| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- An envelope laced with the lethal poison Ricin and addressed to a U.S. senator was found at a Maryland mail processing facility, officials said Tuesday.
The envelope, intended for the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), was discovered...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The musical "Annie" is enjoying another revival on Broadway. The show opened during the Carter administration, when America was in need of some optimism. "The sun'll come out tomorrow," sang Annie, and with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, for a...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now incarcerates, via immigration detention, more people per year than any other state or federal agency. In 2012, the DHS detained over 429,000 noncitizens awaiting immigration hearings or deportation, at a $2...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 7:05 PM
A 21-year-old Baltimore County man, whose Facebook postings about jihad gave way to discussions with an FBI informant about how to kill American soldiers, was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he tried to blow up a Catonsville military recruiting...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:22 AM
If you're age 12 or under, you can throw away the Crocs and flip-flops for that trip to the airport. This week, TSA said it is implementing a new policy that will allow kids to keep their shoes on when going through security screening.
In addressing a...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
"We have received...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Whether it's a hurricane, a flood, a tornado or an earthquake, Americans count on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be among the first responders. As the recent example of Hurricane Irene shows, only government can marshal the vast resources...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:55 PM
If a large-scale terror attack were to occur in the Port of Baltimore, responders from Carroll and other counties would be able to coordinate assistance efforts with city responders — thanks in large part to the region's Central Maryland Area...
| Feb 9, 2012
If a tanker truck full of dangerous chemicals flipped on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County, a locally based, highly trained and well-equipped hazardous materials unit would be able to respond in a flash.
When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious threats...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:43 AM
When Howard County decided it wanted a system for disseminating emergency information to its citizens via text message, it tapped into a pool of federal funding to create NotifyMeHoward, which launched in November.
When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:39 PM
University of California President Janet Napolitano struck a rare blow for rational education practice this week by pushing back strongly against the craze for online learning courses. Online education isn't a panacea, she said; it's not for everyone, it'...