| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use.
The twister, one of the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Two years ago, an enormous earthquake devastated Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the surrounding areas. While the cameras are gone, Haiti's recovery continues. Having recently visited Port-au-Prince, we can report that much has been accomplished...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:39 PM
A bracelet made of potato chip bags?
As strange as it seems, that's just what a group of people made at a recent Saturday afternoon class at Cromwell Valley Park.
The craft project involved cutting the cleaned chip bag in strips, 1.5 inches by 4 inches,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The unpaved street winds up a steep, rocky hill to a "shell of a hospital." It's a concrete structure without any patients, said Shirley Matlock, a member of Glen Mar Methodist Church, in Ellicott City. Construction supplies, tile and paint occupy most of...
| Jan 21, 2010
The faces of the Haitian disaster arrived Wednesday aboard the Navy hospital ship Comfort as a procession of earthquake victims, looking lost and scared, staggered off helicopters or strained to look up from their stretchers while corpsmen carried them...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For the first time in two centuries, Haiti has leadership that is taking a businesslike approach to running the country, with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe encouraging the government's ministers and secretaries to act as...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Haitian authorities are condemning police violence in one of the country's provinces, and are seeking the U.S. Embassy's help in tracking down one of the officers involved who has supposedly fled to the United States.
"The State will not tolerate...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:05 AM
You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets from Haiti.
Their new companions? Batman, Spiderman, and Blue --...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:49 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unmanned aerial vehicles could one day be used to help deliver medical aid and other necessities to needy individuals in hard-to-reach areas.
Compact aerial drones have not been widely used by American physicians and other...