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Rescue officials work near the rubble in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Utility says equipment not to blame for Baltimore explosion

Aug. 13, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric said Thursday that all of its equipment had been operating safely before a gas explosion leveled three row homes, killed two people and sent seven more to the hospital. The exact cause of the fatal blast in Baltimore on Monday remains unknown. The utility said...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

This Tuesday, May 6, 2014, photo shows the exterior of the Orange Avenue side of the Orlando Sentinel building in Orlando, Fla. In an announcement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Tribune Publishing Company said it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chicago-based newspaper chain said the decision was made as the company evaluates its real estate needs in light of health and economic conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily News

Aug. 12, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The company said the newspapers — including the Orlando...

A firefighter walks near the debris in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Survivor said she smelled gas before Baltimore explosion

Aug. 12, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of people in critical condition following a deadly explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes on Monday has dropped from five to one, authorities said Wednesday. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said in a news release that a 34-year-old man remains in...

Man charged with sex assault of unconscious hospital patient

Aug. 12, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

EASTON, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland hospital worker has been charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious patient. Easton police said Travis K. Brooks, 35, of Trappe, Maryland, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, abuse of a vulnerable adult and...

Public Order Agency officers watch as a man does push ups as a punishment for violating city regulation requiring people to wear face mask in public places as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

Aug. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian state of Victoria on Wednesday reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne that has prompted a strict lockdown. State Premier Daniel Andrews said 16 of the deaths were linked to aged-care facilities. The number of...

This 2019 photo provided by Mercedes Lemp shows Duncan Lemp in Venice, Italy. A conservative legal group has sued a Maryland police department for copies of any body camera videos of the fatal shooting of Lemp, whose family says he was asleep when police opened fire. Judicial Watch's lawsuit says the Montgomery County Police Department has failed to respond to its public records request for videos of the March 12 shooting of 21-year-old Duncan Lemp. The department hasn't said whether any such videos exist. (Mercedes Lemp via AP, File)

Group sues police for any videos of man's fatal shooting

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A conservative legal group has sued a Maryland police department for copies of any body camera videos of a fatal shooting of a man whose family says he was asleep in his bedroom when police opened fire. Judicial Watch Inc. filed its lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police...

FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. A psychiatrist retained by prosecutors can testify about his evaluation of whether the man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was legally sane at the time of the attack, a judge ruled Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Ramos has pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible due to mental illness to the June 2018 killings at the Capital Gazette. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Psychiatrist can present findings in newspaper shooting case

Aug. 11, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A psychiatrist retained by prosecutors can testify about his evaluation of whether a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was legally sane at the time of the attack, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Laura Ripken ruled against a motion by defense attorneys representing...

Baltimore City Fire Department carries a person out from the debris after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has levelled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Death toll rises to 2 people from Baltimore gas explosion

Aug. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. A man was pulled from the debris shortly before 1 a.m. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said...

Debris and rubble covers the ground in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

1 dead, 7 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

Aug. 11, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens of firefighters converged on the piles of...