| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A federal appeals court swept aside a key pillar of Maryland's plan to reduce soot and smog on Tuesday when it struck down a federal rule aimed at limiting air pollution crossing from one state to another.
Maryland has moved aggressively to cut emissions...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:09 PM
While visiting classes on the first day of school, new Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose had a pedometer strapped to her waist as part of a systemwide program for employees that emphasizes health.
By midmorning, she had already logged tens of...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Alan Gross, the Potomac man serving 15 years in Cuba after carrying communications equipment into the communist island nation, continues to communicate with supporters from the military hospital where he is held.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home.
And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin used a roundtable discussion in Prince George's County on Thursday to call on House Republicans to pass the Senate version of a bill that would reauthorize hundreds of millions of dollars of spending on domestic abuse shelters and violence...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:17 PM
A daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro says the United States should release five imprisoned Cuban intelligence officers in exchange for the Maryland aid worker held for more than two years in Havana.
"I think that the six must be released —...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:50 PM
When President Barack Obama comes to Baltimore for a large fundraiser Tuesday at an Inner Harbor hotel, he'll first stop at the home of an Owings Mills developer who has kept a remarkably low profile despite having poured hundreds of thousands of...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The first big wave of layoffs hit Sparrows Point on Friday after the steel mill's owner essentially shut down its critically important blast furnace.
Joe Rosel, president of United Steelworkers Local 9477, said most of the workers told not to report back...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Gene Leasure says stepping into the lodge room of the Towson Odd Fellows Lodge No. 79 on York Road is like stepping into a time machine.
Once inside, you're in the mid-1800s — from the architecture of the room to its appointments, from the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:43 PM
President Barack Obama swung through Baltimore on Tuesday for a trio of fundraisers intended to energize the deep-pocketed donors his campaign will need to compete amid the onslaught of money flowing into this year's presidential election.
At a small...
| Jun 13, 2012
June if a festive month for young people! Graduations and special events!
This year just happens to be particularly significant in the lives of some very deserving students. Harford County has been participating in the Smithsonian Journey Stories Youth...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Several Maryland Democrats on Friday backed President Barack Obama's decision to allow certain young illegal immigrants to remain in the country, a policy that advocates say will affect as many as 800,000 people nationwide.
"The announcement today...