| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
How many years are we away from a national apology over slavery?
Wait, scratch that word, "apology." Too late, not possible. The scope of the wrong was too great. Make that a national atonement -- an owning up to the crime, a pause in the collective...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice."
In between, the arena has hosted the...
| Sep 18, 2012
Buying a new car can be a joyous event. Before you leave the dealership, however, you'll find yourself in the finance office with a pitch for an extended warranty. Before you sign up, consider some expert advice.
"Extended warranties, offered at the time...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Under national health care reform, insurance policies in Maryland will be required to cover acupuncture for pain management and chiropractic care in certain cases.
The plans won't cover acupuncture for other treatments, such as infertility or stress, and...
| Aug 5, 2012
With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout.
Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:48 PM
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is accusing Allstate, Liberty Mutual and State Farm of dropping insurance coverage for some Long Island homeowners since storm Sandy hit last fall.
At least one of those insurers, however, say they have not pulled...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Chicago labor and community groups on Monday called on the Chicago Transit Authority to require bidders on future rail car manufacturing contracts to submit detailed plans for creating local jobs.
In a letter to CTA president Forrest Claypool, leaders...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Delray Beach needs a new mayor, and two men say they're ready for the job.
Acting Mayor Tom Carney and former Planing and Zoning Chair Cary Glickstein are vying for the city's highest office in the March 12 election.
Both candidates list public...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Oh man, if the insurance companies get in on the act, that'll be the end of the gun culture in America as we know it which, of course, is what we rational, unarmed citizens want.
The insurance companies are worse than the feds. Every insurance policy is...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:18 AM
It's one thing to pick a fight with public employee unions in Wisconsin and quite another for Michigan Republicans to take on all of organized labor, as happened with the "right-to-work" legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday evening....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:23 PM
With the City Council poised to vote Tuesday on another round of fee increases for use of the harbor's public tidelands, a group opposing the increases, Stop the Dock Tax, has threatened to boycott Newport's Christmas Boat Parade, an annual tradition that...