O'Malley likely to introduce gun control legislation: Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre.
Defense claims man saw Phylicia Barnes alive in Cecil Co.: Defense attorneys for the man accused of murdering 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes have filed motions claiming to have a witness who saw the teen alive in Cecil County and attacking the credibility of the lead police detective who investigated the case.
City to vote on deal to boost local Caesars casino hiring: Baltmiore officials are expected to sign off Wednesday on a deal that promises to help residents seeking the 1,700 jobs planned for Horshoe Casino Baltimore.
Rumors of planned shootings at Arundel schools investigated: Anne Arundel County public schools working with police to investigate a second day of rumors that school shootings are planned for Friday have found "nothing credible," said Bob Mosier, a schools spokesman.
Inquiry harshly criticizes State Department over Benghazi attack: Security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya was grossly inadequate to deal with an attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three others because of failures within the State Department, an official inquiry found.
ORIOLES | Peter Schmuck: Why is it that every year at this time, the other American League East teams do their holiday shopping at Lord & Taylor and the Orioles seem to do most of theirs at the dollar store?
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