| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Many TV shows this year are carrying on in the long tradition of having special episodes dedicated to the holiday season. Here is a rundown of when to watch first-run and repeat holiday TV episodes of your favorite series this year. All times are Eastern;...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:51 AM
It’s almost as much a perenniel as the holiday itself – once again legislators from beyond the Blue Ridge and from the sprawling suburbs of Washington are hoping the General Assembly will allow school boards to send pupils to school in...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation’s obesity crisis.
In more than two-thirds of the nation&...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92.
A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
| Oct 6, 2013
At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three.
The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Lillian N. Conklin, a former admissions director at Roland Park Country School and St. Paul's School for Girls who was known for her warmth and sense of humor, died June 14 of colitis at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 85.
"Not only was Lil the...
| Jul 29, 2013
Michael I. Volk, former division chief for what is now the Department of Legislative Services in Annapolis, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 68.
"Mike was a really great guy and one of the most important behind-the-...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Helen Thomas, the cranky White House correspondent who once said that there is no such thing as a rude question from a reporter, died last week at 92, her pioneering reputation tarnished by a streak of anger her role as a journalist had masked.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Catherine Holmes' route home in Davidsonville takes her on a quarter-mile walk in the woods, over a fallen tree, through a shallow stream and along a swaying cable bridge to reach her log-sided cabin.
Then she climbs through a window to get in.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Riney and Shaun Smith were united in marriage Dec. 1, 2012 at Old St. Joseph's Church in Philadelphia, Pa. Monsignor Thomas Cini, VG of St. Ann's Church, in Wilmington, Del., officiated. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Susan Riney of...