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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore Police hire ex-DEA, Homeland Security official to oversee internal affairs

    Baltimore Police hire ex-DEA, Homeland Security official to oversee internal affairs
    The Baltimore Police Department has hired a former DEA official and presidential appointee to head internal investigations, a move that the signals the agency's desire to get tougher on police misconduct. Grayling Williams starts today in his new...
  • Hundreds of deportation cases may be closed

    Federal authorities will recommend closing 366 pending immigration cases in Baltimore after the Department of Homeland Security used the city as a pilot for how to expedite the review of backlogs. If the court agrees with the recommendation, the 366 won'...
  • New heads of city police discipline, training speak of reforms

    New heads of city police discipline, training speak of reforms
    Baltimore police officials said Friday that the new heads of training and internal discipline — hires made from outside the department — will help restore public trust in an agency marred in the past year by corruption and a "friendly-fire"...
  • Funding for regional disaster operations on chopping block

    When Howard County decided it wanted a system for disseminating emergency information to its citizens via text message, it tapped into a pool of federal funding to create NotifyMeHoward, which launched in November. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious...
  • Federal funding for regional disaster preparedness in doubt

    If a tanker truck full of dangerous chemicals flipped on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County, a locally based, highly trained and well-equipped hazardous materials unit would be able to respond in a flash. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious threats...
  • Funds for regional disaster preparedness facing cuts

    If a large-scale terror attack were to occur in the Port of Baltimore, responders from Carroll and other counties would be able to coordinate assistance efforts with city responders — thanks in large part to the region's Central Maryland Area...
  • Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal

    Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal
    What comes to mind when Mexican immigrant Elsa Garcia thinks of Baltimore's drawbacks? "Basura. O las drogas," said the East Baltimore resident. "Trash. Or drugs." Then, quickly, comes her list of Baltimore's pluses: Her husband has been able to find...
  • Feds, police in spat over G-8 summit costs

    Feds, police in spat over G-8 summit costs
    In a standoff that might require delicate diplomacy to resolve, officials in Western Maryland are pressing the federal government to reconsider its refusal to help pay for local security costs for this week's G-8 summit at Camp David. Local police say...