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  • Laurel's Bill Vaughan finds a new career behind the lens

    Laurel's Bill Vaughan finds a new career behind the lens
    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...
  • Sequestration cuts would destroy U.S. economy Congress must not allow devastating cuts in defense spending

    Sequestration cuts would destroy U.S. economy Congress must not allow devastating cuts in defense spending
    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....
  • Military spending could be put to better use

    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. Surely, all...
  • No Easy Day -- Navy Seal's book on bin Laden raid out today

    No Easy Day -- Navy Seal's book on bin Laden raid out today
    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...
  • Timothy B. Ruff, businessman

    Timothy B. Ruff, businessman
    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...
  • State police step up truck inspections for 9/11 anniversary

    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...
  • Baltimore region marks 9/11 anniversary

    Baltimore region marks 9/11 anniversary
    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...
  • General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

    General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
    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...
  • Hunting for savings in military spending

    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...
  • A sneak peek at HBO's 'VEEP'

    A sneak peek at HBO's 'VEEP'
    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...
  • From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit

    From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit
    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...
  • A turning point in terror prosecutions

    A turning point in terror prosecutions
    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...