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  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • France's far-right National Front basks in election victory

    Fresh from a stunning victory at the polls, the leader of France's far-right National Front said Tuesday she was confident of finding allies in the newly elected European Parliament who would form a powerful bloc opposed to the European Union, immigration...
  • Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates

    Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates
    Sex, drugs and ... GDP?  Britain's national statistical agency Thursday announced it would begin measuring the economic impact of prostitution and drug trade and include them in future official gross domestic product estimates.  By the Office of...
  • A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings

    A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings
    Some brothers you're born with; others you choose. War took one from Eric Gower, but it gave him dozens of others, bonded by a singular experience 70 years ago. Patriotic and dutiful young men, they took part in the largest amphibious assault in...
  • Wreck turned showpiece

    Wreck turned showpiece
    When Victoria Fash retired from her job in London and decided to move back to the United States, she planned to sell all seven of her antique boats. But when the time came to leave Britain, there was one vessel she just couldn't part with, the one named...
  • Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event

    Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event
    Under the pall of another territorial crisis in Europe, President Obama and a cast of world leaders tried to set aside grievances Friday to commemorate the common cause and military might that turned the tide of war against global oppression seven decades...
  • Ben Crane shoots a 65 to keep lead at rain-delayed St. Jude Classic

    Ben Crane's back is OK, and his putter couldn't be working much better this week at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The combination helped him shoot a five-under-par 65 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead in the PGA Tour event before heavy rain...
  • Rik Mayall, Star of 'The Young Ones,' Dead at 56

    Rik Mayall, the beloved British comedian, writer and actor, has died at the age of 56, according to a statement from his management, Brunskill. "We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away this morning," Brunskill said in a...
  • A piece of British boating history is restored to brilliance

    A piece of British boating history is restored to brilliance
    When Victoria Fash retired from her job in London and decided to move back to the United States, she planned to sell her seven antique boats. But when the time came, there was one vessel she just couldn't part with, the one named Humble, a wooden,...
  • Rik Mayall dies: Comedian played spastic punk in 'The Young Ones'

    Rik Mayall dies: Comedian played spastic punk in 'The Young Ones'
    To Americans in the 1980s trying to understand the ways of British punk rock, few characters were more influential than comedian Rik Mayall, who died on Sunday in London. Mayall played the spastic anarchist named Rick in the short-lived but influential...
  • Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick

    Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick
    They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
  • British grocer/cafe Jolly Posh moves to posher digs

    British grocer/cafe Jolly Posh moves to posher digs
    Around this time last year I wrote about a Lakeview shop called Jolly Posh Foods, a place that made this Anglophile positively chuffed. It wasn’t so much the prepared foods, a work in progress limited by a small kitchen, but more for the imported...
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  • Drugs found geocaching in Abingdon; cows loose in Pylesville [Harford Police Blotter]

    Drugs found geocaching in Abingdon; cows loose in Pylesville [Harford Police Blotter]
    Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police reports:
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...

    Speaking to local Penn State fans, James Franklin says area opponents 'don't have a chance'

    Speaking to local Penn State fans, James Franklin says area opponents 'don't have a chance'
    Penn State football coach James Franklin paused Wednesday and — in an exaggerated deadpan manner — shouted a question to a member of his staff. "Hey, Lauren, do we have Maryland on the schedule this year?" the former two-time Terps assistant...

    NCAA roundup: Salisbury women roar past Augustana, 16-3

    Three Sea Gulls each scored three goals or more to help host Salisbury rout Augustana, 16-3, in the third round of the Division III tournament. The Vikings (19-1) did not score over the first 36 minutes as the Sea Gulls (20-1) took a 14-0 lead....

    'Homeland' recap: 'A Red Wheelbarrow'

    'Homeland' recap: 'A Red Wheelbarrow'
    I have several friends who have given up on "Homeland." It’s true that Season 2 was clunky, overwrought, and loose with many details. We made fun of its many moments of melodramatic dialogue, terrible acting and difficult-to-believe plot twists....