| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:36 PM
There was so much interest in Austin Hatch's news conference on Wednesday in a lecture hall at Los Angeles Loyola that a TV station from Indiana went live with some of his comments.
Hatch, the 6-foot-6 senior who moved to Los Angeles from Fort Wayne,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
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Were he still with us, Charles Bukowski would be 93 Friday. Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski!
Bukowski was dubbed the Poet Laureate of Skid Row; he wrote about the gritty neighborhoods of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hang on to your deerstalker cap: Sherlock Holmes is not dead.
This news may come as a shock to some, not least to John Watson, the doctor played by Martin Freeman in "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous...
| Jan 19, 2014
Few things stick out more in black American speech than the pronunciation of "ask" as "ax." And when I say that it "sticks out," I'm being polite.
Attitudes about Ebonics have evolved somewhat as hip hop has become America's favorite music. Even the...
| Jan 28, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
•Various Apple products collectively valued at $2,300 were reported stolen Jan. 20 from a business in the 200 block of West Crossroads Parkway. The thefts are believed to have...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:45 AM
An elderly woman was seriously injured in an early morning fire in Laurel, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
The fire in the 9500 block of Canterbury Riding in Laurel was reported around 5:15 a.m. by a newspaper...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
On Thursday the Huntington Library announced a significant donation: a collection of Evelyn Waugh books, manuscripts and correspondence. The gift will make the Huntington the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world.
Waugh, born in 1903 in...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The woman seriously injured in an early-morning blaze in North Laurel Thursday has died as a result of her injuries, Howard County police said Friday.
The woman, identified as Kimberly Ann Murphy-Smith, 50, of Canterbury Riding, was rescued from the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
President Obama will get a break from "Obamacare" when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance — one that gives thanks for our...