As Alan Gross neared his third anniversary behind bars in Cuba, his wife gave new details of what she said was his deteriorating health, and issued an impassioned plea to officials in Washington and Havana to negotiate his release immediately.
A month after Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, hundreds of Marylanders affected by the storm are waiting for the federal government to provide funding they can use to pay for housing and other living expenses.
With President Barack Obama winning re-election on the overwhelming support of the Latino community and Republicans trying to work out how they fared so poorly among a bloc they see as a natural constituency, leaders of both parties say they are ready to take up comprehensive immigration reform.
Voters in Howard County have spoken, although it is difficult to figure out exactly what they had to say. On the one hand the results from this week's election suggest voters here are fairly well-satisfied with the status quo. On the other, the results also suggest they are more than willing to vote for thoughtful change.
Carroll County voters turned out in strong numbers for the Nov. 6 general election, with more than 75 percent of eligible voters casting ballots either on election day or in early voting sessions last week.
A host of advocates for Maryland interests — from the Chesapeake Bay to the defense industry — are anxiously watching whether the election will change the political dynamic in Congress despite early indications that it probably won't.
Maryland same sex marriage inched closer to a historic victory as Baltimore County results were tallied after the polls closed. If the Civil Marriage Protection Act, Question 6, passes Maryland would be the first state to approve such a measure by popular vote.
Early returns from a busy day of voting in Harford County Tuesday showed Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a comfortable lead over President Barack Obama, while the three most controversial statewide ballot questions were being soundly rejected.
After months of being bombarded by slick advertising, celebrity endorsements and candidate pleas, it is Maryland voters who will turn out to the polls today — in large numbers, according to one estimate — to have the final word.
Despite a multi-million dollar advertising blitz from one challenger and an aggressive grassroots campaign from another, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin remains among the safest incumbents in the nation as he runs this year for a second term, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun finds.
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rob Sobhani agreed to pull down an advertisement he aired on black radio stations that attacked incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin after state Democrats complained Friday the spot was riddled with inaccuracies.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's younger brother and one-time confidant has apparently split with the governor on two issues, backing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and signing a petition to put the state's same-sex marriage law on the November ballot.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Sharp Street Memorial Church in Baltimore to honor the late state senator Clarence M. Mitchell III, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and many other local, state and national politicians.
Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Kapiloff, a retired plastic surgeon who had also been the longtime publisher of the Montgomery County Sentinel and a civil rights activist and philanthropist, died Oct. 10 from complications of a stroke at Roland Park Place. He was 95.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun