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  • Bill mandating 'kill switch' on smartphones is sent to governor

    A bill that would mandate that smartphones sold in California be equipped with a “kill switch” that would render them useless if stolen was given final legislative approval by the state Senate on Monday. The measure, which next goes to Gov....
  • Shooting an unarmed suspect could be justified, according to the law

    ST. LOUIS The fact that 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed and possibly fleeing when a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot him does not necessarily mean the use of force was unjustified in the eyes of the law. As federal and local authorities begin...
  • Why can tolls be charged in I-95 express lanes?

    Q: Why is Florida allowed to charge tolls on highways like Interstate 95 that were built with federal tax dollars? Mike Wolf, Boca Raton A: The federal government allows tolls on new highways and on lanes added to existing interstates, like the new I-...
  • University of Maryland Medical Center opens domestic violence center

    University of Maryland Medical Center opens domestic violence center
    Maryland added its 10th hospital-based domestic violence program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, officials announced Monday. The Bridge Project at UMMC was launched with a $50,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and...
  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 11

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Hundreds of protesters converged outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Monday, chanting "Hands up! Don't shoot!" with their arms in the air after a night of violence when a vigil for an unarmed black teenager who...
  • Governor, Democratic lawmakers craft new water bond compromise

    Governor, Democratic lawmakers craft new water bond compromise
    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders floated a $7.195 billion water bond compromise Monday, as the deadline to get a replacement measure on the ballot looms. Brown and Democratic leaders have sought to revise the bond currently set to go before...
  • Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government

    Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government
    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart. One of...
  • Conscious leadership in public safety [Commentary]

    Conscious leadership in public safety [Commentary]
    The response to crises such as the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings or the landslide that collapsed a Baltimore street this spring inevitably elevate the public consciousness of the professionalism and courage of police, firefighters and other...
  • City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs

    City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs
    The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the one-block retaining wall that collapsed along East 26th Street in Charles Village, ending months of negotiations over who was responsible and how much taxpayers...
  • Polling Stations In Avon Open For Republican Primary

    AVON — Republicans across the state are going to the polls today to choose a candidate for governor and party members in Avon may vote at one of the three polling stations in town. People who are voting must go to their designated district...
  • Baltimore City reports massive sewage spills

    Baltimore City reports massive sewage spills
    More than three million gallons of raw but diluted sewage spilled into the Patapsco River and Jones Falls during and after Tuesday's near-record downpour, city officials reported Friday. An overflow at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wagner's...