| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:29 PM
In all the angry debate over extending health care coverage to Virginians living below the poverty line, there's been one taxpayer-funded insurance program Virginia legislators have been loathe to discuss: the low-premium, high-benefit state plan that...
| Feb 18, 2014
The former executive chef at Petit Louis will open La Cuchara, a Basque restaurant in the Meadow Mill complex, this summer.
The chef is Ben Lefenfeld, a veteran of the Foreman Wolf restaurant group, who also worked at Charleston and who helped Foreman...
| Feb 25, 2014
Bryan Voltaggio's recent announcement that he'd be opening a restaurant in Baltimore arrived like a complimentary dessert — something you appreciate all the more because it isn't expected.
"OHMAGAWD" and "yeeeeeesss!!!" were a few of the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:09 PM
UPDATED: Emily Piriz, 18, of Orlando was named one of the Top 13 finalists on "American Idol" Thursday night.
The senior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School hugged "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest after the announcement.
On Tuesday's show, she sang...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:40 AM
In Monday's Pictures in the News, skiers fly through the air in qualification for men's aerials at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Geneva: Police evacuate passengers from an Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Dan Trahey plays the tuba. He's played it all his life, and he takes his instrument with him everywhere, even though it's been years since he's performed regularly with an orchestra. Trahey's affinity for the unwieldy, decidedly uncool contraption says...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Baltimore is poised to pay a $200,000 settlement to the family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Mount Vernon nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June 2010.
Though Gahiji Tshamba was not on the job when he shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown 12...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas.
But a growing body of scientific research suggests that smog can trigger health...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year, which is shaping up to be great news diners and patrons alike.
Unofficially at least, Valentine’s Day is being celebrated in restaurants starting on Thursday, Feb. 13 and going through Saturday, Feb....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Mercedes C. Samborsky, a musician who changed careers later in life and became an attorney whose specialty was family law, died Jan. 31 of heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She was 84.
"Mercedes was always very vigorous in...