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Aug 9, 2016

Hurt by Delta outage? Here’s what you can do

If you’re one of the people left stranded by Delta’s outage, you have options. The airline is waiving fees, offering refunds and giving out travel vouchers to those who were scheduled to fly on Aug. 8 or Aug. 9. Over those two days, more than 1,200 Delta flights around the world were canceled due to […]

National Aquarium
Aug 8, 2016

This Baltimore landmark is celebrating its 35th birthday

In 1981, then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer welcomed fish, dolphins and sharks to Baltimore. Today, the National Aquarium is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Baltimore landmark has hosted more than 50 million guests since it first opened and is home to almost 20,000 animals. The aquarium has seen its fair share of changes over the years […]

Aug 4, 2016

Ellicott City flood victims get into homes and businesses, 10 minutes at a time

With recovery efforts still underway and concerns about the structural deficiency of some buildings, people with homes and businesses on Ellicott City’s Main Street are slowly being allowed back in — for 10 minutes at a time. Due to the number of people waiting for access and the need for them to be escorted by trained […]

Aug 2, 2016

U.S. News: Johns Hopkins 4th in nation for hospitals

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has once again earned high marks in U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital rankings, but moved from third in the nation to fourth on this year’s honor roll. The top five hospitals for 2016-2017 are the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Hopkins, and UCLA […]

Aug 1, 2016

Ellicott City residents and business owners get a leg up with fundraising

Friends, family members and small business owners are taking to the internet to raise money.

Aug 1, 2016

Maryland residents react to Ellicott City flooding

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Jul 29, 2016

UMES program at Shady Grove gets $300K boost

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has received a $300,000 grant to upgrade facilities and support student activities. But the funds won’t be going to the historically black institution’s main campus in Princess Anne — they’ll be used to enhance the program’s efforts at the Universities at Shady […]

Jul 28, 2016

Rockville firm’s electric Vette goes PDQ

A Rockville company has produced an electric car that goes fast. Not just fast, but really, really fast.

Jul 26, 2016

Baltimore quizmaker helps subvert N. Korean regime. Really.

A Baltimore-based publisher of online quizzes is doing its part to help smuggle banned material — such as movies, TV shows, and e-books from the outside world — into the secretive and oppressive North Korean state to help residents learn more about what’s outside the Hermit Kingdom. NewsUp, which publishes online quizzes on topics ranging from Star […]

Jul 22, 2016

JHU, UM among top schools filing patents, say inventors

Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland were among the top patent-filing universities worldwide in 2015, according to a report published this month by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The local tech-transfer powerhouses came in at Nos. 8 and 27, respectively, the JHU being granted 143 U.S. utility patents in 2015, […]

Jul 21, 2016

Sagamore Spirit installs huge whiskey column

It was a big day for Sagamore Spirit. The whiskey company, which was co-founded by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, installed a 3,700-pound American-made whiskey column at its distillery at Port Covington on Thursday. The 40-foot-tall column is used in the rye whiskey maker’s distillation process. Plank and Sagamore Spirit President Brian Treacy say Sagamore Spirit […]

Jul 20, 2016

Tired of hearing about Melania Trump’s RNC speech? Too bad!

Much of Tuesday’s news cycle was dominated by stories about how Melania Trump’s GOP convention speech was far too similar to one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. But a cognitive computing company with an office in Rockville is floating an alternative hypothesis: no, it wasn’t. Well, not entirely, at least. Expert System, which has developed […]

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