| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Some foreign-born students at Howard Community College enter professor Mary Beth Furst's business class, sit attentively through instruction and say next to nothing.
Furst said that when they are called upon, "You would think they were going to die,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:22 PM
On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Cruise traffic at the port of Baltimore last year dipped slightly from 2011, snapping a four-year string of increases.
Port officials said Wednesday that 240,676 people sailed on 100 cruises out of Baltimore, the second-highest count since year-round...
| Jan 31, 2013
Latin American politics in the second decade of the 21st century are strange, to say the least. Other adjectives may apply. They reader may choose the most appropriate after reading this column.
Raúl Castro, the younger of two brothers who have ruled...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Since parenting teenagers is a daily battle (that I seem to be losing), positive reinforcement is my latest tactic. In my experience nagging requires a lot of effort for little reward. It's even been said that you use fewer muscles when smiling than...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Phil Klotzbach and William Gray are standing pat.
In an updated outlook released Monday, they continue to call for a significantly busier than normal storm season with 18 named storms, including nine hurricanes, with four of those major.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The most interesting thing about China's new President Xi Jinping's first official trip to Latin America is that he will not set foot in Cuba, Venezuela or any other of China's political allies in the region — which would have received a huge...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bang Warren dismissed the pounding on her cabin door early Monday morning as "children playing a prank." Then a horn blared and she heard people running through the halls of the Grandeur of the Seas
A fire had broken out in the early morning hours...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:21 AM
BALTIMORE (AP) — For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas and the ship's 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:19 PM
They left Baltimore on Friday by cruise ship and came back Tuesday by charter jet. The passengers from the Grandeur of the Seas arrived safely and with sea stories to last a lifetime.
A fire near the stern of the 917-foot Royal Caribbean International...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:01 AM
You will want to stay a little bit longer on this beautiful island where you will experience a tropical rainforest, beautiful beaches, incredible snorkeling, sightseeing, birding and more.
There are all types of watersports to enjoy and Tobago is well...