Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Author Archives: The Washington Post News Service & Syndicate

Maryland fracking regulations include enhanced buffers around wells

Maryland environmental officials proposed new regulations Monday to govern the controversial gas-extraction method known as fracking, saying they expect to finalize the rules by the end of the year. State Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles called the guidelines “the most stringent ...

Read More »

Five things to know following Marriott’s takeover of Starwood

Marriott International is taking over Starwood Hotels & Resorts Friday morning, effectively creating the world’s largest hotel company. Here are five things to know about the $13.6 billion merger. 1. Platinum Starwood member? Now you’re a Platinum Marriott Rewards member ...

Read More »

Md. man killed two senior citizens, got locked up, and tried to extort money from a third

Alone in his prison cell, Darren Witmer pulled out a piece of paper and tried a new way to steal someone’s money. “May this letter reach your hands with a welcoming comfort,” he wrote last year to a 75-year-old woman ...

Read More »