| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:46 PM
Yep. Playoffs. For the first time in major-college football history, the national champion will be crowned this year after a four-team playoff.
The College Football Playoff, as it is officially — and unoriginally — named,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:39 PM
East Carolina capped its signature football season with a stirring, come-from-behind victory over North Carolina State at the Peach Bowl. The New Year's Day 1992 game attracted a record crowd and elevated the Pirates to No. 9 in the final national polls....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:54 PM
They've lived through new love, the honeymoon phase, babies and other deliriously happy times.
But, as Allentown Bishop John O. Barres pointed out, the 130 couples who gathered Sunday for the diocese's annual Anniversary Mass also have seen, "hurricanes...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Christianity and Judaism have many customs and symbolism in common. Naturally, as the aphorism states, the child does not stray far from the mother. We both take vows to repair our character. But in one area we grossly diverge; the proclamation of the New...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A Glen Burnie man who admitted to building bombs in his home was sentenced in federal court Thursday to nearly four years in prison.
Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr., 28, wasn't the "next mad bomber," according to his attorney. Laura Robinson described Wheeler as...
| Aug 29, 2014
College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals.
It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The AFI Fest has set the world premiere of J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year," starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, as its opening night film on Nov. 6 at the TCL Chinese Theater.
"J.C. Chandor has put together a remarkable crime drama, which...
| Sep 24, 2014
A big black witches' caldron with a fire burst by remote control, the famous Fountain of Blood with glow-in-the dark talking heads and even a real bloodmobile on Halloween.
That's just the start of what Rick and Jeanne Newman have cooked up for their...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Model trains that for 22 years got holiday revelers into a yuletide state of mind will no longer be part of the "Winter Wonderland" at Hoffman's Chocolates.
But plans are that it will keep chugging — all year-round.
Paul Hoffman, the founder...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:58 AM
The calendar is saying “autumn” but there’s no need to say goodbye to the summer yet, what with “endless summer” and other deals that abound in Florida. Here are some to consider. Check with each resort for full details and...