| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is open again. But it will take more than unlocking the doors, flipping the lights back on and turning on the panda cam before it’s business as usual.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Discovery Communiications, the operator of cable networks including Discovery and TLC, said third-quarter net income rose 24% on the strength of improved performance at both its U.S. operations and foreign holdings.
The Silver Spring, Md., company, which...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
At a Silver Spring diner last week, as Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler sat with reporters and considered a photo of himself standing amid a teenage party, one of the diner’s owners approached the table.
A few days later, that picture of Gansler...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe weather.
"This is a game changer," Louis Uccellini, who...
| Oct 3, 2013
Tony Hausner searched on Google Tuesday for the Maryland Health Connection, the state's new online insurance marketplace, and was pleased that he was able to access the site that had crashed earlier in the day.
But Hausner of Silver Spring...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I answer your pet questions every week, but you ought to have your turn, as well. Today, I offer some of your comments on recent columns and my responses.
YOUR TURN: A friend was staying in my home who was familiar with my 11-year-old dog, Duke. At...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:36 AM
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski threw her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Sunday in the 2014 governor’s race, praising him as “a man of honor and a man of commitment."
For Mikulski, her endorsement of Brown and his running mate,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Dr. Jocelyn A. Farrar, who realized a childhood dream of becoming a nurse and then spent nearly four decades in the field, died Saturday of mesothelioma at a second home in Isle of Palms, S.C. The longtime Mount Airy resident was 61.
"She was a nurse's...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
It was the first day of Cher Lloyd's "I Wish" tour and the 20-year-old British pop star had been up all morning trying to remember the lyrics to the five new songs she added to her set list. Lloyd — who said the first tour date is always nerve-...