| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:44 PM
What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Freedom High School grad Daniel Dae Kim, star of "Hawaii Five-O,' has been making the rounds on the east coast, making appearances at a White House dinner with the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:36 PM
The last word of the question, “Simplify the square root of 24 in simplest radical form,” was barely out of the moderator’s mouth when Boonsboro High School’s academic team leapt on its buzzer.
The three teammates leaned in for...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:25 AM
It was a harrowing time to live in Western Maryland. As the French and Indian War raged, hapless settlers found themselves in the midst of raids so fearsome that a fort was needed — one with stone walls 4 feet thick and 20 feet high in places...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:17 AM
VATICAN CITY -- Sunday was a big day for Catholics in North America. Thousands of miles away in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI named 17th century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native American saint.
Another newly named saint is Marianne Cope, a German-born...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 3:50 PM
In the 17th century, she was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith.
After Sunday, she will be known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 10:11 PM
Some traditional Mohawks are treating the naming of the nation’s first Native American saint with skepticism and fear that the Roman Catholic Church is using it to shore up its image and marginalize traditional spiritual practices.
They see the...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:55 PM
It's very easy to be critical of government, to break out the cliches like "doing badly that which need not be done at all," and "I'm from the government; I'm here to help," but there are a number of necessary things that government does, does well and...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons — including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:22 PM
In case you haven't heard, it's the 150th anniversary of the Civil War — at least the parts right here in Washington County.
In the next couple of weeks, Boonsboro and Sharpsburg re-enactments of local battles will commemorate American history as...