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  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Government shutdown threatens cancellation of Navy-Air Force football game

    Government shutdown threatens cancellation of Navy-Air Force football game
    A nationally televised college football game between Navy and Air Force at a sold-out stadium in Annapolis could become one of the more visible casualties of the U.S. government shutdown. While Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Tuesday that a...
  • Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault

    Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said...
  • Incentives paying off for students in AP program in Harford

    Incentives paying off for students in AP program in Harford
    It was an uncommon partnership for a Maryland school and an aerospace company. In 2012, Boeing agreed to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into one Harford County high school to improve Advanced Placement achievement in hopes that students —...
  • Navy player's brain injury not caused by contact

    Navy player's brain injury not caused by contact
    The brain injury Navy slotback Will McKamey suffered Saturday in Annapolis came during a noncontact practice drill, his parents wrote in an email distributed by an athletic department spokesman at the academy Monday. McKamey, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound...
  • Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims

    Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims
    The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday. The Woodlawn-based agency...
  • Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members

    Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members
    The Army would shrink to its lowest troop levels since just before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon in ways that could have a significant impact on service members and...
  • JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]

    JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]
    "Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an...
  • George F. Carter, Army colonel

    George F. Carter, Army colonel
    George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
  • Defense cuts don't go far enough [Letter]

    Defense cuts don't go far enough [Letter]
    As a peace activist, I am skeptical of the alleged cutbacks in military spending. I remember the "peace dividend" which never happened. Then I read "Pentagon cuts could affect Maryland" (Feb. 25). The article was misleading. Most economists will tell...
  • A smaller, more nimble force [Editorial]

    The plan unveiled this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to substantially cut the size of U.S. military forces reflects a hard-eyed acknowledgment of today's strategic, political and budgetary realities. With the nation winding down the last of the...
  • Hagel defense budget would put U.S. at risk [Letter]

    Hagel defense budget would put U.S. at risk [Letter]
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's plans for a reduction of the active Army strength from 520,000 to around 440,000 are not only unreasonable and bad, but they will also hurt our safety and security and ability to defend ourselves against any future...