| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Youth sports long have been seen as a ticket to a college scholarship, and as college costs go ever higher, parents may be putting more pressure on their children to snag some of that cash.
"It's become a win-at-all-costs culture," said Jason Sacks,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Current job: U.S. representative
Born in: Bangkok
Lives in: Hoffman Estates
Personal: Bryan Bowlsbey, major with the National Guard
Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, University of Hawaii (1989); master's in...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post.
The two candidates — Republican Pete Peterson, the director of a public policy think tank, and Democratic state Sen....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Surrounded by a dozen other Democrats, Anthony G. Brown summoned the news media Wednesday to once again claim that his opponent wants to cut nearly half a billion dollars in state school construction funding.
Republican Larry Hogan has never said that....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:18 PM
June Wing, a political, social and environmental activist who participated in the effort that stopped Interstate 95 from being built through several Southeast Baltimore communities, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at her Guilford home.
She was 98....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The Howard County Library System will hold its seventh annual Choose Civility symposium "The Ball's in Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Co-Exist?" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Miller branch in Ellicott City.
Korva Coleman of...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, executive chairman and founder of Chesapeake Research Review LLC and an ethicist whose field was human research, died Thursday at his Ellicott City home of undetermined causes. He was 58.
The son of Francis Khin-Maung-Gyi, a...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Name recognition plays a big role in races for two Palm Beach County Commission seats up for election this November, but in very different ways.
In one race, incumbent commissioner Steven Abrams highlights his long experience in public office as his main...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked from behind a stage curtain on a recent Friday afternoon, a huge roar went up from the jammed auditorium at George Washington University.
"Everyone here is thrilled to be in the presence of the Notorious R.B.G.!"...
| Jul 15, 2014
An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting.
That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown.
In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...