| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:18 AM
•••• EA is going to launch early copies of "Mass Effect 3" into space. When the other races from around the galaxy come to blow us up, you'll know where they got the idea. [The Verge]
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:49 AM
A reporter inquires about the way we refer to U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, because his staff says that he prefers to be known as plain old Ben Cardin. (He's running for re-election.) Can we do that? Sure. We're easy. We accommodated Jimmy Carter and...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Most Americans are just an email, Tweet or Facebook update away from reaching someone else — or the entire world. And the trend is accelerating, as the number of email accounts alone is expected to grow by almost a billion worldwide from last year...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:25 PM
On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by...
| Jan 18, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't be surprised if you can't find Wikipedia today.
The online encyclopedia's English language website is down until midnight. The 24-hour blackout is to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Architects live and breathe design, blissfully losing themselves in details most people would never notice — the bevel of a trim, the way light falls across a room, squared legs or curved.
So what happens, we wondered, when two such aesthetes...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:06 PM
The process has involved library research and community outreach, making connections with people online and on the streets of Laurel.
It's also involved scrolling through websites like eBay for items that evoke hometown nostalgia, that stir long-...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:03 PM
Several people were arrested at malls across Maryland as police broke up crowds of hundreds lined up to buy Nike Air Jordan Concords, part of a nationwide frenzy over the new sneakers that prompted a number of disturbances.
Mobs broke down store doors in...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Baltimore's Millennial Media Inc., one of the dominant companies in the rapidly growing field of mobile advertising, plans to raise $75 million in a public stock offering — money it will use to expand its operations overseas and go head-to-head...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Engaging, intelligent and well-versed in a variety of subjects, the proprietors of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, subject of a reality show on the History Channel, have done more to improve the public perception of the pawn business than...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:21 AM
A former information technology specialist for the Howard County Public School System was sentenced to two years in prison Friday, Aug. 5 for stealing at least $210,000 worth of computers and supplies.
Tina Marie Eiser, 50, of Glen Burnie, embezzled...
| Mar 26, 2012
Who says Al Capone was a bad guy? Well, lots of people do. But he did at least one nice thing in his life. He donated two Japanese weeping cherry trees to Union Memorial Hospital in 1939.
Now, the hospital is selling carvings from a broken limb of one of...