| 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....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Not long ago, I wrote about a law in China, home of the one-child limit, requiring the kids to attend to the financial and emotional needs of their parents.
The law was put in place in part to restore China's traditional veneration of ancestors —...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Last month, alarm bells were nearly ringing in business and political circles because China's latest gross domestic product figure came in lower than expected — at 7.5 percent. Some rather eminent people immediately came out to proclaim the need for...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:20 AM
When The John Carroll School in Bel Air opened its doors in September 1964, The Sisters of St. Joseph served as the faculty and lived in a building on campus officially known as the John Carroll Faculty House.
By the early 2000s, only two sisters were...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:24 AM
A long line at Laurel Plaza June 28 heralded the grand opening of Grande Buffet and Grill, where the first 100 takers in the late-morning line were treated to free chow — as much of it as they wanted.
As green, yellow, red and blue streamers met a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Services for 6-year-old Teresa Bartlinski will be held at St. Mark Church in Catonsville on Friday and Saturday, the family's pastor said Tuesday.
Viewings for the child, who died Monday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will be held Friday...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:36 PM
U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report.
But port officials...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Teresa Bartlinski, the Catonsville child whose life and courage captivated people worldwide, was borrowed from heaven to teach all a lesson in God's love, the Rev. Christopher J. Whatley said Saturday at her funeral.
The 6-year-old girl, adopted from...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Patrick McAvoy knew his job had some drawbacks. As a contract employee at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he lacked benefits and long-term stability, but he stayed on as an events coordinator for three years, hoping to be hired full time and seeing...