| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:48 AM
WTMD's First Thursdays concert last night -- the first of the season -- could be described in many ways, but "damp" comes to mind first. At 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the concert began at its new home (Canton Waterfront Park), rain interrupted what...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Lifelong Baltimore resident Richard Greene has been coming to FlowerMart for nearly 50 years.
The 63-year-old retired state employee, who now lives in Tuscany-Canterbury, is one of approximately 40,000 people expected to attend the two-day festival, a...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:48 PM
In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station.
Today, preservationists are again rallying...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:55 PM
March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one.
It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:52 PM
ARLINGTON, Wash. — First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley.
The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:45 AM
I am sorry to say it, but the recent article regarding the impact of the Washington Monument restoration is complete rubbish ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24).
The writer bases the entire...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:15 AM
We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Oh no, not Rosie the Riveter again!
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has cleared for a floor vote a bill that would set up a commission that would be the first step in building a National Women’s History Museum near the National Mall. The...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:46 PM
These venue selections a bit too traditional for you? Most everyone knows you can get hitched at some offbeat places in Baltimore — Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, the Zoo. But we we're curious about some even more unusual spots in town....