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  • Coldest morning of the season at BWI (so far)

     
    Okay, I know there will be lots of 'coldest mornings so far' as we get closer to winter, and into the coldest days of January and February. But it's these first few days of chilly readings, after a summer of......
  • A change in the weather

     
    As gorgeous as this Friday has been in Baltimore, you knew it couldn't last. Sure enough, there's a pretty impressive (on the radar) cold front approaching from the north and west, and forecasters insist we're in for some rain Friday......
  • Worst October snow ever struck in 1925

     
    Parts of Colorado are digging out from two to three feet of snow today, the worst October storm in years for the Denver area. And that's why we don't live there.The deepest Baltimore snowstorm ever recorded in October struck on......
  • Forget the Nobel Peace Prize, it's Leif Erikson day, people!

     
    Far be it from us to advance a completely unfounded conspiracy theory, but is it at all possible that the Swedes have something against the Norse? Otherwise, how to account for the fact that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded......
  • Obama's basketball: Lost daylight time

     
    by Mark Silva On a warm and drizzly Halloween, President Barack Obama and several players took their weekend game indoors today - with a morning outing to Fort McNair for two hours of basketball. The president's motorcade left the White......
  • Obama: Walter Reed tour today

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama plans a stop today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where some of the most wounded casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are being treated -- and where the Army psychologist accused......
  • Obama: Recession's tide hasn't turned

     
    by Mark Silva Today, on this day of a "distinctly American tradition,'' the president's tradtional weekly address arrives early. "As much as we all have to be thankful for,'' President Barack Obama says in his address today, "we also know......
  • Thanksgiving wishes from Lincoln, Truman, Reagan and -- now -- Obama

     
    President Obama observed Thanksgiving by continuing a tradition carried on by Reagan, Carter, Bush, Roosevelt and others--issuing a proclamation calling on the nation to give thanks and to serve others....
  • Matt Weinstock – Dec. 1, 1959

     
    A Lucky Man Lee Shippey sat smiling at a table in the Broadway Department Store yesterday, chatting with friends and autographing copies of his new book, his 11th, "The Luckiest Man Alive." Lee, a glowing, healthy 76, means himself. The book is...
  • With the holiday rush, post offices expect their busiest day of the year

     
    It may not have been "black Friday," but post offices across Southern California looked a bit like holiday-crazed shopping malls today. The U.S. Postal Service said today is expected to be the busiest day of the year as people attempt......