Immigration policy

A procedural problem is adding possibly significant hurdles to the drive in Congress to approve sweeping changes in immigration policy. pg 3a

Seven family members killed

Seven members of a family, including three children found in a bed together, were shot and killed in their home in Indianapolis Thursday night in what police believe began as an attempted robbery. At least two people were being sought in the killings. pg 3a


Problems with lottery sales

A new lottery sales system being installed at thousands of convenience, liquor and grocery stores statewide has experienced breakdowns of up to several hours at a time this week, officials said. pg 1a

O'Malley buys airtime

Yesterday, less than two weeks after abruptly switching campaign managers, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's gubernatorial campaign bought about $105,000 in airtime on six Baltimore-area network television affiliates and on cable, according to sources. The move follows a more-than-$300,000 commercial campaign in Baltimore by Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan in May. pg 1b


Yankees edge Orioles in ninth

Derek Jeter's ninth-inning single off Orioles closer Chris Ray scored Johnny Damon and gave the New York Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Orioles before a sellout crowd of 48,168, the largest at Camden Yards this season. pg 1c

Md. reverts to old BGE plan

State utility regulators said yesterday that a judge's order striking down a plan to defer part of BGE's 72 percent rate increase has forced them to at least temporarily revive an earlier plan that features a smaller rate cut and charges customers interest. The decision will mean less savings for customers come July. pg 1a

Economy slowed in May

The economy showed signs of a slowdown in May, the U.S. Labor Department reported yesterday, creating less than half the number of new jobs that analysts expected. Yet U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez remained upbeat about the numbers at a visit yesterday to the Allison Transmission plant in White Marsh, where General Motors is investing $118 million and adding 87 jobs to build hybrid transmissions. pg 7c


Pentagon on the defensive

Senior defense officials pushed back against the latest accusations of wrongdoing, denying that U.S. soldiers deliberately killed civilians in a March raid but acknowledging that more civilians might have died than the military first reported. pg 1a

Spending goal set on AIDS

A three-day United Nations AIDS conference set a goal of doubling spending to slow the spread of the disease, and 14 countries announced an airline ticket tax to fund greater access to AIDS drugs. pg 7a


Explore family tree

Give genealogy a try. Learning about your family history may help you learn about yourself. pg 1d


"You should see the looks on their faces. You should see these people. They're like sheep. They have to have their fix."

Liquor store owner John Christopoulos, on customers' distress over problems with a new lottery sales system

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