| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:59 AM
From the outside, Camp St. Vincent looks like many other summer camps. There are crafts and reading along with plenty of time to play outside, and campers beat the heat with a dip in the pool. But the reality of these kids’ everyday lives is...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 10:56 PM
State tournament scheduled for Friday through Sunday
The Maryland State Foosball Championships will be held at the Holiday Inn Columbia in Jessup from Friday through Sunday. More than 150 players are expected to vie for the $12,000 prize....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:28 AM
When it comes to Super Bowl XLVII, it seems everyone is willing to put some skin in the game. Or at least a little ego. (Yes, we're talking about you, Mayor Hancock.)
The bets for - and against - the Baltimore Ravens are piling up. And it's not just in...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
The only thing colder and stiffer than the crowd bundled up near a Washington fountain early Saturday morning was a woodchuck standing on its hind legs on a small wooden platform.
Potomac Phil, you see, is stuffed. Or more precisely, taxidermied.
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
At 7:20 a.m. Saturday Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., for the 123rd time and prognosticate how much longer winter will last. If Phil sees his shadow and returns to his burrow it means six more weeks of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Alaska, the polar bear who recently died at the Maryland Zoo, is a touching example of how animals can recover from years of deprived living conditions in circuses if given the opportunity (Polar bear euthanized at Maryland zoo," Jan. 16).
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Another fast-moving dusting of snow could snarl the Friday evening commute, with a dangerous chill still not expected to lift until early next week.
The cold snap has already contributed to some deaths, state health officials said, though an exact...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Less than a decade ago, Kingsville resident Charlotte Krause didn't know a thing about football.
"I cheered when everyone else cheered and booed when everyone else booed," she said. Then "I went to a preseason game in 2004 and had a chance to learn...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Like kids bursting out the schoolhouse doors for recess, when the Maryland Zoo's 11 chimpanzees were allowed outside Saturday for a rare bit of winter sunshine, they couldn't help, well, monkeying around.
They climbed to the very top of the mesh...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:54 PM
"Alaska," a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering from kidney failure, zoo officials said.
The female bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Alaska, a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering kidney failure, zoo officials said.
The bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:26 PM
When researcher Erik Patel hiked into the mountainous rain forest of northeast Madagascar in 2001, he was a doctoral student embarking on a quest for basic scientific knowledge about one of the rarest primates in the world: a snow-white lemur called the...