| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:15 PM
As has been widely recalled this week those who lived here at the time, it was 20 years ago, on Jan. 17, 1994, that the Southland was jolted awake at 4:31 a.m. by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. It was a massively destructive event that claimed the lives of...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Two adults and five children were displaced by a kitchen fire that caused at least $30,000 in damage to their house in Columbia Sunday night, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
Firefighters were called to the two-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The American Red Cross, Hampton Roads Chapter
What is the mission of the American Red Cross?
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The tea had just arrived when "all hell broke loose." It was as though someone picked up Canter's Deli and dropped it. Silverware, napkins and hot tea flew off Christopher Ducra's table and the restaurant went black before yellow emergency lights...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:56 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lawmakers in the Central African Republic on Monday elected the country's first female leader, Catherine Samba-Panza, as interim president to take on the daunting job of halting sectarian killings, stabilizing a paralyzed...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
North Korea on Friday called for a resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean War. The seemingly conciliatory gesture increases the stakes for South Korea if it goes ahead with planned war games with the United States next month, which...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
She is 71 years old, and she has no memory of his voice. But that was her father on the recording, and he called her his "Margaret Ann."
She was glad she was alone when she heard him speak, she said. It was just such a surprise. His voice was so clear,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner, who in October pleaded guilty to tax evasion, said that he should receive probation when he is sentenced by a federal judge later this month.
In a filing Wednesday in federal court that also describes his being a...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 4:04 PM
When Anita Johnson Mackey of Glendale looks back on the 100 years she’s lived, she can hardly believe how fast the time has flown by, and feels blessed to have lived it.
“How do I account for this?” she said of turning 100, and gives...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91.
Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
PASO ROBLES, Calif. — The host was a good cook, famous for his mashed potatoes. No — not potatoes. Beans. Baked beans. That was it. Brooke Mayo held a finger to her cheek. "Old age is getting to me," she said at last.
The images of that...