| May 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland elected its first woman bishop Friday, narrowly voting for the Rev. Canon Heather Cook to hold the post of bishop suffragan.
Cook was among four candidates for the position — all of whom were women — and was...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:46 PM
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.
Bishop V. Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an...
| Feb 23, 2014
Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama.
The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation
Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patrolled Hampton Roads during the Civil War.
More than one Yankee sailor felt the sting of a rebel rifle fired from the shore, and — despite armor shields that rivaled anything seen on...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Some La Grange residents are calling for relocating a program that provides daytime services to homeless people despite measures village officials say will address concerns about safety, including the proposed addition of a new police beat.
"For me, the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Easter, said the Rev. Thomas Baldonieri, pastor at St. James Parish in Highwood, "is truly a joyful time of the year, especially after participating in the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and alms-giving."
Capping Holy Week, area churches are...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Rabbi Harvey J. Fields, who for 18 years presided over Los Angeles' oldest synagogue, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and was prominent in interfaith efforts to mend race relations after the 1992 riots, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 78....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Albert W. Coates, a retired maintenance worker and World War II veteran, died March 17 of heart failure at Rock Glen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Baltimore. He was 89.
Albert Wallace Coates was born in Harrisburg, Pa., and later moved to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Accused of not hanging up their jackets, two defendants giggled and squirmed in their seats like schoolgirls, which they were.
"How do you plead?" asked Leila Pearsall, 8, of Hamilton.
"Guilty," said the girls, also 8, who had the option of paying 50-...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
About 20 classic cars and trucks lined the St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church parking lot in Huntington Beach on Saturday for the sixth annual Driving Toward a Cure fundraiser benefiting Alzheimer's disease research.
The thunderous noise of V8 engines...