| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Few moments in history are identified in everyday conversation solely by date.
The Fourth of July is one of the few. Most commemorated historic observances go by names like Veterans Day (which used to be called Armistice Day as it signified the end of...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Maryland lost 2,500 jobs in August, reversing some of the gains made earlier in the summer and pushing the state unemployment rate to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
The reductions hit as growth nationwide came to a standstill. But...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Your editorial lauding President Obama's call for a balanced approach to spending and taxes rings hollow indeed ("Shared sacrifice," Sept. 20).
The president's supporters and apologists have little left to cling to other than abstract phrases and...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Ronn Wade gingerly picked up the package wrapped in a simple white sheet and placed it on an examining table before slowly unwrapping the layers.
And there it was.
The mummified remains of a small child that had disappeared from University of Maryland...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 7:00 AM
A restaurant gift card is a great idea. But restaurants make it so hard. I want to know what I'm giving.
I want ordering to be easy, flexible and transparent, with the option of ordering online or in person. I want to know exactly what the card or...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:58 PM
As Anne Arundel Councilman Daryl D. Jones prepares to head to federal prison for failing to file his tax returns, a number of his constituents in his northern county district said they would like to see the Severn Democrat keep his seat — and return...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Cal Ripken Jr., the Hall of Fame former Orioles shortstop, is right up there with President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Jerry Lewis and Bill Clinton on a list of those being considered for the first postage stamp to honor a...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Dan Duquette made his first trade as executive vice president of the Orioles on Thursday, filling the club's vacant reserve catcher spot by adding defensive-minded backstop Taylor Teagarden from a familiar partner, the Texas Rangers' organization.
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:41 AM
Giant Food is now accepting entries for its sixth annual Black History Month Essay Contest, which commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in Maryland; Virginia; Delaware; and Washington, D.C. schools are...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Most Americans are just an email, Tweet or Facebook update away from reaching someone else — or the entire world. And the trend is accelerating, as the number of email accounts alone is expected to grow by almost a billion worldwide from last year...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 2:34 PM
WASHINGTON — As the pitched battle over the nation’s debt crisis shifts to the White House, federal employees in Maryland are bracing for a series of benefit cuts they say would have a devastating effect on the state’s economy.
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...