| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Tatyana McFadden, the Columbia-raised Paralympic world champion, was in town last Thursday evening at Atholton High School to accept her plaque as one of the 2014 inductees into the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame. As expected, she —...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Add "Star Trek" star Chris Pine to a growing list of people speaking out against Russia's controversial anti-gay law.
The legislation ostensibly bans the promotion of "nontraditional sexual relations to minors" and has been responsible for a rise in...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Those wondering how Russia will treat LGBT rights protesters when the Sochi Olympics begin in February might have their answer.
A gay Russian protestor was detained Saturday for waving a rainbow flag as the Olympic torch moved through his hometown north...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:12 PM
In a decision with wide-reaching implications, a federal appeals court ruled this week that potential jurors cannot be left off of juries based on their sexual orientations.
Remember the antitrust case involving two purveyors of HIV/AIDS drugs that...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
My husband the sportswriter has left to challenge the elements, and he isn't even The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore.
He is in New York to cover the first-ever open-air Super Bowl in a northern city — the Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:49 AM
The Carroll Arts Center and McDaniel College will be hosting the 11th annual Foreign Film Festival on Fridays throughout February.
This year, the festival features films from Denmark, France and Russia. Films were chosen by Film Lovers in Carroll County...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's pressure-cooker...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
While reading the summary of key 2013 events, when I got to the description that "Syria blinked," I had to blink myself. I assume the writer meant "Syria winked." At least that's about as much attention as Bashar al-Assad paid to President Barack Obama'...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Christmas is nine days away, and if you're looking for presents, well, you still have time. When it comes to becoming educated on conservatism and Maryland, books are a very effective way to show somebody that you care enough about them and our state...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation.
In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape.
It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native.
Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...