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  • FBI investigating apparent bomb threat left at Rep. Elijah Cummings' office

    FBI investigating apparent bomb threat left at Rep. Elijah Cummings' office
    Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region. Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
  • Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows

    Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows
    The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs. The port'...
  • Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves

    Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves
    One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions. In the case...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard could get $21 million

     Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard could get $21 million
    The Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay is in line to receive $21 million to continue its ship repair mission in fiscal year 2014 under the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday. The 113-acre yard on...
  • Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

    Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says
    U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But port officials...
  • Switch in college focus pays off for cybersecurity contest winner

    Switch in college focus pays off for cybersecurity contest winner
    Rafael Mation came to the United States four years ago from Brazil with a degree in accounting and an interest in pursuing a career in English. But somewhere along the way, the 27-year-old Anne Arundel Community College student and Roland Park...
  • Invasive beetle found in cumin seed shipment at Baltimore port

    Invasive beetle found in cumin seed shipment at Baltimore port
    Federal officials discovered a particularly destructive type of beetle in a 55,000-pound shipment of cumin seed entering the Port of Baltimore from India on Friday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials found what were later confirmed to be...
  • IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide

    IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide
    Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
  • Harford police on alert, advise vigilance after Boston bombings

    Harford police on alert, advise vigilance after Boston bombings
    Harford County Executive David Craig says the Harford County's Department of Emergency Services, the Harford County Sheriff's Office and municipal, state and federal law enforcement partners are working cooperatively to ensure public safety following...
  • Gun owners deserve more respect

    Gun owners deserve more respect
    I am a gun owner, and in spite of Dan Rodricks' view to the contrary, I am not "unmoved by the extension of mass killings into first grade classrooms," nor do I possess an adolescent attitude and do not "stream out of my man-cave." These are all...
  • Federal agencies compete to raise food for needy

    The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are at it again: waging their friendly summer battle to see which can raise the most food for the annual Feds Feed Families charitable drive. Agriculture...