| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Every good teacher deserves a gift — rare tokens of appreciation for their hard work. But, Andrea Segovia, third-grade teacher at Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda, was a little concerned when she unwrapped an expensive-looking necklace...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:40 AM
If someone asked you to describe the Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock region, how would you do so?
Would you mention the main thoroughfares, such as Routes 32 and 99? Or perhaps the schools, the neighborhoods, and the Waverly Woods Village Center?...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia rappers Meek and Cassidy have continued their fake fight in...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:00 AM
WWE '13 has now been made available to the public for a month-and-a-half. Fans and gamers alike have been able to play, digest and dissect the title, compare it to previous releases and make a wish list for future releases.
Creative director Cory...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Imagine you are a benevolent monarch and you have the power to institute a sales tax. (Even benevolent government has to be financed, after all.) Would you set one up that gave preference to sellers located outside your kingdom and penalized your own...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:04 AM
For romance writer Suzie Carr, inspiration comes from everyday life.
Through her lesbian romance novels, she tackles topics such as adultery, temptation, bullying and coming of age. She says she hopes those themes resonate with her readers and bring...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Maryland has to settle for the NIT, Cyprus is thinking about taxing bank deposits, and it turns out that your Amazon bestseller won't actually make you rich. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 18, 2013.
An author who managed...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Black Friday is a big day for brick-and-mortar retailers, as they hope to lure consumers in with "doorbuster" sales.
But this year's Black Friday was also huge for online sales. ComScore is reporting that e-commerce sales for the Friday after...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Retail analysts reported a curious trend this Black Friday. On the traditional first shopping day of the Christmas season, the number of visits to malls, big box stores and other retailers increased, according to the analytics firm ShopperTrak, but the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In principle, the National Security Agency's vast data collection operation is troubling, but in the age of Google and Facebook, it feels like having just one more Big Brother in a growing family of Big Brothers.
In response to the revelation that the...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Noel Tshiani wasn't at his wedding — he listened by phone in another country to the ceremony in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to court records — but he's just as married as if he'd stood at his bride's side. And soon, he'll be...