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  • Oliver Stone stopping in Baltimore to screen new documentary

    Oliver Stone stopping in Baltimore to screen new documentary
    Filmmaker Oliver Stone will be in Baltimore Thursday, screening his new documentary and fielding questions about it. "Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States," a series that re-examines American foreign policy, is now airing on Showtime....
  • VanDyke, 'Arab Spring freedom fighter,' planning trip to Syria

    VanDyke, 'Arab Spring freedom fighter,' planning trip to Syria
    Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who was captured in Libya last year while fighting with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, says he is now raising money to travel to Syria and film a documentary about the uprising there....
  • Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants

    Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants
    The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though the Abingdon resident believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he'd applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that...
  • Residents to see increased 'flush tax' on property tax bills

    New on Marylanders tax bills this year will be an increase in the state's so-called "flush tax," which will double from $30 to $60 annually. That was part of Harford County Treasurer Kathryn Hewitt's overview of the tax assessment process she provided at...
  • Theodore A. Bork, architect

    Theodore A. Bork, architect
    Theodore A. Bork, a retired architect who had worked for the Rouse Co. and later the U.S. State Department, died May 23 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at his Columbia home. He was 83. The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Theodore Alvin Bork...
  • Eight years after daughter's departure, a father is reunited

    Eight years after daughter's departure, a father is reunited
    Kyle Hogan's nightmare began in 2004 amid a child custody dispute with his estranged wife, when she took their daughter to her native Philippines and told him they weren't coming back, he said. For the next eight years, Hogan, 43, of Hanover, doggedly...
  • The Rev. Gerald V. Lardner, Sulpician priest

    The Rev. Gerald V. Lardner, Sulpician priest
    The Rev. Gerald "Gerry" Vincent Lardner, a Sulpician priest who taught preaching and later served as a missionary in Africa, died of cancer June 18 at Mercy Medical Center. He was 70 and lived in North Baltimore. Born in Baltimore and raised on...
  • Victims of 1998 Africa bombing still seeking compensation

    Victims of 1998 Africa bombing still seeking compensation
    Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has...
  • There was nothing 'spontaneous' about the attack on our consulate

    Following the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that the deaths of four American diplomats there were the result of a planned terrorist attack ("Investigation of Libya attack...
  • Revising the outlook on deaths and taxes

    The recent House oversight hearing showed, among other things, that notwithstanding White House assertions to the contrary for almost two weeks, there was no public demonstration whatsoever outside the Benghazi Consulate on the night of the Sept. 11...
  • Benghazi attack: Time for an honest accounting

    Benghazi attack: Time for an honest accounting
    Despite this season's election-year politics, the Obama administration needs to acknowledge mistakes at the U.S. consulate in Libya, where four Americans were killed last month in an apparent terrorist attack, and to learn from them. That's the only way...
  • Psst, AP Stylebook, you missed this

    Employees of the U.S. State Department who work abroad are members of the Foreign Service. Or at least the State Department capitalizes Foreign Service. But many journalists do not. And the Associated Press Stylebook has no entry expressing a preference....