Flash flood rages down historic Maryland mainstreet, kills two

World Aug 1, 2016

Flash flood rages down historic Maryland mainstreet, kills two

Flooding from torrential rain killed two people in Ellicott City, Maryland, with floodwaters that tore through the U.S. town's historic downtown, collapsing a street and sweeping away cars. Ellicott City was pounded by almost 6 inches (15 cm) of rain in two hours late on ...

Blossom Queen ritual becomes an education

Lifestyle Apr 16, 2013

Blossom Queen ritual becomes an education

by Emily Wax

Adjusting her cupcake-size replica of a Mikimoto gold-and-pearl crown and gliding through a downtown Washington hotel lobby in her white sash, Taylor Barfield offers her business card with a knowing grin: "First African-American United States Cherry Blossom Queen," it reads. "Sorry if I'm groggy and ...

Maryland House passes firearm bill

World / Politics Apr 5, 2013

Maryland House passes firearm bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed what would be among the most restrictive U.S. gun-control measures Wednesday, voting to ratchet up the state's already tough rules by requiring fingerprinting of gun buyers, new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill, and bans on ...