| Dec 7, 2012
Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
| Dec 18, 2011
"Mr. Obama and his senior national security advisers have sought to reassure allies and answer critics, including many Republicans, that the United States will not abandon its commitments in the Persian Gulf even as it winds down the war in Iraq and looks...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:01 PM
American officials are welcoming a Taliban statement that the Afghan insurgents will set up an office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The move is being seen as a first step toward peace talks aimed at reconciling the Taliban and the Western-backed...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship.
A critical care physician from Frederick County, Pooran...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Even with the threat of tornadoes and severe weather, Harford Christian's 2012 Commencement carried on Friday evening with the largest graduating class in the school's history.
Kicking off the evening was senior Vincent Wilson, who gave the welcoming...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Bashar Assad, Syria's deplorable tyrant who has slaughtered children and women in his brutal grab for power, is proving himself to be worse than most Middle East dictators. But political hawks and others who would have the U.S. intervene in his messy...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Reports that Russia is supplying Syrian President Bashar Assad with attack helicopters for use against rebel fighters and civilian protesters mark an ominous new phase in the country's descent into chaos and civil war. Mr. Assad's escalation from tanks...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:20 AM
A new era began at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday morning, when Col. Orlando W. Ortiz transferred command of APG Garrison to Col. Gregory R. McClinton during a change of command ceremony at the post theater.
McClinton comes to APG from Norfolk, Va.,...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Wednesday is World Population Day! Why does that matter? Unlike Slurpee Day — also Wednesday — or National Hot Dog Day (July 21), population growth has a direct effect on you, your children, your future and the health of our planet.
| Jan 22, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Donald LeRoy Calp, a retired air-traffic control engineer, died of an acute pulmonary hemorrhage Jan. 17 at his Columbia home. He was 79.
Born in Manchester, he was a 1950 Sparks High School graduate. He also attended Edison Junior College in Fort Myers,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The da Vinci robotic technology allows doctors to perform more precise surgeries. The technique also enables patients to recover more quickly with fewer complications in many cases. The technique is used to perform many different types of surgeries. Dr....