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  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.

    Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.
    Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings. Often...
  • Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety

    Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety
    The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided...
  • Republicans rant but offer no solutions

    Republicans rant but offer no solutions
    Apparently there's a contest among Republicans to see who can be more shameless and irresponsible in criticizing President Barack Obama's foreign policy. So far, Chris Christie is winning. The New Jersey governor alleged Saturday that “the...
  • Cruiser cut plan raises carrier questions

    Congress and the Navy might have settled a debate over aircraft carriers, but they're still squabbling over the ships that serve as escorts. The fate of Navy cruisers, workhorses of the fleet that protect carriers on the open seas, has national and...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • The Get Obama show goes on

    WASHINGTON -- It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee. It was considering House Speaker...
  • Boehner suit: Two branches divided: My Word

    House Speaker John Boehner announced last month that he would be bringing legal charges against the executive branch. "[T]he president has not faithfully executed the law," Boehner claims, addressing the overuse of the executive order. That begs the...
  • Meet Mike Burgess, the man who beat the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in a home run derby

    Mike Burgess has bounced around in the minors, from Hagerstown to Corpus Christi, for eight seasons. Burgess, a former first-round draft pick with big power and big promise that remains unfulfilled, might not ever make it to the top. He's 25 and still...
  • Which Is Correct: 'The Ukraine' Or 'Ukraine'?

    Q: Why is Ukraine sometimes called "the Ukraine"? – Deb Carter, Felton, Calif. A: This is a timely and relevant question, loaded with geopolitical implications. And it raises a far more serious issue: why we sometimes call Donald Trump "The Donald....
  • Hiking Long Island's Nature Preserves

    Hiking Long Island's Nature Preserves
    LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — If you grow up on Long Island, there are certain inevitabilities. Manhattan will always be the city; traffic will always crawl. And if it's summer, you'll always, always end up at the beach. I haven't lived here for nearly a...