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  • More guns is not the answer to fight gun violence

    As the National Rifle Association continues to stand behind its belief that more guns, not fewer, will solve the national epidemic of gun violence, I can only shake my head woefully and point to the recent killings in Las Vegas and Oregon. In the...
  • Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands

    Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands
    Before the 14-year-old girl allegedly fired the shot that killed Endia Martin, the .38-caliber revolver had touched many hands. A south suburban gun shop known for selling weapons later used in crimes in Chicago. A Hyde Park man whose mother did not...
  • Make that Cosmopolitan gluten-free, with gluten-free vodkas

    Make that Cosmopolitan gluten-free, with gluten-free vodkas
    With an estimated one in three people trying to cut gluten from their diets, awareness of products that can contain it has risen. And efforts to make products without it have too. Two vodka makers recently announced their gluten-free spirits. Now that...
  • Fire damages South Side church

    Fire damages South Side church
    A fire ravaged a Glory to Glory Family Christian Center building late Thursday night, according to authorities. The building damaged was used by the church as a food pantry on the weekends. "It's used once every Saturday to give about 100-something...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced. Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of...
  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people. Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...
  • New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years

    New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years
    Carlos Canino cut his teeth as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, in an era when violent crime was hitting record highs. It was the summer of 1991, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had transferred Canino to the Los Angeles...
  • Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton fire battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to setting a fire in an attempt to conceal stealing more than $300,000 in radio equipment he was reselling on the black market. Marcel Melanson, 38, is expected to be sentenced to three...
  • Grand jury says Glen Burnie man was prolific bomb maker

    An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. on almost two dozen explosives charges Friday, saying the Glen Burnie man had a variety of bombs that were capable of hurting or killing someone. Nine improvised explosive devices, some...
  • Police: Suspected Glen Burnie bomb maker 'suicidal,' had materials capable of killing

    Police and fire investigators know the man charged last week with building bombs in his Glen Burnie home had the potential to harm someone. They just aren't sure whether Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. wanted only to harm himself, or whether he was targeting...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Failure of leadership in House

    U.S. Rep. John Boehner, of Ohio, likes being Speaker of the House more than actually doing the work of the Speaker of the House. In fact, he has been the Speaker with the least to show for his years of service, leading a House of Representatives that...
  • Supreme Court turns down two 2nd Amendment appeals from NRA

    Supreme Court turns down two 2nd Amendment appeals from NRA
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down a pair of 2nd Amendment appeals lodged by the National Rifle Assn., keeping in place laws that restrict those under 21 years old from buying or carrying a handgun. Without comment, the justices...