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Shanahan tells Naval Academy graduates to change status quo

May. 24, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday to change the status quo and stand their ground in the face of ethical failure, urging them to "set the standard on preventing sexual harassment and assault" among ranks. He called on...

Mental health exam set for man charged in newspaper attack

May. 8, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for the man charged with fatally shooting five people at a Maryland newspaper. Judge Laura Ripken, in court papers filed Tuesday, ordered that Jarrod Ramos receive the evaluation at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center. The maximum...

Maryland police search for survivors of helicopter crash

May. 4, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

KENT ISLAND, Md. (AP) — Rescue workers searched for survivors Saturday after a helicopter with two people aboard crashed into the Chesapeake Bay. The helicopter crashed into the water about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) off Bloody Point, on the southern end of Kent Island. The scene is about 20 miles (32...

Maryland lawmakers elect first black woman House speaker

May. 1, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers elected the state's first black woman to be the state's House speaker on Wednesday, a stunning turn of events after she had dropped out of the race days earlier to endorse another African American candidate for the powerful state office. Before Adrienne Jones was...

The Latest: First non-white male wins Maryland speakership

May. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new Maryland House speaker (all times local): 3:25 p.m. In a dramatic surprise, a black woman who had dropped out of the race for Maryland's House speaker has won the powerful office. Del. Adrienne Jones was unanimously elected by members of the House...

Man accused of newspaper attack takes up an insanity defense

Apr. 29, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man accused of killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, changed his plea Monday to not guilty by reason of insanity. Lawyers for Jarrod Ramos said in a court filing that the 39-year-old Ramos was not criminally responsible "because of a mental...

Naval Academy police chief fired amid sex harassment claims

Apr. 26, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The police chief at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland's capital has been fired amid allegations of sexual harassment. The Capital reports Naval Support Activity Annapolis police Chief Lance Royce was fired Thursday. Spokesman Ed Zeigler declined to specify the reason behind the...

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan to speak at Naval Academy

Apr. 25, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony next month. The academy announced Thursday that Shanahan will address the graduating class in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 24. Shanahan is a former...

Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

Apr. 17, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The...

2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Apr. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Nominated as finalists:...