| Aug 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Scientists who helped pioneer BioWatch, the government's system for detecting a biological attack on the U.S., knew from the start that it was prone to false alarms, records show.
Between 2003, when the nationwide network of air...
| Sep 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...
| Sep 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rushed to acquire a new, multibillion-dollar version of the BioWatch system for detecting biological attacks without establishing whether it was needed or would work, according to a new...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:15 PM
You’ve been out of high school for about 20 years. You’ve heard of Lemmy Kilmister, Michael Schenker, Vinnie Paul, Uli Jon Roth, David Coverdale, Ace Frehley and Bill Ward. You find yourself debating the relative merits of Rush, the Cult and...
| Jul 8, 2012
DENVER — As Chris Lindley drove to work that morning in August 2008, a call set his heart pounding.
The Democratic National Convention was being held in Denver, and Barack Obama was to accept his party's presidential nomination before a crowd of...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:44 PM
A preparedness drill for emergency services personnel will take a creative spin just days before Halloween, when volunteers in the training exercise don zombie costumes.
“If you are prepared for the zombie attack, you are prepared for anything,&...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 11:26 PM
Pitchfork Day 2 is in the books for Saturday in Union Park. Here’s the rundown from yours truly (GK) and my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: The pleasant chirping of crickets provides the transition between songs for the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
After spurning a hostile takeover bid from GlaxoSmithKline PLC in April, Human Genome Sciences Inc. said Monday it agreed to be bought by the biopharmaceutical giant for a more lucrative offer valued at $3.6 billion.
GlaxoSmithKline boosted its offer for...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax: These three titans are part of something called the “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival,” which includes eight metal bands. The headliner is Slipknot, but Slayer (even with guitarist Jeff Hanneman sidelined,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Buzzing rappers, veteran metal acts, even a Seattle soul singer -- it's all happening in Baltimore nightlife this week. Here's a breakdown of the week's most notable concerts:
On Monday, underrated '90s rockers Third Eye Blind play a sold-out show at...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:10 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A convicted murderer serving a 25-year-to-life sentence in a California prison was convicted of delivering a threatening letter to a federal judge in San Diego, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Eric Anthony Lopez was found guilty...