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  • Bills altering rape laws advance in Maryland Senate

    Bills altering rape laws advance in Maryland Senate

    The Maryland Senate will consider two bills next week aimed at improving the prosecution of rape cases. The Senate's Judicial Proceedings Committee gave approved a bill Thursday that would change the legal definition of rape so that proving the victim resisted would no longer be required. Prosecutors...

  • OSHA finds BWI chief retaliated against whistle-blower in old job

    OSHA finds BWI chief retaliated against whistle-blower in old job

    A federal agency has made a preliminary ruling that the chief executive at BWI Marshall Airport, while in his previous job, retaliated against a whistle-blower who reported runway safety concerns to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration made a preliminary...

  • ACLU calls Hogan Facebook policy 'censorship'

    ACLU calls Hogan Facebook policy 'censorship'

    The ACLU of Maryland contends Gov. Larry Hogan's deletion of Facebook comments is tantamount to censorship. The civil rights organization sent the Republican governor a letter Friday outlining its legal argument that Hogan violated the First Amendment rights of his constituents when he deleted...

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  • Glen Burnie-based Mission BBQ blends barbecue and patriotism in bid to become national brand

    Glen Burnie-based Mission BBQ blends barbecue and patriotism in bid to become national brand

    Bill Kraus is thankful for his country and for the people who've pledged to protect it. He's also thankful that about 10 years ago he agreed to play a round of golf with an acquaintance-turned-friend, Steve Newton. The friendship between Kraus, a former Under Armour marketing executive, and Newton,...

  • Under Armour in negotiations with Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper says

    Under Armour in negotiations with Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper says

    Under Armour is in negotiations with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid on a possible sponsorship deal, a Spanish sports newspaper says. A deal to replace Adidas at the Spanish megaclub would significantly boost Under Armour's presence in the coveted European market and could be one of the richest deals...

  • Five Minutes with Delali Dzirasa, president of Fearless Solutions

    Five Minutes with Delali Dzirasa, president of Fearless Solutions

    Growing up in Silver Spring, Delali Dzirasa used to knock on doors and offer to cut grass, mow lawns, wash cars or walk dogs for pay. A lot of people said no, but a couple said yes. The thrill of landing those few jobs as a youngster gave Dzirasa a taste of the entrepreneurial life, and he was hooked....

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  • Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Victoria "Tori" Elizabeth Parshley, 23, was born in Montclair, N.J. She works as an elementary school teacher. Her parents, Tom and Seanna Parshley, live in in Baltimore. His story: Juan David Ramirez, 25, was born in Pereira, Colombia. He works as a mechanical engineer....

  • The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    With the many decisions Ashelynn Brooks had to make for her September wedding, one was fairly easy: Who should officiate? The Rosedale resident, who worried about stage fright and stumbling through her vows, decided against enlisting a legal official or clergy member. Instead, she chose someone...

  • Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    A 9,000-square-foot mansion on an Inner Harbor pier has sold for $6.25 million to a West Coast executive with ties to the movie industry. The all-cash sale is likely to rank among the region's top residential sales for the year. Agents who worked on the deal declined to identify the buyer. But...

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  • Get governors out of parole decisions

    Get governors out of parole decisions

    Gov. Larry Hogan has demonstrated a more enlightened, less politically cowardly approach to parole and commutations than either of his two Democratic predecessors, Govs. Martin O'Malley and Parris N. Glendening. That is about the faintest praise anyone could possibly bestow. Mr. Glendening upended...

  • The 'lost' tier map law

    The 'lost' tier map law

    Five years ago, then-Gov. Martin O'Malley convinced members of the General Assembly to limit new subdivisions that rely on septic systems. It was seen as an important weapon in the effort to protect the Chesapeake Bay — counties could still authorize new developments, but they'd have to designate...

  • A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    A way out for Judge Gorsuch

    If Judge Neil Gorsuch gets fed up with President Trump, as any good judge should, I offer this as a model resignation latter to opt out of his Supreme Court nomination: Dear President Trump, I have made a decision that has been extremely difficult, but which I feel I cannot avoid. I respectfully...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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