| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:12 AM
The parents of a U.S. aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants have released photographs of their son and parts of a letter he wrote them from captivity in which he says he is scared to die but at peace with his belief.
Peter Kassig, 26, was...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten.
Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:50 AM
We've combined two of America's favorite hobbies, bargain hunting and vacationing, to identify some fabulous destinations. Following are ideas for two-for-one vacations: Go for the journey, come home with the deals.
Brimfield Antique and Collectibles...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore.
Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher.
In the latest study,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinÃ©ma vÃ©ritÃ©, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90.
In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
| Jul 9, 2014
Paddle-wheel riverboats bring back memories of reading "Tom Sawyer" and thoughts of the Mississippi River. Louisville will be awash in the big boats on the Ohio River Oct. 14-19 with its Centennial Festival of Riverboats, which is celebrating the 100th...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Through hard work and clean living, George Rapp promised his followers the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
Arriving in June 1814, they toiled tirelessly, turning trees into lumber and clay from the banks of the Wabash River into bricks with which to...