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  • Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident

    Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident
    A volunteer Baltimore County police officer who was videotaped in February telling a citizen he had "lost" his right to free speech will remain with the program but cannot return to patrol duties, Police Chief Jim Johnson said Friday. The video of the...
  • Three Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted To Prison Terms In Egypt

    A Cairo court on Monday convicted three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in the ruling of a closely watched case discussed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday during his state visit with new...
  • Egypt sentences 3 journalists to prison, drawing international outcry

    An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges, stunning their supporters and raising an immediate outcry from human rights...
  • Fourth of July: Three transplants to America, one reason to celebrate

    His name is Mo, and he’s a driver for Lyft, a ride-sharing company. But he did more than deliver me safely to my destination. He reminded me of why we celebrate the Fourth of July. Mo picked me up in his car at the Embarcadero in San Francisco...
  • Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear...
  • Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced To Jail In Egypt

    Three journalists employed by Qatar-backed news agency Al Jazeera were given stiff prison sentences by an Egyptian court for reporting false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, among other charges. Two of the three reporters - Peter Greste, the...
  • U.S. needs to press Egypt -- on freedom of the press and other rights

    On Sunday, after a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, Secretary of State John F. Kerry suggested that Sisi should be given time to respond to U.S. complaints about human rights violations. After all, Kerry noted, Sisi had been...
  • AT&T, DirecTV To Pitch Capitol Hill on Benefits of Merger

    AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in scheduled appearances on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with DirecTV chairman and CEO Michael D. White, plans to tell lawmakers that their proposed $49 billion merger may lead to lower prices for consumers across...
  • Hong Kong and China: A showdown looms

    Hong Kong and China: A showdown looms
    China's most prosperous city is becoming dangerously polarised FOR years after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China's leaders surprised the world by adhering scrupulously to Hong Kong's unusual political set-up of "one country,...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings

    A dispute over giving a floor pass to a liberal blogger/documentarian to cover the state Senate boiled over Thursday with the Democratic and Republican leaders taking verbal jabs at each other. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...