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  • Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez

    Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez
    Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department. After days of escalating rhetoric,...
  • 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...
  • Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI

    Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday. The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • President holds trump card on immigration

    President holds trump card on immigration
    President Barack Obama is tantalizingly close to passing comprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to...
  • 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'...
  • City police seek $285,000 to hire consultant

    City police seek $285,000 to hire consultant
    The Baltimore Police Department is asking the city for $285,000 to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run. But a city councilman is questioning the need for a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...