| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:28 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Justin Howard's award-winning performance of a guitar that isn't almost wasn't.
When the Chicago man known onstage as "Nordic Thunder" failed to repeat as U.S. air guitar champion in Denver this summer, it cost him an automatic berth in last week's world...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:08 AM
As Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took the stage at the Democratic National Convention last night, pundits in the audience dug out their smart phones and provided insta-analysis on Twitter.
The feedback was not entirely positive. Some of the criticism...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The national TV audience for the Grand Prix of Baltimore declined by about a fifth from last year's inaugural event, according to Nielsen Media data released Friday.
Last year, a total of about 1.35 million viewers watched telecasts of Labor Day...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
After drawing national attention for his attempt to muzzle a football player who supported gay rights, a Maryland delegate walked back his position Sunday and said Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo should be allowed to speak out in favor of same-sex...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:41 AM
American mall staple Hollister issued a mea culpa after the male models it sent to a store opening in South Korea inflamed locals with racist tweets.
The brand, owned by Abercrombie & Fitch and known for being a devotee of skimpy styles, usually sends...
| Sep 12, 2012
Two years ago, Californian and citizen of the world Sarah Shourd was released from prison in Iran after an intense international campaign to free her. A bit more than a year later, that effort, including pressure from the State Department, Oman (the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Almost as embarrassing as the content of Mitt Romney's remarks about nearly half of the American people at a fundraiser in May — "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives" — was the fact the...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:19 PM
While on vacation in England several years ago, my husband and I had a regular practice of finding the library in each town where we were supposed to have ancestors and using their local history sections to find out more about the people who were there...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Baltimore pastor Donte Hickman took exception to a statement made in the Huffington Post Friday by Baltimore pastor Jamal Bryant who was quoted saying church leaders supporting same-sex marriage are "hypocrites."
Clergy should be able to debate theology...