| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON - A woman was taken into custody Monday after someone splashed paint on two chapels inside the Washington National Cathedral, the third such incident in the nation’s capital in four days.
The Lincoln Memorial was defaced with paint...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Frank Martinez laid his shaking hands on the surface of the blank canvas. As before every painting, he said a prayer.
Then the artist began his work. He applied acrylic paint and, with a rag, wiped it away. Shapes began to form and colors blended into...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89.
Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business.
On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:17 PM
On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view.
Five preservationists stood on three tiers of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Hoping to save what's left of Maryland's dwindling wild ginseng population, the state has banned collection of the sought-after herb on all state-owned lands.
Worried that remaining patches of the slow-growing plant are being stripped from Western...
| Aug 12, 2013
On most days, Tony Wheeler of Arnold is a guide for a company that offers historic tours in Maryland. But on Sunday, Wheeler became part of history himself.
Wheeler, wearing a top hat and early 19th-century attire, joined hundreds of volunteers at the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A state coastal agency could decide soon whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development.
The California Coastal...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The California Coastal Commission is slated to decide whether Huntington Beach can change the zoning designation of a parcel to allow housing on a site that opponents say is home to 9,000 years' worth of Native American artifacts and remains.