Ocean Research Project is Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford's latest endurance adventure

Ocean Research Project is Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford's latest endurance adventure

Having circumnavigated the Americas on his own, Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford has turned his attention to researching plastics' effects on environment

Area runners adjusting to increased security as Boston Marathon nears

Anyone who has competed in a road race knows that extra police and security are as much a part of the event as water stops and cheering spectators.

Thousands pelted with color at 5K run

Billy Howarth filled a plastic bottle with bright blue cornstarch and patiently waited for the first of the Color Run participants to pass through the blue...


Maryland Zoo aids in snowy owl rehab

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had been tracking the migration of North American snowy owls to evaluate their health when one was found injured in Maryland last month.

Bel Air celebrates 'liberating' kite flying at annual festival

Hundreds of people came out Saturday for what one visitor called "good old-fashioned family fun" during the ninth annual Kite Day Festival in Bel Air's Rockfield Park.

Police search for leads in kayaker shooting

Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the case of a man who was shot while kayaking Saturday night and then paddled himself to shore, where he was found the next morning.

Kayaker shot while paddling in Pasadena, police say

Maryland Natural Resources Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a kayaker who was paddling in a creek in Anne Arundel County Saturday night.

Sports Digest: Clarksville's McFadden sets course record in defense of London Marathon title

Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden set a course record and defended her London Marathon title in the women's wheelchair race Sunday.

2 runners die in North Carolina half-marathon

Two runners competing in a half-marathon in Raleigh, N.C., collapsed and died Sunday, officials said.

Bird lovers squawk over Sunday hunting

Arguing their safe access to public lands is threatened, birders are making a last-ditch appeal to Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would expand hunting on Sundays in western Maryland.

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Bay Bridge Boat Show

Struggling TriColumbia relinquishes control of final races

The World Triathlon Corporation, which licenses Ironman endurance races around the world, announced Thursday that it will soon take over four Maryland events that have been run by the nonprofit Columbia Triathlon Association, and two other local organizations will likely continue most other events...

Howard County, Columbia Association in tandem for bike share study

Instead of hopping into the car for those short trips to the mall, the park or classes, residents are being asked by county government and the Columbia Association to consider an alternative that could benefit not only the user but the environment: bicycle sharing.

Bluebird trail at Pot Spring Elementary restored in time for fledgling season

The bluebirds are coming back. At least, that's the hope at Pot Spring Elementary School. The bluebird trail has been restored in time for the spring fledgling season, when eggs are laid and bluebird chicks hatch.