| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Gov. Martin O’ Malley has ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags at state facilities flown at half-staff on Monday to honor Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson, a helicopter pilot from Eldersburg who died last month in Afghanistan.
Knutson, 27, was one of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Where is Afghanistan policy headed at this crucial moment? As the nation's excellent if unsung war commander, Gen. John Allen, testifies on Capitol Hill this week, and as Republican presidential aspirants continue to attack President Barack Obama from...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 11:45 AM
The Northern Chesapeake West Point Society held its Annual Founders Day Celebration March 16 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air. More than 85 people representing graduates, cadets and parents of cadets, former professors and friends of...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Kathleen Hertel never imagined owning her own photography studio.
But now that she does, she's grateful she no longer needs to travel to "every Panera Bread in the Maryland area" to meet customers.
Attracted to Catonsville's community feel, the native...
| May 12, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Katy McCabe spent six years in the Marines, including a 13-month tour in Iraq and two shorter stints in Afghanistan. So when she signed up for last year's Spartan Death Race, McCabe didn't think it would be more difficult than being in the military.
| May 21, 2012
| 10:55 AM
When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out.
His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy,...
| May 21, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Five weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden publicly commanded his foot-soldiers to ramp up the violence against American civilians. But five weeks before his death, he privately instructed his lieutenants to refrain from killing any civilians....
| May 19, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Revelers in the Preakness Infield were jovial Saturday morning, staking out prime spots -- near the track for some, and near concert stages for others.
Lines for betting moved quickly, while the wait for those paying $20 extra for a refillable beer mug...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Commencement season is the college equivalent of the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Institutions from the Ivy League to the local community college scramble to lure the shiniest star they can to their podiums on graduation day. And the match-ups...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
He was 85.
"It's important for America to...
| May 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
As the former head coach at Navy for 17 years and an assistant coach at Army for three seasons, Richie Meade has an enduring respect for this country’s armed forces.
So it perhaps was not a stretch to see the new Furman coach get choked up during...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:24 PM
— The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours.
But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...