| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
A patent issued this week may signal that Apple is getting closer to using a super-strong alloy to build its iPhone and other devices.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for "bulk amorphous alloy sheet forming processes" to Crucible...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Looks like: A BMW X5 electrified Defining characteristics: Plug-in hybrid drivetrain Ridiculous features: Exclusive "aerodynamically optimized" 21-inch light-alloy wheels Chance of being mass-produced: As BMW continues to rollout electric cars, a...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
For chart-topping heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, a moment of truth came in December 2009. The drug-related death of James “The Rev” Sullivan caused the band to face creating its next album without its founding drummer and principal...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Pocket watches have been around since the 17th century. But it wasn't until the 1920s, when women began wearing them on their wrists, that watches began to be seen not as mere timepieces but also as decorative pieces of jewelry. At around the same time,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:21 PM
They were farmers, painters and watchmakers. Saddlers, millers and carpenters.
Boys from towns like Easton. And men from tiny hamlets like Bath.
Almost all of the 993 soldiers in the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment hailed from Northampton...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Many of us like to operate under the assumption that water is water is water.
That is, the water we're coating ourself in every time we head to a Northern Michigan beach is pure and clean as the driven snow — the driven, non-polluted, bacteria-free...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:32 AM
The 2014 Fiat 500L goes on sale this weekend, and it starts at $19,900 including an $800 destination fee. That's about even with a 2013 Ford Focus hatchback but less than a Mazda3 hatch, a four-door Volkswagen Golf or a......
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The smallest Ford in the showrooms gets a mild update for 2014. The Ford Fiesta has thus far been something of a surprise for Ford; it's a diminutive city car smaller than most Americans would normally consider, but packed full......
| Jun 30, 2013
The second quarter was a cruel period, inflicting losses on investors whether they clung to gold, cowered in bond funds they assumed were safe, or took chances on stocks, stock funds, risky bonds or commodities.
It was a period of harsh lessons. It...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For decades, the question from fans and journalists was constant and predictable: Would the heavy metal originators of Black Sabbath ever make another album?
Not that they hadn't tried. In 2001, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
The owners of a Reisterstown store have been given probation after allegedly purchasing stolen jewelry taken in a rash of burglaries in Baltimore and Carroll counties last year.
Baltimore County police last year cited the case of Crown Jewelry as an...