| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Steven M. Smith, a respiratory therapist and outdoorsman, died Saturday from cancer at the Golden Living Center in Westminster. He was 56.
The son of a United Methodist minister and a social worker, Steven Montgomery Smith was born in Laurel. He was...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:25 AM
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Lillie Shockney, the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, had nipple reconstruction — twice.
Despite the many shades of patients' skin tone, "The color choices for doing it in the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged the General Assembly on Wednesday to approve an unabashedly liberal agenda that includes repeal of the state’s death penalty, new curbs on guns and spending for construction projects that create jobs.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:15 PM
A division of the World Bank Group announced Wednesday that it has invested $150 million in Laureate Education Inc., giving the international development organization a small stake in the Baltimore-based global higher education company.
| May 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Commentators Zainab Choudry and Saqib Ali complain that Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin co-sponsored legislation to extend a visa waiver program to Israel ("Don't let Israel discriminate," April 30).
The waiver program currently allows citizens of 37...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The article by Zainab Choudry and Saqib Ali on Israel's supposed discrimination against Arab-American and Muslim citizens is missing a big part of the story in the Arab and Muslim world ("Don't let Israel discriminate," April 30).
Former Secretary of...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere.
The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Exports of Maryland merchandise rose 9 percent last year to a record $11.8 billion, the International Trade Administration said Tuesday.
The state's export sales in 2012 far outpaced the 2011 export sales in places such as Belgium, Saudi Arabia,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
We have read and heard on a continuous basis from the national media outlets the distortion of the words used by Dr. Benjamin Carson in discussing his stance against gay marriage ("Dr. Ben Carson steps down as speaker at Hopkins graduation," April 11). If...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:27 AM
If Americans needed a reminder of the serious environmental risks posed by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, they got it last week with the oil spill in Mayflower, a suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas. More than 12,000 barrels of crude spilled into the town...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Timesthe United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater...
| 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...