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Baltimore detective was shot with own gun and struggled with killer, commissioner says

Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was shot and killed with his own gun and there was evidence of a struggle between Suiter and his killer, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday. Davis also said Suiter had been scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury the day after...

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Net neutrality rules targeted for repeal by FCC chairman

Net neutrality rules targeted for repeal by FCC chairman

The days are officially numbered for tough federal net neutrality regulations. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed repealing the rules for online traffic, setting the stage for a vote next month to roll back the controversial Obama-era initiative. The move...

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  • Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    There is no shortage of cute elephant videos on YouTube, and the millions of views they’ve recorded demonstrate why. Elephants are exceptionally smart. They can use tools. They respond to the human voice, and they demonstrate empathy toward other creatures. And, frankly, there are few sights more...

  • Gratitudinal, or what to say on a holiday about which everything interesting, and lots that's not, has already been said

    Gratitudinal, or what to say on a holiday about which everything interesting, and lots that's not, has already been said

    As our national discourse plunges daily toward new lows of debasement, it would be tempting to offer up a Thanksgiving editorial calling on the nation to return to decency, wholesomeness and all else that the holiday implies. But we're figuring you're about as stuffed with politics as you're about...

  • Robert B. Reich: We're now seeing a backlash against the bullies

    Robert B. Reich: We're now seeing a backlash against the bullies

    Why are so many women now speaking out about the sexual abuses they've experienced for years? Is there anything unique about the time we're now living through that has encouraged them to end their silence? I can't help but think that their decisions are part of something that's happening throughout...

  • John Kass: Sen. Franken should take a long walk

    Those popping sounds you hear aren't light bulbs breaking as they hit the frozen surface of Lake Wobegon. Instead, that sound comes from political heads exploding in the Democratic Media Complex. Because liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota was exposed, completely, for what he really...

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  • Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57 million riders, drivers

    Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57 million riders, drivers

    Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by...

  • Redevelopment of former Owings Mills Mall site starts with announcement of a new Costco

    Redevelopment of former Owings Mills Mall site starts with announcement of a new Costco

    The former Owings Mills Mall site will be redeveloped as an outdoor shopping center called Mill Station, a $108 million project to be anchored by a new Costco warehouse store. The project’s announcement Tuesday alleviates uncertainty in the community about the demolished mall, which closed in 2015....

  • Under Armour names new head of footwear

    Under Armour names new head of footwear

    Under Armour has tapped one of its sports division managers to head footwear, a key growth category for the brand, as part of restructuring announced earlier this year. Ryan Drew, previously general manager of the brand’s basketball division, will become head of footwear, Under Armour said Tuesday....

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  • The 12 most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, ranked

    The 12 most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, ranked

    When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, most would agree the roast turkey is the star of the table. But what about the accoutrements? You know, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potato casserole, the stuffing, and the cranberry sauce... These dishes are all essential to Thanksgiving but they're a little...

  • Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

    Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

    With the holidays near, ’tis the season for dazzling lights displays. Luckily, if you live in Baltimore, you don’t have to go far to see Maryland’s best. Financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. has named Baltimore’s Miracle on 34th Street the best place to see holiday lights on its list,...

  • Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

    Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

    Do Baltimoreans rave about Tio Pepe in downtown Baltimore because of nostalgia and fierce loyalty? Or does the fondness stem from a genuine appreciation of the sumptuous Spanish dishes, intimate dining rooms and polished wait staff? I was curious what an outsider from another state would think...

  • Riptide by the Bay will head to auction in December

    Riptide by the Bay will head to auction in December

    Riptide by the Bay will hit the auction block next month after nearly a decade in business in Fells Point. Known for its steamed crabs and other seafood, the restaurant and bar at 1718 Thames St. will be auctioned onsite at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 as owners Meredith and Roger Rippel step away from the...

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  • There is something very strange about the GOP tax plan

    There is something very strange about the GOP tax plan

    Here's one way to tell whether a tax code rewrite is headed in the right direction: Corporate lobbyists should be whining that their private breaks are getting squeezed too hard, and economists should be cheering because the trashing of those preferences is paying for lower overall rates that could...

  • Fact check: Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct

    Fact check: Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct

    "Women are very special. I think it's a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that's good for our society and I think it's very, very good for women and I'm very happy a lot of these things are coming out. I'm very happy it's being exposed." -President Trump, remarks to...

  • Roy Moore campaign refuses to substantiate claims about accuser

    Roy Moore campaign refuses to substantiate claims about accuser

    Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign refused Wednesday to substantiate a key claim it made as part of an effort to raise doubts about one of the candidate's accusers. The campaign has claimed to have found documents that show Leigh Corfman lived more than a mile from the intersection where...

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  • Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    As more police departments use body cameras, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising concerns about officers’ unrestricted access to view their own footage, saying it can affect their memory of events. The Baltimore County Police Department is among the agencies that allow the practice, according...

  • Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Baltimore’s highest-ranking judge faces removal for misconduct. City judges are criticized for their handling of gun cases during a record spike in violent crime. And landlord-tenant judges are undergoing retraining after multiple studies found them misapplying housing laws. Amid the recent string...

  • Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    State law is clear: Every psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department of Health must have a citizens advisory board to help consult with its administrators. Each does except one — the troubled Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. By law, the advisory board at Spring Grove is...

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