| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Sitting in a federal courtroom Friday in a jail-issue jumpsuit, the diminutive Jean Brown stood accused of beating a member of an international drug ring, which she allegedly ran, so hard that one of his eyes was dislodged from its socket.
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:54 PM
A Calvert County judge brushed aside Friday a potential legal hurdle to exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that Dominion, the Richmond, Va.-based energy company, does not need the Sierra Club's permission to convert its LNG...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Author's note: This piece concerns racial healing in America. It is submitted as we continue to mourn the incomprehensible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. May those families, that community, and the nation that grieves with...
| Feb 28, 2013
I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Robert Bork, who died Wednesday, occupies a peculiar position in the pantheon of American conservative heroes. Most conservatives celebrated Judge Bork as the champion of constitutional values who was denied his rightful position on the Supreme Court by...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
When they left me outside my freshman dorm in the fall of 2009, my parents told me I could do anything. It was a wonderful compliment, a sign of confidence that made me feel just a little less guilty for the substantial investment they were making for...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients.
In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The year began with the first baby of 2012 as Aa'Liyah Hope was born to mom Charity Davis. The new bundle of joy came into this world at 7:44 a.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Baby Aa'Liyah, who was a month premature, weighed in at 5...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:37 PM
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-...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Arthur F. Kaff became the newest member of the Harford County Board of Education Monday.
Kaff, who lives in the Greenbrier Estates neighborhood in Bel Air, was sworn in during an afternoon ceremony at school headquarters in the A.A. Roberty Building...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Much has been written and said recently about the First Amendment and freedom of religion in the context of the current political atmosphere. Many of the most provocative comments have been about contraception, abortion rights and health insurance. Some...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:39 AM
The year that ends at midnight Saturday with the annual Duck Drop and fireworks at Havre de Grace Middle School was full of the good and the bad. There was the usual – mayoral elections in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace and heavy snowfalls. And the not...