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  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'

    We begin with a flashback from five years ago. Olivia’s getting off the "Metro" (that train looks nothing like any WMATA train I have ever ridden) and spots Huck. She’s on her way to an incredibly awkward dinner with Daddy Pope (she promises...
  • Alerts issued about free medical alert calls

    Many senior citizens fear they will fall or suffer a medical emergency and not be able to reach a phone to call for help, and authorities are warning that scammers are playing off those fears. Suspicious calls are being placed to seniors nationwide...
  • Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1

    Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1
    Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use. Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...
  • Avoid a special session in Annapolis [Editorial]

    If the Harford County delegation to Annapolis can be part of preventing a special session of the Maryland General Assembly after the election, they will have at least accomplished something. Partially because they are mostly members of the largely...
  • Light rail should not be built under LAX terminal area, officials say

    Light rail should not be built under LAX terminal area, officials say
    Citing the high cost and risk of tunneling under Los Angeles International Airport, county transportation officials said Wednesday that it did not make sense to build a light-rail line directly under the airport's terminal area. Their recommendation...
  • Metro shelves direct rail line to LAX

    Metro shelves direct rail line to LAX
    A decades-long effort to bring rail service directly to Los Angeles International Airport suffered a blow Thursday when transportation officials placed on the back burner a proposal for a light-rail tunnel under the terminal area, citing high costs and...
  • Two Maryland teens make Out100 list

    Two Maryland teens make Out100 list
    Maryland connections are sprinkled through Out Magazine's 2013 Out100 list, a roll call of the year's most influential members of the LGBT community that has been gradually released online since last Tuesday. Take L.A.-based filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz,...
  • Ex-Metra CEO may be headed to California

    Ex-Metra CEO may be headed to California
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford may be headed to Santa Cruz, Calif., to run the coastal county’s transit district – a move that could spare his former Illinois employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in severance costs. The board of...
  • Sentinel's all-area girls soccer team

    Sentinel's all-area girls soccer team
    PLAYER OF YEAR Lindsay Preston Sr., GK, Oviedo The Buzz: Wake Forest signee led arguably area's best defense, helping Oviedo to Class 5A region final with 64 saves. FIRST TEAM Sydney Schilling Sr., F-M, Hagerty The Buzz: Had team-high 35...
  • Maryland puts $25 million toward capacity building on Washington metro system

    Maryland puts $25 million toward capacity building on Washington metro system
    Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged $25 million in state capital funding to add capacity and reduce crowding on the metro system of Washington on Wednesday, as part of a joint investment with Virginia and the District of Columbia. Maryland's two neighboring...
  • Winter storm: Snow, frigid temperatures punish Eastern U.S. again

    Winter storm: Snow, frigid temperatures punish Eastern U.S. again
    WASHINGTON -- Winter squeezed the Eastern United States on Monday, bringing snow and promising days of frigid temperatures in the region where too many unwanted, icy records have already been set.  Snow began falling in the mid-Atlantic region and the...