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  • More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices

    More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices
    The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception. About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...
  • Interview with Laurie David

    Producer of the award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," about global warming, Laurie David is at it again. The 56-year-old is the ex-wife of Larry David, the star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Now known as Laurie Lennard, she is an advocate and...
  • Americans' World Cup fever gives soccer a leg up in TV ratings game

     Americans' World Cup fever gives soccer a leg up in TV ratings game
    Move over, baseball and basketball. Soccer is ready to score as America's next major TV sport. Ratings for some World Cup games in Brazil are already surpassing those for the NBA Finals and the World Series, driven by avid viewing among Latinos and...
  • 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...
  • Law school student knows prison — from the inside

    Law school student knows prison -- from the inside
    Jarrett Adams' legal aspirations took hold in an unusual place: his prison cell. It was there, not long into his 28-year sentence for sexual assault, that a cellmate suggested he spend less time working out and more time proving his innocence if he was...
  • BASEBALL UPDATE: How players from Hampton Roads are faring in the majors and minors (through 6/20)

    Former Old Dominion pitcher Ryan Yarbrough and well-traveled lefty reliever Clay Rapada are new to the list this week. But speaking of ODU, can you believe how ineffective Justin Verlander has been lately? Neither can we. Player, Level, Team, Org.,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Farmington's Freedom Trail: The Amistad Story And The Underground Railroad

    From March through November 1841, Farmington was home to the African Mendi captives who had rebelled and overtaken the slave-ship, La Amistad. The 53 captives, mostly Mendi from what is now Sierra Leone, had been captured and shipped to Cuba. In 1839,...
  • Retired sculptor longs to have work in The Louvre

    Name: Paul Gerhold Age: 66. Family: Wife, Claudette. She has two children and two grandchildren. Where do you live? Lady Lake for 28 years. We were here when The Villages was Orange Blossom Gardens. How did you meet your spouse? At an art class....
  • Wednesday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Petersburg shuts down Pilots; Tides get 22 hits in win

    Baseball: Coastal Plain League: Petersburg starter Ryan Gray of Trinity pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as the host Generals (2-6) held off the Peninsula Pilots 2-1 Wednesday in the second of three games in four days between the teams. A...
  • Jurors can't agree on death penalty in decades-old double killing

    A mistrial was declared Monday when jurors could not unanimously decide whether a man who ordered a kidnapping that led to two deaths in Torrance almost 20 years ago should be put to death. Howard Bloomgarden, 46, was convicted May 15 of two counts of...
  • Report says midshipman had been drinking prior to fatal crash into creek

    Report says midshipman had been drinking prior to fatal crash into creek
    A midshipman who crashed his SUV into a creek and drowned in February had been drinking at an Annapolis bar earlier that night, a Naval Academy investigation found. Midshipman Max Allen, a senior from Chesterfield, Va., had ordered a burger and...