| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Lee Richardson is a pioneer of sorts in taking a new look at a very old energy source.
The Wicomico County poultry farmer just finished installing a commercial-sized wood pellet stove to heat one of his chicken houses in Willards, east of Salisbury. When...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home.
The former Catonsville and...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:36 PM
The federal Food and Drug Administration identified 89 medical facilities in Maryland that bought drugs from the Massachusetts manufacturer being investigated for a national fungal meningitis outbreak.
The facilities are among more than 3,000 in numerous...
| May 18, 2011
| 3:59 AM
Oprah Winfrey is one great storyteller.
So let her set the stage for the story of her years in Baltimore — seven and a half years starting in 1976 that would profoundly shape not only the life of the young anchorwoman, but also give birth to the...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:40 PM
After Dr. Mark Midei was accused of implanting unnecessary heart stents in hundreds of patients at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, a Maryland Health Care Commission committee began developing safeguards to prevent a repeat situation.
But now, one of...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 6:06 PM
More than 500 Maryland moms delivered babies at home last year, but as such births become more popular, a dispute is brewing over whether to make the process a more viable option in the state.
Home births are on the rise in the United States with...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:37 PM
At least two workers at the Idaho National Laboratory suffered internal exposure to plutonium....
| Jan 24, 2011
| 8:50 AM
This summer, MacArthur Award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman will leave the Takoma Park, Maryland troupe she founded in 1976 to pursue solo projects in dancing and writing.
The company, now called the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, will revert to its...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:27 PM
There were no tornado warnings last Friday night, when I muted the Nationals game around 11 p.m. I listened intently through my living-room window. A train, I thought. Definitely a train.
I should have known better. The warnings have been building for...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:52 PM
On Saturday morning, Katie Morris strolled through the Waverly Farmers' Market with the patience of a regular, stopping frequently to inspect apples and granola cups over the rim of her glasses.
She's been coming here for eight winters, when the downtown...