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Newspaper gunman weighed 'Timothy McVeigh-style' attack

Jun. 09, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man who shot and killed five people at a Maryland newspaper told a state psychiatrist he wanted to destroy a building “Timothy McVeigh-style” and that there was “no defense” for the crimes he committed, attorneys said during a court hearing Wednesday. ...

Maryland to discontinue enhanced unemployment benefits

Jun. 02, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor has announced that the state will discontinue enhanced federal pandemic unemployment benefits and reinstate work search requirements next month, sparking objections from Democrats. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday...

Midshipman who had faced expulsion for tweets graduates

May. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman who had faced expulsion over social media posts critical of racial-justice protests has graduated from the Naval Academy and been commissioned as an ensign. Chase Standage graduated Friday in Annapolis as a member of the Class of 2021....

Harris cites challenges of 'fragile' world in Navy speech

May. 28, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris focused on the challenges of the pandemic, climate change and cybersecurity threats during her keynote speech to graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, the first by a woman at the 175-year-old institution. ...

2 former Columbus schools to be redeveloped after sales

May. 16, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two former schools in Georgia could be redeveloped after the school board agreed to sell them. The Muscogee County school board voted Monday to sell the former Waverly Terrace School for $425,000, while it approved an amended agreement to sell the...

My Sistah’s Keeper buoys Annapolis women through tough year

May. 09, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two weeks before the pandemic hit, Ron-Shaye Clark got a call. An Annapolis performing arts venue wanted to host her student production of “The Wiz.” She’d already put out the calls for auditions in January, chosen a cast and picked her...

Maryland governor pardons 34 victims of racial lynching

May. 08, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Maryland's governor on Saturday posthumously pardoned 34 victims of racial lynching in the state dating between 1854 and 1933, saying they were denied legal due process against the allegations they faced. It was a first-of-its-kind pardon by a...

Boat capsizes after Chesapeake Bay collision, 4 rescued

May. 07, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three boaters were pulled from the water south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and a diver rescued a fourth boater from beneath their capsized boat after a collision, Maryland authorities said. A person who spotted flares Thursday night found the...

4 rescued after boat overturns near Chesapeake Bay Bridge

May. 06, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Four people were rescued from the waters near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland late Thursday when their boat overturned, according to emergency crews. The call for a capsized vessel came in just before 9 p.m., Anne Arundel County authorities...

Maryland panel OKs funds for newspaper shooting memorial

May. 06, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s spending panel has approved funding for a memorial honoring five people killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018. The Capital Gazette reports that the Board of Public Works approved a $300,000 grant...