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Google Maps offers offline option when Internet is spotty

NEW YORK — Google Maps is getting disconnected. With an update for Android phones Tuesday, you’ll be able to search nearby businesses and get driving directions, including turn-by-turn voice prompts, even if your Internet connection is spotty or non-existent. Google ...

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Rail officials release Northeast Corridor impact study

NEWARK, N.J. — The environmental impacts of a large-scale transformation of the Northeast Corridor rail line would be greatly outweighed by an eventual decrease in energy usage and greenhouse gas production, as well as an increase in economic activity and ...

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Southwest to add nonstop between BWI and Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS  — Southwest Airlines will begin flying passengers nonstop between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Baltimore with twice-a-day service starting in April. The Star Tribune reports that the Dallas-based carrier had connected Twin Cities passengers to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with ...

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5 killed after truck hits packed van en route to church

HYATTSVILLE — A passenger van packed with 16 people on their way to a service at their small, Spanish-speaking evangelical church in suburban Washington was involved in a fiery and deadly crash that police and county officials described as one ...

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Ober Kaler donates $35K to Baltimore, D.C. nonprofits

Baltimore-based law firm Ober|Kaler announced Monday that Family & Youth Initiative, Youth Empowered Society and Digital Harbor Foundation were awarded grants totaling $35,000 through the Ober|Kaler Community Grants Program to improve the lives of at-risk youth in the Baltimore and ...

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TEDCO launches mdPACE program

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation announced Monday the launch of its new mdPACE (medical device Product Acceleration and Commercialization by Executives) Program. The program was made possible through a three-year, $500,000 grant from the EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, mdPACE ...

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SBA to host Destination: HUB event to promote job creation in Baltimore

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Destination:HUB event Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. in Tilghman Auditorium in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Turner Building. Douglas J. Kramer, the SBA’s deputy administrator, will join local officials to kick off the event. Tuesday’s event ...

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U.S. Silica declares quarterly dividend

Frederick-based U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced Monday that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0625 per common share. The dividend is payable Jan. 5, 2016 for all shareholders of record as of the close of business Dec. 15, ...

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