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Four suspected in Fallston fire company assault are arrested

Four suspected in Fallston fire company assault are arrested

Four people allegedly involved in an attempted sexual assault and harassment of a 17-year-old at Fallston Volunteer Fire Company have been arrested, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Andrew Burkins, 21, of the 900 block of Winters Court in Bel Air, John Hefner, 20, of the 2400 block...

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  • U.S. energy approach will affect national security

    U.S. energy approach will affect national security

    Maryland policymakers have important decisions to make about our state’s energy future. Will they try to maintain the status quo, or will they act decisively to ensure that the state is well positioned to benefit from the renewable energy revolution sweeping the nation and the globe? For the sake...

  • Quality abounds in Baltimore schools

    Quality abounds in Baltimore schools

    OK, I’ll admit it. I was one of those people who assumed there were only a handful of decent schools in Baltimore. At the high school level there were your usual suspects: City College, Polytechnic, BSA, and, depending on the year, Western would join that group. The middle school options seemed...

  • BLocal scratches the surface

    BLocal scratches the surface

    The leaders of Johns Hopkins University and Health System and BGE showed desperately needed leadership last year when they recruited two dozen other big Baltimore businesses for an effort to boost the city’s economy by setting goals for increased spending with local, small, minority-owned firms....

  • Chain migration didn't light the New York pipe bomb

    Chain migration didn't light the New York pipe bomb

    If all you have is a hammer, as the saying goes, everything looks like a nail. And so it is with the Trump administration’s response this week to the 27-year-old man from Brooklyn who strapped on a homemade pipe bomb Monday with a goal of blowing up morning commuters in a Times Square subway station....

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  • Baltimore-based Williams Scotsman to buy Acton Mobile for $235 million

    Baltimore-based Williams Scotsman to buy Acton Mobile for $235 million

    Williams Scotsman, a Baltimore-based company that rents out modular spaces, will purchase the parent company of Acton Mobile, a local competitor, for $235 million in cash from Prophet Equity, Williams Scotsman announced Tuesday. The deal, which is expected to close this month, will add Towson-based...

  • Domino Sugar is heading to space as part of interactive science project

    Domino Sugar is heading to space as part of interactive science project

    Three pounds of Domino Sugar will head to space on Wednesday. The Baltimore refinery and a sister refinery, C&H Sugar in California, are each providing sugar for a cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, Domino Sugar announced Monday. No, the...

  • Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

    Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

    Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the door to a Disney bid. Comcast declined to provide its statement to the Associated Press. A person familiar with the situation,...

  • US stock indexes close mostly up; New highs for S&P 500, Dow

    Big-name companies notched gains on Wall Street Tuesday, delivering more records for two of the major stock indexes. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average finished at all-time highs for the second day this week, while a slide in technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq...

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  • Top Republican on Senate judiciary panel pushes back against 2 Trump nominees

    Top Republican on Senate judiciary panel pushes back against 2 Trump nominees

    The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should "reconsider" and "not proceed" with two nominations for open seats on the federal bench, complicating the administration's efforts to push the picks through the confirmation process. Sen. Charles Grassley,...

  • Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

    Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

    Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted. In a flurry of last-minute changes that...

  • House GOP higher education bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down

    House GOP higher education bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down

    House Republicans are pressing ahead with a sweeping overhaul of the federal law that governs almost every aspect of higher education, without hearings and despite mounting pressure to provide more time for analysis and input. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce considered...

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  • As violence mounts, trust in Baltimore police wavers

    As violence mounts, trust in Baltimore police wavers

    Staggered by a succession of crises — civil rights violations, corruption convictions and the unsolved killing of a homicide detective — the Baltimore Police Department is closing out its dismal year with a depleted force struggling to contain soaring violent crime while also trying to restore...

  • U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. spending on health care increased 4.3 percent last year to $3.3 trillion, or $10,348 per person, according to an annual report released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rate of spending slowed compared to the previous two years, the Baltimore-based agency reported....

  • Possibility of suicide in Baltimore Det. Sean Suiter case puts some family benefits on the line

    Possibility of suicide in Baltimore Det. Sean Suiter case puts some family benefits on the line

    The families of Baltimore police officers who are killed in the line of duty are eligible to receive a host of benefits: lump-sum payouts from the state and federal governments, a special pension arrangement, workers’ compensation. The value can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. But if investigators...

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