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(AP) Southwest Airlines launched nonstop service between Dallas Love Field and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and six other destinations on Monday. Such flights were prohibited until now by a 1980 federal law that protected Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport by limiting flights from Love Field to a few nearby states. Those restrictions have now expired, […[...]
Lifting a book ban heads legal-news roundup that includes comparison of Eric Holder and RFK, drone use by police and a tale of strip searches in two cities.
DALLAS — A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler’s hands to a wall because she was struggling with potty training was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison. Family members in the courtroom sobbed loudly as the judge announced Elizabeth Escalona’s punishment. Escalona pleaded guilty in July to felony injury […]
DALLAS — Barrett Brown has, at times, called himself an author, a freedom fighter and a spokesman for the movement of hacker-activists known as Anonymous. In tweets and videos, Brown praises Anonymous’ work, rips his opponents and repeatedly lashes out at his biggest nemesis: the FBI. Now, his online postings have landed him in federal […]
You know how sometimes you know something, intellectually, but then you experience it — and you REALLY know it? That happened to me this past weekend when I flew Southwest from BWI to Dallas. I’ve flown Southwest before many times, but always on non-stops. These two flights had stops in Birmingham, Ala. We didn’t have […]
A Maryland sprinter with dreams of world-class glory and sneaker endorsements lost a $1.6 million lawsuit against the drug company whose supplement he blames for a career-ending six-month suspension from competitive racing. Philippe H. DeRosier Jr.’s evidence of lost income amounted to nothing more than speculation, Judge Catherine C. Blake ruled last week, granting summary […]
RICHMOND, Va. — A former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer’s conviction in a series of multimillion dollar pump-and-dump stock fraud schemes should be thrown out because of improper testimony by expert witnesses at his trial, the man’s attorney told a federal appeals court Friday. Phillip Offill Jr.’s attorney, George Kostolampros, told a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court [&h[...]
NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. saw a rebound in the number of new contract subscribers in the second quarter, showing resilience in the face of competition from Verizon’s iPhone. The country’s largest telecommunications company said Thursday that it added a net 331,000 new subscribers on contract-based plans, up from a record low of 62,000 in […]
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DALLAS — Exxon rode higher oil prices to a $30 billion profit last year. But shareholders at its annual meeting Wednesday are likely to ask pointed questions about its big push into natural gas. Since buying XTO Energy last year for $29 billion, Exxon Mobil Corp. has become the largest natural gas company in the […]
Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the appointment Thursday of Ted Dallas as Maryland’s Secretary of Human Resources. Dallas has been serving as interim secretary of the department since January. In March, O’Malley named him as deputy chief of staff. O’Malley also announced two senior staff appointments, naming Catherine Motz as deputy chief of staff to replace […]