Articles by Matthew Hay Brown
8:03 AM EDT, September 15, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was discharged from the University of Maryland Medical Center Sunday, where she had been since experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath Saturday night at the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Fort McHenry.
6:58 PM EDT, September 15, 2014
The Navy identified the pilot Monday who went missing last week after a crash over the Pacific Ocean as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
9:47 PM EDT, September 10, 2014
Now Andrew Stephenson can go to the Ravens game Thursday night. So there's that.
8:14 PM EDT, September 1, 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant spurned overtures from Under Armour and will sign a new shoe deal with basketball giant Nike.
1:40 PM EDT, September 10, 2014
President Barack Obama is planning to visit Fort McHenry on Friday during the 200th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Baltimore, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday.
2:37 PM EDT, September 1, 2014
An Annapolis man died Saturday when a tree collapsed at a family gathering in Woodbine, authorities said.
2:05 PM EDT, September 1, 2014
Five people were injured near Ocean City on Sunday when their boat exploded, police said.
1:59 PM EDT, September 1, 2014
Police arrested two brothers early Monday in the stabbing of a 30-year-old man in Severn.
3:41 PM EDT, September 1, 2014
Baltmore police released the names of two men killed during the weekend.
6:00 AM EDT, September 1, 2014
— The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets.
4:26 PM EDT, August 26, 2014
As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered.
8:54 PM EDT, August 21, 2014
The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem.
8:20 PM EDT, August 18, 2014
A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday.
10:16 PM EDT, August 10, 2014
The second and final day of the first Moonrise Festival, the electronic dance music event that attracted thousands to Pimlico Race Course over the weekend, appeared to be running smoothly Sunday evening, city officials said.
8:14 PM EDT, August 10, 2014
Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said.
9:15 PM EDT, August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War.
9:38 PM EDT, August 6, 2014
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene had served more than three decades in uniform without a combat tour when he got the assignment last year: He was wanted in Kabul to help train the Afghan National Security Forces.
7:57 PM EDT, August 6, 2014
After nearly a dozen years of war and scores of deployments, the Maryland National Guard is sending its last soldiers to Afghanistan — even as the killing of a U.S. general this week underscores the continuing volatility of the country and the NATO mission there.
6:28 PM EDT, August 4, 2014
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
7:40 PM EDT, August 5, 2014
University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace.
1:30 PM EDT, August 4, 2014
When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army.
6:53 PM EDT, July 25, 2014
A Pikesville man rushes to Tel Aviv to join his son, a volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces wounded in a rocket attack.
7:17 PM EDT, July 22, 2014
Jeffrey Low, the father of a Baltimore-born Israeli soldier who was wounded in Gaza over the weekend, was flying to Tel Aviv on Tuesday to see his son when the news came: Ben Gurion Airport was under attack, and his flight was diverting to Paris.
12:00 PM EDT, July 22, 2014
A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday.
9:56 PM EDT, July 28, 2014
The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday.
6:35 PM EDT, July 23, 2014
As the United States confronts "perilous challenges," the new head of the Naval Academy said Wednesday, the training, facilities and curriculum at the elite school for future Navy and Marine Corps officers must evolve rapidly.
8:16 PM EDT, July 17, 2014
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims.
5:17 PM EDT, July 17, 2014
Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Baltimore native who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police in East Jerusalem this month, has returned home.
6:28 PM EDT, July 8, 2014
— The father of the American teen who was allegedly beaten by Israeli police last week has filed a formal complaint against authorities there, advocates said Tuesday, and relatives in Maryland demanded that he be allowed to return to the United States.
5:31 PM EDT, July 17, 2014
A member of the Maryland Air National Guard who had been missing since Monday has been found dead near the Gunpowder River, officials said.
7:58 PM EDT, July 10, 2014
Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. will formally relieve Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller as superintendent of the Naval Academy during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled July 23, academy officials said Thursday.
8:08 PM EDT, July 7, 2014
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis.
8:24 PM EDT, July 7, 2014
A team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun to neutralize chemicals from Syria's weapons stocks, the Pentagon said Monday.
5:27 PM EDT, June 21, 2014
The Army is planning to launch a pair of blimps over Maryland this fall to watch the Eastern Seaboard for incoming cruise missiles.
8:58 AM EDT, July 4, 2014
A man was stabbed to death early Friday in East Baltimore, police said.
2:21 PM EDT, June 14, 2014
State Sen. Lisa Gladden says her re-election campaign is about unfinished business.
6:41 PM EDT, July 4, 2014
As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey — from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the International Monetary Fund in Washington.
June 14, 2014
The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of assaults on service members and their teams.
6:54 PM EDT, June 6, 2014
President Barack Obama has nominated the head of the Naval War College to serve as the next superintendent of the Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced Friday.
8:41 PM EDT, May 18, 2014
First, the party. Now, the cleanup.
6:58 PM EDT, July 3, 2014
— After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday.
7:08 PM EDT, June 1, 2014
As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia.
8:22 PM EDT, May 21, 2014
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would appoint Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore to lead Democrats on a controversial select committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
12:21 PM EDT, April 28, 2014
Col. William Parris has assumed command of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the Air Force.
8:53 PM EDT, June 5, 2014
Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell.
5:00 PM EDT, May 26, 2014
The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother.
8:15 PM EDT, May 25, 2014
— Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County.
4:14 AM EDT, May 10, 2014
The would-be developers of a residential neighborhood in Frederick are suing the federal government over alleged groundwater contamination from neighboring Fort Detrick.
4:38 PM EDT, April 26, 2014
— The three soldiers in the Maryland National Guard helicopter crew lifted off from this sweltering border city shortly after sunset, with a federal agent on board and three "tickets" — reports of persons attempting to slip across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States.
2:47 PM EDT, April 24, 2014
— The Navy will award its highest non-combat decoration for heroism Friday to a Hagerstown sailor killed last month in a shooting in Norfolk, Va., officials said.
3:53 PM EDT, May 24, 2014
The annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where officials, veterans and family members come together to honor the state's war dead, is traditionally a somber affair.
8:01 PM EDT, May 11, 2014
Rhoda Dorsey, the first female president of Goucher College, the longest-serving executive at the formerly all-women's school and its leader when it made the wrenching decision to enroll male students, died in her Cockeysville apartment Saturday, the school said. She was 86.
3:06 PM EDT, May 12, 2014
A group of students on a tour of South Africa led by Stevenson University was robbed on Sunday while traveling in Pretoria, a school spokeswoman said.
11:49 AM EDT, April 28, 2014
The Fort Detrick fire department has been named the best medium-sized department in the Army, base officials said Monday.
6:06 PM EDT, March 11, 2014
Fort Meade officials evacuated a residential section of the base Tuesday afternoon after utility workers discovered unexploded ordnance.
5:28 PM EDT, April 22, 2014
A longtime Army civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground died after a "grass cutting incident" at work on Tuesday, officials said.
6:21 PM EDT, March 11, 2014
The Maryland Air National Guard is set to lose its attack aircraft but should be getting its airlift capability back, officials said Tuesday.
2:36 PM EDT, April 14, 2014
— The commander of the Army Military District of Washington has approved the findings of the court-martial last year of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning.
9:35 PM EDT, March 10, 2014
Christian Rojas has a plan.
10:23 PM EDT, March 28, 2014
In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division.
8:02 PM EST, March 7, 2014
At least one local business is planning to fly drones over Baltimore after a judge ruled that there is no law prohibiting the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft.
3:24 PM EDT, March 15, 2014
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts.
6:00 AM EDT, April 2, 2014
At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons.
11:38 PM EST, February 27, 2014
Growing up, when Alex Pownall watched his father, he saw a man who loved his job.
10:29 AM EST, February 19, 2014
Howard Friedman has heard the chatter from his own community to Capitol Hill — sometimes questions, sometimes complaints about the federal workforce, its size and its cost.
10:21 PM EDT, March 24, 2014
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone and email data — the surveillance program that has drawn fire from privacy advocates, civil libertarians and some lawmakers since it was revealed last year.
10:08 PM EST, February 21, 2014
— After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found.
12:23 PM EST, January 21, 2014
With a deadline Tuesday for uninsured Marylanders to secure health coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, would-be enrollees continued to report frustration with the state's troubled health exchange.
9:02 PM EDT, March 20, 2014
A former Navy football player was found not guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus party in Annapolis two years ago in a case that has drawn national scrutiny to the elite training ground for future officers of the Navy and Marine Corps.
5:00 AM EST, January 24, 2014
A month after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, some 400 Marylanders saved the Continental Army from near-certain annihilation.
9:25 PM EST, January 16, 2014
The Pentagon plans to launch a pair of helium-filled blimps over Aberdeen Proving Ground capable of detecting, tracking and targeting cruise missiles, rockets and aircraft 340 miles away.
9:04 AM EST, January 11, 2014
The superintendent of the Naval Academy has dropped all criminal charges against a second football player accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman at a party in Annapolis, officials said Friday.
7:15 PM EST, January 25, 2014
A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction.
9:22 PM EST, January 9, 2014
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academies, according to an assessment to be released by the Pentagon on Friday.
2:01 PM EST, January 1, 2014
A 23-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday after a one-car crash in Millersville, police said.
6:20 PM EST, January 10, 2014
Naval Academy officials say an increase in reports of sexual assault shows they are making progress against the crime.
9:09 PM EST, December 19, 2013
Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system.
6:56 PM EST, January 2, 2014
It was the kind of mission that Warrant Officer George Carlton Bloodworth flew daily in Vietnam. But on Sept. 20, 1969, it went badly wrong.
8:20 AM EST, January 1, 2014
A Baltimore woman died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car near her home in Rosedale, police said.
5:00 AM EST, December 31, 2013
Howard County has agreed to supply treated wastewater to cool a massive computer center being built at Fort Meade by the National Security Agency — a money-saving, environment-conserving deal that officials say could serve as a model for others.
7:42 PM EST, December 20, 2013
Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and threatened further changes if he is not satisfied.
10:23 PM EST, January 1, 2014
A Roman Catholic order of nuns who care for the elderly poor was hopeful Wednesday after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked an Obamacare provision that would have required it to authorize birth control coverage for employees starting with the new year.
11:57 AM EST, December 15, 2013
Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape.
9:39 PM EST, November 13, 2013
The Naval Academy is in the process of disenrolling a midshipman accused of setting 11 small fires on campus in September, a spokesman said Wednesday.
11:12 AM EST, January 1, 2014
An Arnold man is accused of assaulting a woman in a domestic dispute in Pasadena early Wednesday.
6:55 PM EST, December 30, 2013
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
5:20 PM EDT, October 15, 2013
The Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers furloughed 45 employees, closed its regulatory offices and suspended the review of pending permit applications after running out of funds, a spokesman said Tuesday.
4:34 PM EST, January 1, 2014
A Baltimore woman is accused of leaving her 4-year-old child in a car outside the Maryland Live! Casino for more than eight hours on New Year's Eve.
8:10 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
After months of investigation, military authorities charged four sailors Wednesday in the deaths of two Navy divers at the "Super Pond" at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
2:58 PM EST, November 22, 2013
A civilian employee of the Naval Academy died Friday after falling unconscious on campus, the academy said.
8:09 PM EDT, October 17, 2013
As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in three months.
6:52 PM EDT, October 7, 2013
Four sailors are to be court-martialed on charges stemming from the deaths of two Navy divers in the Super Pond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a Navy spokesman said Monday.
6:50 PM EST, November 13, 2013
A former employee of the Fort Meade Youth Center was charged Tuesday with sexually abusing two boys there in 2010 and 2011, federal authorities said.
7:49 PM EST, November 13, 2013
Federal authorities are asking anyone with information about the former Fort Meade Youth Center worker who was accused this week of sexually abusing two boys to contact them.
6:59 PM EST, November 8, 2013
The FBI is investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by a former employee of the Fort Meade Youth Center, a spokeswoman for the Army base said Friday.
11:16 PM EDT, October 3, 2013
As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government.
5:00 AM EST, November 8, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said Thursday.
9:38 PM EDT, September 27, 2013
Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration.
9:34 PM EDT, October 1, 2013
Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing."
12:20 AM EDT, September 20, 2013
Col. Brian Foley has taken command of Fort Meade at a challenging time for the U.S. military.
9:04 PM EDT, September 17, 2013
John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work.
7:50 PM EDT, September 2, 2013
Friends of the woman at the center of a sexual assault investigation involving three members of the Naval Academy football team testified Monday that she appeared intoxicated on the night of the alleged attacks.
11:31 AM EDT, September 26, 2013
A Naval Academy graduate was among the two sailors who died Sunday when their helicopter crashed in the Red Sea.
8:57 PM EDT, August 30, 2013
No one was injured when a Maryland Air National Guard jet inadvertently dropped a practice bomb over the Eastern Shore on Thursday night, a spokesman said.
3:28 PM EDT, September 14, 2013
Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry.
5:44 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
Area military installations increased their security while police searched for additional shooters at the Washington Navy Yard.
1:23 PM EDT, August 9, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Brig. Gen. Linda Singh to head the Maryland Army National Guard.
8:00 PM EDT, August 8, 2013
Heavy rains caused a wastewater treatment plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground to release some 250,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into the Bush River on Tuesday, base officials said.
7:57 PM EDT, August 1, 2013
The federal government's workplace safety watchdog has found "serious" violations in the January death of a civilian diver in the underwater testing facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
7:49 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
The Navy has announced an Emergency Family Support Task Force to help victims, workers and families in the aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shootings.
8:12 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
The deadly shooting at one of the region's largest military facilities Monday reopened the debate about whether officials have done enough to secure the nation's massive portfolio of domestic bases.
6:37 PM EDT, August 31, 2013
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack Obama's plan — before deciding whether to sign off.
9:14 PM EDT, August 6, 2013
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
7:14 PM EDT, July 31, 2013
The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop cooperating with Americans.
6:52 PM EDT, July 30, 2013
Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death last week of a service member's spouse at Fort Meade, a base spokeswoman said.
4:15 PM EDT, July 26, 2013
The Air Force has released the name of the airman at Fort Meade who died last month while on leave.
2:17 PM EDT, June 28, 2013
An Air Force member who was based at Fort Meade has been found dead, officials said Friday.
9:37 PM EDT, August 28, 2013
A midshipman who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of the Naval Academy football team is scheduled to testify at a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
9:10 PM EDT, August 8, 2013
Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning.
3:46 PM EDT, July 12, 2013
The Naval Academy Museum is now a casualty of Defense Department furloughs.
7:00 PM EDT, September 7, 2013
Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him.
8:07 PM EDT, September 4, 2013
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a military strike in Syria.
12:04 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
The Navy has provided telephone numbers and a meeting place for family members of workers at the Washington Navy Yard.
9:35 AM EDT, July 7, 2013
After months of watching the uprising in Syria, spreading support through social media and raising money to offset the suffering, Dr. Hassan Masri thought he understood the devastation that that revolution has brought to his parents' homeland.
12:11 PM EDT, July 26, 2013
Authorities are investigating the death of a spouse of a service member at Fort Meade.
9:58 AM EDT, August 25, 2013
Fort Meade, home to the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and other key organizations, was a net winner in the 2005 round of base realignment. With 52,000 service members, civilians and contractors, the Army installation in Anne Arundel County is the largest workplace in Maryland.
7:44 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning was looking for "worldwide notoriety" when he gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a military prosecutor said Thursday.
9:29 PM EDT, June 19, 2013
— The dive that claimed the lives of two members of an elite Navy team wasn't the only thing that went wrong that February day at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond, witnesses testified during a military hearing Wednesday.
9:16 PM EDT, June 6, 2013
Privacy advocates expressed outrage Thursday over revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of virtually every phone call made in the United States for seven years, but the Obama administration and a bipartisan group of lawmakers defended the program as both legal and necessary.
7:47 PM EDT, July 30, 2013
A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online.
8:17 PM EDT, July 23, 2013
An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management.
9:18 PM EDT, June 18, 2013
Under growing pressure over recently disclosed surveillance programs, the head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Tuesday that gathering telephone data and monitoring Internet use has helped to disrupt more than 50 "potential terrorist events" since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
5:51 PM EDT, June 17, 2013
The superintendent of the Naval Academy has decided to bring charges in the alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman last year by three members of the football team, academy officials said Monday.
7:49 PM EDT, July 11, 2013
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
3:57 PM EDT, June 10, 2013
A British newspaper has identified a 29-year-old former Marylander as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs and revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of Americans.
3:31 PM EDT, June 8, 2013
You make a call from your land line or text a friend from your smartphone. You browse an online retailer for clothing, a book or music; you create a wish list or write a review.
6:38 PM EDT, July 24, 2013
The crowd — thousands of men, women and children, dressed for the heat in T-shirts, shorts and bathing suits — had been waiting on the beach for hours.
3:16 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police.
8:44 PM EDT, June 27, 2013
Allison Pavlansky knows the challenges facing the military: Questions about mission after two long wars; budget pressures and spending cuts; rising reports of sexual assaults, and the scrutiny they have drawn.
11:22 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
The Pentagon decision to suspend security clearance vetting for some defense contractors is likely to have little impact on either the Defense Department or private industry, officials from both said.
9:40 PM EDT, June 10, 2013
A young man comes to Maryland, takes some community college classes, uses his computer skills to get a job in which he gains a security clearance.
2:05 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
Two homes in the Potomac Place neighborhood of Fort Meade were destroyed and two more damaged in a fire Sunday, base officials said.
7:04 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
An Army prosecutor told a military judge Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning drew on his military training to harvest hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military computers and dump them on the Internet, where he knew their release would endanger fellow U.S. soldiers.
8:09 PM EDT, June 1, 2013
Chanting "Free Bradley Manning" and wielding signs that read "my hero" and "Americans have the right to know," hundreds of demonstrators descended on Fort Meade on Saturday to support the soldier now facing a court-martial in the largest security breach in U.S. history.
4:56 PM EDT, June 2, 2013
A former instructor at the Naval Academy has been found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault in an alleged attack on a female midshipman two years ago, an academy spokeswoman said Sunday.
8:18 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
A former instructor at the Naval Academy was sentenced Monday to 60 days in a military jail for indecent acts, fraternization and conduct unbecoming an officer stemming from an incident with two female midshipmen in 2011, an academy spokeswoman said.
9:16 PM EDT, May 29, 2013
More than 500 civilian workers at Fort Meade will receive furlough notices over the next week, base officials said Wednesday.
5:01 PM EDT, May 26, 2013
As the hospital ship USNS Comfort motored up the Chesapeake Bay, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Cackowski was eager to see his son — and anxious about how the 18-month-old might react to him.
6:43 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
As the Maryland National Guard prepares for what could be its final deployment to Afghanistan, its commander sees a "pivotal point" in the nation's history.
9:50 PM EDT, May 31, 2013
The Navy is investigating the alleged sexual assault last year of a female midshipman at the Naval Academy by three members of the football team, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday.
8:30 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity.
6:01 PM EST, February 14, 2013
Capt. Bill Byrne, a former quarterback at the Naval Academy, will return to Annapolis this spring as commandant of midshipmen, officials said Thursday.
8:07 AM EDT, June 1, 2013
Fort Meade officials plan to close the main gate of the Army base in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, but police said they didn't not have plans to limit traffic on surrounding roads during a mass demonstration for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.
6:36 PM EDT, May 29, 2013
Three Marine leaders have been relieved of their duties following the March training accident that killed a 21-year-old graduate of Severna Park High School and six other Marines, officials said Wednesday.
8:48 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
Baltimore Police asked for the public's help Friday in identifying victims of a Dundalk man they say collected and traded child pornography.
11:39 PM EDT, May 27, 2013
For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
7:04 PM EDT, March 24, 2013
The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship.
10:01 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
A woman was killed and a man wounded Friday evening in a shooting in the Shipley Hill neighborhood of West Baltimore, police said.
8:01 PM EST, February 7, 2013
The Army is planning to move an over-the-horizon radar system, with more than 100 soldiers and a pair of giant, blimp-like aerostats that fly as high as two miles up, to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the fall, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said Thursday.
5:26 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
A new computing facility at the National Security Agency will help the country better defend against cyber attacks , agency officials and members of Congress said Monday.
4:07 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
Two senior enlisted leaders with an elite Navy dive unit could face charges of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of two sailors at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February, and others could be charged, the Navy said Wednesday.
3:06 PM EST, February 19, 2013
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.
7:12 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
After he was raped by a fellow Navy sailor, Brian Lewis wanted justice.
3:13 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
Police and firefighters cordoned off a section of Fort Meade on Wednesday morning after utility workers discovered a piece of unexploded ordnance from the World War II era, base officials said.
3:11 PM EST, February 1, 2013
A judge has set a March date for the sentencing of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, as more Republicans said they were considering applying for his job.
9:21 PM EST, February 1, 2013
John R. Leopold stepped down Friday as Anne Arundel County executive, bringing an apparent end to the decades-long career of an idiosyncratic and charismatic force in Maryland politics who as recently as a year ago was considering a run for statewide office.
7:24 PM EDT, May 27, 2013
For Theresa Mills, the "most emotional day" came last June when the Marine Corps notification team visited her Laurel home to tell her that her older son had been killed in Afghanistan.
8:55 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
As the Maryland National Guard prepares for what could be its final deployment to Afghanistan, its commander sees a "pivotal point" in the nation's history.
3:06 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
An Army officer from Eldersburg was among five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said late Saturday.
7:48 PM EST, January 25, 2013
A circuit judge found John R. Leopold not guilty Friday of one count of misconduct in office, a partial victory for the embattled Anne Arundel County executive as his trial continued on other charges.
10:39 PM EST, January 30, 2013
Despite a warning from the county attorney that the move was premature, the Anne Arundel County Council pressed ahead Wednesday with a plan to remove County Executive John R. Leopold from office for criminal misconduct.
7:48 PM EST, February 4, 2013
By resigning ahead of a vote to remove him, former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold may hold onto his $8,000 county pension, officials said.
8:21 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
Triffon G. Alatzas, who has served The Baltimore Sun as head of digital media and also led the sports and business departments, was named top editor of the 176-year-old news organization Wednesday.
10:30 AM EST, January 17, 2013
Attorneys likely will begin laying out their cases before week's end in the criminal trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, who is accused of using taxpayer-funded police officers for his personal and political benefit.
11:13 AM EST, February 9, 2013
In greeting new Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the Foreign Service were welcoming one of their own.
8:22 PM EST, February 6, 2013
Word that the cash-strapped Postal Service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays hit Lakesha Johnson hard.
12:48 PM EDT, March 24, 2013
Despite decades of regulation, legislation and effort, obstacles continue to hinder equal employment opportunities for African-Americans in the federal workplace, a federal commission has reported.
8:12 PM EST, January 23, 2013
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members.
10:22 PM EST, January 29, 2013
A judge found Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold guilty Tuesday of two counts of misconduct for using public employees to perform political and personal tasks, and he was suspended from office while the County Council made plans to force him out permanently.
9:38 AM EST, February 25, 2013
President Barack Obama has named Gov. Martin O'Malley one of two co-chairmen of a panel of state and federal officials focused on defense and homeland security, the governor's office said Monday.
2:07 PM EST, February 1, 2013
The Army has identified the diver who died Wednesday at Aberdeen Proving Ground's "Super Pond."
9:37 PM EST, January 18, 2013
Crying as she testified, a former scheduler for Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold told a judge Friday that she emptied her boss' urinary catheter bag several times during the workday and went along with planting signs for his 2010 re-election campaign because she feared for her job.
6:31 PM EST, January 21, 2013
For Camina Anderson, it's not if the Ravens win the Super Bowl. It's when.
12:48 PM EST, February 15, 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving next week for the papacy of Benedict XVI, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Friday.
11:17 AM EST, February 9, 2013
Sen. Ben Cardin had a simple request of researchers at the National Institutes of Health looking for ways to defend their funding from looming budget cuts: "Put a face on this."
11:05 AM EST, January 12, 2013
At first, the soldier's behavior was puzzling. He appeared to be having hallucinations. He was anxious. He became belligerent.
7:31 AM EST, December 4, 2012
Researchers commissioned by the Defense Department said Monday that decades-old limits on lead exposure are inadequate to protect the health of workers on military firing ranges.
7:37 PM EST, January 28, 2013
Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney denied Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's request for acquittal on all charges in his misconduct trial, clearing the way for closing arguments Tuesday.
7:12 PM EST, January 16, 2013
A Marine Corps officer who worked as an instructor at the Naval Academy has been accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman in his Annapolis apartment following the annual croquet match between the academy and St. John's College in 2011.
3:00 PM EST, January 31, 2013
A former Naval Academy instructor who is accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman will be court-martialed, an academy spokeswoman said Thursday.
2:20 PM EST, February 7, 2013
At the Dundalk Post Office this week, news that the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning in August was greeted with a mix of apathy and understanding.
8:55 PM EST, January 24, 2013
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank.
8:32 PM EST, January 23, 2013
An Anne Arundel County police sergeant told a judge Wednesday that he drove County Executive John R. Leopold on a predawn tour of Pasadena and Glen Burnie, with Leopold directing him to spots where the county executive uprooted his opponent's campaign signs.
6:07 PM EST, January 5, 2013
As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions.
9:24 AM EST, January 21, 2013
Baltimore police on Monday morning were investigating a pair of shootings from Sunday evening.
5:16 PM EST, February 8, 2013
The popular Burger King restaurant on Fort Meade, shut down this week when workers discovered an infestation of maggots, has reopened after an all-clear from the installation's public health team.
5:08 PM EST, January 30, 2013
At Chick and Ruth's Delly in Annapolis, where politicians' favorite meals are named for them and listed in large print signs above the counter, a diner can order a "John R. Leopold" — chicken noodle soup.
9:37 PM EST, January 13, 2013
For nearly a year since John R. Leopold was charged with using his taxpayer-funded police detail to arrange sexual liaisons and defeat his political adversaries, the Anne Arundel County executive has said little in public about the allegations.
12:08 AM EST, January 2, 2013
A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult decisions for a few months.
10:38 AM EST, December 16, 2012
As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else.
5:11 PM EST, January 2, 2013
Connie Morella served as an ambassador in Paris. Helen Bentley became a consultant to the port of Baltimore. Wayne Gilchrest opened an environmental education center on the Eastern Shore.
12:04 PM EST, January 1, 2013
A Belcamp teenager has died of injuries from a car crash late Monday in Aberdeen, officials said.
8:34 PM EST, January 17, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has waived his right to a jury in his criminal misconduct trial, clearing the way for attorneys to make opening statements Friday in a case that now will be heard by a single judge.
9:57 AM EST, November 11, 2012
When the votes from the 6th Congressional District were counted last week, John Delaney didn't just become Maryland's newest House member. He also became the state's newest employer.
3:46 PM EST, December 8, 2012
First, the Army told Frank Olson's sons that the Fort Detrick scientist's death in a fall from a 13th-floor window of a New York hotel had been an accident.
5:07 PM EST, December 1, 2012
Like her classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy, Midshipman 1st Class Dagmara Broniatowska learned how to salute, ran the endurance course and memorized the body of American military information, history and quotations known as the Rates.
8:39 PM EST, November 30, 2012
As Alan Gross neared his third anniversary behind bars in Cuba, his wife gave new details of his deteriorating health and issued an impassioned plea to officials in Washington and Havana to negotiate his release immediately.
5:55 PM EDT, October 26, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney outraised longtime Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett by a 6-to-1 margin in the first half of October and had more cash on hand going into the final weeks of the campaign, according to figures released by the Federal Election Commission.
5:14 PM EST, November 10, 2012
Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions."
6:51 PM EDT, October 18, 2012
A man accused of plotting to attack the Federal Reserve in New York considered striking a lightly guarded military installation in Baltimore, according to authorities.
4:30 PM EST, November 25, 2012
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him.
7:23 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
First of three articles about state ballot issues
6:38 PM EST, December 24, 2012
Like preachers across the country preparing for Christmas services today, William Lori has grappled with the question of how to celebrate the joy of the day so soon after the devastation of Newtown.
8:05 PM EST, November 27, 2012
The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions be eased.
3:23 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones — all adding up to a general jumpiness about when, where and whom the gunmen would strike next.
December 8, 2012
Federal workers' unions and food safety groups have joined to oppose new rules proposed by the Department of Agriculture to streamline federal poultry inspections.
6:48 PM EDT, October 15, 2012
The Maryland Democratic Party is asking state prosecutors to investigate what it says are "serious campaign finance violations" by a group that opposes the state's Dream Act.
8:52 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
The opportunity to vote in a highly charged presidential election and on several closely contested ballot questions drew Marylanders back to the polls Wednesday, keeping the state's early voting turnout on a record pace.
5:18 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
Arguing that the two-party system is corrupt, a Montgomery County businessman is pouring his own money into an independent bid for the U.S. Senate from Maryland.
2:15 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
With the economic recovery still sluggish, a donor pool laboring under a long-term pay freeze and uncertainty about looming budget cuts, organizers of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area have reduced their fundraising goal for the 2012 giving season.
7:38 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
With the Grand Prix of Baltimore over, workers were taking down fences, removing safety barriers and opening streets Monday with the goal of restoring the flow of traffic through Downtown Baltimore in time for the Tuesday morning commute.
11:44 PM EST, November 6, 2012
The mood was celebratory Tuesday night at Arcos Restaurant in Fells Point, where the Dreamers — students brought to the United States illegally as children, who now want to pursue higher education here — won their battle for in-state tuition breaks at the state's public colleges and universities.
7:40 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
While some Marylanders cope with flooding and others wait for the lights to come back on, elections officials said polls everywhere should be ready in time for Election Day.
3:48 PM EST, November 17, 2012
The way Francisco Dominguez sees it, a law that would allow him to become a U.S. citizen would benefit everyone.
8:06 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
John LaFerla, the Chestertown physician who narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District in April, has won the party's support to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate, he said Friday.
7:39 PM EST, November 14, 2012
When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary.
3:05 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones — all adding up to a general jumpiness about when, where and whom the gunmen would strike next.
5:06 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.
12:05 AM EDT, October 12, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley and other supporters of the law to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland called Thursday for the reinstatement of a university administrator who was placed on leave for signing a petition aimed at overturning the measure.
7:30 PM EDT, September 11, 2012
Elections officials in Florida said Tuesday they were asking prosecutors to investigate allegations that former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy Rosen was registered and voted in both states.
6:38 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.
10:36 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
A 20-year-old man was in critical condition with a stab wound after an argument Monday morning in Dundalk, Baltimore County police said.
4:03 PM EDT, September 2, 2012
Even as he campaigns for re-election to Congress, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been tapped by the Obama campaign to help lead the Democratic rebuttal to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan — a role that is taking him to battleground states around the nation.
8:07 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
Maryland Republicans converge on Tampa this week to cast their ballots for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and get energized for the November election against President Barack Obama.
6:29 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $12.2 million to Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities, Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday.
6:41 PM EDT, September 12, 2012
Events such as the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt that left four Americans dead make Hasan Jalisi's work more difficult.
4:00 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater is to be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
11:27 PM EDT, August 20, 2012
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater was killed in last week's Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, defense officials said Monday.
11:51 PM EDT, August 20, 2012
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has made another foray into Maryland politics, endorsing GOP candidate Dan Bongino in what she calls his "uphill battle" for the Senate, his campaign announced Monday.
11:39 PM EDT, August 20, 2012
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater was killed in last week's Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, defense officials said Monday.
9:21 PM EDT, September 21, 2012
A leading advocate in Congress for federal workers, Sen. Daniel Akaka says he's pleased by progress on some of his priorities: Legislation to allow employees to work from home, reforms in hiring and the security clearance process, improvements in matching veterans and people with disabilities to jobs.
11:39 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more.
3:43 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
With primary battles settled, the conventions over and the general election less than two months away, Democrats and Republicans now turn to the end game: reaching out to persuade the few remaining undecided voters that their nominee is the one to solve the nation's problems.
7:34 PM EDT, August 2, 2012
Seven senior federal employees and four employees' groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to stop their agencies from posting their salaries, stock portfolios and other assets online.
6:41 PM EDT, August 13, 2012
In a cavernous production facility at AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Hunt Valley, workers assemble remote-control planes that help U.S. forces identify enemy targets.
11:20 AM EDT, September 3, 2012
Firefighters battled heavy flames at a liquor store blaze in Jessup early Monday, a county fire spokeswoman said.
3:54 PM EDT, September 3, 2012
A gunman shot a convenience store clerk during a robbery attempt early Monday in Halethorpe, Baltimore County police said.
12:33 AM EDT, July 26, 2012
Advocates for plain language have issued their first report card on how clearly federal agencies communicate with taxpayers and others — and the Social Security Administration has drawn a pair of C's.
7:55 PM EDT, August 27, 2012
Baltimore's clerk of the Circuit Court announced plans Monday for a class action lawsuit to force the city to collect delinquent water bills from businesses and other large customers.
5:55 PM EDT, July 20, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs will open a new outpatient clinic for veterans in Southern Maryland next year, Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Thursday.
4:49 PM EDT, July 21, 2012
Undeterred by the wet weather, thousands strolled Saturday among the art displays, the crafts tables and the Italian sausage vendors of Artscape.
4:21 PM EDT, August 19, 2012
At nine months of age, they hadn't yet left the hospital, the babies standing at the crib rail. And yet the Henn quadruplets, photographed weeks before they left St. Agnes in October 1947, were already veterans of the international media spotlight — the subject of dozens of news reports, beginning with their discovery in utero through their birth to their parents' efforts to care and provide for them.
4:32 PM EDT, July 28, 2012
The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived.
5:35 PM EDT, August 2, 2012
President Barack Obama on Thursday declared a major disaster in Maryland following the storms and high winds of late June and early July, and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected.
June 30, 2012
Next month, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management rolls out the Pathways programs, created by President Barack Obama in an effort to better attract young people to federal government jobs.
9:27 PM EDT, August 14, 2012
Maryland National Guard Sgt. Darren Lebowitz is leaving soon for Afghanistan as many U.S. troops return home.
11:17 PM EDT, July 21, 2012
WASHINGTON — Two service members were among the dozen moviegoers killed Friday in Aurora, Colo., military officials said.
2:54 PM EDT, June 16, 2012
Inside a two-story, cylindrical metal structure at Aberdeen Proving Ground, scientists detonate a homemade bomb to take high-speed pictures of the shrapnel flying apart.
7:18 PM EDT, June 14, 2012
A federal judge sentenced an Army doctor at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possession of the painkiller with intent to distribute.
11:00 PM EDT, May 30, 2012
A Marine from Edgewater has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday.
11:59 PM EDT, June 23, 2012
A Marine from Laurel was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday night.
June 29, 2012
Lawmakers of both parties congratulated themselves on the overwhelming bipartisan passage of a law that bars members of Congress from insider trading.
9:59 AM EDT, August 12, 2012
Talk in Congress of letting the District of Columbia tax commuters is getting a cool reception in Maryland.
10:13 AM EDT, June 5, 2012
Howard County Police arrested five out-of-state men Monday in connection with a methamphetamine lab in an Elkridge hotel room.
8:03 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
First, the bad news: The Andromeda galaxy, an agglomeration of 1 trillion stars that is visible to the naked eye, is hurtling through space at 250,000 miles per hour — and it's coming right at us.
2:54 PM EDT, July 26, 2012
A Special Forces soldier from Baltimore County was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said.
6:16 PM EDT, May 29, 2012
With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: building American strength in the Asia-Pacific region.
8:35 PM EDT, June 18, 2012
On the 200th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war on Britain and its colonies, representatives of the United States, Britain and Canada gathered at Fort McHenry to sign a "declaration of peace."
11:17 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
A daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro says the United States should release five imprisoned Cuban intelligence officers in exchange for the Maryland aid worker held for more than two years in Havana.
6:14 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a car crash in Southern Bosnia.
8:04 PM EDT, April 20, 2012
A former midshipman who says she was raped twice while at the Naval Academy has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force officials to improve their response to sexual assaults at the service academies.
7:16 PM EDT, May 28, 2012
Last year, Aaron Marchanti invited his father to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
7:38 AM EDT, May 29, 2012
The body of a swimmer who disappeared Sunday near Howell Point on the Eastern Shore, was recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police Monday.
9:37 PM EDT, July 19, 2012
An Army sergeant from Baltimore was killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday in Afghanistan, officials said.
5:50 PM EDT, July 20, 2012
The suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings is not and has never been a member of the armed forces, the Pentagon said Friday.
3:57 PM EDT, May 30, 2012
An Eastern Shore man is dead and two people remained hospitalized after their small boat hit the south jetty at Kent Narrows late Sunday, police said.
7:48 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
The Anne Arundel County Council is considering requiring pool operators to keep defibrillators among their safety equipment.
8:21 PM EDT, May 7, 2012
Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him.
10:08 PM EDT, June 10, 2012
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort.
1:55 PM EDT, May 21, 2012
When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out.
10:15 AM EDT, May 2, 2012
Members of the public may watch the arraignment of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other terror suspects Saturday at Fort Meade, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.
11:56 PM EDT, May 28, 2012
The body of a swimmer who disappeared Sunday near Howell Point on the Eastern Shore, was recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police Monday.
9:55 PM EDT, April 16, 2012
A Dundalk woman who admitted to arranging her husband's murder two years ago was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison.
5:37 PM EDT, May 23, 2012
The Catholic Church, embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration over new health insurance rules, has chosen Baltimore to kick off a national campaign it says is aimed at promoting religious liberty.
5:45 PM EDT, April 28, 2012
In 26 years as a Marine, Sgt. Maj. Brian Taylor has lost several comrades. But he never forgot that "puny little squiggly kid" from West Baltimore who "just had all of this motivation and no direction."
10:28 AM EDT, May 12, 2012
BETHESDA — A mother arrives at the Red Cross office at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on a mission for her son, a 23-year-old soldier and double amputee. He needs a back scratcher.
7:26 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
— A high-profile meeting of world leaders at Camp David drew only sparse protests Friday despite extensive security preparations by local officials.
9:17 PM EDT, April 16, 2012
Kevin Puts, a composer who teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, won the Pulitzer Prize in music Monday for his first opera.
4:02 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
Three national hotel corporations have agreed to participate in a program that will allow Americans to donate their hotel points to wounded soldiers and their families, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin said Friday.
8:07 PM EDT, April 25, 2012
The Johns Hopkins University will use a $90 million award to form an institute that will help the Army develop lightweight materials to better protect soldiers and vehicles, university officials said Wednesday.
7:35 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
With rising oil prices creating a drag on the economy and his re-election effort, President Barack Obama mocked Republican critics of his alternative-energy policy Thursday, comparing them to the "cynics and naysayers" who didn't believe the Earth was round or that television would take off.
9:03 PM EDT, May 5, 2012
Before self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was brought into court Saturday, Carole Reuben of Potomac said his arraignment would mark "the beginning of the end of the process."
5:58 PM EDT, May 1, 2012
Members of the public may watch the arraignment of self-proclaimed 9/11mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other terror suspects from Fort Meade on Saturday, but seating for the video feed will be limited, a spokesman for the Army base said Tuesday.
7:02 PM EDT, May 22, 2012
As Catholic institutions across the country sue the Obama administration over new health insurance rules, Baltimore's new archbishop is scheduled to speak in Washington this week at a conference focusing on "Rising Threats to American Religious Freedom."
8:04 PM EDT, April 1, 2012
Despite high-profile races — including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials predict that turnout could fall to near-record lows in Tuesday's primary.
8:34 PM EDT, April 16, 2012
Anne Arundel County Police have identified the officer who shot a Gambrills man to death in the man's home last week as Timothy Peek, a four-year member of the force assigned to patrol services.
6:22 PM EDT, March 24, 2012
Stop by the Red Rooster, a 10-seat joint just off Main Street in this rural community an hour west of Baltimore, and you can order a burger, some barbecue or the fried chicken that some locals claim is the best on the East Coast.
8:14 PM EDT, April 23, 2012
The Pentagon is creating a new intelligence service aimed at gathering information on terrorist networks, weapons of mass destruction and other emerging concerns, a senior defense official said Monday.
12:07 AM EDT, April 19, 2012
As the election-year debate over illegal immigration heats up, Maryland National Guard members are preparing to deploy to Texas to help monitor the U.S.-Mexican border.
7:44 PM EDT, May 21, 2012
Alan Gross, the Potomac man serving 15 years in Cuba after carrying communications equipment into the communist island nation, continues to communicate with supporters from the military hospital where he is held.
7:05 PM EDT, May 11, 2012
Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit his ailing mother before she dies.
1:20 PM EDT, April 3, 2012
Candidates in the 6th Congressional District ran from polling place to polling place this morning, confronting particularly low turnouts despite the sunny, warm weather.
11:03 PM EDT, March 27, 2012
Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship.
12:21 AM EDT, March 16, 2012
The General Assembly has voted unanimously to create a "veteran" status on Maryland driver's licenses.
8:32 PM EDT, April 9, 2012
The holder of the winning Mega Millions ticket purchased at a Baltimore County convenience store stepped forward Monday to claim the prize, officials said.
10:57 PM EDT, April 9, 2012
A Montgomery County police officer shot himself to death after leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase on the Eastern Shore early Monday, state police said.
8:30 PM EDT, April 11, 2012
As they prepared for the helicopter assault in volatile eastern Afghanistan, the team of American and Afghan special-forces soldiers was told it might encounter 10 to 15 enemy fighters on the ground.
6:53 PM EDT, March 14, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who continues to campaign for same-sex marriage in advance of a likely referendum aimed at overturning the law he signed this month, will speak Friday at a conference in Baltimore for gay and lesbian Catholics.
8:01 PM EST, February 29, 2012
The conviction of a former Baltimore County man in a deadly hotel bombing in Indonesia is seen as a turning point in the long-delayed prosecution of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
6:46 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins, the commander of the Maryland National Guard, visited with Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II last fall as he drilled at an Army base in Virginia.
8:43 PM EST, March 1, 2012
The golf course at Fort Meade will close May 1 after more than six decades of play, officials at the Army base said Thursday.
3:59 PM EST, January 26, 2012
Baltimore has been selected to host a Navy Week in June, when the Blue Angels, the Leap Frogs parachute team and ships and sailors will join in the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration.
10:12 PM EDT, April 3, 2012
Maryland Republicans pushed Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, giving the former Massachusetts governor a double-digit margin of victory on a day when he also won in Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
6:07 PM EST, March 10, 2012
Machele Fredericks had to face her attacker every day.
10:19 PM EST, February 14, 2012
The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday.
9:23 PM EST, January 9, 2012
Craig Benedict Baxam was surfing the Internet from his Army base in South Korea last summer when he came across an Islamic religious website.
6:38 PM EST, February 20, 2012
An airman from Upper Marlboro was killed Saturday in an accident in Africa, the Pentagon said.
4:54 PM EST, March 6, 2012
Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David.
6:39 PM EST, February 3, 2012
The commander of the Military District of Washington has ordered a court-martial for Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
10:07 PM EST, February 23, 2012
Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused in the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history, was formally charged Thursday with aiding the enemy and violating the Espionage Act.
7:12 PM EST, February 13, 2012
As President Barack Obama proposed a new round of military base closures and reorganization, Maryland's political and business forces already are working to protect installations here and position the state to benefit from any future moves.
5:20 PM EST, March 3, 2012
A studious young man with an aptitude for computers, Majid Shoukat Khan was working as a database administrator in a high-rise office building in Tysons Corner, Va., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
11:19 AM EST, February 28, 2012
The Baltimore City Fire Department is flying the flag at half-staff to honor Maryland National Guard Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, who was killed Saturday in Afghanistan.
5:05 PM EST, January 21, 2012
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck.
8:08 PM EST, February 20, 2012
For months, the men and women of the 135th Airlift Group have been training on their new C27J Spartan turboprops for their deployment this spring to Afghanistan.
7:50 PM EST, February 27, 2012
As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry building in the heart of the Afghan capital over the weekend.
5:38 PM EST, January 28, 2012
For the soldiers of Task Force Raven in Afghanistan, the tempo is high, the roads are rough, and the work is dangerous.
8:05 PM EST, January 17, 2012
Mourners of Airman 1st Class Matthew Ryan Seidler said the Westminster man had followed his dream of serving his country, found a band of brothers in the Air Force and died protecting his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.
7:08 PM EST, March 7, 2012
A Laurel man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
8:10 PM EST, February 21, 2012
There was no enemy involvement in the air crash that killed an airman from Upper Marlboro in Africa over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
7:08 PM EST, January 12, 2012
An Army officer recommended Thursday that Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, be court-martialed on charges of violating the Espionage Act and aiding the enemy.
12:13 PM EST, February 9, 2012
Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, the former intelligence analyst awaiting a court-martial on charges of aiding the enemy and violating the Espionage Act, will return to Fort Meade this month for his arraignment, the Army said Thursday.
January 8, 2012
Reports of sexual assaults at the Naval Academy doubled last year, the fourth straight year the number has increased, according to the Defense Department.
5:41 PM EST, January 14, 2012
A Woodlawn man watches online videos of Osama bin Laden, posts about jihad on his Facebook page, and — according to federal prosecutors — agrees to a plot to detonate a bomb at a military recruiting center in Catonsville.
7:01 PM EST, January 11, 2012
The Laurel man who is accused of attempting to join a terrorist group in Somalia was ordered held Wednesday until his case is decided.
9:37 PM EST, December 19, 2011
Two supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were barred Monday from the accused WikiLeaker's preliminary military hearing at Fort Meade.
7:44 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, organizers said.
6:54 PM EST, November 17, 2011
Eleventh-hour pledges for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks display have taken fundraising more than halfway to the $75,000 minimum needed to stage the Inner Harbor spectacle next month, organizers said Thursday.
8:02 PM EST, December 27, 2011
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department.
7:43 PM EST, December 8, 2011
Marc Firlie calls comparisons between football and warfare a cliche.
8:03 PM EST, November 28, 2011
– Judy Gross stood outside Cuba's diplomatic mission to the United States, microphone in hand, and described her family's Thanksgiving.
8:14 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness.
7:12 PM EST, November 30, 2011
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Republican committee Chairman Mike Rogers introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow the government to share classified information on potential cyberattacks with private businesses.
4:44 PM EDT, November 5, 2011
Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but to say no.
8:35 PM EST, January 5, 2012
While President Barack Obama described plans Thursday to make the U.S. military "leaner," officials in Maryland said the focus of installations and defense contractors here on intelligence, cyberwarfare, research and development is likely to protect the state from the deep cuts feared elsewhere.
10:09 PM EST, December 19, 2011
Army investigators found nearly half a million field reports from Iraq and Afghanistan on a computer memory card among the belongings of Pfc. Bradley Manning, with a note suggesting that an unnamed recipient "sit on this information" while deciding how best to distribute it, according to testimony Monday.
11:32 PM EST, November 18, 2011
The buzz of propellers drifted down over the airfield at Aberdeen Proving Ground as the stubby gray plane came into view. The loadmaster from the Maryland Air National Guard crew dropped the rear hatch open. One by one, six soldiers filed out of the airplane and into the sky.
8:57 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat.
7:42 PM EST, December 20, 2011
A former team leader of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning testified Tuesday that she told superiors on several occasions that Manning should not be allowed to handle classified information or be sent to Iraq, but her warnings apparently went unheeded.
7:47 PM EDT, November 3, 2011
The commandant of the Coast Guard, in Maryland this week to visit a newly launched national security cutter, said Thursday that he expects to deploy two of the state-of-the-art vessels off the East Coast.
5:58 PM EST, November 21, 2011
A military hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving classified materials about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, has been scheduled for next month at Fort Meade.
May 9, 2010
The first thing to know about Maryland's Religious Freedom Byway is that religion in Colonial Maryland was rarely free.
10:02 PM EST, December 16, 2011
Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to be published by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, made his first appearance in a military courtroom Friday on charges that could land him in prison for life.
7:30 PM EDT, November 1, 2011
For the American sailors off Tripoli — five of them from Maryland — it was a suicide mission: Sail the small ship heavy with explosives in among the enemy fleet, set the blast to go off in 15 minutes, jump into lifeboats and get as far away as possible.
5:37 PM EST, November 16, 2011
In the 400-foot-plus turbines that a wind energy company wants to build on his tree farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Hall Coons sees a chance at a steady stream of income — and an opportunity to untether his economic fortunes from the ups and downs of the lumber market.
7:06 PM EST, December 10, 2011
To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks.
4:46 PM EDT, October 8, 2011
Randy White had just buried a daughter, dead at 30 with a brain tumor. Now his other daughter had been diagnosed with growths in her abdomen.
6:03 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
The Navy has awarded a contract of up to $10 million to a Baltimore firm for architectural, engineering and other services at installations throughout the mid-Atlantic, the Defense Department announced Thursday.
7:15 PM EST, November 14, 2011
At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill.
8:30 PM EST, November 23, 2011
Maj. Mark Zinno Citarella was scheduled to spend Thanksgiving in Baghdad. The commander of a public affairs unit in the Maryland National Guard, he figures he would have joined fellow officers on a chow line, serving the holiday meal to enlisted troops.
9:30 PM EST, November 21, 2011
Marylanders from nearly every walk of life could be affected by across-the-board budget cuts starting in 2013 as a result of the congressional supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement to trim the nation's spiraling budget deficits.
10:44 AM EDT, November 3, 2011
A Maryland National Guard unit has returned from Iraq ahead of schedule, the first Marylanders to come home since President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of all U.S. forces by the end of the year.
7:09 PM EST, December 3, 2011
Analysts with the National Security Agency see the threats coming at corporate America: viruses, worms and other malware targeting the computer networks that serve the nation's banks, utilities and businesses.
6:13 PM EST, December 2, 2011
The 89-year-old mother of Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking cellphones, laptop computers and satellite equipment into the communist nation, released a video statement Thursday appealing to President Raúl Castro for his release.
10:52 PM EDT, October 3, 2011
Neighbors of Fort Detrick were not diagnosed with cancer in greater numbers than the broader population of Frederick County during the period for which data are available, state health officials told the community Monday.
9:10 PM EDT, October 21, 2011
Dorothy Lee says it will be good to get her grandson back home from Iraq. But the Havre de Grace woman will believe it when she sees him.
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