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  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case
    With $50 million a year in county revenues on the line, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a challenge to a ruling by Maryland's highest court that some taxes on out-of-state income are collected in violation of the Constitution. A...
  • Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing

    Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing
    A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after...
  • The worst form of government [Editorial]

    Winston Churchill is credited with many wry quips, including the observation that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried. No doubt, the sentiment relates to the reality that representative governments,...
  • Kamenetz the big money candidate [Letter]

    Kamenetz the big money candidate [Letter]
    Your editorial clearly defines the problem we face in Baltimore County government — the abundance of special interest money in the hands of elected officials with less than altruistic intentions ("Kamenetz the kingmaker," May 23). Big money is a...
  • Thai coup holds promise of democracy

    In the millennium of Thai history, the distinction between civilian and military servant of the king has barely existed. Certainly for five centuries generals became ministers and ministers became generals. Since 1932, the Royal Thai Army has always had...
  • Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support

     Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support
    The Los Angeles arts scene is about to lose its best friend among elected officials, as Zev Yaroslavsky steps down from the county Board of Supervisors after 20 years, having run up against term limits. It's not certain whether his successor will...
  • UCI students condemn fraternity actions

    UC Irvine's student government voted Tuesday evening to condemn the actions of a campus fraternity seen as insensitive to Pacific Islanders after students complained about its Islander-themed party. Student government representatives voted 14 to 0...
  • Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead

    Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead
    A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents. The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...
  • Egypt election: Extended voting fails to turn out Sisi supporters

    Egypt election: Extended voting fails to turn out Sisi supporters
    Egypt’s election went into overtime on Wednesday as the government sought to drum up more votes for former military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi, but turnout again appeared lackluster on the hastily added third day of polling. Preliminary results early...
  • Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban

    Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban
    After several months of internecine fighting, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban broke from the organization on Wednesday, potentially complicating efforts by the Pakistani government to negotiate peace with militants in the country’s tribal...
  • Fixed app falls short in contesting parking tickets

    Fixed app falls short in contesting parking tickets
    That app that contests parking tickets for you? You might be better off going it alone. When Fixed was launched last year, the start-up enjoyed a flurry of glowing media coverage. The idea: Allow people to take photos of their citations on their...