Fertility experiment


A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children. pg 3a

Many ways to remember


Celebrators of Martin Luther King Day commemorated the national holiday with thunderous oratory, booming bass drums and good deeds along with quiet introspection befitting the legacy of the civil rights leader. pg 3a


O'Malley's school pledge

Gov.-elect Martin OMalley promised yesterday that his first annual budget will include $400 million for school construction. He made the remark during the first Maryland Youth Inaugural held at St. Johns College in Annapolis. pg 1a

Tunnel upgrades pushed

A transportation security bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this month would provide $43 million to upgrade and possibly replace the antiquated Amtrak tunnels that run under Baltimore. pg 1b


Passports needed


Travelers flying between the United States and the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada this month will need a passport. The new Department of Homeland Security rules for air travelers go into effect Jan. 23 and extend to land and sea travel next year. pg 1a


Bodies handed over

Angry crowds in the Iraqi town of Tikrit fired weapons in the air and chanted "God is great" as they received the flag-draped bodies of two former aides to Saddam Hussein who were hanged. pg 8a

Rice and Abbas talk

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a diplomatic push in the Middle East, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, but the idea of a two-state solution brought up differences between the officials. pg 9a



No longer Idol

Tonight, as the sixth season of American Idol begins, we look back at the women whose careers were launched by the show. pg 1c.

Golden favorites

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association selects its TV and movie favorites in the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards. pg 1c



Ravens promote Neuheisel

Ravens coach Brian Billick promoted quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel to offensive coordinator, although Billick will continue to handle the play-calling. pg 1d

Arenas' 51 propel Wizards

Gilbert Arenas scored 51 points, including a three-pointer at the buzzer, to lead the Washington Wizards to a 114-111 victory over the Utah Jazz at Verizon Center. pg 3d