| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration.
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:40 AM
In an aircraft hangar in Southern Maryland, a group of bosses dressed in slacks and polo shirts clustered around an RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft. Like excited schoolchildren, they peppered a Maryland National Guardsman with questions: How much does it...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:36 PM
On a sizzling day, one of Maryland's premier summer getaways turned ghost town while an Army bomb squad exploded World War II-era munitions that had washed up at Assateague Island National Seashore.
After two muffled explosions late Tuesday morning, a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Summer is officially upon us though we have had a wet and rainy start. The West Laurel Swim Club is open for business. The water looks enticing and when it's not raining, it has been packed with families having a great time. Lots of summertime memories...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Forecasters are watching an expected outbreak of severe weather from Illinois to Maryland that some are likening to last June's derecho; one meteorologist predicted it would be a "multi billion dollar storm" causing massive power outages.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:21 PM
A lightning strike injured a Cecil County zookeeper, half-dollar-sized hail fell in several counties and tornado sightings sent people scurrying for shelter from Rockville to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Yet the worst...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement.
The new teacher evaluations — which...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Tropical Storm Andrea dropped several inches of rain on the Baltimore area Friday and could bring several inches more, causing some flooding and road closures.
The rain started Thursday night, and is forecast to continue into early Saturday. As much...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Long before Karoline Hurd became involved with the Great American Backyard Campout, she and her young children would pitch tents and make s'mores behind the family's suburban home.
"That's not the norm anymore," said Hurd, the senior manager of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:57 PM
St. Mary's College of Maryland, which for years has enjoyed a reputation as a gem among the state's public institutions, finds itself on the defensive as a projected admissions shortfall has come to light, the president has resigned and an outspoken...