| Jul 13, 2013
Before he was a lawyer, Anthony Ashton was a high school guidance counselor and a middle school teacher before that.
Those experiences shaped skills he would need in a second career: the ability to convey thoughts to an audience and to listen...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 2:12 PM
The Rev. Gerald "Gerry" Vincent Lardner, a Sulpician priest who taught preaching and later served as a missionary in Africa, died of cancer June 18 at Mercy Medical Center. He was 70 and lived in North Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:00 AM
When I met a woman I'll call "Mary" in Luwingu, a remote district in northern Zambia, she had already seen three of her children die. She did not know that she had contracted HIV until she arrived at the clinic where for the past few months I had been...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 12:58 PM
While her family feasted on turkey, Monkton resident Karen Starr spent Thanksgiving day stranded in an airport at Ndola, Zambia. After 11 days of African food and water, she was very sick and she was dead tired.
Even so, Starr, who is now back home,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:12 PM
By David Dolan and Chris Mfula
LUSAKA/LAGOS (Reuters) - When Joyce Musonda wanted to start a business two years ago selling kitchen tiles from her backyard in an up-and-coming district of Zambia's capital of Lusaka, she braced herself for a battle to...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:11 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed.
Africa, with its...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by a mass extinction about 65 million years ago, but an earlier extinction event may have given their predecessors a leg up on the competition, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
| Aug 5, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Chinese manager slain at controversial coal mine: In a riot over a pay dispute, enraged Zambian miners killed the Chinese mine manager, Wu Shengzai, 50, and wounded another representative of the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine, according to Zambian...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Millions of dollars hung in the balance as a committee huddled in London, trying to decide which former African leader was worthy of their hefty cash prize. Monday, they announced which government chief won. Nobody. For the third time in its six years...