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  • Waiting to learn who pays Dixon's legal bills

    Waiting to learn who pays Dixon's legal bills
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's legal bills, racked up during a years-long corruption probe that has led her to enlist seven criminal defense attorneys for a theft trial next week, could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, legal observers say....
  • Fifth La. resident dies of West Nile virus; 14 new cases

    NEW ORLEANS - The West Nile virus has killed a fifth Louisiana resident and infected 14 more people in what health officials said yesterday is the nation's biggest outbreak since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. Seventy-one...
  • West Nile cases expected to decrease

    JACKSON, Miss. - In 1975, an outbreak of the mosquito-borne St. Louis encephalitis spread through 29 states, killing 95 people and infecting about 3,000 others. The next year, infection rates were down, and they have stayed down. Health officials...
  • Police say letter to New York Post is anthrax-laced

    A letter mailed to the New York Post has tested positive for anthrax and is similar to anthrax-laced letters sent to NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, police said late yesterday. The letter addressed to "Editor" was...
  • West Nile virus victims younger than those in past, CDC finds

    ATLANTA - For reasons health officials cannot explain, this year's victims of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus are younger than usual. The median age for this year's infected patients is 55, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a...
  • As Schiavo saga winds down, leaders pursue broader debate

    Efforts by lawmakers in Washington to prolong the life of Terri Schiavo failed in the courts and tanked in opinion polls, but intense interest in the Florida woman's saga is expected to force a broader debate in Congress and state legislatures about...
  • Raptors' die-off spreads fears of West Nile virus

    ANTIGO, Wis. - In an old incubator salvaged from a hospital nursery, a young red-tailed hawk lies flat on its belly, swaddled in a white terrycloth towel and a pink blanket. Except for the rise and fall of its body as it breathes, the bird is utterly...
  • State is likely to halt testing of dead birds for West Nile

    Maryland health officials say they may stop testing dead birds for the West Nile virus this year because of federal budget cuts and the knowledge that last year the disease spread to every county but one. Last year, the state lab tested 1,650 dead...
  • Turning up the heat on spam

    WASHINGTON -- Sitting in a plush leather chair in a borrowed office at George Washington University Law School, Eric Menhart seems nothing more than an ambitious, third-year law student with some impressive experience under his belt. He has interned...
  • Lt. governor draws 40% of funds from outside Maryland

    Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is collecting a significantly greater share of her campaign contributions from out of state than Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., according to an analysis of fund-raising reports. Almost 40 percent of the $6.7...
  • Death-penalty foes lobby legislators

    With slightly more than a month before convicted murderer Steven H. Oken is scheduled to die, opponents of the death penalty rushed from one lawmaker's door to another last night to build support in Annapolis for an extension of the moratorium on...
  • Clinton impeached, faces trial in Senate

    William Jefferson Clinton was impeached yesterday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, setting in motion a landmark Senate trial that will determine whether the 42nd president of the United States will be the first in history to be removed...