| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home.
And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Paul P. Snead, a World War II Navy veteran and self-employed electronics repairman, died of kidney failure May 27 at the Dove House hospice in Westminster.
The Mount Airy resident was 86.
Mr. Snead was born in Pikesville, the son of a homemaker and a...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
America is a little like my eldest son. In ninth grade, at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds., Brendan was big man on campus, physically dominating senior ballplayers. Due to his savvy, size and confidence, he was given charge of older restaurant employees where he...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:40 PM
When Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, he was ostracized, his classmates once trashing his room ahead of an inspection. But the Navy embraced him as a trailblazer in Wednesday funeral services, part of which were held...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2012
Carl Leo Dietrich, who had been chairman of the music department at what is now McDaniel College and later was a founder of the Columbia Orchestra, died May 24 of a fall at his Naples, Fla., home.
The former Columbia resident was 85.
"His influence of...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 12:45 PM
I agree with your reader who lamented the excessive coverage the Morgan State University student accused of cannibalism ("Less cannibalism coverage," June 8). But I take a different stance on the reporting of U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Just before Christmas, Peggy and Robert Marchanti spoke via Skype about presents he could give to the Afghan officers he had been working with. The Army National Guard officer told his wife back in Baltimore that he was making real progress in his efforts...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The drumbeat for war only helps Iran by driving up oil prices, undermining the effect of sanctions on its economy and stifling domestic opponents of the regime. President Barack Obama conveyed that message clearly and emphatically to the American Israel...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The bloody mayhem allegedly committed by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan Sunday couldn't have come at a worse time. The killings, which left up to 16 Afghan civilians dead, are likely to inflame an already tense situation fueled by growing Afghan resentment...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The poison seeps slowly into the future. No one notices.
"The Obama administration," the Wall Street Journal informs us, "plans to arm Italy's fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone...