Oct 29, 2012

Supreme Court weathers hurricane at work

The U.S. Supreme Court apparently opens rain or shine, with more of an emphasis on rain Monday as it is scheduled to hear two cases.

Jul 31, 2012

Pepco defends response to massive power outages

Pepco is defending its response to the deadly outbreak of thunderstorms last month that left hundreds of thousands of Baltimore-Washington area customers without electricity for several sweltering days. The Washington Post reports that the utility said in a report that it “mobilized quickly, calling on both internal and external resources” to restore power to homes […]

Mar 12, 2012

5th Circuit tosses jury’s award in Katrina jail lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a jury’s award of more than $650,000 to two Ohio tourists who were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges two days before Hurricane Katrina’s landfall and jailed for more than a month after the storm. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. […]

Jan 25, 2012

AG loses fight against Allstate

Maryland’s top court Wednesday upheld Allstate Insurance Co.’s decision to stop offering new homeowners’ policies in Southern Maryland, the Lower Eastern Shore and parts of Anne Arundel County due to the company’s potential for catastrophic financial losses if a hurricane hits that region. In its 6-1 decision, the Court of Appeals said Allstate reasonably decided […]

Sep 2, 2011

Realities of Real Estate: What to do when it all goes wrong

Whether you’re buying a house or selling a house, signing the contract is only the beginning of what can be a long, and sometimes arduous, journey to the settlement table. In most cases, it all goes off without a hitch, and the deed can be done in less than a month. But there are other […]

Aug 31, 2011

O’Malley not satisfied with power restoration in Maryland

Four days after Hurricane Irene blew through Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley said there remains much work to be done to clean up in the aftermath of the storm. “Some of those streets looked like the Jolly Green Giant came by and pushed over oak trees and hickory trees on to houses,” the governor said Wednesday […]

Aug 30, 2011

Photo of the Day – After Irene

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff

Aug 29, 2011

Power outages continue to disrupt mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — For many in the Mid-Atlantic region, Hurricane Irene caused only minor inconveniences. But hundreds of thousands of others remained without power Monday, including some who could wait days for their electricity to return. And for a few, the storm brought tragedy. In northern Delaware, authorities were searching for two men whose last known […]

Aug 28, 2011

Storm fuels foreign invasion of Baltimore

When Catalina Constantin got the order to leave Ocean City, she told her mother back in Bucharest, Romania, that she and a friend were leaving the beach town to go sightseeing. “We know we’re safe but they may not believe us,” Constantin said. “I told her we were going on a trip to Baltimore, but […]

Aug 25, 2011

Cruise ship speeds to Baltimore ahead of Irene

Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships is speeding back to Baltimore ahead of Hurricane Irene. Carnival says the Carnival Pride is well ahead of the storm and has increased speed to arrive off the Mid-Atlantic coast by late Friday. The ship was scheduled to end the voyage on Sunday, when Irene is expected […]

Aug 25, 2011

Germantown-based Earth Networks finds correlation between lightning, storm path

Earth Networks Inc. of Germantown, the owner and operator of WeatherBug, the country’s largest weather network, said it is actively tracking the path of Hurricane Irene as it approaches the East Coast by providing an early look into Irene’s total lightning activity. This is the first time, the company said, that there is an established […]

Aug 25, 2011

Navy orders warships in Va. out of Irene’s path

NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Navy ordered ships in its biggest East Coast center to head out to safer waters on Thursday to protect them from approaching Hurricane Irene. The Hampton Roads region in southeastern Virginia is home to several Navy installations, including the world’s largest naval base. Thursday’s order sent 27 ships out to […]

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