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U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that are now linked to at least 13 deaths. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

General Motors will not cap compensation

Secrecy agreements, malpractice insurance and Benghazi suspect round out the roundup

Today is Monday, the final day of Maryland fiscal year 2014. Here are some news items to get your week started.

— General Motors says it will place no cap on aggregate compensation for ignition-switch crashes.

— Do workplace secrecy agreements violate federal whistleblower laws?

— Malpractice-insurance companies report boom times.

— Benghazi suspect’s trial involves prosecution and politics.