| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The opening routine, with the 18 remaining dancers, feels like it owes more of its coolness to the costumes than the choreography. It was done by Christopher "Pharside" Jennings and Krystal "Phoenix" Meraz of the Academy of Villains crew.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Look closely during the Olympics and you might see Ted Offit on TV: a middle-aged man with a Team USA jacket on his back and a cowbell in hand that he clangs wildly at the start of every bobsled race.
For Offit, of Glyndon, the Winter Games in Sochi are...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:59 AM
When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada.
The Olympic sponsorships —...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 2:34 PM
LAKE PLACID, N.Y — Just before he jumps on his skeleton sled for a wild, head-first ride down an icy, mile-long chute, Bradley Chalupski lowers his helmet visor, revealing a large Star of David.
Beneath the helmet is another layer: a yarmulke...
| Mar 25, 2012
Facing a cupboard bare of medals and reeling from scandals, the once-proud U.S. bobsled and skeleton program was at rock bottom the year of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The helping hands that reached out to restore stability and glory came from an unusual...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:41 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 61 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear tonight, with a low temperature around 42 degrees.
Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History."
Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:42 AM
A Philadelphia archaeology museum said on Tuesday its researchers have discovered an extremely rare 6,500-year-old human skeleton in its own basement, where it had been in storage for 85 years.
The Penn Museum, affiliated with the University of...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Let's talk a little about August.
The old Romans called it "Sextili" instead of "August," but it seems like "sextili" was a common topic back then. Their calendar originally had 10 months, but, just like the SEC, the Romans decided to expand and added...
| Jul 14, 2014
A candidate for Anne Arundel County Council recently donated dinosaur fossils to a creationist museum for an exhibit that claims the creatures roamed the Earth less than 5,000 years ago.
Michael Peroutka, the Republican nominee in the District 5...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Alejandro Alvarez's eyes widened against the dark underwater void that would become known as the Black Hole on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
His flashlight shined on ancient bones from extinct species, and eventually he would discover the hemisphere's...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Judging by his oozing head wound, the gray, plastic Hazmat suit Ken Mclaughlin was wearing didn’t help stave off the zombie attack.
I met him in a small conference room at the Burbank Marriott Saturday. Just outside the door, demons walked freely,...