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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

Maryland, Virginia, D.C. intend to sue EPA on bay pollution

May. 18, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to require two other states to implement plans to cut pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, officials said Monday. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019 file photo, the Trump International Hotel, is shown in Washington. A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The lawsuit brought by the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia claims Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting profits through foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

May. 14, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel was revived Thursday by a divided federal appeals court. The lawsuit brought by the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia alleges that Trump has violated the...

The Sligo Creek Golf Course in Silver Spring, Md., is opened Monday, May 11, 2020, as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opened golf courses in the initial stage in easing coronavirus shutdown. As states push for some return to normal business operations, elected officials in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C., are unwilling to quickly reopen, as they confront COVID-19 infection and fatality numbers that are the highest in their states. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Virginia, Maryland suburbs aligned with DC in COVID response

May. 13, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The allure was tempting: Haircuts were to be had, as was the chance to drink a beer at an outdoor bar after governors in Maryland and Virginia agreed to loosen weekslong lockdown restrictions because of the coronavirus. But unlike other areas of the country that are itching to...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks about his decision last week to cancel an emergency $12.5 million state contract for personal protective equipment with a company called Blue Flame Medical during a news conference, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Hogan said he directed Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to investigate for

Federal prosecutors subpoena Maryland PPE contract records

May. 6, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Maryland records relating to a $12.5 million contract for personal protective equipment that never arrived, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday. Michael Ricci, Hogan's spokesman, confirmed in an email that Maryland has received subpoenas...

Maryland opens temporary morgue at ice rink amid pandemic

May. 6, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland has opened a temporary morgue at an ice skating and hockey facility to store bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials said. A spokesman for the state health department wouldn’t disclose the location of the “temporary mortuary affairs...

Medical personnel from Montgomery County, Md., check patients arriving for a COVID-19 drive-in testing in Silver Spring, Md., Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Maryland has dramatically boosted its testing capacity for the new coronavirus with a shipment of 500,000 tests from a South Korean company. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Maryland seeks probe of company that failed to deliver masks

May. 2, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are seeking an investigation into a politically connected company that contracted to provide the state with $12.5 million worth of personal protective equipment that never arrived. The Wall Street Journal reported that the state signed a deal on April 1 with Blue...

Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan stands at a news conference at the governor's residence on Monday, April 20, 2020 in Annapolis, Md., where her husband, Gov. Larry Hogan announced she helped negotiations that led to a company in South Korea to send a shipment to boost the state's ability to conduct tests for COVID-19 by 500,000. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland's 'rock star' first lady delivers on virus tests

Apr. 22, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's first lady Yumi Hogan is already hugely popular in the state's Asian-American community. Now, her instrumental role in Maryland's response to the coronavirus pandemic — helping to secure 500,000 test kits from South Korea — has emphatically shown that there's...

Vice President Mike Pence, right, and President Donald Trump watch a video of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Cuomo, Trump ready to meet after trading virus barbs, praise

Apr. 21, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their back-and-forth during the coronavirus pandemic has included insults, sharply contrasting views on the role of the federal government and some moments of mutual admiration. Now President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will meet face-to-face Tuesday for the first time...

A couple of surfers walks on Katase Kaigan beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent

Apr. 21, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent about social...