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  • Orthodox rabbi shot to death in Miami-Dade

    Orthodox rabbi shot to death in Miami-Dade
    A 60-year-old Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn, N.Y., on his way to a local synagogue was gunned down in broad daylight Saturday morning after two young men opened fire on him on Northeast 175th Street, according to Miami-Dade police and a local activist in...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton cancels NYC bridge protest as Garner probe continues

    Rev. Al Sharpton cancels NYC bridge protest as Garner probe continues
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said on Saturday he will cancel a planned protest that would have shut down one of New York City's busiest bridges and instead will lead a march on the office of the district attorney who is probing the death of Eric Garner....
  • Charnie L. 'Les' Kinion Jr., marathon founder

    Charnie L. 'Les' Kinion Jr., marathon founder
    Charnie L. "Les" Kinion Jr., a city firefighter who founded the Baltimore Road Runners Club and the Maryland Marathon, died July 23 of a heart attack in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 78. "The Maryland Marathon was Les' baby. He did a lot of the work and knew how...
  • Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence

    Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence
    Baseball Mussina to enter Little League Hall Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held...
  • First came data-driven policing. Now comes data-driven prosecutions.

    First came data-driven policing. Now comes data-driven prosecutions.
    Prosecutors' offices are finally joining the intelligence revolution that has transformed policing since the 1990s. That revolution dates to 1994, when William J. Bratton took over the New York Police Department and declared that his goal was to prevent...
  • With Baltimore ties, NCAA lacrosse panel to consider changes to shot clock, faceoffs

    With Baltimore ties, NCAA lacrosse panel to consider changes to shot clock, faceoffs
    The No. 1 topic in men's college lacrosse this offseason is whether the NCAA will trade its "timer on" rule for a true shot clock. Three men with local ties -- North Carolina coach Joe Breschi (Loyola High), Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw (Severna Park)...
  • The God Squad: Is it the duty of people to have children?

    Q: What's your opinion about recent statements by Pope Francis imploring married couples to have children or they will be bitter and lonely in old age? I found his comments hurtful and offensive to the many married Catholic couples who struggle with...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo named to USA Basketball's select team

    Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo named to USA Basketball's select team
    USA Basketball today formally named Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris, Magic guard Victor Oladipo and 11 additional players to its select team. The select team will train with the U.S. national team from July 28-July 31 in Las Vegas as the national...
  • Musikfest Day 5: Nearing fest's midpoint, here are the free acts you need to see

     
    As the midpoint of Musikfest nears, the daily lineup of acts stays strong. Here are the free-stage acts we think you need to see today: The Ballroom Thieves, 5 p.m. Americaplatz. High energy up-and-coming Boston-based indie pop-folk trio makes a......
  • In the Pipeline: 97-year-old has a rich history

    In the Pipeline: 97-year-old has a rich history
    "They like me because I never complain. I never talk about my medication or my health or my doctors. Instead, I'll tell jokes and talk about life. That's what makes me happy." Aaron Smith is talking about the daily call he gets from his senior center to...