| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Aaron C. Dutton, who walked away from a scholarship at Morehouse University to join the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17, died from stroke complications on Aug. 25. The 40-year Baltimore resident was 74.
Born Aaron Coleman Dutton in September...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The gunners at Fort McHenry readied the 3-ton cannon known as Messenger, heaving it into position behind a wooden wall with a block-and-rope pulley system and loading it with gunpowder and a substitute cannonball of peat moss.
The call came: "Clear!" and...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 4:04 AM
BALTIMORE Md. (Reuters) - As Americans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their national anthem this weekend, an unusual guest will be on hand for the party: A warship from the same navy whose bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired the "Star-Spangled...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The public is invited to attend a memorial program sponsored by the City of Clermont on Thursday at 9 a.m. The ceremony is being held to honor the victims and first-responders of the World Trade Center collapse following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Expect to see a lot of camouflage at Ocoee Friday night during the football team’s 7:30 home game against Winter Park.
It’s been dubbed “Camo the Complex,” a military-appreciation night. Admission is free for all military...
| Sep 5, 2014
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches'' on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A proposal to build a new veterans cemetery in Orange County cleared the Legislature on Monday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's approval.
The measure by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) would direct the state Department of Veterans...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The bullets kept coming.
An off-duty police detective, who had been trying to help capture a fleeing suspect, was on the ground, shouting to be heard over 19 gunshots unleashed at him.
"I'm a cop, I'm Hallandale Police," Hallandale Beach Detective...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Sharon McLaughlin, an accountant, longtime Republican activist and the party-endorsed candidate, brushed aside opponent Angel Cadena in Tuesday's Republican primary for the office of state comptroller.
"I'm excited," said McLaughlin. "I'm looking forward...