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TV's last Nelson, David, dies at 74
By Frazier Moore - Associated Press
updated 1 day, 2 hours ago
David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died, a family spokesman said. He was 74. Published 9:37 a.m. January 12, 2011 - Comments
Twitter messages reveal location
By Associated Press
The words you write on Twitter can tell people more than just the status of your relationship or how you like the latest Bon Jovi CD. It may just indicate not only how you're living, but where you're living in the U.S. Published 6:27 p.m. January 12, 2011 - Comments
HBO to film new series pilot in Maryland
By Associated Press
HBO will film a pilot episode in Maryland for a series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Published 3:48 p.m. January 12, 2011 - Comments
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"TV today is inhospitable to series like 'All in the Family,'" writes Matt Zoller Seitz at Salon. Published 6:29 p.m. January 12, 2011 - Comments
Obama 'HOPE' artist and AP settle copyright claims
By Larry Neumeister - Associated Press
The Associated Press and the artist who created the Barack Obama "HOPE" image announced Wednesday they have agreed to settle their copyright infringement claims against each other and will work together again in projects that use the news agency's pictures. Published 2:45 p.m. January 12, 2011 - Comments
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By Michele Lerner - The Washington Times
Lennar is building 303 single-family homes at Martin's Chase in Ashburn, an 850-acre development in Loudoun County surrounded by more than 400 acres of conserved land. Homesites range from 9,000 square feet to one-quarter acre, with conservancy homesites of 12.5 to 104 acres on the outskirts of the development. Published 9:08 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
FDA orders lowering pain reliever in Vicodin
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Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year. Published 11:07 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Luxury home: Arts-and-crafts style with green outlook
By Michele Lerner - The Washington Times
The combined efforts of architect James F. Rill, Bethesda Bungalows builders and developer Judy Whalley, a former Justice Department attorney with a zeal for home building, have generated a LEED Gold-certified single-family home with a traditional arts-and-crafts-style exterior in Kensington, Md. Published 9:09 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Cover story: HOA, for better or worse
By Lisa Rauschart - The Washington Times
You've heard the horror stories: The elderly woman forced to move from her condo because she couldn't carry her cocker spaniel across the common-room floor, the Virginia couple fined because they posted a "Happy Birthday Jesus" sign on their front lawn shortly after Thanksgiving, the California man called on the carpet for planting too many roses. There's even an old "X-Files" episode that has the president of a homeowners association conjuring up a Tibetan monster to kill residents who broke the rules. Published 9:09 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
IBM computer taking on 'Jeopardy!' champs for $1M
By Jim Fitzgerald - Associated Press
It's the size of 10 refrigerators, and it swallows encyclopedias whole, but an IBM computer was lacking one thing it needed to battle the greatest champions from the "Jeopardy!" quiz show. Published 10:07 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Mortgage Q&A: Should retirees use loan or cash?
By Henry Savage - The Washington Times
Q. I am a retired professor, and my wife will be retiring from a career in the government at the end of this year. Our pensions will be substantial, and we have about $500,000 in retirement accounts and another $400,000 in cash and marketable securities, so we are fortunate to be financially secure. Should we make an all-cash offer on a second home in Florida? Published 9:08 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Realtor profile: Nikki H. Johnson
By Michele Lerner - The Washington Times
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Charting the market: Hopeful look at new sales year
By Chris Sicks - The Washington Times
December was the slowest sales month of 2010, but that's not a surprise. In the Washington metro area, the last month of the year always has the lowest number of home sales. Published 9:09 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Resale of the week: Colonial on Swan Creek
By Carisa Chappell - The Washington Times
Homeowners lucky enough to have a water view rarely seem to want to give it up. So it is with the owners of a 1970s-era brick-front Colonial in Fort Washington, who have owned their water-view home for more than 30 years. Published 9:08 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Many factors key to Giffords' survival, docs say
By ALICIA CHANG - Associated Press
It looks like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is one of the lucky ones. Published 9:40 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
New in Maryland: Fairwood
By Michele Lerner - The Washington Times
Ryan Homes is building 400 single-family homes on quarter-acre homesites at Fairwood in Bowie, a planned community with a shopping center, a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, a clubhouse, tot lots and walking trails. Plans call for an elementary school, soccer fields and an amphitheater. Published 9:08 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
Conan OK with Letterman, not so much with Leno
By David Bauder - Associated Press
Conan O'Brien says he got a phone call from David Letterman over the holidays. The CBS host wanted to make sure a year of late-night TV turmoil hadn't created a rift between them. Published 10:13 a.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
At congresswoman's bedside, good news keeps coming
By ALICIA CHANG - Associated Press
Doctors say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is moving both legs and both arms, has opened both eyes and is responding to friends and family. Published 12:20 p.m. January 13, 2011 - Comments
TV's last Nelson, David, dies at 74
By Frazier Moore - Associated Press
updated 1 day, 2 hours ago
David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died, a family spokesman said. He was 74. Published 9:37 a.m. January 12, 2011 - Comments
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TSA chief seeks less 'invasive' methods
By Joseph Weber - The Washington Times
Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday the agency is looking at new technology such as scanner images that show passengers as "stick figures" and security methods used in Israeli airports as part of his pledge to make air travel "as minimally invasive as possible." Published 10:13 a.m. January 13, 2011
Banks repossessed 1 million homes in 2010
By Janna Herron - Associated Press
Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown began in 2006. About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortgages and more will miss payments as they struggle with job losses and loans worth more than their home's value, industry analysts forecast. Published 9:07 a.m. January 13, 2011
Lebanese coalition collapses in turmoil over probe
By Shaun Waterman - The Washington Times
Lebanon's year-old coalition government collapsed Wednesday amid fears that a United Nations report into the 2005 assassination of the country's prime minister will trigger a new civil war and plunge the Middle East into another conflict. Published 8:36 p.m. January 12, 2011
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