| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:27 PM
West Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency for five counties Thursday after a chemical spill contaminated the Elk River, affecting tens of thousands of people and forcing schools and eateries to close.
[Updated, 7:25 p.m. PST Jan. 9: The...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Target Corp. became the latest major company to say it will stop offering healthcare coverage for part-time workers, and experts said it won't be the last.
The Minneapolis company announced in a corporate blog post that it was changing its benefits...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration. And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.
Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:58 AM
On weekday mornings, Jose Mendez is up at 4 a.m. to make breakfast, send his wife off to work and ready his five kids for their three schools. A stay-at-home dad since 2006, his marathon days of chauffeuring, cooking, cleaning, helping with homework and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Shots were reported fired Tuesday in the 1400 block of Garcia Court.
Aberdeen police report:
Wires and a generator were stolen from a construction site in the 800 block of Long Drive on Monday.
Christmas lights were stolen from a porch in...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
At 10 a.m. on "Fabulous Friday" — so named by South Coast Plaza representatives — Georgiann Mastrangelo sat in a VIP holiday lounge in the shopping center's penthouse, sipping champagne.
As shoppers awoke from their post-turkey slumber,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Maryland has long been considered among the bluest of blue states, firmly in the Democratic camp. Its recent progressive record on social justice has only further burnished that reputation: passing the Dream Act to allow in-state college tuition —...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Winter may appear to have no end in sight, but Home Depot is thinking spring.
It's the biggest season of the year for the home improvement retailer, which said Wednesday it's hiring 750 temporary workers in the Baltimore area. That's about 45...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Like the Cold War arms race, retailers' assault on Thanksgiving appears to have reached the point of unremitting insanity. Next week Target, Kohl's, K-Mart, Sears and many other retailers will be opening their stores for some Thanksgiving hours starting...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Consumers went in search of cyber deals Monday amid a barrage of emails and Web offers from retailers.
But Cyber Monday may be losing its significance as the biggest online day of the season, thanks to this year's earlier and more diluted kickoff to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
They were homes once, but they are homes no longer. They are hollow dangers. Hiding places. Drug houses.
They are lurching shadows that stare down our city's children as they walk to school. There's a real home; there's a shell of a house. There's a...