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  • Arundel English-only bill: A hostile, empty gesture

    County Councilman Jerry Walker wants to make English the official language of Anne Arundel County. That would make perfect sense if English weren't already, for all practical purposes, the county's official language. When was the last time you heard...
  • 5 reasons to care about new FAA law

    5 reasons to care about new FAA law
    Did you hear that? It's a door busting open in Washington, unblocking a huge backlog of airline issues that will directly affect America's millions of air travelers. For the first time since 2007, after 23 extensions, Congress has finally passed a long-...
  • Palm Beach County covers Inspector General's $400,000 shortfall from cities' lawsuit

     
    Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday agreed to plug a potential $400,000 hole in the Inspector General???s budget that came from a coalition of cities refusing to pay for the new corruption watchdog. More than 70 percent of Palm Beach County......
  • Clinics halt Lap-Band surgeries

    Clinics halt Lap-Band surgeries
    Two clinics tied to 1-800-GET-THIN have temporarily halted Lap-Band weight-loss surgeries after the device's maker said it would no longer sell to companies affiliated with the massive advertising campaign. The two brothers identified in lawsuits as...
  • Mayor Ballard will soon decide on stronger city-wide smoking ban

    Mayor Ballard will soon decide on stronger city-wide smoking ban
    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has a few days to either sign or veto the latest version of a proposed city-wide smoking ban. It was approved by City-County Council with a 19 to 9 vote. While the mayor has not vetoed the proposed ordinance, he has said...
  • Former FBI Agent Brought In to Help Search for "Speed Freak" Victims

    Former FBI Agent Brought In to Help Search for "Speed Freak" Victims
    For former FBI agent Jeffrey Rinek, the argument to bring serial killer Wesley Shermantine off of death row to look for his victim’s bodies has to be done, if only to end the suffering of their families. “The goal is to forever cause his...
  • Henson trial to begin after judge declines to dismiss case

    Henson trial to begin after judge declines to dismiss case
    Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday in the election fraud case against veteran political consultant Julius Henson after a Baltimore judge rejected a defense request to throw out the charges. Baltimore Circuit Judge Emanuel Brown ruled Tuesday...
  • O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage

    O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
    Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees....
  • Police Blotter for Feb. 08

    Harford Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Brandy Michelle Kerr, 37, of the 200 block of Golf Drive, was charged Thursday with trespassing and theft less than $1,000. Tavon I. Harvey, 17, who has addresses in the first...
  • Proposition 8 ruling: A limited win for equality

    Proposition 8 ruling: A limited win for equality
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a lower court's ruling that California's Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage, was unconstitutional is surely a good outcome and an advance for equality. Already backers of same-sex marriage in...
  • Court upholds Texas abortion law requiring women to submit to ultrasound

    Court upholds Texas abortion law requiring women to submit to ultrasound
    The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Texas law that requires women seeking an abortion to have a sonogram exam and to listen to a physician's detailed description of the fetus, including whether it has developed limbs or internal...