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  • Increase the state's investment in clean, renewable energy

    Increase the state's investment in clean, renewable energy
    Most of us don't think much about the energy we use every day. We flip the switch and the lights come on — like magic. But the energy we rely on has to be generated by something. And how we generate that energy has a direct bearing on health,...
  • Correction: Boston Marathon Bombing story

    In a story March 18 about the Boston Marathon bombing trial, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by a prosecutor in court, misidentified the brand of plastic container used by the bombers. It was not Tupperware, but a different brand. A...
  • Tsarnaev still faces state murder charge in MIT cop's death

    A prosecutor says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) still faces a state murder charge in the death of Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier days after the 2013 attacks. In a statement...
  • Tesla updates autopilot, range easing features

    Tesla Motors has unveiled new software updates that could relieve "range anxiety" and give its electric vehicles the ability to drive themselves. In an invitation-only telephone conference Thursday, the company's chief executive, Elon Musk, said new...
  • Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk

    Ring around the rock? Astronomers say 'centaur' may have debris disk
    They're a cross between asteroids and comets and they bear the name of the man-horse hybrid from Greek mythology: centaur. Relegated to an otherwise mundane section of our solar system, none of these rocky bodies has ever been observed up close. Their...
  • Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun

    Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev borrowed a gun two months before the 2013 attack and "kept coming up with excuses" for not returning it, a close friend testified Tuesday. Prosecutors have identified the Ruger handgun as the gun used by Tsarnaev...
  • High School Baseball: Sage Hill edges Estancia in 10 innings

    High School Baseball: Sage Hill edges Estancia in 10 innings
    At Sage Hill School, Chris Goul is known as the senior who's on his way to MIT. He's known as a very smart kid. But it didn't take a genius to know what he had to do with the game on the line, two out, in the bottom of the 10th inning with his teammate,...
  • Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission

    Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission
    Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer — and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching "Star Trek." Every year she tries...
  • Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition

    Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition
    Catherine Li, a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has won a $35,000 prize as part of the nation's most prestigious high school science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search. Li, 18, won the third place Medal of Distinction for...
  • North Korea's growing economy and America's misconceptions about it

    The textile factories producing "made in China" goods from compounds just across the Yalu River from North Korea offer a glimpse into a hidden world that is helping North Korea's economy to thrive. Operated by North Koreans, the factories produce...
  • Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
    Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring...