| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Though New Year's Eve is less than a week away, even last-minute party planners have time to add a Maryland sparkling wine to their celebrations.
With seven of the state's 56 wineries producing America's version of champagne, the local wine industry has...
| 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 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 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Del. Heather R. Mizeur announced Wednesday that she has selected the Rev. Delman Coates — a Baptist pastor who played an important role in Maryland's debate over same-sex marriage — as her running mate in the Democratic race for governor....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Discovery Communications may be ready for its content to be distributed in broader fashion by cable partners, judging by an agreement the Silver Spring, Md. programmer unveiled Monday with Time Warner Cable.
The two companies announced an early renewal...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:55 AM
After what seemed like his 40th guttural bellow during “I am a God,” an exhausted Kanye West fell on his back. Like most of the moments during his two-hour-plus performance at Washington’s Verizon Center on Thursday night, it felt...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Ben's Cat wins $250,000 Fabulous Strike at Penn National
Maryland-based Ben's Cat repeated as winner of the $250,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap on Wednesday night at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., covering 6 furlongs in 1 minute, 9.74...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
John Kinnaman III, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst and Olympics enthusiast, died Nov. 16 of lung cancer at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. He was 74.
The son of a career Army officer and a homemaker, he was born in Indianapolis...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Amid continued criticism from a political rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took some responsibility Tuesday for the dismal performance of Maryland's online health insurance exchange.
"Everyone that was involved in starting up the exchange is...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Gary Skulnik's environmental work history includes stints at Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. These days he's selling electricity — the renewable kind.
He co-founded Clean Currents, which buys wind and solar power from producers and resells it to...