| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:42 PM
A 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Marine Corps has confirmed. The 27-year-old was one of six Marines who died in the accident.
The Pentagon identified him as Marine Corps Capt....
| Jan 26, 2012
As increased globalization forces countries to pretend that they like playing with all the other kids in the playground despite fearing they'll have their toys stolen, never has there been more blatant self-interest cloaked in the phony pretext of...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:38 PM
For the soldiers of Task Force Raven in Afghanistan, the tempo is high, the roads are rough, and the work is dangerous.
The Maryland National Guardsmen, members of the 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, carry equipment through insurgent-...
| Jan 31, 2012
One of the memorable slogans from the Reagan administration was "peace through strength." President Ronald Reagan believed a strong defense was a safeguard against enemy attacks and the best hope of victory should America go to war.
| Jan 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"The Lakotah had no language for insulting other orders of existence: pest, waste, weed ..."
But what about "bugsplat"?
That's the word for the cop at UC Davis, walking up and down the line of students sitting with their arms locked, zapping them in the...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:01 PM
American officials are welcoming a Taliban statement that the Afghan insurgents will set up an office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The move is being seen as a first step toward peace talks aimed at reconciling the Taliban and the Western-backed...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:35 PM
While President Barack Obama described plans Thursday to make the U.S. military "leaner," officials in Maryland said the focus of installations and defense contractors here on intelligence, cyberwarfare, research and development is likely to protect the...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 3:18 PM
A Westminster airman was one of three service members who died from injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device attack on Jan. 5 in Shir ghazi, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.
Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler, 24, of Westminster, had...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:50 PM
As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:47 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 54 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 40 degrees.
Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The Baltimore City Fire Department is flying the flag at half-staff to honor Maryland National Guard Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, who was killed Saturday in Afghanistan.
Marchanti's son Aaron is a city firefighter. Fire Chief James S. Clack ordered the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski raised the death of Maryland National Guard Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, and asked: “Was it worth it?”
Clinton, appearing at a Senate appropriations subcommittee on...