Today in droll coincidences: nearly 150 years ago, an anonymous author published The Odd Trump, a novel whose description leaves no doubt as to the reasons for its obscurity. It’s fanciful and trivial — and it happens to feature a protagonist named Trump with a pal and occasional rival named Clinton.
Tis the season for a bunch of goddamn unfunny clown hoaxes, and now children are getting in on it too. Police say a group of kids in Annapolis, Maryland reported having seen “a clown or clowns” while walking to school. They later admitted the sighting was a hoax.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that a man in Maryland contracted Zika while abroad, showed no symptoms, and subsequently infected his partner during unprotected sex. This is the first case of infection where the host showed no visible symptoms of the virus.
Serial subject Adnan Syed is seeking a new trial after being convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee 16 years ago. Before his post-conviction hearing continued on Monday morning, Lee’s family issued a statement making clear that they still believe Syed is guilty, and that both the podcast and the new hearing “have…
Real Housewives of DC was doomed from the beginning. Bravo’s Andy Cohen attributed the failure of the off-shoot to cast members Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who crashed a White House state dinner, casting a pox on the entire endeavor. But that incident is indicative of a much larger problem the season faced: the DC that…
A federal judge has ruled Maryland to start phasing out Confederate flag license plates this fall. Attorney General Brian Fosh said the flag was a “symbol of hate and division and did not have a place in government.”
Coming straight from the plot of a Saturday night Lifetime movie: a Maryland woman, her 13-year-old daughter and the girl’s 18-year-old boyfriend have all been charged in connection with the murder of the woman’s husband and a 25-year-old woman the couple allegedly were both involved with.
An armed robbery suspect was creative when it came to his getaway car. After robbing a store in Maryland, the 23-year-old man ordered up an Uber.
An Air Force contractor who had been working at a Maryland dental clinic was accused of being a witch and subsequently fired. Deborah Schoenfeld, a Hindu, had complained of being harassed for not sharing the same religious beliefs as her Christian co-workers. She was told that practicing yoga was “satanic” and would…
A Maryland woman found pushing her dead three-year-old son on a park swing has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of child abuse, neglect of a minor, and manslaughter. The district attorney’s office said the woman, 24-year-old Romechia Simms, has been arrested and will be arraigned Monday morning.
Adnan Syed from the infamous Serial podcast is back with a new hope to get him off in the murder of Hae Min Lee—unreliable phone records.
Daniel Perry, a 21-year-old driving instructor with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has been fired after he offered to give a woman who blew a stop sign during her test a pass if she blew him as well. That’s some commitment to road safety.
One day in March of 1975, 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and 10-year-old Katharine Lyon walked to the suburban Maryland Wheaton Plaza Mall. They never came back, and their bodies were never found.
Probably the only thing worse than abandoning your child by the side of the road is the Mt. Everest-level mountain of guilt you would feel having to call the police and be like, “Oh, whoops, that’s on me.”
Maryland police were called to a park on Friday morning to find what could have been a terrifying scene from a horror film. A woman was there, pushing her dead 3-year-old son in one of the swings. She may have been at the playground for hours, or possibly since the previous day. Her identity has not been released to…
While the 2016 GOP field has been characterized by its resemblance to a clown car on methamphetamines, the corresponding Democratic field has been disappointingly small, and, to date, as boring as a race between a political juggernaut and a self-identified socialist from Vermont can be. No longer.
U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland is reportedly about to announce her bid for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski. The Washington Post reports that Edwards will announce her candidacy on Tuesday.
Today is day 30 of a bizarre standoff between dogged nudist Catherine Holmes and the Maryland Health Society, an 79-year-old family nudist park nestled in the pristine woodlands of Davidsonville. Holmes says she's been unlawfully evicted from her cabin for protesting inappropriate sexual activity and refuses to leave…
After four days of stressful debate, two Republicans members of the Maryland State Senate joined the 25 democrats to vote 27 to 20 to repeal the death penalty. A project of Gov. Martin O'Malley since 2007, the measure was finally able to pass due to new Senators and the changed minds of others.
Probably my favorite part of watching the storm coverage yesterday (for hours, obsessively, swaddled cozily in survivor’s guilt out here in Seattle) was when CNN, scrambling for new Sandy updates, took a lengthy detour to discuss adorable ponies.