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  • The decade in Maryland

    Jan. 28, 2001: Ravens win the Super Bowl July 18, 2001: Train carrying toxic chemicals, right, catches fire under Howard Street Oct. 16, 2002: The Dawson family home is set on fire, killing 7 Nov. 5, 2002: Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is elected governor...
  • U.S. panel, Coast Guard still split on water taxi tragedy's lessons

    U.S. panel, Coast Guard still split on water taxi tragedy's lessons
    Five years after the water taxi Lady D flipped over in Baltimore Harbor, killing five passengers, two federal agencies remain divided over the cause of the tragedy and the lessons to be learned from it. The National Transportation Safety Board, after its...
  • The road to religion

    The road to religion
    The first thing to know about Maryland's Religious Freedom Byway is that religion in Colonial Maryland was rarely free. "It came at a cost to everybody, Catholics in particular," Sheila Smith told us at the courthouse in Port Tobacco, an 18th-century...
  • Nearby B&Bs offer the pampering without the travel

    Desire a romantic getaway, but not up for a long trek? Then consider a cozy weekend retreat, right in the heart of Charm City. In neighborhoods such as Canton and Fells Point, a growing number of bed-and-breakfast hideaways offer a nearby escape. We've...
  • Hazardous materials pass daily -- and no one knows

    The train derailment and fire in the heart of Baltimore’s downtown Wednesday alerted the public to an open secret among those in the know: Every day, by rail, by truck and by ship, hundreds of thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals pass through the...
  • Isabel causes extensive shoreline erosion

    The ecological damage to Sharps Point isn't hard to spot. Some of the steep, grassy banks at the mouth of Whitehall Creek in Anne Arundel County are simply gone, wiped away by surging waters of the
  • New aid bottleneck is emerging at hospitals

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Haggard and dehydrated survivors of Asia's tsunami catastrophe flooded hospitals in the disaster zone yesterday, posing a new challenge for the global relief operation. A 5.8-magnitude quake, the latest of numerous aftershocks...
  • California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

    California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure
    Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said. There have been no confirmed...
  • Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit...
  • UPS Stores hit by breach of credit card, customer data

    Customers at UPS Stores in Orange and 50 other locations across the country may have had their personal information and credit or debit card details swiped by hackers from January to this month, though the shipping company has found no evidence of fraud...
  • Plenty of ways to get out on the water

    Plenty of ways to get out on the water
    Annapolis is often called the sailing capital of the world, but you don’t necessarily need to own a boat to enjoy our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. A plethora of options are available, from boating clubs to businesses where you can rent boats...
  • As Russian food import ban bites, trucks lose, shipping wins

    LONDON/HELSINKI/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Team Niinivirta, a Finnish family-run transportation firm, turned 60 this year, but its third-generation managers now don't know if the business will see Christmas, because of Russia's new ban on European food...