Police: Black fisherman, 76, beaten by 3 white men in Baltimore; attack probed as hate crime

Md. police: Black fisherman beaten by 3 white men

BALTIMORE — Three white men shouting racial slurs beat a 76-year-old black man while he was fishing in a river early Tuesday, said Baltimore police, who were investigating the attack as a hate crime.

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Maryland judge throws out deal for Hawks, Thrashers co-owners to buy out Steve Belkin’s share

Maryland judge’s ruling a setback for Belkin

ATLANTA — A Maryland judge has ruled the eight owners of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers are back in business under the same operating agreement they shared before their split in 2005.

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Bankruptcy judge gives newspaper union access to Tribune bonus information

Newspaper union to see Tribune bonus information

WILMINGTON, Del. — A union representing newspaper workers should be allowed to see details about the Tribune Co.’s proposal to give bonuses totaling up to $70 million to the company’s top managers, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday.

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Ex-top NASA employee found guilty of violating ethics laws by steering $9.6 million to client

Ex-top NASA official guilty of ethics violations

WASHINGTON — A former top NASA official has been found guilty of breaking ethics laws by steering nearly $10 million of the agency’s funds to a consulting client.

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Case of ex-top NASA official accused of breaking ethics laws by helping client headed to jury

Jury takes up NASA ethics case

WASHINGTON — The case of a former top NASA official, accused of enriching himself and helping a consulting client get $9.6 million in grants, was headed to the jury Thursday.

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Maryland girl, 16, convicted of soliciting her father’s murder; life sentence possible

Md. girl, 16, convicted of soliciting dad’s murder

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A 16-year-old Maryland girl faces life in prison after a jury convicted her Wednesday of soliciting the murder of her father by asking a friend on a school bus to “take care of him” to end the beatings she claimed to have endured.

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Roman Catholic priest convicted of abusing Md. altar boy, must register as sex offender

Catholic priest convicted of abusing Md. altar boy

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A Roman Catholic priest has been convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy at a Germantown church more than seven years ago.

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Expert says SC serial killer’s choice of victims may make motive tougher to find

Motive tough to determine in SC serial killings

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A peach farmer. A woman and her elderly mother. A furniture store owner and his teenage daughter.

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South Carolina serial killer should have been behind bars

Patrick-BurrisAuthorities say SC serial killer, a bully and career criminal, should have never been free

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Baltimore judge dismisses Constellation appeal of regulators’ decision to review EdF deal

Judge dismisses Constellation appeal in EdF case

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge has dismissed Constellation Energy’s appeal of a ruling by state regulators that they can review a proposed deal with France’s EdF.

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