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Delaware cat missing for 16 years reunited with his owner

May. 07, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Jason McKenry’s 2-year-old gray tabby escaped from his Bear apartment. McKenry long ago knew he would never see Ritz again. Then in late April, he got a text. Ritz had been taken to a veterinarian and was about to be put down when...

Kamala Harris to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement

Apr. 29, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will be this year's commencement speaker at the Coast Guard Academy, school officals announced Friday. Harris will deliver the keynote address at the May 18 ceremony in New London, Connecticut, Rear Adm. Bill Kelly, the Coast...

President Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation

Apr. 28, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony next month, the academy announced Thursday. The ceremony for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for May 27 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in...

Laura Neuman decides not to run for governor of Maryland

Apr. 14, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced Thursday she has decided not to run for governor and is endorsing Comptroller Peter Franchot in the Democratic primary. Neuman, who spent most of her career as a tech entrepreneur, was the only woman...

Maryland lawmakers send climate change bill to Gov. Hogan

Mar. 31, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a broad measure to cut greenhouse gas emissions, sending the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan who has called it a “reckless and controversial energy tax bill.” Democrats, who control the legislature, have passed...

Maryland lawmakers scramble to produce new congressional map

Mar. 29, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers scrambled to approve a new congressional map Tuesday to comply with a court order, after a judge struck down the first map drawn by Democrats this redistricting cycle late last week. The Maryland Senate moved quickly to advance a new plan...

Maryland lawmakers to vote on new congressional map

Mar. 28, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers who produced the first congressional map drawn by Democrats to be struck down this redistricting cycle will vote on a new map this week, leading lawmakers announced Monday. Democrats went back to the drawing board over the weekend after...

Maryland judge rules new congressional map unconstitutional

Mar. 25, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge ruled Friday that the state’s new congressional map is unconstitutional, the first Democratic-drawn map to be struck down by a court this redistricting cycle in what the judge called a “product of extreme partisan gerrymandering.” So far...

Trial on Maryland's new state legislative map begins

Mar. 23, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A trial over Maryland’s new state legislative map began Wednesday, with Republicans who are challenging the new political boundaries contending the map violates the Maryland Constitution. Plaintiffs say districts have been drawn to favor Democrats who...

Hogan endorses Kelly Schulz for governor of Maryland

Mar. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan endorsed Kelly Schulz on Tuesday to be the state’s next governor. Hogan, a term-limited Republican, endorsed the former state lawmaker who led two different departments in his administration during an event in Annapolis. ...