Intelligence officer defends NSA
The nation's second-highest-ranking intelligence official said that the National Security Agency's program of warrantless eavesdropping in the United States would have uncovered the Sept. 11 plot had it been in effect before the 2001 attacks. pg 1a
High court rules on state judges
The Supreme Court took another step toward transforming state elections for judges from nonpartisan, low-key affairs into big-money contests that resemble partisan political races. pg 3a
Hussein trial gets new judge
Saddam Hussein's trial is to resume under a new chief judge today after the first presiding judge resigned, and his initial replacement was accused of having belonged to the deposed Iraqi dictator's Baath Party. pg 8a
Russia accuses British of spying
Russian officials accused four British diplomats of spying, saying that the alleged agents used short-range communications equipment hidden in fake rocks to exchange information with Russian sources. pg 9a
Terps' McCray is ineligible
Senior guard Chris McCray, the leading scorer on Maryland's basketball team and one of its top defenders, has been declared academically ineligible and will miss the rest of the season. pg 1e
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Ford plans to cut 30,000 jobs
Ford Motor Co. said yesterday that it will cut up to 30,000 jobs over six years and close 14 manufacturing plants, saving $6 billion in annual costs. pg 1a
Ameriquest reaches settlement
Marylanders stand to receive more than $7 million from Ameriquest Mortgage Co. as part of a $325 million settlement announced yesterday. pg 1d
25 killed in city in January
Twenty-five people were killed in Baltimore in the first 23 days of January, a pace of more than one homicide a day to start the year. pg 1a
Better retiree benefits is goal
Amid an advertising campaign by Maryland's largest teachers union to call attention to what it says are worst-in-the-nation pensions, lawmakers promised to try to improve public retiree benefits. pg 1b
N.Y. executive is new CEO of PBS
An executive at New York's Educational Broadcasting Corp. will become the Public Broadcasting Services president and chief executive officer. pg 1a
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"It's a change- or-die situation."
David Cole of the Center for Automotive Research, after Ford said it would cut 30,000 jobs to be more competitive
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IN MODERN LIFE
Sun sports reporter Heather Dinich discusses Maryland men's basketball.
Sun pop music critic Rashod Ollison reviews a reissue of Nina Simone Sings the Blues.