| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Henrietta Lacks had no control when doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital used her cells 62 years ago in research that led to groundbreaking medical advances. But now her descendants will.
The National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that it had reached...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Shirley D. Patterson, a retired chemist who taught at what is now Community College of Baltimore County at Essex, died July 15 of heart failure at her Chattanooga, Tenn., home. She was 68.
The daughter of an educator and a homemaker, Shirley Dale...
| Dec 14, 2012
SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Baltimore County Ethics Commission said Tuesday it will not file a complaint against a Dundalk councilman who for years did not disclose his outside employment — including a stint at a company that did business with the county schools —...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr., the Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is the frequent target of accusations that his public role and private interests conflict. That criticism usually boils down to a disagreement...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Hospitals and other health care interests spent more than $3.6 million on lobbying in Maryland during the first half of the year, more than any other industry, according to an analysis by Common Cause Maryland.
The group, which advocates for...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:33 PM
As a two-time All-Metro first-team midfielder, Severna Park's Morgan Torggler excelled on both ends of the field and will conclude her high school career in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:47 PM
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Nearly a month after submitting a letter to the Columbia Association board of directors requesting revisions to the transparency provisions for the Inner Arbor Trust Inc., a separate corporation set up by the board to manage the development of Symphony...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A longtime Towson University professor has resigned his post as the head of the city school system's ethics panel amid allegations that his published academic articles contain content from dozens of sources without proper — or in some cases any...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt spent the better part of last year in heated political disputes, but by Christmastime, the two city leaders exchanged gifts.
They just can't agree on what was exchanged.
The mayor reported...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:02 AM
In the Netflix miniseries "House of Cards," Kate Mara plays a young reporter deeply involved in the world of Washington politics.
But the 30-year-old performer says she has no particular interest in journalism or political life. She's just acting the...