| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar — a major cocaine dealer, perhaps.
Message boards on Silk Road — the world's most popular online...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
The deadly shooting at one of the region's largest military facilities Monday reopened the debate about whether officials have done enough to secure the nation's massive portfolio of domestic bases.
At least 13 people were killed and several more were...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:04 PM
After roughly a week of reflection, the Johns Hopkins cryptography professor who was ordered to remove from university servers a blog post about the National Security Agency's covert surveillance efforts has concluded that it was a "big misunderstanding."...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Ellicott City has been named one of the top 10 cities in Maryland for young families by the website NerdWallet.com, the site announced earlier this week.
Ellicott City was third on the list, based on three qualifiers, according to the site: public...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Col. Brian Foley has taken command of Fort Meade at a challenging time for the U.S. military.
With the end of the war in Iraq in 2011 and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next year, growth in defense spending was already expected to taper. Then...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Among the most annoying calculations in modern life are those that project how much money you could save over the course of a year if you did something simple, like give up your daily Starbucks.
It is always these modest pleasures that are targeted...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A Johns Hopkins University cryptography professor — who gained media attention when university officials told him to take down a blog post he wrote about National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden — says he declined an...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning.
Foley, the 84th commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, succeeds Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is retiring after 30 years in the military, the last two as...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Every time I drive between Baltimore and Washington and come upon those big, spooky National Security Agency buildings in Fort Meade, I have cinematic thoughts about what goes on inside. I imagine the best and brightest of surveillance nerds spying on...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.