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  • Howard resident recalls tenure, and terror, aboard USS Intrepid

    As Henry Mouzon Sr. conjures memories of his tenure aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during World War II, he serves notice that, at age 87, his mind is still as sturdy as the 41,000-ton ship that carried him to the shores of East Asia and...
  • North Korea's 'red lines'

    North Korea's 'red lines'
    Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...
  • The Asia opportunity

    The Asia opportunity
    Over the past two years, the Obama administration has focused greater diplomatic attention and military resources on East Asia as part of a policy described as a "pivot" or "rebalancing." While American leaders are loath to admit it publicly, this is a...
  • Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation

    Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation
    Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit. To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...
  • North Korea's missile antics

    Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...
  • Winters Mill graduate leads Johns Hopkins to NCAA cross-country title

    Winters Mill graduate leads Johns Hopkins to NCAA cross-country title
    The only place where Hannah Oneda is just a face in the crowd is in Sports Illustrated. That's where the Westminster resident landed this week. After leading the Johns Hopkins University women's cross country team to its first national championship,...
  • China and Japan provoke a confrontation at sea

    China and Japan provoke a confrontation at sea
    China and Japan are making a mountain of a molehill in their territorial dispute over a group of tiny, uninhabited islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku (in Japan) or the Diaoyu (in China). Whatever their name, they're basically just a...
  • Immigrant family celebrates 100 years in Baltimore

    Immigrant family celebrates 100 years in Baltimore
    Abram, his wife, Bessie, and his teenage brother Sam came first, traveling by train from their Russian village to a German port a thousand miles away in 1912. Then they boarded the ship that would bring them to their new home — Baltimore. The...
  • Life expectancy low, but growing in city

    Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix likely to repeat Labor Day weekend date

    Baltimore Grand Prix likely to repeat Labor Day weekend date
    Those planning ahead to the summer of 2012 can likely figure on Indy race cars returning to the streets of Baltimore for Labor Day weekend. Will Power had barely crossed the finish line Sunday to win the IZOD IndyCar Series race at the inaugural...
  • Michael Phelps still has work left to do

    Michael Phelps still has work left to do
    On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence. "Thank you Mr....
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season 9 premiere

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season 9 premiere
    "So You Think You Can Dance" is back for its 9th season and I already know there's some format changes (1 night a week, instead of 2) and two winners, a male and a female dancer. Let's see what else they tell us about on tonight's premiere. We start...