| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Teresa Hicks' career in the Navy stretches back 24 years, with assignments on land and sea, and deployments around the world as both an enlisted sailor and an officer.
Fresh out of the military, Hicks now is navigating a sea of a different sort: the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
But defense officials and some...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours.
But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The automatic distress signal came in to the Coast Guard about 10:30 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard pilot had ejected from a fighter jet some 35 miles off Chincoteague Island in Virginia.
As a rescue team sprang into action, another fighter...
| Aug 26, 2013
Maryland has made a major step forward in encouraging hospitals to go 'baby-friendly' in support of breast-feeding ("Hospitals agree to state's breast-feeding standards," Aug. 5; "Progress on breast-feeding," Commentary, Aug. 21). In her report, Andrea...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The specially modified, intelligence-gathering C-47 plane lifted off from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, March 23, 1961, and headed north toward Xieng Khouangville, a Communist-held area. The experienced Air Force crew was accompanied by Army Maj....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Baltimore health officials are asking North Baltimore residents to be wary of potentially rabid animals after euthanizing three of them over the past month.
Residents are advised to ensure pets are vaccinated for rabies and to keep a safe distance...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The first Marylander to succumb to rabies since 1976 developed the virus through a kidney transplant that took place more than a year before the Army veteran died of the disease in February, national health and defense officials said Friday.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:49 PM
U.S. Army Spc. Calvin Todd's trip to the second annual Shootout for Soldiers event was the longest, most difficult journey of the thousands of people who came to McDonogh on Thursday for the 24-hour lacrosse event.
After losing a leg while serving in...
| May 27, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Not a lot of news coming out of pre-game interviews with the team and Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
** Tommy Hunter says he has an “itty, bitty bruise” on his pitching hand after barehanding a sharp comebacker yesterday....
| May 27, 2013
| 4:27 PM
There was some real concern after Sunday's game in Toronto when right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter grabbed a hard comebacker with his pitching hand.
But after preliminary X-rays, icing and some rest, Hunter described the injury as "an itty, bitty...