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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 31 years.

Articles by Maria Stainer

Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, frets that the Obama administration is willing to negotiate the release of spies or terrorists. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

367 House members send letter on Iranian nuclear negotiations to Obama

Rep. Ed Royce, Rep. Eliot Engel and 365 other House members sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama recently stating their concerns with the "grave and urgent" issues involved in the Iranian nuclear negotiations, which are to wrap up at the end of March. Published March 23, 2015

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