| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Normally in my column I answer questions from people I've never met, but the inspiration for this column came at the dinner table recently. My oldest daughter and her husband are moving to California. We had a belated birthday celebration for both of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:32 PM
With Ocean City about halfway through its busiest season, we talked with Mayor Rick Meehan about how this summer is going.
Meehan, who grew up in Towson and graduated from Dulaney High School, said things have gone very smoothly, despite a scare from...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Commonwealth Edison is working on a plan to install superconducting cable below Chicago streets to shield the Loop against power disruptions caused by terrorism or superstorms.
"This program is designed to provide protection in a catastrophic situation,...
| Jun 25, 2014
Talk about "Jersey Strong." After having no top beaches in an annual water quality report in 2013, the Garden State's beaches showed a remarkable ability to rebound in 2013. It's time for the annual "Testing the Waters" report by the National Resources...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
An Allentown motel will pay more than $10,000 to guests to settle claims that it was price gouging during Hurricane Sandy, the state attorney general said.
During the storm, the Rodeway Inn — formerly the EconoLodge Motel — at 2115 Downyflake...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog dug up last week, from a GM car...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The U.S. Department of Interior has awarded more than $7 million to four projects in Maryland aimed at guarding Chesapeake Bay shoreline and habitat against future severe storms. The funding is part of $107 million in "coastal resilience" grants...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The doorbell rang at a spacious tract home on a quiet cul-de-sac near Cal State Bakersfield. Rep. Kevin McCarthy's wife, Judy, hushed the barking Australian shepherd inside and opened the door with a smile.
The post-mortems on House Majority Leader Eric...