| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:32 PM
A former high-ranking official at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of running a kickback scheme from his state office, allegedly fabricating military achievements and disability claims in exchange for a cut of the resulting...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The first question Dick Cheney is asked in "The World According to Dick Cheney" is: What's your favorite virtue?
"Integrity," he answers.
What do you value most in your friends?" he's asked in follow-up.
"Honesty," he says through those crooked,...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Bernard J. Conroy, a retired career Army officer who served during World War II and Vietnam and later became a nursing home volunteer, died Nov. 5 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 85.
Bernard Jackson "Jack" Conroy was born and raised...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president.
As I was grousing about this, my...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 12:39 PM
HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Although Americans wish to focus on the anemic economy and upcoming election, the wider world may intervene. Competing claims over sovereignty in the waters around China — the East China Sea and the South China Sea — threaten to transform from...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Good to see Stephen King in a consultant role on "Mad Men." Thought he would have given Pete Campbell something more diabolical to do.
Kidding, of course. Mr. King is busy. But this episode was downright creepy and weird and King-like. Don had a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Hazel and Maisie O'Neill have typical crazy weekends. The 12-year-old twins tend to their family's cows, mules, horses, chickens and rabbits at their Freeland home. They have soccer practice and games. They have homework as sixth-graders at Hereford...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Fifth District Baltimore County Councilman David Marks says he will introduce a council resolution next month for creation of a memorial at the county courthouse for veterans of the Middle East conflicts over the last two decades.
"This year marks the...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 9:38 AM
The former Navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary, which served in the aftermath of World War II and in Vietnam, has been sold and is now under tow from Baltimore to Brownsville, Texas, for recycling.
The move marks the end of a 22-year residence in...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The roar builds. In a moment, we will begin to inch forward, accelerating quickly toward speed, toward hurtling down the runway.
Every seat is filled. I am by the window. The young woman next to me might be a student; next to her is the affable, middle-...
| Sep 26, 2011
Edward L. Walls Sr., a retired decorated career Army officer and bluegrass banjoist, died Tuesday of leukemia at Easton Memorial Hospital.
The lifelong Centreville resident was 74.
Born in Roberts, Queen Anne's County, Mr. Walls was raised in...