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Federal judges send census question case back to lower court

Jun. 25, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal judges have decided a lower court should be sent back a lawsuit focused on whether a 2020 census question pushed by the Trump administration violates minorities' rights. The Tuesday decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals comes a day after U.S. District Judge George Hazel of...

Orioles give top draft pick Rutschman $8.1 million bonus

Jun. 25, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have signed the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, catcher Adley Rutschman of Oregon State. The 21-year-old Rutschman received a signing bonus of $8.1 million. Rutschman, a switch-hitter, batted .411 with 17 home runs as a junior for the Beavers this...

Maryland Democrats: GOP Gov. took $200K in illegal donations

Jun. 25, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party is asking the state board of elections to investigate possible campaign finance violations by Gov. Larry Hogan. An attorney for Hogan's campaign is calling it a "shoddy political hit job." Democrats say the Republican took donations from 100 benefactors...

Judge orders holding newspaper shooting trial in 2 phases

Jun. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that the trial for a man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland to be held in two parts and granted a request for more time to conduct a mental health review by the state health department. Judge Laura Ripken granted a...

Couple suing Maryland town for negligence over tram accident

Jun. 25, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who says a tram dragged her along the Ocean City boardwalk is suing the popular vacation town for negligence. Mona and Gregory Jones are seeking $75,000 in response to the September 2017 accident. Court documents state Mona Jones reported a driver lost control of the...

Maryland governor gives state employees an extra holiday

Jun. 24, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is giving state employees a longer holiday for the Fourth of July. Hogan announced Monday that state employees will have a holiday on July 5, which falls on a Friday, in addition to Thursday, July 4. Hogan says he's granting state employees an additional day...

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

Jun. 24, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing. Last week, U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland ruled...

Trial set to begin for former Baltimore Ravens running back

Jun. 24, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A trial begins Monday for the Baltimore Ravens' former starting running back Alex Collins on drug and weapons felony charges. Collins is charged with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, as well as two misdemeanors. Charging...

Vice President Pence scheduled to speak to Maryland GOP

Jun. 24, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to attend the Maryland Republican Party's "Red, White and Blue" dinner. The vice president is scheduled to speak at the event in Linthicum on Monday night. The annual dinner is a fundraiser. Tickets started at $150, with $1,000 tickets for a...

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...