| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Airline passengers may no longer have to power off and stow their portable electronics when they fly, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, opening the door for airlines to lift most restrictions on how and when customers can use phones,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Well, they did it: Our elected officials managed to avoid completely destroying our already fragile economy as well as our leadership position in the world ("Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt," Oct. 16).
Blame who you want because both sides...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, D.C., and surrounding suburbs were under a freeze warning early Friday, though temperatures did not quite get that cold in many areas. Afternoon highs were forecast in the mid-50s.
The National Weather Service...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A Baltimore-based air marshal was arrested Thursday after allegedly taking cellphone pictures up women's dresses as they boarded a Southwest Airlines flight in Nashville, Tenn., the Transportation Security Administration confirmed Friday.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Audrey Stone doesn't hesitate when asked how long current contract negotiations will last between Southwest Airlines and the flight attendants union she leads.
"As long as it takes," Stone said on a recent morning in Baltimore — a city she has...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This past Wednesday I received an email from my professional organization — the American Physical Society — with the subject line: "Urgent Helium Alert." The message called on me to contact Congress immediately to urge them to act on helium...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:01 AM
A 178-foot blimp that some residents have spotted above the Baltimore region in recent days is a manned, government research airship conducting aerial mapping, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
The MZ-3A "lighter-than-air" blimp began...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police.
"I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Baltimore's stretch of rain from late last Wednesday night through early Sunday poured a deluge that came a quarter of an inch from matching Hurricane Sandy's rainfall total in the area.
Sandy brought 6.67 inches of rain to Baltimore-Washington...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:44 PM
New Orleans may be the Big Easy, but for Ravens fans following their team to the Super Bowl next month, it's also likely to be a Big Expense.
"I think we got the last hotel room in the city. It has a full two stars, and it's $600 a night," Ravens fan...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I feel compelled to highlight the hypocrisy in the decision of the Justice Department to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. While I don't have a position one way or the other on the merger, I think the government's stance is comical...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Southwest Airlines and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are talking about adding overseas flights, perhaps as early as 2015.
"International is going to grow at BWI, and it's going to grow with Southwest," said Paul Wiedefeld, the airport's executive...