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  • Preventing pedestrian injuries [Letter]

    A recent article reported that Baltimore ranks 28th among the nation's 51 most dangerous cities for pedestrians, with nearly 500 pedestrians killed between 2003 and 2012 ("Baltimore ranks 28th nationally in pedestrian danger study," May 20). Beyond...
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Cockeysville-based children's website

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Cockeysville-based children's website
    The publisher of the "Curious George" children's books expanded its presence in the fast-growing early-childhood education market with the acquisition of Cockeysville-based children's learning website Curiosityville. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which...
  • Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts

    Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts
    When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
  • D. Watkins finds stories in the streets

    D. Watkins finds stories in the streets
    By the time D. Watkins was in his early 20s, he had filled a shoe box with obituaries. Kids he had grown up with in East Baltimore. Classmates, neighbors, guys from the corners. His uncle. And, eventually, his older brother. The brief paragraphs and...
  • Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, surgeon

    Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, surgeon
    Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, a retired surgeon who worked with the elderly residents of Baltimore's public high-rise apartments, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease May 6 at Quail Run Assisted Living in Perry Hall. He was 75 and had lived in...
  • Teen terror 'soldier' linked to Jihad Jane gets 5 years in prison

    A Maryland teenager who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Islamic terrorists through “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday. Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a 20-year-old Pakistani citizen living legally in Ellicott City, was...
  • The NRA's challenger [Editorial]

    This week, Michael R. Bloomberg announced he would be writing a check to support a grass-roots get-out-the-vote effort to counteract the National Rifle Association. This is hardly a shock as Mr. Bloomberg has supported the fight against gun violence...
  • Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses

    Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses
    Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling...
  • Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

    Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling
    In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game. There are a lot of rules, starting with the basics: For each major league team, 81 games must be on the road and 81 at home, with 13 home weekend series...
  • Local author wins O. Henry Award

    Local author wins O. Henry Award
    The Baltimore novelist and short story writer Stephen Dixon has won a 2014 O. Henry Award for his short story, "Talk." The annual prize honors 20 of the best short stories each year. Also on this year's list are such well-known national authors as...
  • Bernstein keeps on amassing war chest for state's attorney election

    With a month until the Democratic primary, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein has more than four times as much campaign cash available as his opponent, according to financial reports filed Tuesday. Bernstein has raised $135,000 since January,...