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Former Baltimore lawmaker pleads guilty to bribery, fraud

Jan. 22, 2020 6:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker and leading advocate of marijuana legalization pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery and fraud charges after being accused of accepting more than $33,000 in exchange for granting various legislative favors, including work relevant to the pot industry. Cheryl...

Civil rights activist tweet: Was asked to give up train seat

Jan. 19, 2020 6:30 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Amtrak has apologized to civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill after she said she was asked to give up her seat on a train at the start of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Ifill described the incident — which sparked outrage from observers who drew comparisons of the indignities...

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts after a Ravens fumble recovered by the Tennessee Titanson during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Harbaugh expects Ravens to add talent, mature and improve

Jan. 17, 2020 3:53 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh believes the Ravens have all the ingredients in place to make a Super Bowl run next season. That hasn't made it any easier for Baltimore's coach to cope with the abrupt fashion in which this season ended. The Ravens brought a 14-2 record and a 12-game winning streak...

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, left, is joined by Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and other family of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings as he unveils a rendering of the plaque honoring Cummings' legacy, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Baltimore. The bronzed plaque is currently under design and will adorn the city's East Courthouse Building, and courthouse will be named after the late congressman. Mayor Young also proclaimed Jan. 18, the congressman's birthday, as Elijah E. Cummings Day in Baltimore. (Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Courthouse to be named after late US Rep. Elijah Cummings

Jan. 17, 2020 1:44 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore will formally name a courthouse after the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first half of 2020. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Friday unveiled the renderings of the bronze plaques that will be affixed to the building's exterior. One includes an...

FILE - In this March 1, 2008 file photo, former Rep. Kweisi Mfume talks to volunteers as they prepare to canvas Cincinnati neighborhoods for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Cincinnati. As the former NAACP leader seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

Records: Congress candidate Mfume left NAACP under a cloud

Jan. 17, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights organization amid concerns about sexual harassment and other issues. The newspaper found records showing the group's executive...

FILE - This Dec. 4, 2008 file photo shows the exterior of the Poe house and Museum, a historic landmark in Baltimore. A national association representing libraries is honoring the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. A division of the American Library Association has added the Poe house to its national registry of Literary Landmarks. The museum will host a dedication ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, which coincides with the celebration of the 211th anniversary of Poe's birth. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Edgar Allan Poe house in Baltimore named literary landmark

Jan. 16, 2020 5:03 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A national association representing libraries is honoring the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. A division of the American Library Association has added the Poe house to its national registry of Literary Landmarks. The museum will host a dedication ceremony on Sunday, which...

In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo, Michael Harrison, center, acting commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, speaks at an introductory news conference in Baltimore. Authorities say 12 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore sees 15 shot, 5 fatally, in warm winter weekend

Jan. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A warm winter weekend in Baltimore was marred by violence, as more than a dozen people were shot and the city's leadership continued to struggle against deadly gun crime. The shootings of 12 people, five of them fatally, Saturday marked the third time within the past month that at least...

Baltimore Ravens offensive guard Patrick Mekari (65) leaves the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. The Titans won 28-12. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Ravens' memorable 2019 season spoiled by early playoff exit

Jan. 13, 2020 3:58 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — As top-seeded Baltimore approached its playoff opener last week, linebacker Josh Bynes was asked to compare the current edition of the Ravens to the Super Bowl champions of 2012. Bynes, who played 10 games for the 2012 champs, replied, “That team is special, and this team is...

In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo, Michael Harrison, center, acting commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, speaks at an introductory news conference in Baltimore. Authorities say 12 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

12 shot, five dead, in single day of shootings in Baltimore

Jan. 12, 2020 4:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say 12 people were shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore. The first of Saturday's shootings was reported at about 2:30 a.m. and involved three female victims, all found with apparent gunshot wounds in a car in a northeastern section of the...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is sacked by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kamalei Correa (44) during the first half an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jackson and Ravens can't sustain regular season success

Jan. 12, 2020 11:40 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Lamar Jackson who ran with abandon and threw 36 touchdown passes for the best team in the league failed to show up in the playoffs — again. During his marvelous second season in the NFL, Jackson was an All-Pro quarterback who carried the Baltimore Ravens to the best record in...