| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Caton Manor resident Henry Frantz received a phone call about three weeks ago that has the 82-year-old on his guard ever since.
"The phone rang and I answered it and the voice said, 'Hi Pop Pop,' " Frantz said.
Frantz said the person was pretending to...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:04 AM
About 18 months after leaving Mexico en route to Hunterstown, Pa., a 440,000-pound power transformer has found its journey north stalled in Westminster.
The transformer, which is expected to snarl traffic in Carroll County when it leaves Westminster...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Tropical Storm Erin has formed just west of the Cape Verde Islands and is forecast to strengthen as it moves across the Atlantic, at least for a couple of days.
The storm was moving at about 15 mph to the west-northwest, with maximum sustained winds...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
An overturned trash truck has closed a section of Route 30 between Hampstead Mexico Road and Main Street in Hampstead.
The trash truck overturned while traveling through the traffic circle at the intersection of Hampstead Mexico Road and Route 30...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Tropical Storm Gabrielle formed late Wednesday and quickly weakened to a tropical depression Thursday, and meteorologists are meanwhile watching several other systems that could eventually become tropical cyclones.
The storm brushed past Puerto Rico and...