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  • Ruppersberger not so hot on national security after all

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been receiving a great deal of media attention lately as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee due to the demise of Osama bin Laden ("Ruppersberger: It was bin Laden," May 13). According to the...
  • Easton lacrosse suspensions: Lessons in cowardice

    Easton lacrosse suspensions: Lessons in cowardice
    Remember John Tyner? He was the young man whose smartphone captured an "enhanced" pat-down at the San Diego Airport — a search immortalized when he warned, "Don't touch my junk." This simple quote captured how many of us felt about the government...
  • Man suing government over raid at 7-Eleven fled to U.S. because of death threat

    Sitting on a bus in Honduras in 2002, Denis Alvarez Alvarado says he overheard two men in front of him discussing how he was going to die. Unaware that he was there, the men said that members of a gang called MS3 — who had kidnapped Alvarez a few...
  • Officials confirm 'credible but unconfirmed' 9/11 threat

    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. "We have received...
  • 9/11 meant tightened security, more patriotism, in Harford

    9/11 meant tightened security, more patriotism, in Harford
    For those in Harford County who did not lose loved ones or were not otherwise immediately affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their immediate aftermath, the effect of 9/11 over the years may be hard to quantify. Many Harford residents do in fact...
  • The unfriendly skies: TSA pats down 95-year-old cancer patient

    The unfriendly skies: TSA pats down 95-year-old cancer patient
    The Transportation Security Administration could scarcely have bought itself worse publicity than the recent revelation that a 95-year-old wheelchair user, a late-stage cancer patient, received a security pat-down and was ordered to remove her adult...
  • Child predator from Bel Air gets 13 years in federal prison

    A Bel Air area resident, who prosecutors say was once affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County and used the computer screen name "predatormike123," was sentenced last week to more than 13 years in federal prison for possession of child...
  • General election: Legislative endorsements

    General election: Legislative endorsements
    Maryland faces tough challenges in job creation, the budget and taxes, education, the environment and transportation in the next four years. In making endorsements for the House of Delegates and state Senate this year, The Sun sought pragmatic...
  • In converts, authorities see threats

    Their evening prayers ended, a small group of Muslim men lingering in a storefront mosque in Woodlawn turned to the news of the day: A man who had knelt among them had been arrested on charges of terrorism. Antonio Martinez, who they said converted to...
  • Two on terrorist watch list stopped in Laurel in 2011

    Two individuals on a federal terrorist watch list were stopped in a vehicle by Laurel police at some point in 2011, then allowed to leave based on directives from officials at the federal Department of Homeland Security, according to Laurel police and...
  • Cockeysville: Dulaney High reunion set to mark golden anniversary

    This time of year, with graduations in full bloom, it seems hard to believe that Dulaney High School graduated its first senior class in June 1962. There were 163 students who walked across the stage to receive their diploma. Fifty years have passed,...
  • Maryland's tech education effort does not compute

    Maryland's tech education effort does not compute
    Gov. Martin O'Malleycorrectly flags STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — as critical economic enablers, and an administrative priority. Thus, it was good news when Towson University recently won a $2 million grant...