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  • 7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group

    7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group
    A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a...
  • 'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]

    'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]
    The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the...
  • In bloody Iraq, not all hope is lost

    In bloody Iraq, not all hope is lost
    Nearly two years have passed since the last U.S. combat troops associated with the war effort left Iraq. And on balance, it has been a very difficult two years, with a substantial increase in violence and much worse relations across Sunni-Shia lines...
  • Unraveling a family history leads to Laurel war hero

    Unraveling a family history leads to Laurel war hero
    It started as idle chatter on the beach. My family was vacationing with old friends we've known since our Laurel High School days in the early 1970s, Richard and Denise Pond. Rich was talking about his father, Clayton Pond, an American Indian and World...
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • The Rev. John T. Carter

    The Rev. John T. Carter
    The Rev. John T. Carter, a retired Roman Catholic Navy chaplain who later pastored several churches in Western Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was 71. "Our Uncle Martin Hyland was...
  • Defense opens case in Manning trial

    Defense opens case in Manning trial
    Attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning opened their defense of the Army analyst Monday by portraying him as a computer whiz operating under loose guidelines whose decision to leak reams of classified documents was based on a well-intentioned sense of...
  • Bradley Manning's lawyer calls him young, naive, 'good-intentioned'

    Bradley Manning's lawyer calls him young, naive, 'good-intentioned'
    An Army prosecutor told a military judge Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning drew on his military training to harvest hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military computers and dump them on the Internet, where he knew their release would...
  • 'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman gives the 'skinny' on Los Angeles indulgences

    'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman gives the 'skinny' on Los Angeles indulgences
    Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles. Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
  • Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012

    Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012
    Goodbye 2012, it's been real. But on the trends front, we end on a sad note. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback....
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?

    Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?
    If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped she could segue quietly into private life as she pondered a presidential bid in 2016, that fantasy has been abruptly harpooned in the resurrection of the political squabble over the terrorist attack on...