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Maryland transit agency facing $2B shortfall in next decade

Jul. 19, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A report from the Maryland Transit Administration says it's facing a funding shortfall of more than $2 billion over the next decade. The Baltimore Sun says the first Capital Needs Inventory says the report also identifies $5.7 billion in necessary spending between now and 2028. Of that...

Eovaldi expected to rejoin Boston bullpen Saturday

Jul. 19, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi is poised to return to the Boston pitching staff as a reliever after missing three months with an elbow injury. The right-hander passed his final test Thursday, striking out the side in a one-inning rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket. Barring any setback, Eovaldi will...

Ex-NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for stolen documents

Jul. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Harold Martin, 54, apologized to the federal judge who sentenced him for a theft that prosecutors have called "breathtaking"...

Police: 50,000 vehicle records help capture murder suspect

Jul. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Detectives in Maryland say thousands of vehicle records helped track down the suspect in a transgender woman's murder. News outlets report 33-year-old Gerardo Thomas was arrested Wednesday. He's accused in the June 13 shooting death of 23-year-old Zoe Spears in Fairmount...

Riders stuck for 2 hours on Six Flags coaster in Maryland

Jul. 19, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Roller coaster riders were stuck atop a hill for nearly two hours at a Six Flags amusement park in Maryland when the ride malfunctioned. News outlets quote Six Flags America spokeswoman Denise Stokes as saying the ride came to a stop at the top of the lift hill on the Firebird ride...

UMD receives $750,000 to train rural doctors amid shortage

Jul. 19, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland's medical school will receive a $750,000 federal grant to train doctors to serve in rural areas, as the country experiences a shortage in those posts. The Baltimore Sun reports the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration announced the funding Thursday...

Locksley excited to lead Terps football past tumultuous 2018

Jul. 19, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland's head football coach — the first black head coach in program history — he knew the timing was perfect. Locksley, a Washington D.C. native, was Maryland's offensive coordinator and then interim coach for the latter half of...

Grand jury indicts Maryland man for threatening lawmaker

Jul. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a Maryland man for threatening a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore said in a news release on Thursday that 42-year-old Darryl Albert Varnum of Westminster threatened to murder an...

Wall partially collapses at Baltimore apartment complex

Jul. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Fire officials in Maryland say a wall at a building at an apartment complex partially collapsed after a lightning strike during a storm. News outlets report the Baltimore County Fire Department says the wall collapsed Wednesday night at an apartment complex in Owings Mills, adding...

ICE explores opening new detention center in Maryland

Jul. 18, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are considering opening a detention center in Maryland that could house hundreds of men and women. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement advertised on a federal contracts forum to seek potential locations. A new facility...