| Apr 20, 2012
| 5:42 PM
An outsider with experience in leading a neighboring state through sometimes-unpopular reforms will become the next Maryland superintendent of schools, the state school board announced Friday.
Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery, a 57-year-...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday.
The front has already...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Michael Muskal Part of the ceremony surrounding any presidential speech to Congress is who gets to be singled out and who gets invited to sit with the first family. First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing quite a crowd. This......
| Jan 14, 2010
Doctors and search dogs, troops and rescue teams flew to this devastated land of dazed, dead and dying people Thursday, finding bottlenecks everywhere, beginning at a main airport short on jet fuel and ramp space and without a control tower.
| Jan 18, 2010
Haitians bereft of homes and loved ones held Sunday prayers in the streets of their earthquake-ravaged capital while rescue workers continued digging in the ruins for something like a miracle.
In front of the broken churches, which in some cases still...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 7:51 AM
Montgomery County authorities plan to continue searching for a woman and a teenage girl in the Potomac River.
Rescuers called off the search at nightfall Monday, but planned to resume the search Tuesday morning.
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:50 PM
McLEAN, Va. -- A woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter from a sixth-level pedestrian bridge at a shopping mall.
Carmela dela Rosa, of Fairfax, claimed she did not know right from wrong when she threw...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- A minor earthquake shook residents awake in the DC area early Friday, rattling windows and jostling dishes but apparently causing no serious damage.
And while Californians might scoff at the 3.6-magnitude quake, Susan Potter, a geophysicist...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A police officer has testified that a Virginia woman admitted throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter to her death from a sixth-story walkway at a busy shopping mall.
Carmela Dela Rosa is charged with the murder of her...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 10:35 AM
Democratic lawmakers say an investigation of climate change research at the University of Virginia was an assault on academic freedom. Tuesday, they touted legislation to limit the power of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
The three lawmakers,...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 1:08 PM
A boy and his dog are inseparable, except when the boy is at school. Andrew Stevens, a 12-year-old boy from Virginia, suffers from epilepsy.
Andrew has a service dog whose collar has a device that can help prevent Andrew's seizures but the school won'...