| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Columbia Mall tragedy is heart wrenching, terrifying and incomprehensible, and so are last week's revelations about the shooter ("Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine," March 12).
Here was a young man developing a serious...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:44 AM
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
In light of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's reports Friday of the first three confirmed cases of symptomatic West Nile virus this year, Harford County Health Department is recommending people take measures to prevent infection and...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:44 PM
An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday.
The inmate, a man in his...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:21 AM
In February, Severn native Toni Braxton said she was ready to retire from music to focus on acting. Even though the 45-year-old singer has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and has six Grammy Awards on her shelf, Braxton was "a little depressed"...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:36 PM
A small service and a moment of silence under a glowing-red Washington Monument commemorated World AIDS Day in Mount Vernon Sunday evening.
The Rev. Joseph Muth of St. Matthew Catholic Church on Loch Raven Boulevard told the roughly two dozen gathered...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:26 AM
For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
The recent report issued by Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III may not be the definitive account of the Newtown shootings of nearly one year ago, but the 48-page document is worth reading. Perhaps not so much for what it finds as it what...
| Aug 23, 2013
The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922:
Cultural Influences of Motown Music with instructor Nat Martin meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays....