| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War.
These rebels could reap serious havoc in Maryland,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The Enfield police officer recently accused of brutality has been the subject of 14 internal affairs investigations over the past seven years, department records indicate.
The citizen's complaints against Officer Matthew Worden range from his being...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Douglas Nickson makes lists of goals. Lots and lots of lists.
Then, unlike you and me, he accomplishes them.
Eighteen years ago, he was financially busted bankrupt. He had just gone through an emotional divorce.
Nickson decided it was time to pull...
| Jul 11, 2014
On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Jul 7, 2014
H. Juergen Krenzien, the former owner of Paul Klein Travel in Chicago and a sought-after adviser on luxury travel, had a client list that included members of some of Chicago's most prominent families.
"He'd been everywhere a traveler could ever dream...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:37 AM
The first data from breathalyzer selfies--measurements of blood-alcohol content by a new smartphone app--show that users drank the most on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
San Francisco-based breathalyzer manufacturer...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:55 AM
An Anne Arundel County judge agreed Thursday to drop state charges against a man accused of building bombs in his Glen Burnie home.
Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. pleaded guilty in May to one federal firearms charge and faces up to 10 years in federal prison...
| Jul 1, 2014
When Councilman Dave Weaver, who has for decades captained the decoration of Glendale's Tournament of Roses Parade entry, asked his colleagues this week to set aside money from the city's reserves to pay for next year's float, silence followed.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Attracted by live music, food and an elaborate fireworks display, thousands of people filled Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July under a hot afternoon sun.
In another sign of a resurgent city core, event...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:07 AM
People are making preparations for the Fourth of July. Some of them are buying legal or quasi-legal fireworks; some are acquiring quarter sticks of dynamite and worse. All these displays are perhaps interesting, but the smoke and unrelenting noise are...