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Mar 19, 2014

Midshipman’s assault case survives defense challenge

A military judge is keeping the sexual assault case against a former Naval Academy football player alive following a motion by his lawyers that could have ended the trial.

Joseph Vallario
Mar 18, 2014

The road to bail reform runs through the House Judiciary Committee

Joseph F. Vallario Jr., powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wishes Maryland’s top court had never ruled that criminal suspects have a state constitutional right to counsel when their bail is first set or denied.

Mar 18, 2014

Home construction drops, but permit applications rise

U.S. home construction fell for a third month in February, but in a hopeful sign, applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four months.

Mar 18, 2014

Reporter’s notebook: On bias and birthdays

The Supreme Court has spent nearly six months wrestling with a dispute between an Arizona judge and the man she sentenced to death for killing a librarian.

Mar 17, 2014

Homebuilders more confident in March, but still not feeling great

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up.

Mar 17, 2014

Manufacturing makes better numbers in February

U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals.

Mar 17, 2014

Md. nonprofit serving disabled reports data breach

A state-licensed provider of services to developmentally disabled Marylanders says someone stole computerized Social Security and medical information for about 9,700 clients.

Mar 16, 2014

10-year-old Mich. girl fashions leggings business

The fashion world knows the names "Versace" and "Prada," and now it can add Josie Ervin to that list. She is from Birmingham, Mich., has her own fashion company, and is just 10 years old.

Mar 14, 2014

Real Estate Weekly – 3/14/14

One East Pratt Street gets LEED Gold certification Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland Inc. announced that One East Pratt Street in Baltimore has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB-O&M). Only 15 office properties have achieved LEED EB-O&M in Baltimore, and only three others have […]

Mar 14, 2014

Obama: Enough have enrolled for stable health care

President Barack Obama says enough people have signed up for health care to make his signature law work.

Mar 14, 2014

Target says it ignored early signs of data breach

Target Corp. has acknowledged its security software picked up on suspicious activity after a massive cyberattack was launched, but it decided not to take immediate action.

Mar 13, 2014

Long-term care facility hit with $1M verdict

A Harford County jury has awarded damages of $1 million after the death of an 86-year-old woman at a long-term care facility in Forest Hill.

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