Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs will be delayed if Washington fails to stop deep federal budget cuts this week — from answering phones to determining eligibility for disability claims.
Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding for biomedical research in the U.S. could lead to a brain drain that will eventually undermine development of new treatments.
Anyone seeking to purchase a gun – even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer— should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence reduction experts convened by the Johns Hopkins University.
Hours before a midnight deadline would have ushered in an enormous tax hike on ordinary Americans, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress on Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest households while putting off tougher spending decisions for another battle in a couple of months.
By By Lisa Mascaro, Kathleen Hennessey, Michael A. Memoli and John Fritze and Tribune Newspapers
Josephine Grace "Joey" Gay, a 7-year-old child born in Columbia who died Dec. 14 in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting, was recalled by her family for her "indomitable spirit," love of the color purple and her generosity.
Mind Over Machines Inc., a consulting and information technology firm, announced Thursday it has acquired the assets of technology firm The Seva Group, making the combined company one of the largest IT consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic.
Woodbridge Crossing resident Elizabeth Ness is the newly-elected president of the University of Maryland School of Nursing Alumni Council. She brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to her new position, including six years in management and 18 years in clinical oncology trials research.
Laurel's Health and Wellness Ambassador Carl Powell says people don't have to kick staying in shape to the curb this time of year. Powell has a list of things people can do during the holiday season to ward off those unwanted extra pounds. He advises people to first, "Do some research and create a practical fitness plan. Don't wait until January to think about it."
Dr. H. Berton McCauley, the former chief of the Dental Division of the Baltimore City Health Department who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute recently announced the prize money for the person, group or institution that can find a cure for blindness — or do the most to advance a cure for one of the many diseases that causes loss of sight — in the next eight years.
With the economic recovery still sluggish, a donor pool laboring under a long-term pay freeze and uncertainty about looming budget cuts, organizers of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area have reduced their fundraising goal for the 2012 giving season.
Drug-resistant bacteria like those that have killed seven people at a Bethesda research hospital are commonly found in patients at hospitals in Maryland and across the country, local hospital leaders said, putting them on constant guard for potential infections.
City officials announced this week that Pete Piringer, who has a background as public information officer for local government and public safety agencies, has been hired as the city's spokesman and will also be director of the city's new Department of Marketing and Community Outreach, which was added to the city government in July. He begins his new job Oct. 9.
Peter Marvit, a 51-year-old scientist who sang with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and sought to widen music education opportunities for city students, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot near his Northeast Baltimore home last Monday night. He had been returning home from a choral rehearsal.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined community leaders and residents on a "solidarity walk" through Northeast Baltimore on Thursday evening, a response in part to a violent shooting of a scientist and two Molotov cocktails being thrown through apartment windows in the neighborhood in the last week.