| May 1, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The mourners followed the coffin of 15-year-old Grace McComas out of the church and into the morning sunlight of a beautiful Easter season. Christine McComas carried her child's stuffed toy in the crook of her arm. Grief made her look almost wistful.
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Maryland District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards spoke to constituents Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, addressing economic concerns and outlining her current priorities.
Edwards, a Democrat who represents parts of Prince George's and...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally.
"We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Labor unions representing federal employees reacted angrily to the $3.8 trillion budget unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who proposed trimming $20 billion from federal retirement benefits — reopening a debate many Democrats felt had...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Scientists have gathered a year's worth of satellite observations to create an image showing just how much of Earth is covered in green.
The satellite is NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Suomi NPP, which is able to detect...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Crofton Elementary School parent Carol Streeter has been named a semifinalist for the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award, a statewide honor recognizing parents who help their community schools. School officials said Streeter...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October.
But he acknowledged that achieving a...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality.
Mineral dust rises from dry...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A solar flare that was the largest of the year could create a rare chance to see the aurora borealis, or "Northern Lights", from Maryland on Saturday night.
The flare occurred Thursday at 3:16 a.m. and was associated with what is known as a coronal mass...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Description: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a supernova that exploded more than 10 billion years ago, the most distant of its kind ever spotted. It was 4 percent farther away and 350 million years older than the previous record-holder, a...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well.
Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If you have been furloughed as a result of the government sequester, Beltway Plaza Mall has a suggestion on how to spend you time off.
Starting today and running through April 29th, the Greenbelt mall is offering furloughed workers the chance to see a...