May 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON — Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats. History suggests it might be a tough lift. The issue is complex, the next presidential election is more than three years away, and a number of reports and officials have disputed criticisms of Clinton's role when she was secretary of state. Still,...
May 6, 2013 |
BALTIMORE — A lawyer with the Baltimore city government who handles police department cases has been appointed as the department's new head of internal affairs. Rodney Hill replaces Grayling Williams, who left the department in March after about a year on the job. Hill is a former Montgomery County police officer who rose to the rank of lieutenant before earning his law degree. He then worked as an assistant state's attorney in Baltimore County and as a lawyer for Morgan...
May 2, 2013 |
A 57-year-old Leesburg woman charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of her husband was convinced that he had an extramarital affair and fathered a child outside the marriage, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing Thursday. Dae Hwang called police shortly after 6 a.m. March 2 and told them that she had killed her husband, Kyung Hwang, 63, authorities said. Kyung was found dead with multiple stab wounds in an upstairs bedroom of their home on Chickasaw Place.
April 11, 2013 |
How do I love B&Bs? Oh, let me count the ways . . . I love, love, love the houses: those romantic, sprawling Victorians or other gracious old properties full of quirks and character, allure and atmosphere. Not to mention history, which positively seeps from their pores and envelops you in the night. So fabulous! I adore the decor: all those lovely antiques, soaked in the aura of days long past — wish I could take them home with me. Floral wallpaper? Can't get enough of it. Knickknacks galore?
March 31, 2013
Jackson Diehl's March 18 op-ed column, "Who will speak for Payá?," ignored the political considerations of public comments by government officials. Mr. Diehl seemed to expect Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margello to say something that could put in jeopardy a treaty that recently freed from a Cuban jail a man who was, likely, completely innocent. This same treaty will allow future Spaniards falsely or otherwise imprisoned in Cuba to return to Spain, and frequently to be immediately...
March 27, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES — In his first public speech since resigning as head of the CIA, David Petraeus apologized for the extramarital affair that "caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters. " The hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struck a somber, apologetic tone as he spoke to about 600 people, including his wife and many uniformed and decorated veterans, at the University of Southern California's annual ROTC dinner on Tuesday night. "I know I can never fully assuage the pain that I...