| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:45 PM
One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday.
The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:52 AM
Here's what you need to know to start your Friday.
Looks like we're in a few gloomy and rainy days. Today, there is a 55 percent chance of rain, which increases to 75 percent on Saturday. Might be a good time to stay in and write Christmas...
| Nov 21, 2014
Holiday craft shop
Hand-crafted items will be available at the Hickory Ridge Community Association's Holiday Craft Shop at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Free admission. Information: 410-730-7327.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:01 AM
When the Union Army's famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first African-American units in the Civil War, unsuccessfully assaulted Fort Wagner in South Carolina, escaped slave Harriet Tubman bore witness to the bloodshed from the front...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Ike Jones, a pioneering African American film producer in the 1960s whose marriage to Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens was kept secret to avoid harming her career, died Sunday in an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Jones had a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore.
Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
| Apr 12, 2014
It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer.
To learn more about her, step inside museums...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:08 PM
The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...