May 1, 2016

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What’s changed in Baltimore in year since Freddie Gray’s death?

BALTIMORE — When Freddie Gray died April 19, 2015, and riots erupted, Baltimore and its residents were forced to confront issues that had plagued them for decades, community leader Ericka Alston said. “I think for Baltimore as a community, that day really changed our lives forever,” said Alston, who founded Kids Safe Zone in a Read More…

‘Serial’ podcast subject seeks new trial

BALTIMORE — A convicted murderer who was the focus of a popular podcast is returning to court to argue he deserves another trial and a new chance at freedom. The podcast “Serial” revolved around the story of Adnan Syed, now 35 and serving a life sentence. At 19, he was convicted of strangling his high Read More…

East Coast slowly gets back to normal after weekend snowstorm

WASHINGTON — After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation’s capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines. In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully Read More…

As work week begins, East Coast digs out from blizzard

NEW YORK — East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Dec. 16

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Bush strong in GOP debate but it may not matter With little more than six weeks before voting begins, the former Florida governor is struggling for relevancy in a presidential election. 2. Fearing revenge in Iraqi town Read More…

Jurors to continue deliberation in Baltimore police officer’s trial

BALTIMORE — Jurors said they were deadlocked Tuesday as they weighed manslaughter and other charges against a police officer in the death of Freddie Gray. The judge told them to keep deliberating and they went home for the night without reaching a verdict. The jury reported its difficulty in a note to Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Dec. 3

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Another mass shooting rattles U.S. A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle open fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing 14 people in a precision assault, authorities say, later dying in a shootout Read More…

Two distinct portrayals emerge of police officer on trial in Baltimore death

BALTIMORE — Officer William Porter did nothing to help Freddie Gray as he lay helpless on the floor of a Baltimore police transport van complaining that he couldn’t breathe and pleading for a medic, prosecutors said. But defense attorneys painted a wholly different portrait of the young officer during opening statements Wednesday in one of Read More…

Baltimore police disband occupation of city hall by protesters of new commissioner

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police disbanded an overnight occupation of City Hall by activists opposed to making the interim police commissioner’s appointment permanent, and at least 12 people could be seen being led away early Thursday to police vehicles. At least 25 police officers converged at the building’s front entrance hours before dawn as activists were Read More…

Mass shootings grab headlines; others go under radar

The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead — 20 of them young children — at an elementary school Read More…