September 25, 2012 2:35 PM
NASA reports that the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland received the first two of eighteen 4-ft, 88-pound mirrors from Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado.
These mirrors were specially designed to be used on The James Webb Space Telescope as it looks back in time to the origin... more »
August 8, 2012 12:43 PM
Maryland's infant mortality rate has been at a record low for two years straight. Governor Martin O'Malley announced today that the infant mortality rate was 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 and 2011. O'Malley attributes the decline to an expansion of health care access to young women and... more »
May 3, 2012 9:22 PM
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland are investigating a shooting inside a church office that left one woman dead and another seriously wounded. Later, a man was been found dead in nearby woods. Thursday afternoon's shooting occurred at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. Howard County Police... more »
January 17, 2012 12:22 PM
Fast food chain Burger King is getting into the delivery business. The restaurant is now delivering food to customers in Virginia and Maryland. It quietly began rolling out delivery services at nine of its stores, and says it plans to add another six stores by next week.
There's no... more »
August 27, 2011 11:03 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say tropical storm conditions are spreading into Virginia, Maryland and Delaware as Hurricane Irene moves northward.
The National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning that Irene was still hitting eastern North Carolina with heavy rain and wind, but that those conditions were spreading north. Tropical storm-force... more »
August 7, 2011 3:44 PM
BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) - Neighbors say a couple and their two teenage children lived in the Maryland home where four people were found shot to death.
Anne Arundel County Police did not immediately identify the people found in the home Sunday, though Lt. J.D. Batten did say a... more »
March 12, 2011 5:30 PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Police say a woman employee at an upscale athletic apparel store in Bethesda has been killed and another woman worker was sexually assaulted after they were attacked during a robbery attempt.
Police said Saturday the woman who survived is talking to detectives. Montgomery County police... more »
January 7, 2011 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a package has ignited at a Washington, D.C. postal facility.
Just yesterday two fiery packages ignited in Maryland, injuring two workers. more »
September 30, 2010 8:39 AM
Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes.
In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark... more »
August 9, 2010 12:17 PM
A New Jersey man has his wallet back 21 years after it fell out of his pocket.
Rich Santo was out fishing with his daughter Katie when they snagged the wallet near Ocean City, Maryland.
They found ID and credit cards inside.
Katie Santo searched an Internet... more »
July 16, 2010 8:36 AM
The Washington, D.C., area was shaken by a minor earthquake.
The quake hit at 3:04 a.m. MDT with a magnitude of 3.6. A physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered in the Rockville, Maryland, area.
There were no immediate reports of... more »
July 7, 2010 1:33 PM
Four midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy are being treated for signs of heat exhaustion after running an obstacle course in 90-degree weather that is part of an Eastern heat wave.
Naval Academy spokeswoman Judy Campbell says first responders at the Annapolis, Maryland, academy were called about 10 a.m.... more »
June 7, 2010 1:09 PM
A former commander of the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been named director of stockpile operations for the Army agency that oversees storage of the nation's chemical weapons.
The Chemical Materials Agency announced the appointment of Col. John J. Megnia on Monday. The agency is based at Aberdeen Proving Ground,... more »
June 2, 2010 7:57 PM
Winners of a History Day competition in Pueblo will travel to Maryland later this month to take part in the National History Day 2010 competition. The Pueblo event was held in March at CSU-Pueblo. Hundreds of middle and high school students from all over the state to take part--in the... more »
May 21, 2010 12:02 PM
A homeless man caused about $12,000 in damage when he stole and crashed a single-engine airplane at a Maryland airport - but he'll pay just $40 in restitution.
Frederick County Circuit Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. was surprised at the small amount,"Only $40?"
Prosecutors explained that insurance had... more »
April 17, 2010 10:34 AM
Actor Danny Glover and 11 others have been arrested during a labor union protest at the Maryland headquarters of a food service company.
Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks says Glover and others stepped past yellow police tape and were asked to step back three times at Sodexo... more »
April 6, 2010 12:07 PM
More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards.
The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession.
Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,... more »
March 29, 2010 3:52 PM
Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq say a court has ordered him to pay legal costs for the anti-gay protesters who picketed his son's funeral. The protesters are led by Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church.
Albert Snyder of York, Pa., had won a... more »
March 24, 2010 1:40 PM
The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and hives laden with pesticides.
Two federal agencies along with regulators in California and Canada are scrambling to figure out what is... more »
March 21, 2010 8:18 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frantic finish and give injury-depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After star guard Kalin Lucas went down with a leg injury, the Spartans... more »
March 17, 2010 11:17 AM
Lockheed Martin Corp. has officially opened a security intelligence center in Denver to help it respond to attacks on its computer networks.
This is Lockheed's second security intelligence center. The first opened in Gaithersburg, Md., in May 2008.
Lockheed Martin is headquartered in Bethesda, Md. more »
March 8, 2010 2:38 PM
The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers."
The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the... more »
February 21, 2010 9:58 AM
A Maryland state legislator says it's time to ban marriages between first cousins and stop playing what he calls "genetic roulette" with their offspring. Henry Heller, a Democratic delegate, or state representative, says he wants to bring Maryland "into the enlightened world of other states such as West Virginia and... more »
February 10, 2010 4:16 PM
One man who tried to walk a few blocks in Washington, DC this morning says even his "brain is a little frozen." Chris Matherne was covered in snow after the short walk toward work.
The new snow that's fallen in and around the nation's capital is being whipped around... more »
January 26, 2010 11:48 AM
A scary moment in suburban Washington DC Monday, triggered by an underground explosion.
Utility crews in Wheaton, Maryland, are trying to figure out what caused the blast.
A manhole cover that can weigh as much as 100 pounds went airborne.
It crashed through the windshield of a... more »
January 26, 2010 10:05 AM
General Motors Corp. is back in the electric motor business.
The automaker said Tuesday that starting in 2013, it plans to build its own electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles.
GM has been getting electric motors for those vehicles from suppliers, but wants to make the motors... more »
November 20, 2009 9:04 AM
Oprah Winfrey's production company says Winfrey will announce Friday that her talk show will end in 2011 after its 25th season on the air. Chicago-based Harpo Productions Inc. said Thursday night that the talk show host will give more details live on the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" broadcast Friday. Winfrey... more »
November 19, 2009 1:13 PM
It was a desperate, ultimately futile battle - machine against nature - and Ocean City kept it up long after the outcome had been decided.
As wave after wave pummeled the beachfront during last week's powerful nor'easter, more and more of the sand disappeared until the ocean came roaring... more »
November 13, 2009 8:59 AM
Flood watches continue along the East Coast today, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida continue to hover. At least five deaths are being blamed on the storm. In and around Norfolk, Va., winds have been pushing water inland and threatening to cause more flooding today. Many roads are under... more »
November 13, 2009 8:48 AM
Baltimore police say they've arrested a man suspected of raping and killing a 15-year-old boy, whose body was found hidden in a closet. A Baltimore police spokesman says Dante Parrish was arrested last night in east Baltimore. Police had been searching for the 35-year-old Parrish in connection with the death... more »
November 10, 2009 11:20 AM
A 21-year-old Michigan poker professional who chose cards over college won the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas early Tuesday, winning $8.55 million and becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in its 40-year history.
Joe Cada of Shelby Township, Mich., turned over a pair... more »
October 1, 2009 11:53 AM
If a third of people wind up catching swine flu, 15 states could run out of hospital beds around the time the outbreak peaks, a new report warns Thursday.
The nonprofit Trust for America's Health estimates the number of people hospitalized could range from a high of 168,000 in... more »
September 15, 2009 12:24 PM
A Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage, Baltimore police said Tuesday.
Two laptops and a Sony PlayStation had been stolen by burglars Monday from the home, on University Parkway just blocks from the school, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Early... more »
September 14, 2009 1:45 PM
Police have identified a suspect in the killing of Annie Le, whose body was found stuffed behind a wall in a high-security laboratory building at Yale University, law enforcement sources told NBC News on Monday.
The suspect, a student, has defensive wounds, and failed a polygraph test, the sources... more »