Voice of Elmo leaves 'Sesame Street' after underage sex accusations: Baltimore-born Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, is taking a leave of absence from the show in the aftermath of allegations that he had sex with an underage boy, which surfaced Monday on the website TMZ.
Paid sick leave law urged in Maryland: Baltimore groups that advocate for workers are launching a campaign to require paid leave in the state, calling it a public-health issue. Business groups, however, argue that adding regulatory mandates can stall job growth.
Baltimoreans are as healthy as their neighborhoods: Another study is adding to evidence that the a neighborhood's condition can have a significant impact on its residents' health. Life expectancy varied by as much as 30 years between Baltimore's poorest and wealthiest neighborhoods between 2005 and 2009.
Petraeus scandal widens to include top U.S. general: General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus.