| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Margaret and Louis Chatey are turning pears and apples from Ledyard and Middlefield into award-winning brandy in a barn off an Ashford country lane.
Over in East Hartford, Adam von Gootkin is hunting for Connecticut corn he can transform into what he...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:29 AM
I was eating at the McDonald's at Columbia mall and was disrupted by a group of young kids fighting.
My concern is that this was not just two kids fighting but a group of kids with a fighting mentality that could potentially endanger the other patrons...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address, America "cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it."
Not even the very wealthy can continue to succeed without a broader-based prosperity. That's because...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Three boys, including a 9-year-old, were arrested after they brandished a paintball gun and robbed two 12-year-old boys in a McDonald's restaurant near the Chicago Skyway, according to police and prosecutors.
Two other suspects were still at large...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Coca-Cola has an ad campaign that confronts what it calls the "complex challenge of obesity."
In the campaign, Coke notes that of its more than 650 beverages, there are more than 180 low- or no-calorie drinks. Most of the full-calorie drinks also have...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms.
And for supporters and opponents...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:23 AM
When you want it, need it, you gotta have a taste of McDonald's burgers, their slogan says.
Just don't steal a patrol car to get to the Golden Arches.
St. Pete cops said that Vanessa Nicole Brooks, 22, stole their cruiser while they were inside an...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:22 AM
How are those resolutions going? Same here. But there's help. January is packed with events designed to promote healthy-eating habits.
Calories matter. Using our new online database of calories in restaurant menu items, you can now quickly check the...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Two men who robbed a McDonald's restaurant in Abingdon Friday evening remained at large Sunday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.
At about 7 p.m. Friday, two black men entered the McDonald's in the 400 block of Constant Friendship...