| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Last year, Jane Kuhl and her husband qualified for a state-run program that promised a 50 percent rebate to homeowners installing energy-saving insulation.
The couple spent more than $6,700 plugging holes and insulating their Harford County farmhouse,...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:54 PM
This recorded message must be one of the biggest fibs a business makes to customers: "Your call is very important to us."
If that's true, why not hire someone to answer the phone?
Indeed, not being able to reach a live person is the No. 1 gripe about...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:01 PM
The conviction of a former Baltimore County man in a deadly hotel bombing in Indonesia is seen as a turning point in the long-delayed prosecution of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Majid Shoukat Khan, who on Wednesday admitted to conspiring with Osama...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Baltimore Orioles' star center fielder Adam Jones loves to sleep out — which works out nicely for him, realization, since his team spends more than 80 days a year on the road.
Obviously undaunted by frequent changes of scenery, Jones has been a...
| Apr 5, 2012
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Located just 10 minutes from the Punta Cana airport, Cap Cana is a self-contained, 30,000-acre ecological resort area with pristine oceanfront beaches, the luminous Cap Cana Marina, cliffs and forested hiking trails, as...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:13 AM
American Airlines' filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization is the latest after-shock to hit the industry in the decades following deregulation. American will continue to operate, but I can tick off a long list of airlines that have disappeared...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Before year's end, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will be part of a passenger prescreening program that allows low-risk travelers to keep their belts and shoes on and their laptops in their bags as they go through security...
| Aug 12, 2012
He's a legendary Baltimore Oriole, has starred in Miller Lite beer commercials, and in recent years, has become a barbecue king.
Yet to fans in Baltimore and beyond, John Wesley Powell Sr., is simply "Boog" — friendly and down-to-earth, despite all...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport posted its best month ever in terms of passenger count in July, with 2.2 million fliers landing at or taking off from the airport, the Maryland Aviation Administration said Tuesday.
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:01 PM
The Susan G. Komen for the Curebreast cancer advocacy and charity group backed away Friday from a plan to slash funding to Planned Parenthood programs, but the public apology might not be enough to repair its damaged image right away.
Experts in public...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Every journalist has an editor they curse — and then thank — for pushing them to write a story they don't want to tackle.
On Sept. 11, 2001, my then editor at the Laurel Leader, Joe Murchison, forced my hand to write a first-person account of...
| May 5, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Before self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was brought into court Saturday, Carole Reuben of Potomac said his arraignment would mark "the beginning of the end of the process."
Her son, Todd Hayes Reuben, was a passenger on American...