Broad coalition launches effort to help resettle Afghan refugees; Hogan urges aid

Following the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, this new initiative, Welcome.US, allows Americans to easily donate money to frontline organizations, host families or provide essential services.

Biden faces pressure to address May 1 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

President Joe Biden is facing pressure to decide whether to abide by the May 1 deadline negotiated by the Trump administration to fully withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Despite initially hinting interest in meeting the May deadline, President Biden…

Maryland native nominated to be next Marine Corps commandant

WASHINGTON – For the first time in history, a Maryland native is poised to step into the highest-ranking position in the United States Marine Corps. After a likely Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nomination, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger,…

Congress, public bid farewell to “generational” Senator John McCain

By ZACH SELBY and CHRIS CIOFFI Capital News Service WASHINGTON – John McCain, “a drum major for courage, truth and justice,” was honored by family, friends and colleagues Friday in a United States Capitol Rotunda service. “This is one of…

Afghan U-S aid worker faces challenges in new life in the United States

They are a select group of veterans putting their lives on the line for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afghan Aid workers are often overshadowed and left behind once they receive Special Immigration Visas. Some are able to make new lives in the United States but not after facing tragic losses and the threat to the members of their families that they leave behind

Cardin among critics who want change in war-fighting policy

WASHINGTON – The International Criminal Court last week said it plans to begin investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan conflict. The probe will include looking into actions by the International Security Assistance Force, which includes American…

Family’s recovery sheds light on Afghanistan challenges

WASHINGTON – They were recovered after five years in Taliban captivity by Pakistani military forces using intelligence from the United States. Caitlin Coleman, an American citizen, and her husband, Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen, were kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan…

For some veterans, rehab means a kayak on a raging river

WASHINGTON – Lonnie Bedwell had just 14 days of whitewater kayaking experience before he paddled the entire length of the Colorado River in 2013 — a 226-mile stretch through the Grand Canyon, home to some of the most dangerous rapids…

Immigration is Key Issue in Primary, Especially Among GOP Voters

As Maryland’s international population grows, some reach out, others worry

Maryland Veteran Awarded the Medal of Honor

A University of Maryland alumnus and Bethesda native was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama Thursday for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.