| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:25 AM
The University of Maryland schools of dentistry and medicine have won a five-year $10.7 million federal grant to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.
The schools had just finished a $12 million five-year grant...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Farm Fair Week is arriving in Harford County.
The 27th Annual Harford County Farm Fair will be held Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Harford County Equestrian Center on North Tollgate Road in Bel Air.
"The 2014 Farm Fair includes a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Given that federal workers earn more money and have better benefits than private sector employees, and that the University of Maryland University College gets state and federal tax dollars, shouldn't the school offer discount tuition to all taxpayers ("...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began.
But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
With the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States and Iran find themselves in the peculiar position of seeing their strategic goals fall into step. It is in the interest of neither country to witness the emergence...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
State and federal officials announced Thursday a $2.2 million research effort aimed at preventing harm to whales and other marine mammals from building massive industrial wind turbines off Ocean City.
The two-year study, to be led by the University of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:09 AM
In 1864 the Civil War fighting came within three miles of Laurel.
In July 1864 Ulysses Grant and others were concerned that plans for a new invasion were underway. Confederate Gen. Jubal Early defeated Gen. Lew Wallace at the Battle of Monocacy and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:43 AM
The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend.
Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors,...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Goodbye, Blue Devils, Cavaliers and Tar Heels. Farewell to Duke's venerable Cameron Indoor Stadium, to the 85-year football rivalry with Virginia and to myriad trips to destinations characterized by sweet tea and Southern drawls.
On Tuesday, the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The Big Ten has planned events in Baltimore and Washington to celebrate Maryland joining the league on July 1.
A two-day event will begin at the Under Armour Brand House at noon on June 30, continue later that day at Nationals Park and conclude on...