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  • Tornado's power, path rare for Md.

    Tornadoes occur somewhere in Maryland nearly every year. But few have had the power to pick up automobiles and cause the deaths, injuries and destruction seen from College Park to Laurel on Monday. "I was impressed by the continued strength of the...
  • Base realignment threatens to worsen ills linked to sprawl

    While officials in Maryland have publicly welcomed the prospect of gaining 6,600 federal jobs through the military base realignment proposed by the Pentagon, independent planners and activists say the move threatens to worsen the ills of suburban sprawl...
  • Youth justice centers lack staff, training

    The job of keeping order at Maryland's troubled juvenile detention centers is being left to a work force that is often too small and unskilled to prevent assaults or riots, according to state documents and interviews with staff. Part of the problem:...
  • U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils

    U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils
    The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools. While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are...
  • Paul E. Sullivan dies at 87; analyst earned a spot in history of civil rights

    Paul E. Sullivan dies at 87; analyst earned a spot in history of civil rights
    Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important civil-rights victory in 1969 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the whites-only membership policy of his Fairfax County, Va., swimming pool club, has died. He was...
  • U.S. military, aid teams headed for Japan

    U.S. military, aid teams headed for Japan
    U.S. Navy ships and aircraft were converging on disaster-stricken Japan Saturday, while the main U.S. aid agency dispatched two urban search-and-rescue teams to help look for trapped survivors. The military assistance operation is known as Operation...
  • Suspected 'Serial Butt Slasher' Arrested in Peru

    Suspected 'Serial Butt Slasher' Arrested in Peru
    Fairfax, Va. -- A man suspected in more than a dozen incidents at retail stores in Fairfax, Virginia has been captured in Peru, authorities said. Johnny D. Guillen, known as the "Corta Nalgas" -- or "butt cutter" -- was captured Friday in Lima, according...
  • Deportations of illegal immigrants hit record high, officials announce

     
    More than 392,000 illegal immigrants were deported from the United States in fiscal year 2010, the highest number in the country’s history, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday. “We have deployed unprecedented...
  • DNA hit links death row inmate to Riverside County cold case

     
    Authorities using DNA evidence have linked a 44-year-old convicted murderer and rapist on death row to a 1990 double homicide in Riverside County. Alfredo Rolando Prieto, who is already on California's death row and who recently received the death...
  • Counties complaining about unfunded state mandates ... here's your chance

    Gloucester County officials, including school officials, have complained in recent years about the increase in unfunded mandates handed down from the state. Something might -- emphasis on might -- be done about that. Gov. Bob McDonnell has created the...
  • School won't let student with epilepsy have service dog in class

    School won't let student with epilepsy have service dog in class
    A boy and his dog are inseparable, except when the boy is at school. Andrew Stevens, a 12-year-old boy from Virginia, suffers from epilepsy. Andrew has a service dog whose collar has a device that can help prevent Andrew's seizures but the school won'...
  • Christian network sued in child-sex case

    Christian network sued in child-sex case
    An international Christian radio and television network based in West Frankfort in southern Illinois and the brother of the network’s founder were named in a federal child-sex-abuse lawsuit filed in Chicago today. Three Angels Broadcasting Network,...