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  • Maryland's missing guns

    Maryland's missing guns
    Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's...
  • White House targets gun loopholes, overseas purchases

    White House targets gun loopholes, overseas purchases
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would close loopholes in the rules on acquiring machine guns and other dangerous weapons and ban U.S. military-style firearms sent overseas from returning to this country. The...
  • Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges

    Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...
  • No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

    No device located after explosion reported near courthouse
    Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city...
  • Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker

    Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker
    Authorities say that they believe that a firecracker caused the loud bang outside of Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, prompting a bomb scare that closed downtown streets during rush hour. Maj. Sam Cogen of the city...
  • Officials vote to fire foul-mouthed Pennsylvania police chief

    Leaders of a Pennsylvania borough voted this week to fire their foul-mouthed police chief while the embattled cop’s attorney vowed Friday to seek a public hearing for his client. The Borough Council of Gilberton voted 6 to 1 to “suspend...
  • Cops ask for help, offer $10K reward in Indiana woman's slaying

    Cops ask for help, offer $10K reward in Indiana woman's slaying
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone identifying the person who kidnapped and killed a 76-year-old Griffith, Ind., woman last month, said police, who also released photographs of two rings believed stolen from the victim. Mary C. Austgen was...
  • National task force investigates Leimert Park church fire

    National task force investigates Leimert Park church fire
    A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard....
  • A better way to track a bomber

    A better way to track a bomber
    The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
  • Feds: Felon used sister to buy guns in Missouri

    Feds: Felon used sister to buy guns in Missouri
    A 28-year-old convicted felon from Crest Hill used his 24-year-old sister as a "straw purchaser" to buy guns in her home state of Missouri and resold them in the Chicago area, federal officials said today. In March, following an undercover...
  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast unclear; inquiry continues

    The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...