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  • PASSINGS: Harry Harrison, Nellie Gray

    PASSINGS: Harry Harrison, Nellie Gray
    Harry Harrison Science fiction author's work inspired 'Soylent Green' Harry Harrison, 87, an author whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, died Wednesday in southern England, according to his friend and fellow sci-fi...
  • 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...
  • Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup
    The release of new basketball prospect rankings from three recruiting services this week brought some significant moves for Terps targets. Dion Wiley, a 2014 Maryland shooting guard target from Potomac, is now a five-star prospect and the No. 22...
  • Goen, Newman win Lincoln Fair titles

    Goen, Newman win Lincoln Fair titles
    STANFORD — A brief rain early in the evening dampened the first full night of activity at the Lincoln County Fair, but that did not keep the event from getting off to a royal start. Hailey Victoria Goen and Allison Diane Newman  shared the winner&...
  • Terps' recruiting momentum continues with Mark Turgeon's second class

    Terps' recruiting momentum continues with Mark Turgeon's second class
    In the days following last month's nationally televised announcement that Texas twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison had chosen Kentucky over Maryland, there was a lot of message board chatter about Mark Turgeon possibly losing out on other top recruits,...
  • Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms

    Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms
    Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today. Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American...
  • '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,...
  • Coffee workshop, cupcake decorating, Winterfest and more

    Coffee workshop, cupcake decorating, Winterfest and more
    Home coffee roasting: Looking to brew like a barista? Daniel Kent of Plow & Gun Coffee will teach a coffee roasting workshop on Saturday at the Institute of Domestic Technology's headquarters in Altadena. Coffee enthusiasts are welcome to join in from...
  • Plan B emergency contraceptive pill battle: Confusion endures

    Plan B emergency contraceptive pill battle: Confusion endures
    It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
  • 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...
  • Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...