| Oct 27, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Jim Nicholas lay in a hospital bed recovering after a heart procedure when his attorney called with life-changing news: The Social Security Administration would pay him more than $206,000 in disability benefits, bringing an end to his nine-year court...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Eating beans and rice twice a day for the past year has left Sarah Dobson craving the variety of flavors back home in Catonsville.
Missing Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July left her homesick during those quintessential American holidays.
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:18 PM
A power outage darkened the Superdome in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night, an unnerving experience for a stadium that had been the refuge of last resort for many when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
The 34-minute outage seemed to...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A maritime icon slipped out of Baltimore for the final time Tuesday morning, without speeches or hoopla, brass bands or balloons.
Only a small band of well-wishers waved and took pictures as the Navy's 894-foot hospital ship Comfort left Pier 11 in...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:08 PM
For many years, the Coast Guard Foundation held charity golf tournaments to raise money to help support enlisted personnel, reservists and their families who suffered a personal or financial loss.
Two years ago, the foundation changed course by...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:20 PM
For Ed Reed, the Ravens' triumph over the New England Patriots sends him back to a place he cherishes: Louisiana.
The star free safety grew up in St. Rose, La., just outside New Orleans.
And now Reed is making his return with the AFC champions after...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Whether it's a war-zone deployment, a cargo ship in port for 18 hours or a passenger cruise ship on its regular stop, R.S. Stern Inc. has put groceries in larders and spare parts in engine rooms since 1870.
From its brick warehouse in Canton, the...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties.
Viewed from above, the man-made pond looks much darker...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:45 PM
At some point within the past several weeks we have all stopped and asked, "What in the world has happened to Maryland, New Jersey and along the East Coast?" Although Maryland side-stepped catastrophic damage and is, for the most part, back to "pre-Sandy"...