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  • Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial

    Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial
    Oh, what a tangled web lawmakers weave when first the state practices to aggrieve. In this case, it applies to lawmakers distressing Floridians who prefer rational self-defense and firearms policies. A recent reminder came this month in the Marissa...
  • Driver found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis High coach's death

    Driver found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis High coach's death
    A driver who struck and killed a Annapolis High School cross country coach on a bicycle last August was found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis District Court Wednesday. Whitney DeCesaris, 38, of Calvert County was fined $1,500 --$500 each for...
  • Judges, remember: Cross is a Christian symbol

    Judges, remember: Cross is a Christian symbol
    There has been a disturbing willingness on the part of some judges in recent years to treat the Christian cross as a symbol that isn't, well, just Christian. The most high-profile and problematic example of this was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia'...
  • BofA ordered to pay $1.3 billion over Countrywide lending program

    Countrywide Financial hustled to make the loans. Bank of America, once again, is picking up the bill for the damages caused — the latest buffeting since the bank's disastrous acquisition of the Calabasas high-risk lender six years ago. A New...
  • As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water

    BALTIMORE — Becca Mann says "The Stolen Dragon of Quanx" is close to being published, perhaps early next month. And she might have completed the 450-page manuscript for the first installment of the planned "Eyes Trilogy" sooner if so many other...
  • Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say

    Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say
    Morgan Lane Arnold said she was "glad" her father was dead and wished her boyfriend had also killed her father's girlfriend, a forensic psychiatrist testified in court Wednesday. The Howard County teenager was in a state of active psychosis when she...
  • Star witness says he gave McDonnells money because he wanted their help

    Star witness says he gave McDonnells money because he wanted their help
    RICHMOND — The government's star witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell took the stand Wednesday, detailing a lavish shopping afternoon with the former first lady and telling a jury that he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the...
  • Judge Alex Kozinski on bringing back firing squads: No, I wasn't kidding

    Google "Alex Kozinski firing squad" and nearly 20,000 mentions turn up. But those are just a few words plucked from a detailed dissent by the chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing, in essence, that Americans are hypocrites about...
  • Former Bell mayor facing prison time in salary scandal

    Former Bell mayor facing prison time in salary scandal
    Once viewed as an American success story, the former mayor of Bell will face possible prison time when he is sentenced Thursday for his role in a massive corruption case in which city leaders paid themselves huge salaries and left the town teetering on...
  • Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA

    Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA
    An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice. Three judges of the Court of...
  • Baseball league board members resign over allowing convicted cop killer to coach

    Baseball league board members resign over allowing convicted cop killer to coach
    Six board members of a Southeast Side youth baseball league resigned Wednesday night amid growing criticism of their decision to let a convicted cop killer coach in the league. The resignations of the Hegewisch Babe Ruth league board members were...