| Jul 5, 2014
From Sunday's print column When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the......
| Jul 8, 2014
I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......
| Jul 6, 2014
I never talked to him about before he died on Christmas Day in 1992, but I have a strong hunch that my grandfather, Frank Groller, intentionally picked his gravesite to be near Coplay's Balliet Stadium. I visited the site last week and it's just a long...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Just as the season's winding down, there's finally a definitive pick for Song of the Summer: Iggy Azalea's "Fancy."
The surprise of few (and to the chagrin of many), Billboard Magazine has tracked the single's collective rankings on its Hot 100 chart,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Hollywood has long complained about it, but runaway production has lately reached crisis proportions. The number of films leaving Los Angeles to shoot in states and countries with generous tax incentives has accelerated -- a fact borne out by a new...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences.
| May 24, 2014
| 6:54 AM
In his first public comments since his February arrest following a physical altercation with his now wife, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to fans Friday. But most sports columnists felt that Rice should also be sorry for his awkward apology....
| May 26, 2014
| 10:43 PM
For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land.
At the nine-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found himself frozen...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:04 PM
The billionaire suitors came one after another, pulling up to the beachfront mansion just steps up the coast from the exclusive Malibu Colony. A lucky few had been asked to meet with Shelly Sterling — the Clippers were for sale.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:21 PM
If you consume a few too many celebrating the new year, don't get behind the wheel drunk.
Use a designated driver or arrive alive with a free tow home from the American Automobile Association's Tow to Go program. The offer is open on through Wednesday....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.
But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...