Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated by President Obama as defense secretary, his record is sure to be intensely scrutinized -- even more than it was when he was a senator. These books provide a more detailed look at his political rise and his views.
Five-year-old Teresa Bartlinski lie unconscious shortly after 3 a.m. Friday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when the doctor told her parents they called off the heart transplant she was prepped to receive.
Born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, nobody believed Liu Fang would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even if her heart could be repaired.
A Chinese national selling plastic bags, restaurant supplies and other merchandise from China out of a warehouse in Baltimore and another in Washington was sentenced to 16 months in prison Wednesday for dodging customs duties on the imported products, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.
Walt Himelstein, an Owings Mills environmental chemist and entrepreneur, invented the Pure reusable glass drinking bottle, which features a shock-absorbing plastic sleeve that holds together the glass if it cracks.
Howard County school officials showcased the system's resources and education approaches to a delegation of social studies and art supervisors from Thailand this week, joining officials in other local jurisdictions to welcome Asian educators.
Juan Sebastian Bustamante Sanchez, who took the naturalization test last week, had more in common with his examination officer than he realized. Sarah Moses, an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, also had to pass the examination to become an American citizen.
At the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden won five medals, but none of them were gold. She's adding to her medal collection at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, but this time she's collecting gold.