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  • Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station

    Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station
    A few minutes after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman officially left the Earth to cheers at his high school alma mater. The distinction of "going to space" isn't technically earned until one is 50 miles above the Earth's surface,...
  • Books a popular gift for Maryland governor

    Books a popular gift for Maryland governor
    Books -- about the War of 1812, the Chesapeake Bay and other topics -- were popular gifts to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley last year, according to his financial disclosure forms. He received nearly 90 books during the year, The Baltimore Sun's political...
  • Poland says sees signs Russia trying to extend food import ban to goods in transit

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland believes Russia may be seeking to extend its ban on imports of food products from the European Union to goods in transit through Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said on Wednesday. "We are receiving the first...
  • Russia economic funk ripples out through ex-Soviet states

    LONDON/ALMATY (Reuters) - Farangees Islomova is worried. Her husband, who labors on a construction site in Moscow's Schelkovo suburb, usually sends 15,000 rubles home to Tajikistan every month. But in July he sent her just two-thirds of that. "My husband...
  • Russia looks for ways to soften impact of food import bans

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will allow imports from neighboring Belarus and Kazakhstan of food processed from Western raw materials as Moscow seeks to damp down domestic food price rises triggered by its ban on food imports from the West. On Aug. 7, Russia...
  • Russia: Tour explores space program, from Star City to launch pad

    Russia: Tour explores space program, from Star City to launch pad
    Star City was once the secret site in Moscow where Russian cosmonauts trained for trips to outer space. Now a nine-day tour takes you there, offering an insider's look at the history of the space program and even some zero-gravity cosmonaut training....
  • 2022 Winter Olympics finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan

    2022 Winter Olympics finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan
    The International Olympic Committee has named three cities -- the only cities still interested -- to its official list of candidates for the 2022 Winter Games. The bids of Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan, were approved by the IOC's executive board....
  • Dumb idea to host a major sporting event

    Dumb idea to host a major sporting event
    Could it be? Are the voices of reason and fiscal prudence at last winning out over greedy special interests, mathematically illiterate pundits and corrupt politicians? In other words, has the world finally realized what a superbly dumb idea it is to...
  • Murray, Djokovic breeze at Wimbledon

    Murray, Djokovic breeze at Wimbledon
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and reigning champion Andy Murray were a pair of easy opening-round winners on Centre Court at The Championships, Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 Djokovic won the first 11 games in steamrolling...
  • North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'

    North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'
    North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.  On...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • Women's Water Polo: Gilchrist, Musselman shine for Team USA

    Newport Harbor High product Kaleigh Gilchrist and Corona del Mar High sophomore Maddie Musselman are among the athletes playing for the U.S. senior national women's water polo team this week at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament at Riverside City...