| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor.
“It sounds like a freight train,”...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.
The news has been so wretched...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Location: The central region of Frederick County. Mount Airy is to the east, Middletown is to the west and Emmitsburg lies to the north.
Average property listing price: Frederick properties run $227,443 for attached homes and $304,304 for detached homes...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:39 AM
When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The intruder who broke into the White House this month made it beyond the front door and past an armed guard, then ran about 100 feet inside, much farther than previously disclosed, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.
Authorities say Omar...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:48 PM
An intruder scaled a White House fence and made it all the way into the building Friday evening before he was caught and wrestled to the ground by security officers, the Secret Service said. President Obama and his family had already left for Camp David...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Secret Service is stepping up its patrols around the White House after an intruder was able to scale the fence Friday and make it all the way into the building before being wrestled to the ground by security officers.
In a statement Saturday...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House on Friday night had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Secret Service screwed up Friday night. In a mind-boggling breach of security, a troubled former Army sniper named Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly jumped the fence at the White House, sprinted to the front door and walked in. It wasn't until he got...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:03 PM
If you climbed over the White House fence and headed for the front door of the presidential residence, how far would you expect to get before being intercepted and subdued? Ten yards? Twenty? Fifty?
Wrong. Someone did it Friday evening, and he...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Actor Khaled Nabawy's starring turn in the 1994 film "The Emigrant," the Egyptian equivalent of the biblical tale of Joseph, from auteur Youssef Chahine, put Nabawy on a larger stage, and has made him one of Egypt's best-known actors,...