| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The NAACP will lay off 7 percent of its national staff as it continues to search for a permanent leader, a decision the civil rights organization says is necessary because of financial concerns.
"Like many nonprofits in transition during a difficult...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Arsenio Hall is making good on his talk about buying the L.A. Clippers from Donald Sterling. Sort of.
The host of "The Arsenio Hall Show" announced on his show Monday that he was launching a crowd-funded campaign on Indiegogo to raise the cash to buy...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There's much ado about the situation regarding Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Clippers ("What about Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights?" April 29). Many years ago, Mr. Sterling was slapped with a lawsuit for discriminating against minorities in...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace — a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames — banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges."...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:14 PM
There was a packed house last week when the Carson City Council debated whether to extend a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city. Residents were divided, and oil giant Occidental Petroleum was pushing to lift the ban.
There were dozens of...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons will be appointed interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, according to the NBA.
Parsons left Time Warner at the end of 2007 and subsequently became chairman of Citigroup. In the wake of Clippers owner Donald...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin promised an independent review of the state’s execution protocols Wednesday after a bungled execution raised questions about the state's handling of capital punishment.
The Republican governor emphasized, however, that...
| May 1, 2014
Re "Banned for life," April 30
To any regular reader of The Times, none of the Donald Sterling mess should come as a surprise.
After seeing hundreds of his kitschy self-aggrandizing ads for his charity work, it should be clear that Sterling does not...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Youth in the news
County notes in the Times: "Guilford: Six youths and nine adults from Howard County were delegated to the twenty-fifth annual Maryland State Conference of the NAACP branches on Saturday May 1, at Rockville. At the...