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  • Alan Gross's diplomatic escorts

    And while the call indeed came from a constituent, it didn't emanate from Van Hollen's 8th Congressional District of Maryland in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. ... And on the other line was Alan Gross, a Van Hollen constituent and political supporter ...

    Fox News 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Army tests blimp-like airship that is part of anti-missile system along East Coast

    17, 2014, in Middle River, Md. Military officials said a pair of helium-filled aerostats stationed in Maryland are intended provide early detection of cruise missiles over a large swath of the East Coast, from Norfolk, Va., to upstate New York, during ...

    Fox News 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Alan Gross Arrives on American Soil After Release From Cuban Prison

    Just a couple of hours after his return to American soil following more than five years in a Cuban prison, a government subcontractor from Maryland expressed gratitude for the efforts to restore his freedom and support for the president's move toward ...

    NBC Washington 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Four Ways the Government Funding Bill Undermines Climate Progress

    These cuts will reduce the total number of acres enrolled in the program by 2.3 million (more than all of the farm acreage in the State of Maryland, which has over 12,000 farms). Lacking conservation incentives, this land is likely to be converted to ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • We Can Ban Fracking, New York Paves the Way

    In contrast to Cuomo's decision today, Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley recently released regulations for fracking in his state. The Obama Administration's EPA has refused to reopen investigations on instances of water ... Politicians with ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Obama Signs Legislation Ending Nazi Benefit Checks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Celebrate 2015: New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

    On New Year's Eve, join CNN in Easton, an historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, which will be on hand to film the "crab drop," a charming Chesapeake interpretation of the ball drop in Times Square. Steps from the event stands one of the East Coast ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • The Traditions That Got College Students Through Finals This Semester

    Finals bring out the frenzied college student in everyone, but luckily many schools have stress-busting traditions to help get students through. This past month, students across the nation streaked, midnight breakfast'ed, jammed and screamed their way ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • US Tapped Contractors To Do Its Sneaky Work In Cuba

    The projects by Creative Associates International crossed paths with the company that Gross worked for at the time of his 2009 arrest, the Maryland-based Development Alternatives Inc., as he smuggled in sensitive technology — using backpacks and carry ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • The Top 10 Marijuana Victories in 2014

    Martin O'Malley (D) signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Maryland; at the same time, he signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state. This was the first time that any governor signed two substantial marijuana policy reform ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

    Phelps' attorney, Steve Allen, told the judge that Phelps had already made tremendous progress, and is continuing with therapy in Maryland and has enrolled in Alcoholics Anonymous. "Mr. Phelps is a wonderful person," Allen said. "He's a gifted athlete ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • VentureFund.io gives startups free growth-tracking tools so it can find gems ...

    After many years in Maryland, Wooten moved to Silicon Valley in 2011, where he saw the vast difference between being an insider and an outsider of the club. Today, technology and tools make building a software or web product incredibly easy; so much so ...

    venturebeat.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Giant military blimps set to defend the East Coast from attack

    Sometime next week, weather permitting, the military will launch the blimps, known as the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, from the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Designed to patrol the ...

    venturebeat.com 3 years, 12 months ago
  • 150 CFB bowl betting nuggets

    Maryland's No. 116 third-down offense: Teams picked up first downs just 35.6 percent of the time on third down against the Cardinal's defense. Maryland converted on just 32.2 percent of third downs, the lowest success rate of any bowl team. Stanford's ...

    ESPN 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Now Comes The Hard Part For Blackman: Do It Again

    Dangerfield, whose favorite player growing up was UConn legend Maya Moore, picked the Huskies over Maryland. In the future, the two guards could face each other in Final Fours, but for now they're competing against each other in practice and then ...

    ESPN 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    Phelps' attorney, Steve Allen, told the judge that Phelps had already made tremendous progress, and is continuing with therapy in Maryland and has enrolled in Alcoholics Anonymous. "Mr. Phelps is a wonderful person," Allen said. "He's a gifted athlete ...

    ESPN 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Pakistan militants: Children's massacre was to avenge army strikes

    ... Pakistan since October 2007, when 139 Pakistanis died and more than 250 others were wounded in an attack near a procession for exiled former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to the University of Maryland's Global Terrorism Database.

    CNN 3 years, 12 months ago
  • The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers

    January 13, 1999 - The date of Baltimore, Maryland, area high school student Hae Min Lee's murder. 2 - Number of trials. The first ended in a mistrial. The second ended in Adnan Syed's conviction in 2000. Life plus 30 years - Syed's sentence. 4 ...

    CNN 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Army to launch 'blimp' that detects cruise missiles

    The balloons will fly above the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and do not carry any cameras. "It's not for surveillance," said NORAD spokesman Michael Kucharek. "It's simply for the detection of cruise missiles." The 242-foot-long aerostats ...

    CNN 3 years, 12 months ago
  • Who Is Alan Gross?

    ... 50 countries. He traveled to Cuba on a U.S. passport for DAI, a Bethesda, Md.-based contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to help to connect Cuba's small Jewish community to the internet under USAID's Cuba Democracy ...

    blogs.wsj.com 3 years, 12 months ago