EPA targets Teflon chemical
The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is asking all U.S. companies to virtually eliminate public exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon and other products. pg 1a
Bush defends NSA program
On a day when President Bush visited the National Security Agency to defend its warrantless eavesdropping operation, questions rose about the administration's legal justifications for the spying program. pg 1a
China revises AIDS numbers
China has revised down the number of people living in the country with the AIDS virus, but international health agencies warned that with 70,000 new infections last year, there was no room for complacency. pg 14a
Debating gay marriage in Md.
Maryland Republicans said yesterday that they were solidly lined up behind a constitutional gay marriage ban and were working to force a vote on a proposed amendment. But Democrats want to prevent same-sex marriage from becoming a campaign issue this year. pg 1a
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McCormick to cut its losses
Sparks-based McCormick & Co. Inc., the world's largest spice maker, said yesterday that it is going to cut up to one-quarter of its less-profitable industrial customers as it continues with a restructuring plan that will eliminate 800 to 1,000 jobs companywide over three years. pg 1d
Charged up about football
Forget about fantasy football leagues and fancy video games. Real men play electric football. And, in Hunt Valley this weekend they'll play for the championship. pg 1c
A shift in movie distribution
Steven Soderbergh is about to shake up the movie business with the near simultaneous release of his film Bubble in theaters, on cable and DVD -- but not in Baltimore. pg 1c
Caner-Medley's 33 lift Terps
Nik Caner-Medley scored a career-high 33 points, helping No. 18 Maryland defeat host Georgia Tech, 86-74. The Terps were playing their first game since leading scorer Chris McCray was declared academically ineligible. pg 1e
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