| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For Jim Johnson, the police chief of Baltimore County, the month of August started in Pittsburgh, with an award from a national law enforcement organization for his "steadfast leadership and commitment to working to keep this nation free of gun violence."...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Show biz figures like Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and LeAnn Rimes appeared at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
"It's an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation,"...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
While law enforcement officials have released few details of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to Connecticut residents, state police and Newtown officers have increased their trips across the country, in some cases sharing graphic details...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:13 AM
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Two men stand anxiously at the classroom entrance and another lies seriously wounded beside a wall outside. "Don't come down here, I'm telling you — I'll kill 'em," a man inside the classroom shouts to officers snaking...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states?
We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A bill drafted by the governor’s office would seal certain records of victims of the Dec. 14 Newtown massacre. The bill would require the consent of the families of the victims for release of photos, videos or recordings, as well as death...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
More than 600,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students returned to class Tuesday after summer break and were greeted with enhanced security measures, new disciplinary rules and expanded health services.
The new safety programs follow in the wake...