'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases and spending cuts: A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would have hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult decisions for a few months.
Pizza delivery driver says self-defense on job got him demoted: When a group of boys surrounded pizza delivery driver Sam Swicegood, he said he fended them off by swinging a fiberglass stake at them. Then, he said, Pizza Hut corporate management told him that he had violated the company's no-weapons policy for drivers and was being reassigned.
TERPS: Maryland coach Mark Turgeon liberally used his bench — one of Maryland's deepest in years — in an 81-63, New Year's Day victory over IUPUI to wrap up the Terps' nonconference schedule. It was Maryland's 12th straight victory.