| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine are helping to test a vaccine to fight a lethal strain of bird flu that has killed 44 people in China.
The H7N9 strain has not yet been found in the United States, but the medical school's...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The Howard County Board of Education has rescheduled five of its seven upcoming meetings on the middle school redistricting process.
The board approved the changes by consensus at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 12. The changes were made because several...
| Sep 11, 2013
Uh, oh, dear readers,
It's Friday the 13th. Take care!
Yom Kippur begins at sundown this eve for our Jewish readers. Shalom!
Today (Sept. 13) is Fortune Cookie Day. Celebrate your lucky fortune with a Chinese meal at our local eateries: China Kitchen,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Lou Panos, a heralded journalist and author who covered state and national politics during a career that spanned 67 years, died of complications from heart disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital early Sunday. He was 87.
His daughter, Melanie Panos-Ortel,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:29 PM
David Young's townhouse in Baltimore's Village of Cross Keys has all the hallmarks of a country gentleman's London retreat — and the style fits him like a pair of fine English leather gloves.
Prior to the spring of 2006, the 74-year-old retired...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
| Aug 31, 2013
When he was 13, Thomas Lauderdale's world in Portland, Ore., opened up wide. That was when the future founder of the ensemble called Pink Martini saw the 1946 Rita Hayworth film "Gilda" for the first time.
"I loved the 1940s glamour and all that,"...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Call them port discoveries.
Federal agents intercepted dozens of animal skeletons at the port of Baltimore in recent weeks because they "pose a potential threat to the United States poultry industry," according to the Department of Homeland Security....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:58 PM
The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:28 PM
You gotta love China. The country that tells you how many children you can legally have — one — is now telling the kids they have to visit you.
A new law, titled "Protection of the Rights and Interests of Elderly People," states that "family...