls at Brass Balls Saloon

    Great Maryland cocktails: the Dragon My Balls at Brass Balls Saloon
    For 34 years, Brass Balls Saloon has been a go-to location on Ocean City's boardwalk, providing live entertainment daily and a whole lot of hilarious "balls"-related puns. To no one's surprise, and much to my 13-year-old's sense of humor's delight,...
  • Tiger shark visited Ocean City inlet over weekend

    Tiger shark visited Ocean City inlet over weekend
    A 12-foot tiger shark may have slipped past locals, but it made an appearance in Ocean City over the weekend according to a non-profit that studies sharks. Septima a 1,000-pound, 12-foot-8-inch female shark tagged by researchers at Ocearch surfaced...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • 'Panic in a Suitcase' a vivid immigrant tale of two cities

    'Panic in a Suitcase' a vivid immigrant tale of two cities
    Jewish immigrants have provided a rich source of comedy — some of it dark — in American literature. Think Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Gary Shteyngart and, more recently, Anya Ulinich. Make way for a fresh female voice. Yelena Akhtiorskaya,...
  • Tornadoes take a leading role in 'Into the Storm'

    Sometimes bad weather is an important supporting player in the movies. After all, without a thunderclap and a forked bolt of electricity striking his operating-room lightning rod, Dr. Frankenstein never could have shrilled his triumphant, "It's alive! It'...
  • Van Morrison takes his music home with concert near Belfast

    Van Morrison takes his music home with concert near Belfast
    Some 400,000 Garth Brooks fans may still be licking their wounds over his aborted concerts in Ireland, which were originally scheduled for this past weekend. But Irish musician Van Morrison gave about 400 of his most devoted followers something worth...
  • Tropical Storm Bertha aiming at Puerto Rico, likely to miss U.S.

    Tropical Storm Bertha aiming at Puerto Rico, likely to miss U.S.
    Tropical Storm Bertha is expected to hit Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic today, the National Weather Service's Hurricane Center says, and is likely to sweep across the Bahamas on Sunday. The storm may strengthen slightly as it moves north over...