| Aug 21, 2012
If it hasn't completely vanished down the memory hole, you might recall that last week a man walked into the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council with a backpack of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and bullets, said something like "I don't...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:28 PM
The memorial ceremony at the World Trade Center site this September 11th strongly featured change, and the many changes in the event and in the venue seemed to be welcome.
Every anniversary commemoration has featured the unfurling of a giant American...
| Sep 14, 2012
WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican colleague voiced grave doubts Thursday about the viability of BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting biological attacks that has been plagued by false...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Guadalupe Ramirez crossed the U.S. border from Mexico into Arizona with her mom when she was just four years old. Now 17, Ramirez really doesn't have many memories of the place she was born. "I consider this my home," she says of her adopted city of...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:49 PM
WatermanJohnny Parks was 9 years old when Hurricane Hazel slammed Maryland's Eastern Shore in October 1954. Until this week, he thought he might never see a storm like that again.
On Wednesday, he surveyed what Sandy had wrought at the shack where he...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:11 PM
In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.
The shift on the politically volatile issue of...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Nathaly Uribe's grandmother broke into tears Friday when the Glen Burnie high school senior told her of a new federal policy that would protect many undocumented young immigrants from deportation.
"Now," the older woman said, "I know I can't lose you."...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 10:26 AM
John Gage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, has announced he will retire in August after leading the politically powerful union for the past nine years. The Baltimore resident, who is 66, has battled with Congress and...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Dunbar Armored has been in the armored-car business for nearly 90 years. But the Hunt Valley-based company now is branching into a new way to protect banks' and businesses' money and valuables: cybersecurity.
The company is launching a subsidiary, Dunbar...