| Jul 6, 2011
| 6:22 PM
A man wielding a hammer and a shotgun attacked a speed enforcement vehicle on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near the BWI Marshall Airport exit Wednesday morning, prompting police to close the highway for several hours.
Police said the assailant was...
| Aug 23, 2011
Armando Saltiel's parents used to take him skiing in Aspen, Colo., but the altitude became too much for his fragile lungs. He rode horses, too, but his severe scoliosis made that intolerable.
Born with a genetic brain abnormality that limits his...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Towson cardiologist accused of placing cardiac stents into patients who didn't need them had a chance to defend himself Wednesday before the Maryland Board of Physicians, which is deciding whether the doctor should retain his license.
| Jul 7, 2011
Chicago could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads if the City Council approves an ordinance introduced Wednesday.
Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important civil-rights victory in 1969 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the whites-only membership policy of his Fairfax County, Va., swimming pool club, has died. He was...
| Apr 29, 2011
A Deltona airman was among nine Americans killed this week in gunfire at a military compound near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, and eight other Americans died when a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Hurricane Irene is moving north-northeast across eastern North Carolina at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
At 2 p.m., Irene was about 45 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and about 96 miles south of Norfolk, Va.
| Jun 19, 2011
For 35 years, Ron Ryba dreamed of a reunion with the infant son he and his high-school sweetheart had given up for adoption. Two days before Father's Day, that dream came true over burgers and beer at a Wilmington, Del., restaurant.
| Jul 13, 2011
| 6:34 PM
The Maryland Board of Physicians revoked the medical license of Dr. Mark G. Midei on Wednesday, finding that the Towson cardiologist falsified patient records in order to justify unnecessary and expensive cardiac stent procedures.
"Dr. Midei's violations...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:27 PM
While the Maryland Board of Physicians weighs professional charges against one cardiologist accused of placing heart stents into hundreds of patients who didn't need them, a federal jury in Baltimore is considering criminal charges against another.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:54 PM
When Ted Wycall started his organic farm in Salisbury five years ago, scarce rain was not a part of his calculations.
But after surviving a serious drought last year, Wycall and his 200-acre Greenbranch Farm, and his fellow farmers across the Lower...