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  • Need for straight talk from US Defense Department

    PARIS -- Christmas has provided a day of distraction from war, the usual condition for most of the world, and the steady-state of the modern American nation, so to speak. At the end of 1941, following Pearl Harbor, the United States had a War Department,...
  • Malaysia's ruling coalition maintains parliamentary majority

    PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition won at the polls Sunday, election commission officials announced, as voters opted for continuity and experience over opposition calls for reform. The 13-party National Front...
  • Julian Burke dies at 85; former MTA chief

    Julian Burke dies at 85; former MTA chief
    Julian Burke, a corporate turnaround expert who brought a steady hand and political savvy to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority when it was teetering financially and facing federal scrutiny for poor bus service across Los Angeles County, died...
  • PASSINGS: John Durkin, Jackie Guthrie

    John Durkin Former U.S. senator from New Hampshire Former U.S. Sen. John Durkin, 76, a New Hampshire Democrat who won his seat in 1975 in one of the closest elections in Senate history, died Tuesday at Franklin Regional Hospital in Concord, N.H.,...
  • Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill

    Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill
    Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness. "I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live." Decades later she was a...
  • AG Holder addresses stand-your-ground laws at NAACP convention

    AG Holder addresses stand-your-ground laws at NAACP convention
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first black person to hold that post, urged NAACP members convening in Orlando on Tuesday to help overturn stand-your-ground laws that "senselessly expand the concept of self-defense." The law was expected...
  • 'Top Chef Seattle' recap, episode 11, 'Restaurant Wars'

    'Top Chef Seattle' recap, episode 11, 'Restaurant Wars'
    It's Restaurant Wars: The episode so big, one hour can't contain it! In our boys vs. girls battle royale, Team Y Chromosome (Josh, Sheldon, and Stefan) will be creating Sheldon's modern Filipino "Urbano," while Team X Chromosome (Kristen, Josie, Brooke,...
  • How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital

    How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital
    A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
  • Rosters unveiled for Florida-USA Hardwood Classic at Amway

    Rosters unveiled for Florida-USA Hardwood Classic at Amway
    Four area boys basketball standouts and UCF signee Steven Haney of Fort Lauderdale Aquinas are on the state roster for the Friday, March 29, Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic at the Amway Center. The Central Florida seniors are RaShawn Powell (Memphis)...
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease common in children

    Hand, foot and mouth disease common in children
    Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins...
  • Interview: 'Arrow' star Katie Cassidy ready to get physical

    Interview: 'Arrow' star Katie Cassidy ready to get physical
    Katie Cassidy is the first to admit she isn’t a comic book aficionado. The model-turned-actress refuses to lie about it just to please the die-hard fans who watch her play legal aid attorney Laurel Lance on The CW’s comic book adaptation...