| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The cost to taxpayers of a long-running racial-bias lawsuit by death-row inmates has topped $3.5 million, with more possible before an expected judge's ruling within a few months — and then a possible appeal by whoever loses.
News coverage of the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:09 PM
On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Your phone records are a threat to national security.
At least, that's what the National Security Agency contended in denying a journalist's request for his own records last week.
Ever since the recent leak of a top-secret court order outed the NSA's...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
A promising part of gun control legislation passed this week by Connecticut's General Assembly was the creation of a deadly weapons offender registry.
At least it started out as a good idea, before it got derailed.
The new law says that as of Jan. 1,...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Connecticut legislators say a key provision that sets their tough new gun-control law apart from other states' measures is its first-in-the-nation "dangerous weapon offender registry" — which will list the names and addresses of those convicted of...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:34 AM
CHARLEVOIX -- Whether Charlevoix County should hire a full-time staff civil counsel rather than continuing to contract the service is continuing to be discussed by county commissioners.
The matter was discussed at Wednesday's county personnel committee...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan.
The appeals panel of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As The Baltimore Sun set out to look back on the murder of civil rights activist William Lewis Moore 50 years later, the first step was to find his relatives. It wasn't easy.
Records showed none located in Baltimore, where the postal worker had lived...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Fredericksburg (Va.) City Council has received “an unsolicited offer from a baseball team,” city Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw confirmed Thursday in an email to The Herald-Mail, but said she could not discuss the matter further due to...