| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
"I told him, 'Dude, I can't play GTA today.'" Damanti Melvin, a lanky young man in a red plaid shirt, shook his head as he related the conversation to the stocky blond kid standing with him.
Damanti and Collin Morley were waiting patiently in line...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As much as I would love to see monster Dzhokhar Tsarnaev executed, one consideration holds me back and is missing from your report. Namely, if he were put to death, it would make him a martyr in the eyes of radical Islamic terrorists ("Death penalty...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address.
The freshman chief executive five years ago...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Iraqi insurgents kicked off 2014 with fireworks in Fallujah and Ramadi where Sunni militants — part of an al Qaida group active in Syria, according to news accounts — burned police stations, freed prisoners and occupied mosques.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The skies over Havre de Grace were joyously bright for the first minutes of 2014 as one fireworks after another went off over families gathered on the campus of Havre de Grace Middle School.
The families came from throughout Harford County for the city'...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The best scenes of episode seven linger at the Bethesda crime scene, where Javadi killed his ex-wife and daughter-in-law before being taken into CIA custody. There, as Carrie and Quinn face off with local police investigating the horrifically violent...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Fake driver's licenses have long been considered the holy grail of underage youth — many have been brazenly handed over to liquor store cashiers in the quest for alcohol.
While that practice persists despite crackdowns, fraudulent IDs can...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Several veterans who attended the Veterans Day ceremony in Havre de Grace Monday had not heard about the event in advance, but they stopped to listen to speakers honor veterans and their service to the country.
"I came by and saw the celebration," Steve...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
As one of the first post-9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
There are milestones in our lives by which we record eras in our existence — Pearl Harbor, V-J Day, the first man on the moon, 9/11. We compare other dates to these important dates in current events. One of those events happened 50 years ago this...