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DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race

May. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better." In the hunt for a presidential nomination, those Democrats and others are increasingly taking swings at DeVos as a way...

Acting medical system chief pledges changes to senior staff

May. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging "significant changes" to senior staff after a scandal involving financial arrangements. The Baltimore Sun reports system CEO John W. Ashworth III met with Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Adrienne A....

Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future

May. 14, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future. The 144th Preakness will be run Saturday at Pimlico, and will be back next year, too. After that, well, nobody can predict...

Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured

May. 13, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure Monday to make it easier for people without health insurance to find out if they qualify for low-cost insurance after they file their taxes. The new law will create a box for people to check on state income tax returns. If...

States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams

May. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries, feeling for fibroid tumors or other abnormalities. The Duke University medical student said the experience was a revelation. "It's pretty empowering to know this is something you can detect...

New Baltimore mayor sworn in after predecessor's resignation

May. 9, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A week after his predecessor resigned amid corruption investigations, Bernard "Jack" Young formally became Baltimore's mayor Thursday at a swearing-in ceremony in which he praised the resiliency of residents and promised to address some of the city's chronic problems. The Democrat and...

3 more Maryland medical board members resign amid scandal

May. 7, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three members of the University of Maryland Medical System's board resigned, the system announced Tuesday, in the ongoing aftermath of a scandal involving financial arrangements that recently led Baltimore's mayor to resign. The medical system announced that board chairman Stephen...

Survey shows ongoing rebound for Chesapeake's blue crabs

May. 6, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Blue crabs are rebounding in the Chesapeake Bay, with an annual survey showing the highest estimates of the clawed critters in seven years. The dredging survey released Monday is the latest sign of a healthy crab population and welcome news for fisherfolk in America's largest estuary and...

Baltimore shifts to new political era after mayor resigns

May. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's new mayor has vowed to clean up the city after being thrust into office by his predecessor's resignation amid corruption investigations, but he inherits serious, longstanding problems that have plagued previous administrations. Bernard "Jack" Young, a longtime leader of the...

Secluded Baltimore mayor resigns amid scandal

May. 2, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Mayor Catherine Pugh's resignation came exactly a week after her City...