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  • As England's second trial begins, questions linger

    The last scheduled court-martial of an Army reservist arising from the Abu Ghraib prison investigations begins today in Fort Hood, Texas, with the trial of Pfc. Lynndie R. England, who became a lightning rod of international outrage in photographs showing...
  • Contractors act as interrogators

    The U.S. military's use of private contractors for the sensitive task of wartime interrogation marks a sharp shift from traditional practices and is raising difficult issues of accountability as authorities investigate the alleged role civilian workers...
  • Muhammad questions survivor

    In a strange courtroom drama, a survivor of the October 2002 sniper shootings in the Washington area came face to face yesterday with the man suspected of trying to kill her. Caroline Seawell, 47, wounded in the parking lot of a Spotsylvania County, Va.,...
  • House panel probing whether Palmeiro lied at hearing

    WASHINGTON - A House committee is investigating whether Orioles star Rafael Palmeiro committed perjury in testifying March 17 that he never used steroids. Rep. Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican who chairs the House Government Reform Committee, told...
  • Faith, tenacity help firm rise from twin towers' fall

    NEW YORK - May Davis Group lives. For now, that is achievement enough. It has been nearly a year since one of its investment bankers summoned the herculean strength to pry open elevator doors in the burning World Trade Center and escape with his life....
  • Retiring is a time for hefty rewards

    With their seven-figure salaries and even larger bonuses, CEOs can buy some of the finer things in life, and put away a tidy sum for retirement. Often, however, they don't have to. Executive perks in Maryland, according to company filings, include...
  • Pimco bond fund guru Bill Gross defects to rival Janus Capital

    Pimco bond fund guru Bill Gross defects to rival Janus Capital
    Bill Gross, the unconventional but wildly successful money manager who helped build Pacific Investment Management Co. into a financial juggernaut, shook up the staid bond industry Friday by jumping ship to a rival firm. A yoga-practicing billionaire who...
  • Bill Gross leaves Pimco to join Janus; Daniel Ivascyn named successor

    Bill Gross leaves Pimco to join Janus; Daniel Ivascyn named successor
    Legendary bond investor Bill Gross is leaving Pacific Investment Management Co., the Newport Beach firm he co-founded, to join Janus Capital Group Inc. and manage a recently launched global bond fund, the company said Friday. In a terse statement, Pimco...
  • Theater: Real-life couple anchor Pennsylvania Playhouse's 'I Love You'

    Theater: Real-life couple anchor Pennsylvania Playhouse's 'I Love You'
    It's fitting that a couple who have been in love with each other, as well as the theater, for decades anchors the Pennsylvania Playhouse production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" opening Friday. The show also marks the return to the...
  • Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...
  • James Carlin: Longtime high-school teacher was big hit with students

    James Carlin: Longtime high-school teacher was big hit with students
    James N. "Doc" Carlin was a tall man with a bushy white beard and a booming voice that reached all the way to the back of his high-school classroom. And when he taught English literature, he held his students in rapt attention with his large presence...
  • Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants

    Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants
    The first time Drew Weisenberger used his PhytoPET scanner to watch radioactive carbon move through a plant, he chose a stalk of barley. The blade was about six inches long, and the stem another six. He exposed the blade tip to carbon dioxide gas with a...