| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:37 PM
A midshipman who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of the Naval Academy football team is scheduled to testify at a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
The woman has told investigators that she remembers little of the alleged assault last year,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Naval Academy midshipmen will get sexual assault prevention lessons as part of classroom education beginning this fall, the academy's new commandant said Wednesday.
Previously, efforts to educate midshipmen about sexual assault and sexual harassment...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Maryland basketball player Dez Wells is filing suit against Xavier, claiming he was wrongfully dismissed by the school after being accused of sexual assault by a student during his freshman year in 2012.
Wells was never criminally charged — a...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Anybody who has spent any time around teenagers develops a kind of sixth sense for when they are hearing those teens lie.
The elaborate explanation. The breezy dismissal. The dramatic outrage.
When teens tell you it isn't a big deal, it usually is....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:51 PM
The superintendent of the Naval Academy has decided to bring charges in the alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman last year by three members of the football team, academy officials said Monday.
The woman has told Naval investigators she...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Allison Pavlansky knows the challenges facing the military: Questions about mission after two long wars; budget pressures and spending cuts; rising reports of sexual assaults, and the scrutiny they have drawn.
As she prepared to take her oath at the U....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
It helps no one to allege that the military's disagreement with lawmakers' proposals to remove control of criminal sexual assault cases from commanders amounts to insensitivity ("They still don't get it," June 6).
In fact, many readers could well...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:27 AM
This week may well be the time when lawmakers in Annapolis decide whether the gun control legislation they pass in the wake of the Newton, Conn., school shooting actually does some good to reduce the rates of violence in Maryland or just sounds good at...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The death of children at Sandy Hook Elementary captivated our attention and caused us to examine the state's view on gun control and how best to keep its citizens safe. However, the sad and startling fact is that Maryland has had its own Sandy Hook...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A common refrain of those who object to new gun control laws is that authorities could do much to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and reduce violence by simply enforcing the laws that are already on the books. In the case of gun trafficking, this...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Howard County residents Thursday urged their state delegation to say no to Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control legislation, arguing that it punishes lawful gun owners.
Of the more than 100 residents who filled the Banneker Room inside the George Howard...