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  • Airman from Upper Marlboro one of four killed in Africa

    An airman from Upper Marlboro was killed Saturday in an accident in Africa, the Pentagon said. Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, was one of four Air Force members in the U-28 turboprop plane killed near Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, officials said...
  • Women on the front lines: An insider's view

    Women on the front lines: An insider's view
    Vernice Armour knows a thing or two about facing adversity. She was the first African-American female pilot in the United States Marine Corps, as well as the first African-American female combat pilot. In three years she went from beat cop to flying...
  • Pentagon: No enemy involvement in Djibouti crash

    There was no enemy involvement in the air crash that killed an airman from Upper Marlboro in Africa over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, was one of four special operations airmen killed Saturday when their...
  • Robert Gaspar Leginus Sr., 98

    Robert Gaspar Leginus Sr., who flew gliders during World War II and later served as a military intelligence analyst, died Feb. 20. He was 98. Mr. Leginus died at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia, said his son Robert Leginus Jr. He had lived in Columbia...
  • Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting

    Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting
    As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 54 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 40 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your...
  • O'Malley, governors oppose cuts to Air National Guard

    Forty-nine governors, including Martin O’Malley, are “strongly” opposing “disproportionate” cuts to the Air National Guard in the Air Force’s 2013 budget request. Among the cuts, the Air Force plans to cancel the...
  • 2/29/2012-Get Out Now

    2/29/2012-Get Out Now
    I have no faith in Afghanistan to do anything other than be the world's number one producer of opium poppies. I've read the reports, looked at the history of the country and have come to the conclusion it will be what it has always been, an isolated...
  • A turning point in terror prosecutions

    A turning point in terror prosecutions
    The conviction of a former Baltimore County man in a deadly hotel bombing in Indonesia is seen as a turning point in the long-delayed prosecution of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. Majid Shoukat Khan, who on Wednesday admitted to conspiring with Osama...
  • Getting past the gloom and doom of a bad week

    Last week was a rough week at work. I've been at this job for more than 17 years, and I can't remember too many like last week. It started off OK, but late Monday night set the tone for the rest of the week. It was Feb. 20, and most people had been...
  • From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo

    From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo
    A studious young man with an aptitude for computers, Majid Shoukat Khan was working as a database administrator in a high-rise office building in Tysons Corner, Va., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. After American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...