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  • Thursday’s Women’s Basketball Scores

    EAST Albany (NY) 89, Vermont 48 Albertus Magnus 72, New Rochelle 41 Army 65, Boston U. 40 Delaware 72, Towson 54 Dist. of Columbia 82, LIU Post 73 Fairfield 77, Iona 66 Hartford 60, Stony…

  • No. 4 Duke at No. 2 Virginia headlines week ahead in ACC

    A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 4 Duke at No. 2 Virginia. The Cavaliers (19-0, 7-0) are one of the nation’s last two…

  • Missing Md. woman found in police custody

    WASHINGTON — A Gaithersburg woman who was reported missing last month has been found — in custody. The Montgomery County police say that Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Queen was reported missing on Jan. 9, and that…

  • Everything goes wrong for No. 16 Maryland in loss to Ohio St

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had no answers. His 16th-ranked Terrapins were thoroughly outplayed Thursday night, thumped 51-32 on the boards and beaten 80-56 on the scoreboard by an Ohio State team…

  • Top 25 Capsules

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 17 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 South Carolina routed Alabama for the second time this month in a 85-54 victory Thursday…

  • Westbeld leads No. 4 Notre Dame women past Va Tech 74-50

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sometimes in college basketball, inexperienced teams have letdowns on the road against inferior opponents. Notre Dame had no such trouble against Virginia Tech. Kathryn Westbeld scored a career-high 17 points in…

  • Loving, Russell carry Ohio State past No. 16 Maryland, 80-56

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta has been wondering about his team’s toughness. Not anymore. Marc Loving matched his career high with 19 points and D’Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14…

  • Maryland State Police looking for witnesses to fatal accident

    WASHINGTON — Police are looking for information about a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 28 on Interstate 95. Around 1 p.m., Benjamin S. Stanley, 26, who was on foot, was struck by a refrigerator box…

  • Famous photographer brings joy to hospitalized kids

    WASHINGTON — If you have watched Sesame Street over the years, you have most likely have seen William Wegman’s Weimaraner dogs. The grey short-haired pointers are usually donning human clothes with actors lending their arms…

  • Senate Roll Call: Senate passes Keystone XL Pipeline

    The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 9 Democrats and 53 Republicans. Voting no…

  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    SOUTHEAST Maryland Wisp — Wed 5:37 am MG machine groomed 21-22 base 27 of 35 trails, 78% open 8 of 13 lifts, sm Mon: 9a-5p, Tue-Fri: 9a-9 Sat: 9a-9p Sun: 9a-5p North Carolina Appalachian Ski…

  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    PACIFIC SOUTH Arizona Arizona Snowbowl — Thu 6:29 am MG machine groomed 25-32 base 29 of 40 trails 73% open, 6 of 6 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p Sunrise Park — Thu 3:45 pm variable…

  • Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to…

  • Local rapper incarcerated after police chase

    WASHINGTON — A local rapper who calls himself “Honest Abe” has been sentenced to prison time for doing some dishonest things. Abraham Kamara of Silver Spring, who has videos on YouTube under the names “Honest…

  • Howell: State Budget Should Include More for Schools

    As the Virginia General Assembly works through its annual 45-day session, the legislators will soon turn their attention toward passing the state budget. State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), calls the state’s budget outlook “bleak” while praising…