| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The Christmas season is (er, should be) all about giving to your fellow man. Amber Gaines, 28, helps others give back every day of the year.
The Dundalk native, who now lives in Bel Air, is the volunteer manager at the Ronald McDonald House of...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:10 AM
Ever wonder how, exactly, Santa traverses the globe?
Certainly he works by time zone, but does he work his way up the Atlantic coast, or is he coming into Maryland by crossing the Mason-Dixon Line?
Ponder no longer.
This Christmas Eve, share in the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Such is the nature of Internet culture that when the general public has the opportunity to weigh in on what qualities a new superintendent of schools for Harford County are most important, the results are being collected and tabulated by a website with...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth.
Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Is it me, or does anyone else see the irony of mega web companies like Apple, Google and Facebook calling for tighter controls on how the government collects personal data? In this scenario, are those companies the pot or the kettle? The pot, I think....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Two men were shot in Northwest Baltimore early Saturday morning and one remains in critical condition at a hospital, police said.
The men took themselves to Sinai Hospital at about 4:30 a.m., police said. One man was shot in his leg and is in stable...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
So while the Internet was going gaga over Tom Daley this week (more on that in a second), Russia reportedly made its first convictions under its controversial federal anti-gay law.
According to The Moscow Times, two LGBT activists were each fined...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The most unfortunate aspect of the disastrous Affordable Care Act rollout is the black eye it's given to big government ("White House to revive Obamacare PR push," Dec. 3). It will be more fashionable than ever among politicians of all stripes to decry...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Biographical sources differ on when Maria Callas was born -- one book covers all bases by listing her birth date as "Dec. 2, 3 or 4, 1923" -- but every reputable source agrees that this soprano, who would have turned 90 this week, ranks among the best...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Anne Arundel County government officials say the days of delays are gone for employees opening and responding to email messages. More than 6,000 county government email addresses were switched this month from an old system called GroupWise to a Google-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Still have questions about how and when to see Comet ISON? Editors from Astronomy and Discover magazines will answer them online Thursday.
The magazines are hosting a Google Hangout chat from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., with editors and other experts answering...