| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Last summer, more than 200,000 people applied for a one-way ticket to Mars. This week, 1,058 of them were selected to move on to the next round.
The applications - all in video form - were not sent to NASA, or another national space agency, but to a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's a business practice likely to keep booming in 2014: corporate extortion.
We don't mean extortion of corporations, as is practiced by Somali pirates or entrepreneurial Russians. We mean extortion by corporations.
In this field the victims are...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., the city's first African-American police commissioner who began his 50-year law enforcement career with the Baltimore Park Police and went on to lead two state agencies, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at Gilchrist...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, hastily called a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C., where he outlined an array of matters confronting his upstart company.
A cryptic email was sent to media around 9 p.m....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Pratt & Whitney said Monday it is cooperating with authorities after federal agents arrested a former employee for trying to ship documents to Iran related to the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
The East Hartford defense contractor, the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:24 PM
John P. O'Brien, a manufacturing supervisor who was also a licensed charter boat captain, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Severna Park. He was 56.
The son of a licensed charter...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Defense contractor Raytheon Co. announced Chief Executive William H. Swanson will step down in March and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Thomas A. Kennedy.
Swanson, who turns 65 in February, has served as the company’s CEO since 2003....