| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:16 PM
One afternoon in early June, Ken Mallette was in Jacksonville driving from a funeral when he got a text message about severe storms striking Maryland. One of the storms' 11 tornadoes had just ravaged nearby Fallston.
In his second week as executive...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region knows how important it is to stay connected to your home. We have been serving Maryland's disaster victims every day for the past 107 years from our offices in Baltimore. We've changed our physical address a...
| May 24, 2012
Did you hear about the new bill that would allow the U.S. government's official overseas information agency to rebroadcast its content onto American TV and radio? The bipartisan Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 was introduced in Congress last week by...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:08 PM
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.
Their job: carrying soldiers, equipment and supplies around the war zone as the fighting...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
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.
Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:47 PM
It was Happy Hour at the Poncabird Pub on Wednesday, and the South Baltimore tavern was as busy and bustling as usual, but as late-afternoon sunlight streaked through a side window, the expressions it caught on the faces at one table were decidedly grim....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The unpaved street winds up a steep, rocky hill to a "shell of a hospital." It's a concrete structure without any patients, said Shirley Matlock, a member of Glen Mar Methodist Church, in Ellicott City. Construction supplies, tile and paint occupy most of...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 2:19 PM
When a deadly earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana seven years ago, humans weren't the only creatures in distress.
Countless horses and other animals also needed help, and emergency teams from the Woodbine-based Days End...
| Nov 25, 2012
Ellen Reich's business — run out of her Butcher's Hill rowhouse — has international reach.
She's the proprietress (she loves that word) of Three Stone Steps, which sells metal art, recycled jewelry and other intriguing items made by...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is back in the news for another seemingly crazy statement: Claiming that capitalism ended life on Mars.
"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe...
| Jan 29, 2010
Jean-Michel Frederick lives at the Petionville Club, near the golf course's ninth tee, with a grand view of the valley and the harbor.
That would have meant prestige a few weeks ago. Today it means sleeping with his family on the side of a hill inside...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Tomas, weakened from its former Cat. 2 hurricane strength to a minimal tropical storm, is still expected to regain some of that strength and turn toward Haiti as a Cat. 1 hurricane by Friday morning. The island nation has been......