| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:43 PM
A man from the District of Columbia pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to commit bank fraud as part of a plan to gain about $1.4 million from the Baltimore Housing Authority, prosecutors said.
Keith Eugene Daughtry, 50, allowed his identity to be...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
In early 2010, officials at Baltimore's public housing agency noticed a few thousand dollars had gone missing — transferred without authorization to the bank account of a man who rented his Northeast Baltimore home to a low-income tenant,...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Four people were indicted for allegedly defrauding the Baltimore Housing Authority out of $1.4 million by transferring funds out of the agency's account through a shell company, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday.
Daren Kareem Gadsden,...
| Sep 15, 2011
"We have not had the courage to stand up and look Americans in the face," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said when he was asked about Social Security at the Republican presidential candidates' debate this week. "It has been called a Ponzi scheme by many people...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:25 PM
These days, it's just good to have a job. But remaining gainfully employed can take a toll on health, especially if your work has you up at odd hours and sleeping irregularly. Shift work, say two studies out this week, poses particular problems for women,...
| May 22, 2010
Next time you're stuck in the checkout line, try this little game:
Every time you see the phrase "… lose the baby weight" on the cover of a parenting magazine, try substituting it with an actual problem. Now imagine the headlines:
"10 ways to ...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Rugged individualist Mitt Romney is all for the free market, unless it involves pocketing millions in government corporate welfare. Check out the impressive list from Phil Mattera of Good Jobs First of all the companies backed by Bain Capital, Romney's...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• From the school of truly stupid...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:06 PM
One of our country's most ridiculous initiatives is the system of random pat-downs employed by TSA workers at airports.
They almost inevitably produce nonsensical results, such as 6-year-old girls getting frisked, while suspects on the federal...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Maryland has earned yet another dubious distinction: The lowest-ranked state for personal freedom in the country.
A recent study, "Freedom in the 50 states," from the market-oriented Mercatus Center at George Mason University faults Maryland's strict...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 11:27 AM
A week after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) grilled Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole over the absurdity of his agency's random pat-down system (which results in 6-year-old girls getting frisked while suspects on the terrorist watch...