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  • Naval Academy says increase in sex assault reports shows progress

    Naval Academy says increase in sex assault reports shows progress
    Naval Academy officials say an increase in reports of sexual assault shows they are making progress against the crime. Fifteen sexual assaults were reported at the academy during the 2012-2013 academic year, the Pentagon said Friday, up from 13 the...
  • Assault charges dropped against former Navy football player

    Assault charges dropped against former Navy football player
    The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday that criminal charges have been dropped against a midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at an off-campus party. Military lawyers recommended to academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller not...
  • Naval Academy drops sex assault charges against football player

    Naval Academy drops sex assault charges against football player
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has dropped all criminal charges against a second football player accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman at a party in Annapolis, officials said Friday. Military lawyers advised Vice Adm. Michael H....
  • Foley, new Fort Meade commander, braces for more cuts

    Foley, new Fort Meade commander, braces for more cuts
    Col. Brian Foley has taken command of Fort Meade at a challenging time for the U.S. military. With the end of the war in Iraq in 2011 and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next year, growth in defense spending was already expected to taper. Then...
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown
    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days

    Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days
    The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July. But defense officials and some...
  • Foley takes over as Fort Meade commander

    Foley takes over as Fort Meade commander
    Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning. Foley, the 84th commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, succeeds Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is retiring after 30 years in the military, the last two as...
  • Five questions with Trusant Technologies' founders

    Five questions with Trusant Technologies' founders
    Vince Marucci and Joe DiGangi were in the same class at the U.S. Military Academy, went to Stanford University for master's degrees, returned to West Point to teach and later ended up working at the same Columbia tech firm. So it's not surprising that...
  • Court dates set for Naval Academy midshipmen

    Court dates set for Naval Academy midshipmen
    Two former Naval Academy football players will stand trial early next year on charges that they sexually assaulted a classmate. Midshipman Eric Graham's court-martial is scheduled for Jan. 27 and Midshipman Joshua Tate's court-martial is scheduled for...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • Baltimore blimp not affected by federal government shutdown

    Baltimore blimp not affected by federal government shutdown
    The federal shutdown has furloughed many public employees and curtailed services, but one sign of government activity last week continued to hover over Baltimore undeterred. A Navy blimp has been in flight over the city since last month, as a...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...