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  • Soldiers' warnings ignored

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The two military intelligence soldiers, assigned interrogation duties at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, were young, relatively new to the Army and had only one day of training on how to pry information from high-value prisoners....
  • Bush expresses resolve on Iraq, says, 'Our will cannot be shaken'

    WASHINGTON - President Bush urged Iraq's citizens and nations working to rebuild the war-torn country not to lose their will after a truck bomb ripped through United Nations headquarters in Baghdad yesterday, killing 20 people, including the top U.N....
  • Court refuses to reinsert Schiavo's tube

    The extraordinary legal and political scramble to try to prolong Terri Schiavo's life seemed to approach a finale yesterday, with a federal appeals court twice refusing to order her feeding tube reinserted and Florida lawmakers failing in their last-ditch...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Report on abuse got no response

    The latest case of fatal child abuse in Baltimore is raising another round of questions about how the system attempts to protect children from their abusive parents. One-month-old twins died last week, after their 17-year-old mother - whose first child...
  • Couple deny killing twins

    A Northeast Baltimore teenager arraigned with her boyfriend yesterday in the beating deaths of their 1-month-old twins was physically abused in the hospital by that boyfriend shortly after giving birth, according to court documents. Though Johns...
  • Doctor finds guardian OK to stand trial

    A state psychiatrist has found Satrina Roberts competent to stand trial for the 2002 torture death of 15-year-old Ciara Jobes, but nevertheless called it "shocking" that state officials gave Roberts custody of the child while she suffered from a severe...
  • State to alter juvenile process

    Maryland social service officials said yesterday that they would reform the agency's largely unregulated process for appointing guardians of abused and neglected children - despite the failure this week of a bill in the General Assembly that would have...
  • 'New' Norfolk is nautical and nice

    NORFOLK, Va. -- The "new" Norfolk hasn't yet sparked the hype of, say, Atlanta or Charlotte. But this historic city's continuing urban renaissance could make it the next gleaming gem of the so-called New South. Situated along waterways where the...
  • Girl's death spurs bill

    In response to the torture death of Ciara Jobes, a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was allegedly killed by her mentally ill guardian, state legislators are introducing a bill this week that aims to regulate who can be awarded permanent custody of abused...
  • State social services chief defends agency's workers

    The head of the state's social services agency defended yesterday his workers' performance in attempting to protect the children of Keisha Carr, who was convicted of killing one infant son and breaking the arms and legs of another. "It is tragic every...
  • Md. child protective reforms are urged

    Baltimore's top health official proposed yesterday that the state reform its troubled child protective system by stationing abuse caseworkers in hospitals 24 hours a day and acting more quickly to remove minors from dangerous homes. Dr. Peter L....