| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:45 PM
All I could hear was the sound of perpetually falling water.
I stood recently in the shadow of the Freedom Tower under construction, and faced one of the two parapets with names of the dead etched in bronze. Not even the rattle of jackhammers in the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:11 PM
By the time Gregory Weiler II was in his late teens, his family said, the Elk Grove Village native was well down a path toward destruction.
Both his mother and father had committed suicide before he was 16, and Weiler had also tried to kill himself in...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The Social Security Administration is planning to build a "security barrier" at its Woodlawn headquarters that officials say is needed to protect employees and visitors.
Though available details of its design are sparse — several elected...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:41 PM
A former head of the FBI office in San Antonio has been tapped to run its office in Chicago, a source said today.
The appointment of Cory B. Nelson is expected to be announced early next week, the source said.
Nelson will succeed Robert Grant, who...
| Dec 2, 2012
Maryland's first Angel of Hope statue stands in a garden across from the South Carroll Senior and Community Center, on Mineral Hill Road, in Eldersburg.
The statue, depicting an angel with her arms raised and standing about 4 feet tall, is surrounded by...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 1:31 PM
As the clock ticked down Sunday, the morning clouds disappeared, as if they were in on the months-long planning that went into the destruction of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s final natural-gas holding silo.
Then, as if someone were turning on...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:16 PM
— President Barack Obama vowed justice for the victims of the Boston bomb attacks on Monday but cautioned against the urge to "jump to conclusions" before a full investigation is done.
"We still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn'...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Hours after the Monday afternoon blasts that claimed the lives of three — including an 8-year-old boy — and injured more than 100 at the Boston Marathon, experts in law enforcement, security and terrorism were reluctant to place blame with a...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 1:03 PM
An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. According to The Boston Globe, the boy, Martin Richard, was with his...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:58 AM
A terror bombing at the Boston Marathon, an explosion at a Texas fertilizer factory and tainted mail in Washington, D.C. have made for an unsettling week. Throw in anniversaries of some of America's most tragic and traumatic days -- Virginia Tech,...