| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:33 PM
In the long, and often weird, history of political debates, this may have been a first: A gubernatorial debate stalled for six minutes because of a fight over whether one candidate could bring a fan.
No, not the cheering kind of fan -- although both...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and publicly fought quarantine orders in New Jersey and Maine after returning to the United States last month has decided to move away from her home state, a newspaper in Maine reported.
Kaci Hickox and...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for gay marriages to begin in Idaho by lifting a temporary order from earlier this week.
The justices turned down an appeal from Idaho's governor seeking to block same-sex marriages there. An earlier temporary...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Former Republican President George W. Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday that there was a "50-50" chance his younger brother, Jeb, would run for president in 2016.
"He's wrestling with the decision," the former president said on CBS' "Face...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The State Bond Commission on Wednesday approved another $5 million for the planning and design of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The grant is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Travelers to Maryland from three West African countries where Ebola continues to spread could be quarantined at home or barred from public transit, depending on their risk of exposure to the deadly virus, under guidelines Gov. Martin O'Malley announced...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:50 AM
When the Conowingo Dam was built in 1928, it blocked a free-flowing section of the mighty Susquehanna River, creating a 14-mile-long, 9,000-acre reservoir at the head of the Chesapeake Bay near the Maryland-Pennsylvania line. While the dam has provided...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Construction jobs in Florida should grow faster than other fields through 2017, according to a forecast released Friday.
University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith expects construction jobs to grow 10.4 percent over threee yeras. Jobs in trade,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio is reportedly considering whether to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, with an announcement expected in a few weeks. One factor that must loom large in his deliberations is that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Proposition 46 is a classic example of a citizens' initiative that should never have been on the ballot.
It's also a classic example of why some initiative system is needed so citizens can do their own lawmaking when the elected lawmakers won't.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Today is the last day adults, 18 and older, can register to vote on Nov. 4, Election Day.
Voters will choose among candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. House of Representatives, and state House and half the state Senate.