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NSA program criticized

Congress publicly registered its impatience with the management of the National Security Agency yesterday as lawmakers criticized the agency's new multibillion-dollar effort to identify, track and analyze emerging threats in cyberspace. pg 2a


Blair issues warning to Iran

British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned yesterday that Britain is prepared to move to a different phase if Iran does not quickly release 15 British sailors being held for an alleged incursion into Iranian waterways. As Iran announced that it had begun to interrogate the detainees, Britain was considering stepping up its efforts to gain their release, diplomats said, because of growing concerns. pg 10a


Teen artist in London

Towson High School senior Andrew Sliwoski is one of 18 winners of the Unilever International Schools Art Project competition in London. pg 1c


Bank robbery suspect arrested

A man who Baltimore police say may be responsible for committing half of the city's 20 bank robberies this year was arrested yesterday, ending a manhunt for the elusive suspect, who allegedly used notes to hold up banks from downtown to Northwest Baltimore and from Federal Hill to Canton. Police said the suspect is the brother of a top police commander in the city's Northwestern District. pg 1a

Superblock moves forward

Baltimore officials and one of the city's biggest charities have reached an agreement that will enable the long-stalled redevelopment of a blighted swath of downtown's west side, known as the superblock, to move forward. pg 1a

McCormick expects to hit a high

Boosted by sales from last year's acquisition of Simply Asia Foods and other ethnic product lines, and a restructuring plan that should wrap up next year, McCormick & Co. hinted yesterday that it expects to hit the higher end of its earnings forecast for 2007. pg 1d


O's anticipate Fla. renovations

The Orioles, who head north tomorrow morning, expect improvements to Fort Lauderdale Stadium to be ready for the spring of 2009. "I wouldn't shut the door on 2008," Orioles executive vice president John Angelos said, "but architects and everyone involved think [being ready] for major league spring training in 2009 makes the most sense." pg 5e

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