The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a controversial state DNA testing law to remain in effect until the justices have time to consider the broader constitutional questions.
Investigators have uncovered no evidence to suggest a Maryland man taken in custody after allegedly threatening his workplace had acquired weapons illegally, a law enforcement official said Saturday.
A Maryland man who was in the process of being fired was taken into custody Friday after allegedly calling himself a "joker" and threatening a supervisor, police said.
Maryland's highest court has ruled that a lesbian couple married out of state can legally file for divorce, even though Maryland's own same-sex marriage law does not take effect until next year.
Maryland's highest court is considering a case involving a lesbian couple married in California but denied a divorce in Maryland because the state does not currently allow same-sex couples to wed.
A Maryland lottery official announces a winning ticket was sold at a 7-11 in Baltimore County.
Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign into law Thursday a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland, making it the seventh state to do so.
A newborn baby was found dead Thursday in the trunk of a car in southern Maryland, authorities said.
Murder charges against two Maryland doctors over abortions they performed on late-term fetuses have been dropped, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Seven firefighters were hospitalized after a house fire in Riverdale, Maryland, authorities said.
A customer inside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Landover, Maryland, was killed Monday night after a vehicle left the road and drove through the large glass windows of the business, a fire official told CNN.
The U.S. military and local authorities are warning beachgoers in southern Maryland to be on alert after live military rounds were found washed ashore at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Fifteen students were among several people hurt Tuesday night when a bus carrying a high school basketball team crashed in Maryland, officials said.
A college student stabbed her roommate to death in the apartment they shared at a university in Maryland, police said Friday
Maryland millionaires will have a little more money in their pockets come 2011.
Maryland is poised to become the sixth state to recognize same-sex marriage as proponents say they believe they have enough support to pass such a measure in the upcoming legislative session.
Mailed devices that ignited in two Maryland state offices each had a small battery and an electric match and were concealed in small white boxes, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Flashes of fire and smoke were reported when employees opened packages at two separate Maryland government buildings.
A message found in at least one of two incendiary devices that were mailed to two Maryland state offices complained about homeland security road signs in the state, according to a government official with access to information on the investigation.
Authorities in Maryland are investigating the deaths of about 2 million fish in Chesapeake Bay.
Police found an employee of a Maryland hospital near Washington dead on Saturday after they responded to an assault call, authorities said.
A man in his 60s attempted an armed robbery in New York City and fled to Maryland, where he allegedly robbed two hotels at gunpoint, led police on a short chase and died when his car left the road and crashed, authorities said Friday.
Maryland's attorney general said Wednesday that the state may legally recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a police reinterrogation of a Maryland man suspected of sexually assaulting his own son did not violate the suspect's right to an attorney.
Federal authorities have charged 19 alleged members of the violent street gang Latin Kings in raids in Maryland, and arrested those not already jailed on other charges, officials announced Thursday.
A massive water main break has flooded entire neighborhoods in Baltimore County, Maryland.
A huge water main burst under a road in the suburban Baltimore community of Dundalk, Maryland, Friday, sending muddy water erupting over neighborhood streets and down highway ramps, officials said.
You may already have seen an ominous looking radar and camera perched atop a traffic light in your neighborhood. And almost all drivers have seen a patrol car cruising a freeway looking for speeders, or a law-enforcement officer standing at the side of a road wielding a radar gun.
Forget lawn mowers. Maryland officials have found a natural way to combat brush while protecting a threatened species.
Well, we're here. Almost. There's still that sticky "Mississippi State hijacking a bid" problem looming for the final few teams in the bracket, but a Tennessee win in the SEC final should finalize the picture below.
After Abu Ghraib and domestic eavesdropping, it takes a particularly brazen abuse of power to shock most Americans weary from eight years of the Bush Administration's war on terror
CNN's Kelli Arena reports on what some prisons are doing to cut down on the smuggling of cell phones into jail cells.
Chante Wright was set to testify against a career criminal when she was gunned down on the streets of Philadelphia in January. Investigators believe it was a hit ordered from prison, by an inmate using a cell phone.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The moment was made for an end-of-the-game SportsCenter celebration highlight. Maryland senior Barnable Osby jumped on James Gist, his face lit up with excitement and his Ben Wallace-style hair shaking, after Gist drew a charge and sent the Terps into halftime with a nine-point lead. The Maryland crowd, which came armed with Duke-hating signs and wearing T-shirts like "Duck Fuke", was wild with excitement, waiting for another upset of a top-five Tobacco Road team.
I once heard a friend of Maryland coach Gary Williams describe him thusly: "He has an overriding sense of misery, which sustains him in times of happiness." That may not sound like a compliment, but in Williams' bizzaro world, it is. If the best of times are never as good as they seem, then the worst of times can't be all that bad.
Dear FSB: I'm starting a small business in building services. I'm already operating in two small locations. My first service has been to clean the offices in these buildings on a trial basis for the owner, who has other properties. The owner says he really likes my work. The owners of the buildings I've been working in know that I don't have a business license and that I'm trying out this type of business for the first time. I know that the next step is to get a business license but after that, what next? Help.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The buzz around here may be about Saturday's Kansas-Mizzou football game, but there was some pretty good college hoops on the docket at the CBE Classic, which was played at the new downtown Sprint Center. I enjoy coming to these two-day events because it gives me a chance to see good teams play twice in person.
Police say five people were found dead in a Maryland park in an apparent murder-suicide.
A roof collapsed Wednesday at a hotel in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Two times lucky
Four winning tickets were sold -- one in each of four states -- for a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $330 million, lottery officials said early Saturday.
Maryland is now the wealthiest state in the union, as measured by median household income, according to the latest stats from the Census Bureau.
Maryland beekeepers have lost 45 percent of their bees since last year -- but the death toll is likely attributable to weather, not a national trend of mysterious die-offs
"They got themselves into this mess and I don't want my tax dollars used to get them out of it." That's the attitude of many when it comes to bailing out subprime borrowers from bad loans.
What's happening in Maryland? On Tuesday, Maryland became the first state in the union to drop out of college. The electoral college, that is.
The University of Mississippi didn't lose a thing in the fall of 1962. Oh, the history books might say something different, telling as they do of a black man named James Meredith and the failed, violent efforts to keep him from enrolling at the school, and the beginning of the end of segregation in the depths of the South. But posterity also records that after the gun smoke and tear gas had blown from the campus, the Ole Miss football team went 10-0, even as it shared its practice field with the federal troops bivouacked there. It was no small balm to white Mississippians, who watched what they called "our way of life" come forcefully to a close. In his autobiography the coach of that undefeated team, John Vaught, described the effect in a chapter titled "Football Saves a School."
HARTFORD, Connecticut -- On the jumbo screen high above a sparsely-populated Hartford Civic Center, they showed highlights at halftime of better times for Maryland. As the film of last year's national championship rolled to a close, the crowd watched Duke's Jessica Foley miss a desperation 3-pointer from long-range in overtime. It marked the beginning of the party in College Park. The end came hard Tuesday night in Hartford.
When it comes to how U.S. states are adapting to an evolving economy, not all are created equal, according to a study released Tuesday.
A record snowfall -- never before have as many as 25 inches fallen in Burlington, Vt., in a 24-hour period -- led my ABA team, the Vermont Frost Heaves, to postpone our game with the Maryland Nighthawks last Thursday. The decision didn't follow only from prudence, though a snow emergency still had the streets around Memorial Auditorium choked with heaps of the white stuff, and we certainly didn't want our opponents to hurry their bus ride up from the mid-Atlantic in hazardous conditions. By carrying the game over a day, we bridged it to a walkup-friendly Friday night, and got another news cycle of promotion out of the player Maryland had somehow folded into that bus.
The cost of a college education may be rising scary fast, but the act of saving for it is finally getting cheaper. Competition has broken out among providers of 529s--the tax-advantaged plans for f...
Four more years in the classroom should be looking pretty good to high school graduates if future salary is important to them, according to new Census data released Thursday.
From a Santa Monica, California, office building on the West Coast to a Gaithersburg, Maryland, youth center in the East, buildings designed to be energy efficient and conserve natural resources are sprouting up across the country.
A federal judge in Baltimore has overturned Maryland's so-called "Wal-Mart healthcare bill," which forced the nation's biggest retailer to provide more employee health care benefits.
Traffic backed up on the major highway into Annapolis, Maryland, after a wayward barge loaded with rocks temporarily got stuck under a bridge, officials said Tuesday.
I'm 25 years old and have about $10,000 in my 401(k). My plan offers a number of index and actively managed funds and I contribute 6 percent of salary a year, which, combined with my employer's full match, adds another $8,500 annually. I'd like to employ an aggressive investing strategy that will make my savings grow over the next 35 years. What do you recommend?
By passing the so-called "Wal-Mart healthcare bill," Maryland became the first state in the country to set a law that would fine big companies for not picking up their fair share of employee healthcare coverage.
In order to take better care of my mother-in-law, who is fighting emphysema and alcoholism, my wife and I have decided to sell our townhouse in Virginia and move to Maryland. We have lived in our home less than two years, however, so we are afraid we will have to pay capital gains taxes on the profit when we sell.
A suspect arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the D.C. serial arson investigation has confessed to at least 33 fires that had been linked to the probe, and to some others that had not been, a senior law enforcement official told CNN.
I'm 28, single and make $66,000. I'm thinking of buying a house to save on taxes. What else can I do to pay as little tax as possible?
Five men accused of arson in a December spree that damaged or destroyed more than 40 homes in the Washington suburbs were indicted Monday on federal charges, prosecutors said.
A security guard was arrested on arson charges Thursday in connection with the fires that destroyed 10 homes under construction in a Maryland subdivision outside Washington last week, authorities said.
The seven semifinalists that vied with our winners should make a mark. Besides the four profiled here, they include Carnegie Mellon's ClearCount, which has found a way to keep surgical sponges from...
On September 14, the Maryland Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- issued a crucial ruling. In its decision, it rejected a challenge to Maryland's current electronic touch-screen voting machine system -- slated to be used on November 2, everywhere in the state but in Baltimore.
Jeffrey Liss had finished making his selections on Maryland's Democratic-primary ballot and strolled out of the polling place at Chevy Chase Elementary School on the morning of March 2, Super Tuesday.
A woman's fitness on a treadmill exam may help determine a woman's risk of heart disease, a study suggests.
A freight train carrying a hazardous material derailed Saturday in northeastern Maryland, forcing the evacuation of a small community. No injuries were reported, said a spokesman for the Cecil County Department of Public Safety.
Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 south of Baltimore, Maryland, have reopened about 12 hours after a tanker truck fell from an overpass, exploding on impact and killing five people, officials said.
Instead of a hotel room, book a boat. Maybe it's the high price of real estate on dry land, but the number and quality of lodgings that float--from converted houseboats to luxury sailing yachts--is...
"Maryland is the Mutual Fund state," declares Paul Anderson, the state's corporate administrator. Thanks to easygoing laws that allow funds to skip some shareholder meetings and dump small accounts...
Sexual harassment. Wage disparities. The glass ceiling. It's not as if women need another hurdle to deal with in the workplace. But here comes one anyway: A recent survey suggests that women execut...
Ever invested in an oxymoron? Well, it may be time to put some money into one: taxable municipal bonds. You read it right. Taxable munis. Ten-year taxable munis are paying 6.8% to 7.4% now, making ...
In today's discouraging stock market, many investors are foraging for ways to fatten their returns. If you're among them, you couldn't find a more discerning guide than Foster Friess of Friess Asso...
In January's "Cut These State and Local Taxes," the table that ranked the tax burden in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, starting with the lowest, should have reported Maryland's ranking...
While many governors live well, Maryland's William Donald Schaefer, a 71-year- old Democrat in his second term, gets royal treatment. MONEY estimates that Maryland taxpayers pay nearly $2.3 million...
The past few years have been tough on the nation's 50 states. A lingering recession followed by an anemic recovery has sapped state revenues, forcing $28.3 billion in tax hikes and fees since 1991 ...
With errors turning up in as many as one out of two credit reports, you might think it would be worth paying $19.50 or more to see what the three major credit bureaus have on you in their files. An...
About ten million Americans have cellular phones, and new subscribers are signing up at the rate of 220,000 a month. Car phones originated the trend just nine years ago, but the fastest-growing mar...
Think junkbond funds. Yes, you read right. If you've got lots of patience and some nerve, now may be a good time to take advantage of selected funds whose yields have risen to nearly 14% in the wak...
Here's a cheerful earful for tax-shy investors: Dull old municipal bonds, which state and local governments issue to finance anything from airports to zoos, have taken on new sparkle. The after-tax...
This year alone, Americans will spend an estimated $100 million to test and treat their homes for radon, the colorless, odorless gas that is a byproduct of uranium decay in soil. The concern is und...
Ronald James, a Maryland resident and the director of technical media at the National Tooling and Machining Association, uses a radar detector when he drives. He hasn't had an accident in at least ...
It pays to search for high yields during these days of declining interest rates: -- Yields vary greatly from city to city. On Feb. 24, for example, the average 2 1/2-year CD in Chicago paid 7.27%. ...
Some people say the big question presented by Communications Workers of America And Its Locals 2100, 2101, 2108, and 2110 v. Harry E. Beck, Jr. et al is whether the union leaders are allowed to jus...
Aggressive investors -- those fearless fundistas who are often decades away from retirement and hungry for superhigh returns -- must be willing to put substantial principal on the line from time to...
Mutual fund investors uncomfortable with the aggressive pursuit of profit can learn a lesson from longtime clay court tennis ace Chris Evert: patience pays. A conservative mutual fund portfolio -- ...
Last spring's two-percentage-point rise in interest rates caused the portfolios of some income-oriented investors to drop faster than Tipper Gore's jaw at a Madonna concert. Thus fund analysts now ...
Now that baby-boomers outnumber their elders in the work force and in unions, the feisty striplings are questioning some of the most revered tenets of organized labor: seniority rules. In a dramati...
Dr. Robert Marcus usually charges $75 for a routine visit to his Baltimore office. If you went to Dr. John Hartman, another internist in the city, you would pay just $25. Few prospective patients w...
Ever since their father took them on elephant safaris in Kenya as children, the Havens brothers have been shooting. Timothy M. Havens, 41, president of Newbold's Asset Management in Philadelphia, h...
The plague on savings and loan associations, last seen in Ohio, swept into Maryland when a run on deposits at several privately insured thrifts forced Governor Harry Hughes to sign an order restric...