St. Patrick's Day revelers hit Main Street early Tuesday morning dressed in bright green to take advantage of the Irish breakfasts and drink specials offered by local establishments to kick off a full day and night of holiday festivities.
Al Qaida has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris. The motive for the attack by the Kouachi brothers was to avenge what the brothers believed to be blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed. But there may be another motive for the timing of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Al Qaida has a penchant for timing some of its more spectacular attacks to coincide with the court trials of its operatives in captivity.
Police are investigating a bomb threat called into the front office at Catonsville High School after 2 p.m. Monday, right before the school's normal dismissal time at 2:15 p.m., according to Baltimore County Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter.
At a pasta dinner before Saturday's Thunder Road Marathon, Nicole Gross said she would be celebrating survivorship this weekend as she walks across the finish line with her sister, Erika Brannock, and her husband, Michael, and her mother, Carol Downing.
Brannock Brannock, a Boston Marathon bombing victim, slides to the edge of her wheelchair. She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance sneakers. And stands. Her thigh slides deeper into a soft plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to her new prosthetic leg. The bone where her left leg was amputated sends a sharp, shooting pain, and she starts to cry. Not because it hurts. Because she is about to walk again, her first steps in 173 days.
The war in Iraq is over, and America's engagement in Afghanistan is winding down. Nonetheless, six Marylanders have been killed in those conflicts in the last year, bringing the total for the two wars to 120 dead. These are their names.
Friends and former classmates gathered Saturday at Johns Hopkins University to remember Anne Smedinghoff, a Foreign Service officer who killed by a bomb in Afghanistan earlier this month, sharing stories of a too-short life marked by adventure.
Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday arrested a Ferndale man who they said called 911 and threatened a bomb attack similar to that of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured almost 200 others.
Forrest Dimond, 54, of the 4800 block of Circling Hunter Street, faces three charges of threatening to explode a destructive device, three charges of falsely stating the location of a destructive device, and other charges after police used cell phone records to trace his phone to the threats.
Several organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground are focused on stopping the signature weapon of the enemy in Afghanistan and Iraq: the Improvised Explosive Device, responsible for more than half the U.S. deaths in those two countries over the past decade.
Any hope that the arraignments of five men accused in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, might bring healing to family members a decade after they lost loved ones at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was stymied by a start-stop proceeding in which the defendants refused to participate.
Once a jihadist, Shiraz Maher now works to counter the radicalization of Muslim youth from his position as a professor at King's College in London. This spring, he's living in Chestertown and teaching a course in Middle Eastern politics at Washington College.