| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85.
Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
A large section of brick facade fell off a National Institutes of Health research facility on the Southeast Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, reviving concerns about a building that opened two years late because of other problems....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Henry R. Elsnic, a retired savings and loan executive and decorated World War II veteran, died Monday of Parkinson's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88.
The son of grocers, Mr. Elsnic was born in Baltimore and raised above his family's Elmley...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The human brain is a marvelous instrument, capable of the subtlest thoughts, feelings and perceptions, and of dreams even the gods might envy. Yet for all our cleverness in other areas, we still know embarrassingly little about how our own brains actually...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Harold E. Hackman, a retired salesman and World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his daughter's Oakenshawe home. He was 90.
Born in York, Pa., he was a graduate of William Penn High School. Family members said...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
| Apr 1, 2012
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is in the hands of the Supreme Court justices. But in the court of public opinion, a large percentage of people polled recently want the law scrapped.
A CBS/New York Times survey found nearly half of those polled...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Earlier this month a Texas Rangers sportscaster went from calling live highlights of a baseball game to talking about a botched robbery. The sportscaster's incoherent switch confused listeners, but doctors saw the symptoms of aphasia, a disease not...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:00 PM
An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief.
In poor countries the cost is considered too high for drugs like morphine when such opioids are often stolen, abused or not taken...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 11:51 AM
A Reisterstown financial advisor was sentenced Friday to four years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for mail fraud in connection with defrauding clients, including a child suffering from cerebral palsy, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's...
| May 6, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Gray skies on May 4 threatened Opening Day of the inaugural season for a baseball league for children with disabilities in Lansdowne, but the sun broke through the clouds as the players took the field at 6 p.m. Friday.
Only four players attended the...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:10 PM
These days, the seconds no more tick away than the hours slip through the narrow part of an hourglass, but as the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, there's ever more reason to spend more time outside and that time is marked by different...