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  • Douglas Gansler pays overdue speeding ticket

    Douglas Gansler pays overdue speeding ticket
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has paid an overdue speeding ticket issued by a District of Columbia speed camera after repeated delays drove the cost to $400, according to multiple media reports. Gansler issued a statement Tuesday saying he had...
  • Gansler pays overdue speeding ticket

    Attorney General has paid an overdue speeding ticket issued by a District of Columbia  speed camera after repeated delays drove the cost to $400, according to multiple media reports. Gansler issued a statement Tuesday saying he had paid the ticket...
  • Back Story: Spinning the tale of the snallygaster

    Back Story: Spinning the tale of the snallygaster
    Since we're on the cusp of Halloween, better beware of the possible return of the dreaded snallygaster, which has periodically been scaring the dickens out of Marylanders since the mid-1700s. The what? The snallygaster is a half-bird, half-reptile...
  • Don't look for changes to housing tax breaks soon

    Don't look for changes to housing tax breaks soon
    WASHINGTON — Here's a side effect of the 16-day federal shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that could prove popular among tax-sensitive homeowners: The stalemate removed even the remotest possibility that Congress could undertake fundamental tax...
  • 'The Counselor': Cormac McCarthy's script stumbles, critics say

    As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy...
  • Baseball: Lucas Giolito vs. Michael Wacha

     From the Washington Post comes an intriguing story about two pitchers available in the 2012, draft: former Harvard-Westlake pitcher Lucas Giolito and now the star of the St. Louis Cardinals staff, Michael Wacha. The Washington Nationals could have...
  • Maryland attorney general, candidate hit for ignoring drinking teens

    Maryland attorney general, candidate hit for ignoring drinking teens
    In the annals of politicians behaving badly, Douglas F. Gansler, the Democratic attorney general of Maryland who is running for governor, is fast becoming a category of his own. Here’s a tip: When seeking the top elected position in a state, it&...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son

    Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
  • Records detail prior police encounters of mentally ill woman shot near Capitol [Washington Post]

    The Washington Post reports: The woman fatally shot by police early this month after a dramatic car chase from the White House to the Capitol had police officers summoned to her Connecticut apartment at least twice after her boyfriend grew concerned about...
  • Maryland attorney general addresses underage drinking party, twerking

    Maryland attorney general addresses underage drinking party, twerking
    It's hard to believe it could have gotten worse Thursday for Maryland Atty. Gen. Douglas F. Gansler, but somehow it did.   The Democratic candidate for governor started the day accused of looking the other way as teenagers drank at a Delaware beach...