| Jul 26, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Surrounded by strangers in a dusty border town just south of the United States, 17-year-old Hilda Lopez bowed her head to pray — a rare moment of peace in a journey that had allowed little time for reflection.
Since leaving Guatemala three weeks...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Humanity faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District, pledges to do everything in his power to keep a tiny fraction of Central American children out of a shelter in...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, headquartered in Baltimore and celebrating its 75th anniversary with a gala tonight, has at least part of the solution to the problem of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border with Mexico — and it's...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The World Cup has been blowing up on big screens and social media throughout the Baltimore region, and Harford County has proved no exception to the excitement over the two U.S. games so far.
People reported packed venues for the June 16 U.S. match...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:41 PM
As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey — from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:38 PM
— The three soldiers in the Maryland National Guard helicopter crew lifted off from this sweltering border city shortly after sunset, with a federal agent on board and three "tickets" — reports of persons attempting to slip across the Rio...
| Mar 21, 2014
Happy Maryland Day, dear readers!
On March 25, the English ships, Ark and Dove, landed in St. Mary's, loaded with the first colonists for Lord Baltimore to settle here in 1634 as a Catholic colony.
March 25 is a national holiday in Greece. Greeks and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Think Mexico is only for spring breakers on a beach, coconut drink and pink umbrella in hand? Think again.
Adventurous visitors willing to branch out from well-traveled haunts like Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Maya will be rewarded with singular...
| 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 12, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The tropical system known as Gabrielle has again weakened into a tropical depression, while another system in the Gulf of Mexico could form into Tropical Storm Ingrid within the next few days.
Gabrielle was downgraded for a second time late Wednesday....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
A tropical system over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is likely to develop into a tropical storm in the coming days, and it could tread over the same area Hurricane Ingrid drenched last week.
The National Hurricane Center estimates a 70 percent chance...