| Apr 9, 2015
| 12:07 AM
H.W. "Bill" Sparks never had trouble scheduling his annual physical at a Veterans Affairs clinic in El Paso until his doctor left early this year. Now he's been left in limbo, waiting several months to be paired with a new physician.
Sparks, a retired...
| Apr 9, 2015
Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Charles Edward Creek Jr., a retired Army intelligence analyst, paratrooper and Vietnam War veteran, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease April 1 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 74.
Born in Baltimore and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 6:56 PM
A trip that began in Baltimore ended Monday morning with two men dressed as women in a stolen SUV careening toward the entrance to National Security Agency headquarters, where police opened fire, killing one and wounding the other.
Officials said an NSA...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Bruce Teitelbaum was the owner of Alligator Shredding. I have been his client for several years. A weekly visit by a shredder for most business owners is an uneventful, rather mundane brief few minutes of the week. Not with Teitelbaum.
He would come...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic -- and likely to soon be nuclear -- Iran.
Netanyahu came to the U.S. to outline the Iranian plan to remake the Middle...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:48 AM
After reading the Feb. 8 Tribune article “Ft. Hood wounded, dead to receive Purple Hearts” (News), I took a moment or two to pause.
My understanding is that in most instances Purple Hearts are awarded to those Americans in uniform who are...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Texas lived up to its reputation for swift justice by taking just three days to seat a jury for the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in "American Sniper." But jury selection in two other major U.S. cases is taking much...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:22 PM
The Allianz Championship is one of the most popular events and attracts one of the strongest fields on the Champions Tour for several reasons:
It is the first full-field event of the season.
It is held in South Florida in February.
The Old Course at...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:13 PM
The Army's tools for identifying troubled soldiers would not have flagged the man who shot to death three people and wounded 16 others before killing himself at Fort Hood last year, despite previous signs of instability, a U.S. Army report said Friday....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:00 PM
The U.S. Army specialist who shot and killed three soldiers last year at Ft. Hood, Texas, before taking his own life showed "no clear warning signs" that he might commit a violent act before the April attack, according to a report made public on Friday....