Dale Dunn strode into Kevin Ondrasek's office at the University of Southern Mississippi with an air of determination. A graduate student with one more year of NCAA eligibility, Dunn told the first-year assistant track coach that he had unfinished business.
The life of an independent bookstore owner is perilous these days. Still, you wouldn't imagine that an indie owner could end up near the top of the Central Intelligence Agency. Until Avril D. Haines came along.
Authorities believe Ida Mae Snipe worked with several others, and for years targeted woman in public restrooms along the Interstate 95 corridor in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to an application for a search warrant of the car used in the scheme.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced another voluntary recall of several brands of pet treats due to possible salmonella contamination, which can be dangerous both to pets and to people who handle the treats.
Retailers now may recoup "swipe" fees, thanks to a proposed lawsuit settlement with Visa, MasterCard and major banks. When a consumer pays with a credit card, retailers can tack on a surcharge or "checkout fee" of up to 4 percent of the purchase to cover processing. But few are.
Canton has become the latest ground zero for a familiar battle. A long-established neighborhood catches fire with new residents and businesses. Inadequate parking is not just an unintended consequence of the neighborhood's new success, but a marker of it.
The Target opening this fall in Canton at one of the city's largest new retail developments will be joined by a Harris Teeter grocery store and a lineup of tenants including Old Navy, Michaels, Loft, ULTA Beauty and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
As Laura Glaudemans begins another chapter in her fight with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare debilitating disease that affects the brain and central nervous system, her parents are using a milestone in her treatment as an opportunity to celebrate the outpouring of goodwill from friends, family, neighbors, and doctors since her diagnosis.
Inside Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, shoppers buzzed through stores buying last-minute gifts, extra wrapping paper or the final ingredients for holiday meals and desserts. Last-minute Christmas Shopping
WWE '13 has now been made available to the public for a month-and-a-half. Fans and gamers alike have been able to play, digest and dissect the title, compare it to previous releases and make a wish list for future releases.
Gift cards continue to top lists of most popular purchases this season, spurring billions in sales for merchants. And the category is growing fast, moving toward a day when some believe the plastic cards could be replaced by electronic ones
To perform a mitzvah for his Bar Mitzvah, which happened to fall during Hanukkah, Zack Lubliner donated items to the Toy Closet run by Jewish Community Services. Donating to the Toy Closet has been a traditional mitzvah for the Lubliner family during the Jewish holiday.
Retailers striving to remain relevant are experimenting with new concepts at malls across the Baltimore region and elsewhere this holiday selling season. Specialty retailers are opening even more specialized stores, targeting specific segments of shoppers.
Black Friday shoppers flocked to Howard County retailers late Thursday and into the wee hours of Friday morning, but by 8 a.m. the Mall in Columbia and stores like Target and Walmart were still full of shoppers wrapping up their all night shopping spree.