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Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

Sep. 11, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction process — backed by Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...

Law enforcement task force tackling violence in Baltimore

Sep. 4, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federally funded task force representing more than a dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies was unveiled Wednesday, charged with investigating violent crime in Baltimore. U.S. Attorney in Maryland Robert Hur announced the strike force, which will focus on gun- and...

Maryland concerned about Pennsylvania's water plans for bay

Aug. 29, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland continues to have "alarming concerns" about neighboring Pennsylvania's lack of progress in meeting clean water goals and how falling short will affect the Chesapeake Bay, Gov. Larry Hogan wrote Thursday to Pennsylvania and federal officials. Hogan sent a letter to...

Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales

Aug. 26, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Pet stores are suing to block a Maryland law that will bar them from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a measure billed as a check against unlicensed and substandard "puppy mills." The stores' federal lawsuit, filed Friday, challenges a ban set to take effect on Jan. 1,...

Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complex

Aug. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

A powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the thundering blast, which occurred at about 8 a.m. It came after authorities said they had...

Baltimore officer seriously wounded in shooting

Aug. 8, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer was on life support in an intensive care unit Thursday after being shot in an attempted robbery, authorities said. City officials said Sgt. Isaac Carrington, 43, was off duty and talking to a neighbor outside his house in northeast Baltimore shortly before 3:30...

Accused of racism, Trump blasts black congressman as racist

Jul. 29, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, Trump said his...

Trump attacks majority-black district represented by critic

Jul. 28, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed out in...