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Author Wes Moore announces run for governor of Maryland

Jun. 07, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Author Wes Moore announced Monday he is running for governor of Maryland. Moore, a Democrat, focused his campaign announcement on addressing inequities in the state. “Here in Maryland we have some of the nation’s most...

Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...

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...

Maryland reaches 70% threshold in adult vaccinations

May. 31, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the state has reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of adults in the state by Memorial Day. The state's coronavirus data tracker showed Monday that 6,13 million coronavirus doses have been delivered in the state. It...

Maryland's governor vetoes more than a dozen measures

May. 28, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed more than a dozen measures Friday, including one aimed at creating greater transparency in emergency procurements — like the one that made headlines when Hogan confidentially purchased 500,000 COVID-19 tests from South Korea that...

States tap federal aid to shore up empty unemployment funds

May. 27, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Businesses could be spared billions of dollars of higher taxes in coming years — potentially freeing up money to spend on employees or invest in their operations — as a result of federal coronavirus aid flowing to the states. Governors and lawmakers in more than half...

Officials renew effort to take gun cases to federal court

May. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Baltimore are renewing an effort to prosecute gun crimes in federal court where the penalties are stiffer. News outlets report that the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Maryland on Wednesday unveiled a renewed push of the...

Officials renew effort to take gun cases to federal court

May. 27, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Baltimore are renewing an effort to prosecute gun crimes in federal court where the penalties are stiffer. News outlets report that the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Maryland on Wednesday unveiled a renewed push of the...

Hogan vetoes bills backed by immigration advocates

May. 26, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed two bills supported by immigration advocates on Wednesday, including a measure that would prohibit local jails from entering into agreements with federal authorities on immigration-related detentions. The bill bans...

The Latest: Sri Lanka gets 2nd vaccine donation from China

May. 25, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka has received 500,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China as the Indian Ocean island nation faces severe shortage of vaccines amid a recent rise in infections. The vaccine stock that arrived early Wednesday is the second...