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  • Incoming Highland Park deputy city manager happy in new role

    Incoming Highland Park deputy city manager happy in new role
    Highland Park has turned to Rudy Espiritu, a former DeKalb administrator with a love of the stage, to fill the role of deputy city manager. As assistant city manager in DeKalb, Espiritu oversaw budget development, human resources and economic...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
  • Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund

    Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund
    President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia. The large size...
  • Mount Olive rain gardens could sprout church greening

    Mount Olive rain gardens could sprout church greening
    Volunteers were not just planting rain gardens at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church in Annapolis Monday afternoon to help clean up Spa Creek, they were planting the seed for a movement they hope will blossom to churches all over Maryland. The Spa Creek...
  • Bill to approve Keystone pipeline clears hurdle in U.S. Senate

    Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's oversight of the project. In a...
  • Secrets in the dirt

    When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...
  • Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

    Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle
    Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men. Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
  • Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

    Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?
    Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why. Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
  • York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"

     York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"
    YORK COUNTY— As parents and staff meet York County's new superintendent they are saying he is a go-getter and forward thinker. Victor Shandor, who is moving from Fulton County, Ga., to York County in November and starts on Nov. 3, visited all 19...
  • New $2.5-million grant will help poor buy fresh, locally grown produce

    New $2.5-million grant will help poor buy fresh, locally grown produce
    Market Match, an innovative program that aims to increase the amount of fresh produce available to low-income families by providing them matching funds to shop at farmers markets, has received a $2.5-million grant from First 5 L.A. that may as much as...
  • Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects

    Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects
    The Ravens devote a considerable amount of resources to scouting small-school draft prospects. It's a commitment that six years ago yielded eventual Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco from Delaware in the first round. The Ravens signed the...