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Star college football recruit charged with attempted murder

May. 22, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, faces charges including attempted first-degree murder after allegedly firing gunshots that struck a home in Accokeek, Maryland, on...

Playwright Tre’von Griffith appears in a self-portrait.  Griffith is part of a national initiative called “Play at Home,” a push by not-for-profit theater companies from New York to California to keep people connected to live theater. “It’s a nice way to introduce myself to a broader audience and to articulate stories that I like to tell,” said Griffith.

Big art, small package: Tiny plays offered to stage at home

May. 22, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too crazy. Oh, and make it 10 minutes or less. Livas is part of a national initiative called “ Play at Home,” a push by...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to mark Memorial Day at ceremony at Baltimore monument

May. 20, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans may be staying in this Memorial Day weekend, but President Donald Trump is hitting the road, set to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The White House says the president and first lady will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at...

In this March 19, 2020, photo provided by Henry Scott, shows Ed the baby goat at Filbert Street Garden in Baltimore.  Police in Baltimore say the baby goat stolen from a community garden is back home and unharmed. Police said officers were notified Tuesday, May 19, 2020 that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned” to his owners (Courtesy of Henry Scott via AP)

Baby goat stolen from Baltimore garden reunited with owners

May. 20, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A stolen baby goat was returned home to its community garden in Baltimore late Tuesday night, police said. Baltimore police were notified just before 10 p.m. that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned" to his owners, according to a statement from the...

A photo of South River High School Class of 2020 senior Melina Cramer is displayed in the window of her home in Edgewater, Md., Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Many of the South River High School families found ways to celebrate their seniors. Cramer's mother, Mary Cramer, felt she needed to be as creative as possible this year to make sure her daughter felt special given that the traditional senior activities were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP PHOTOS: Celebrating high school seniors amid pandemic

May. 19, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — No prom. No graduation. No award ceremonies. No last school pranks. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of so much, but parents at one Maryland high school were determined to make their children's senior spring memorable nonetheless. They scoured the internet to see...

In this image made from Saturday, May 16, 2020, video provided by Revolution Event Design & Production,

Bouncing back: Restaurant debuts 'bumper tables' amid virus

May. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Diners in a Maryland beach town are bouncing back into dining out amid the coronavirus pandemic with a little help from inflatable inner tubes on wheels. About a dozen of the so-called “bumper tables” were rolled out at Fish Tales, a restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland,...

Jail in virus hot spot holds dozens authorized for release

May. 19, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland jail in a COVID-19 hot spot is detaining more than 100 prisoners who have been authorized or ordered by a court to be released, according to civil rights attorneys who sued over jail conditions during the pandemic. The Prince George’s County Jail is holding at...

FILE - In this April 26, 2020, file photo, empty lanes of the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway that leads to downtown Los Angeles is seen during the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles, Calif. The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found.  But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the brief pollution break will likely be “a drop in the ocean

Study: World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak

May. 19, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found. But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the brief pollution break will likely be “a drop in the ocean" when it comes...

Report card: Chesapeake Bay health grade drops to C-minus

May. 19, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The health of the nation's largest estuary dropped from a C to a C-minus last year in an annual report card released Tuesday on the Chesapeake Bay. That is the lowest score and first C-minus since 2011. While several indicators of the bay's health improved last year, the report found...

San Diego State adds Tomaić as transfer from Maryland

May. 18, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State has signed forward Joshua Tomaić as a grad transfer from Maryland. Coach Brian Dutcher said Tomaić will be eligible to play next season. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Tomaić can play multiple positions but is most comfortable at the stretch four, preferring...