Any hope that the arraignments of five men accused in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, might bring healing to family members a decade after they lost loved ones at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was stymied by a start-stop proceeding in which the defendants refused to participate.
A federal grand jury indicted five suspects on charges they sold counterfeit goods, allegedly by high-end designers such as Michael Kors, Coach and Jimmy Choo, at the Patapsco Flea Market and other places in the last six months.
An estimated 12,000 prisoners across the country are eligible for release as lighter crack cocaine sentencing guidelines are applied to their cases. Some authorities, however, warn that potentially dangerous criminals with prior records of violence also could be released.
Illegal immigrants in Baltimore will be among the first in the nation to have their cases reviewed under a new policy that focuses on people who have committed crimes since arriving in the United States while freezing the cases of some of those who have not.
Baltimore City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, who is running a write-in campaign to keep her seat in the Nov. 8 election, accused the city elections board Tuesday of committing "major fraud" by mailing out incorrect absentee ballots to 7th District voters.
I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."