Baltimore Landslide

A dramatic video posted on YouTube shows several cars being swallowed by a Baltimore landslide on Wednesday. YouTube user ToddTesla posted the 90-second clip, which consists mostly of residents reacting to cars that appear to be tipping into a crevice at the edge of 26th St. in the city’s Charles Village neighborhood. At the 1:12Continue reading “Baltimore Landslide”

Renoir bought for $7 at West Virginia flea market

A napkin-size Renoir painting bought for $7 at a flea market but valued at up to $100,000 must be returned to the museum it was stolen from in 1951, a federal judge ordered on Friday. The 1879 Impressionist painting “Paysage Bords de Seine,” dashed off for his mistress by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at a riverside restaurant,Continue reading “Renoir bought for $7 at West Virginia flea market”

Doubts about Johns Hopkins research have gone unanswered, scientist says

Daniel Yuan, pictured at his home in Laurel, raised doubts for years about the work of his colleagues in a Johns Hopkins medical research lab. “The denial that I am hearing from almost everyone in the group as a consensus is troubling to me,” he wrote in one e-mail. In December 2011, after 10 yearsContinue reading “Doubts about Johns Hopkins research have gone unanswered, scientist says”

Maryland installs cameras to take pictures of cameras

  Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves. But now there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras. One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more beforeContinue reading “Maryland installs cameras to take pictures of cameras”

Drunk Maryland man wakes up to learn that he killed 70,000 chickens

  A Delmar man faces several criminal charges after his alleged actions caused the deaths of almost 70,000 chickens. Joshua D. Shelton, 21, was charged in connection with the incident. Police said Shelton reportedly shut off the power to three chickenhouses. “The theory is that he may have been in there looking for a lightContinue reading “Drunk Maryland man wakes up to learn that he killed 70,000 chickens”

Parasite in cat litter may increase risk of suicide

  Women infected with the common cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which lurks in litter boxes, may suffer undetected brain changes that lead to personality changes and even mental illness. That’s according to a new study of more than 45,000 women in Denmark published Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The parasite, excreted in catContinue reading “Parasite in cat litter may increase risk of suicide”

Maryland Couple has 5,000 Cabbage Patch Dolls and has built a $200,000 amusement park for them

Kevin, a cheery, curled-top boy, extends an invitation to his friend by cell phone, “I’d love to have you come over and play.” For most children that play date at Magic Crystal Valley in Maryland would be a dream come true: riding a miniature train, a motorized swing and even a hot-air balloon that sweepsContinue reading “Maryland Couple has 5,000 Cabbage Patch Dolls and has built a $200,000 amusement park for them”