Stevenson cut short a five-week study-abroad program to South Africa after a group of students and chaperones were robbed last week; they returned to the university's Owings Mills campus Wednesday afternoon.
Africa is a continent, not a country. However, most of the world refers to Africa as one collective, with little attention paid toward borders; a practice most Africans resent. And it has never been quite as prevalent as in the last few days since Nelson Mandela's passing.
Fourteen years after truck bombs ripped through two U.S. embassies in East Africa, a Maryland lawmaker is reviving efforts to compensate families of the 12 Americans killed in the Nairobi attack — the most recent attempt in a years-long struggle that has left many survivors feeling betrayed.
U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has for years chosen to live in Baltimore when stateside. He has embraced the city's culture and character, which fit his personality far better than Washington ever could.
The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a traffic accident in Southern Bosnia. It turns out that was only part of the story.
More than two centuries after an American ship blew up off the shores of Tripoli, an ad hoc group that includes history buffs, military veterans and descendants of the sailors is working to repatriate their remains for burial with honors on U.S. soil.