Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality: President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Leopold trial scheduled to resume Tuesday: Testimony from prosecution witnesses is scheduled to resume Tuesday in the trial of Anne Arundel Co. Executive John R. Leopold, who is battling charges he used his police protection officers and staff to perform personal and political tasks.
Trial in Phylicia Barnes case set to start: Michael Maurice Johnson is scheduled to stand trial starting Tuesday in the death of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, with court proceedings that could include prosecutors playing a sex video and defense attorneys revealing details from an internal affairs investigation of the lead detective in the case.
Peter Schmuck: The Ravens players and coaches know what they accomplished in Denver and Foxborough, Mass. They just aren't built to spend much time congratulating themselves when the the biggest prize is still out there.