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Maryland offering reflective safety vests for Halloween

Officials in Maryland are offering reflective safety vests to Halloween trick-or-treaters and their parents and guardians. The Maryland State Highway Administration says the vests are intended to make the trick-or-treaters and their chaperones easier for motorists to spot as they ...

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Joint patrol aims to make Lexington Market safer

The Downtown Partnership hopes a joint patrol by a police officer and an addiction recovery specialist will help people feel safer around Lexington Market. The patrols outside the market on the west side of Baltimore’s downtown start this week. Officials ...

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More to FAA shutdown than air service subsidies

WASHINGTON — On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, ...

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University of Maryland student indicted for making high-quality fake IDs

The printer that federal investigators took from a University of Maryland, College Park student indicted for making fake IDs wasn’t also used for printing out term papers. What Theodore S. Michaels had in his dorm room was an older version ...

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Dogs and water: How to play and exercise safely

LOS ANGELES — When you think of four-legged swimmers, Labrador retrievers might come to mind. But any dog can take to the water if enticed properly. “I don’t think that every dog has an inherent skill. They might all have ...

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Report: Metro governance needs shaking up

WASHINGTON — Metro needs “dramatic changes” to its governance in order to address persistent problems of funding, safety and management, a review task force concluded in recommendations released Wednesday. One of the central proposals is to include the governors of ...

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Panel: BP did not put cost over safety

WASHINGTON — The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cut costs. In preliminary findings issued Monday, the first from an independent panel, investigators supported many ...

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US agency steps up probe of stalling Toyotas

WASHINGTON — U.S. safety regulators have stepped up their investigation into complaints of stalled engines on Toyota Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks, but government officials stopped short of announcing a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded its investigation ...

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