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Maria Stainer

Maria Stainer

Maria Stainer is assistant managing editor of the Universal Desk at The Washington Times. Before working at The Times, she worked at the Baltimore Sun and the Capital-Gazette Newspapers. Maria has been a journalist for 28 years.

Articles by Maria Stainer

Man fires shots in N.J. mall at closing time, kills himself

A 20-year-old man died of a self-inflicted wound inside the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J., Monday night, after firing multiple shots, causing panic among shoppers and drawing hundreds of police to the area. Published November 5, 2013

The Cessna 172 light aircraft that a passenger with no flying experience landed safely at Humberside Airport near Grimsby, England, after the pilot was taken ill on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, is pictured on Thursday. The man landed the plane in the dark without lights with the aid of ground instructors. The pilot later was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/ Richard McCarthy, Press Association)

Passenger left to land small plane after pilot takes ill

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. When a pilot of a Cessna 172 took ill while flying over England, his only passenger took over and landed the plane — something he had never done before, The Associated Press said. Published October 10, 2013

** FILE ** Air Force F-22 Raptors, made by Lockheed Martin. (Associated Press)

Lockheed Martin to furlough 3,000 due to shutdown

Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, has identified approximately 3,000 employees who will be furloughed on Monday because of the government shutdown, the global security and aerospace company said Friday. Published October 4, 2013

Alberto R. Gonzales ** FILE **

Gonzales not surprised Shahzad a citizen

Former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said Wednesday he was not surprised that the man accused of a terrorist plot in New York was a U.S. citizen. Published May 5, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Hoffman considering recount claim

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman said on Friday he is considering filing a recount claim in light of computer irregularities that have been reported. He has until Monday to make that decision. Published November 20, 2009

** FILE ** Paul M. Weyrich. Photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

Paul M. Weyrich dead at age 66

UPDATED: Paul M. Weyrich, one of the early founders of the Heritage Foundation and a leading force in the conservative movement, died Thursday morning at age 66, the foundation reported. Published December 18, 2008

Andy Garcia

Garcia tribute to Cuba's soul

When Andy Garcia produced, directed and starred in "The Lost City," his 16-year project about Havana in the 1950s, the critics called it a love letter to Cuba. Published March 15, 2007

Enchanting tale: Storybook forest replanted on farm

A long time ago, in a land not too far away, was a theme park called the Enchanted Forest where parents and children could interact with their favorite fairy-tale characters and, in some cases, become part of the story themselves. Published June 3, 2006