| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Baltimore Police are doing away with use of the term “stop and frisk,” though officers will continue to be able to use the controversial search tactic.
Baltimore’s Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said that national...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Kirk Bloodsworth celebrated his 20th year of freedom Friday after he was wrongfully convicted of murder in Maryland and sentenced to death.
On Saturday, he joined with activists to mark other anniversaries: 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:18 PM
St. John's College in Annapolis is known for immersing students in classics of the Western canon. On Friday, the school's evening lecture series will feature a topic that might rankle some modern-day content watchdogs, but would have made Socrates proud:...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe.
Police found Kris Lee Abbott dead...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Of the many words from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in the matter of Meredith Cross v. Baltimore City Police Department, I like these best: "Costs to be paid by appellant." That's double-good news for city taxpayers: We're on the hook for neither...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:17 PM
For same-sex married couples in Maryland and elsewhere, filing taxes is about to change.
The IRS announced recently that same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes, even if couples live in states that do not permit gay marriage. This...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:50 AM
For Aberdeen resident Janice Grant, it meant feeling like a real American for the first time.
Before the 1963 March on Washington, the longtime civil rights activist had grown up knowing there were things she could not do because she was black.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Federal agencies have been playing catch-up since the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act that had prevented same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez notified his staffers...