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  • Governor's rail safety task force to meet

    Virginia's secretaries of transportation and public safety will co-chair a new task force on railroad safety, and it will meet for the first time early next month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday. McAuliffe created the task force in the wake...
  • Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders

    Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to be a large-scale grant of clemency in President Obama’s waning years in...
  • City Council candidates talk 'McMansions,' utility transfers at forum

    City Council candidates talk 'McMansions,' utility transfers at forum
    During a candidate forum on Wednesday, Glendale City Council candidates said they support copying a Los Angeles ordinance that limits building so-called McMansions on steep hills. "That's just common sense. I have no problem with that," said Vartan...
  • Proposal for walkway over downtown L.A. homeless camp stirs debate

    Proposal for walkway over downtown L.A. homeless camp stirs debate
    A well-known developer in downtown Los Angeles is fighting to erect a pedestrian bridge between two apartment buildings, saying it would protect future residents from a nearby homeless encampment. Geoffrey H. Palmer, whose company is known for the...
  • Scofflaws on two wheels (and sometimes one) [Editorial]

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is right to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders by using social media and undercover officers to prevent them from disrupting traffic and putting motorists and pedestrians at risk. The...
  • How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight

    How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight
    Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the...
  • U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates
    The U.S Justice Department invited thousands of federal convicts on Wednesday to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore, where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities. The Obama...
  • O'Malley takes aim at deportations

    O'Malley takes aim at deportations
    Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making the state-run jail one of a relative handful in the...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Unions would expect payback for support

    I want a candidate who would represent my values, but must of all I want someone who I can count on once elected. That is what most of us want and it is not much different for an association or a union. Furthermore, the larger the investment in a...
  • New Jersey legislators to turn over bridge documents to prosecutors

    Federal prosecutors investigating September's massive and deliberate  traffic jam at the foot of the George Washington Bridge want to see the documents gathered by a state committee also probing the mess, another sign that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie...