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Washington (U.S. state)

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  • Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
    As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...
  • PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham

    PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham
    Edward G. 'Ted' Jones Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
  • Diabetes belt: American South gets more health notoriety

    First, we had the "stroke belt," a swath of the American South characterized by those with unmanaged high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle. Then, we got the "obesity belt," a portion of Southern geography inhabited by a number of folks with...
  • 50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South

    50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South
    Sometimes I'll tackle a white-hot topic in this space that inspires readers to become writers. Amid the slings and arrows of rejoinder, some gracious letter-writer might offer an attaboy for my "courage." And I smile. But not for the reason you...
  • Suspect in Spokane bomb plot charged with hate crimes

    Suspect in Spokane bomb plot charged with hate crimes
    A reputed neo-Nazi accused of planting a backpack bomb along the parade route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was newly charged on Thursday with committing federal hate crimes. The latest charges against Kevin Harpham, 36, were added to a...
  • Lupron therapy for autism at center of embattled doctor's case

    Lupron therapy for autism at center of embattled doctor's case
    Since Sam Wessels was diagnosed with autism at age 2, doctors have offered his mother a litany of drugs for the boy from Prozac and Ritalin to Metadate CD and Strattera, commonly used to treat ADHD. Other "alternative" medicine pitches have included...
  • Apartment rents rise as homeownership sinks

    Apartment rents rise as homeownership sinks
    Apartment complexes in the Baltimore region are raising rents as a muted economic recovery and a foreclosure crisis have discouraged homeownership — and added to the ranks of renters. Rental costs rose more than 6 percent to about $1,120 in the...
  • Baltimore officials hope half-century trend of population decline at end

    Arriving in Baltimore for college in 2004 from her native New York City, Vienna DeGiacomo assumed she would quickly head back north after graduating from Goucher College. But nearly three years after receiving her English degree, DeGiacomo, 24, is...
  • Maryland population grows by 480,000

    Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data. Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...