| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Bill Vaughan, of North Laurel, has gone from being part of the excitement to watching it through a camera lens.
The son of a firefighter, Vaughan spent 28 years with the Montgomery County Fire Department and reached the level of master firefighter before...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Across America, manufacturing workers and their families are starting to hope again. Unemployment remains unacceptably high at 8.2 percent, but it has come down from 10 percent in October 2009. After the worst recession since the Great Depression, the U....
| Sep 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
As a nonviolent activist, I was really disappointed to see the op-ed by Clayola Brown ("Sequestration would destroy U.S. economy," Aug. 27). What astonished me is that it was written by the president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:02 AM
After weeks of hype and recrimination, the public gets a look today at a Navy Seal's account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden -- a book that already is selling better than "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The author of "No Easy Day," is identified on...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Timothy B. Ruff, who was owner and president of Ruff Roofers Inc., which was known for its exacting craftsmanship, died Friday of undetermined causes at his Queenstown home.
The former Catonsville resident was 53.
"We are waiting for the results of an...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:55 PM
State police are stepping up truck inspections near the Fort Meade headquarters of the National Security Agency in the days surrounding the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
State police Capt. N.W. Dofflemyer, who is overseeing the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:06 PM
On a sunny Tuesday morning, with weather reminiscent of a harrowing day 11 years ago, dozens of people surrounded the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at the Inner Harbor, watching in silence as the shadows from Baltimore's World Trade Center moved across the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:39 PM
When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary.
The then-commandant explained that...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:59 AM
A pair of reports critical of military spending — on items as diverse as health care and dried meat — are part of the latest round of scrutiny of the Defense Department's budget as the fiscal cliff approaches.
The nonpartisan Congressional...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:31 AM
There's a big launch event tonight in Washington for the Baltimore-made HBO comedy "VEEP," and I do not want to spoil anyone's fun. So, I am going to be purposefully light on details in talking about the three episodes of this brilliant and biting...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:54 AM
It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture.
But through a series of doors...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:01 PM
The conviction of a former Baltimore County man in a deadly hotel bombing in Indonesia is seen as a turning point in the long-delayed prosecution of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Majid Shoukat Khan, who on Wednesday admitted to conspiring with Osama...