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  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Fairbanks Sr. and Fairbanks Jr. [updated]

     
    Douglas Fairbanks Sr., right, bids farewell to Doug Jr., as dad and stepmother, actress Mary Pickford, travel to Europe....
  • High School Roundup: HB's Bessa shines at field hockey event

    Franchesca Bessa of Huntington Beach High returned home Monday after performing at the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship at Spooky Nook Sports indoor sports complex in Lancaster, Pa. Bessa was selected for the girls' Under-16 roster for...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama...
  • Progress is made toward veterans cemetery

    Discussions about a proposed veterans cemetery weren't quite so contentious at last week's Irvine City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, who presided over Tuesday's meeting in Mayor Steven Choi's absence, echoed Councilman Larry Agran's...
  • Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville

    Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville
    Chuck Schneider never worried about his son, Jason, as he led Baltimore County SWAT team raids, because his oldest child "was born to do the job." But even for officers who put in 101 percent, the work can be dangerous. So instead of hanging out with...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service

    Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service
    The assistant adjutant general of the Army National Guard Maryland on Monday said the sons and daughters of America who have given their lives in military service are “beacons of hope” to the world that freedom and democracy can prevail....
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity. As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
  • Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program

    Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program
    Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment that for the 16-year-old rising senior was nearly a lifetime in the making. The Columbia...