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Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

Aug. 16, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct. Natural Resources Department data shows an area with little to no oxygen spread to 2 cubic miles (8 cubic kilometers) by late...

Threats to Maryland synagogue charged in federal indictment

Aug. 16, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man who prosecutors say made threatening telephone calls to a Maryland synagogue. The U.S. Attorney's Office says in a news release that 64-year-old Stephen Lyle Orback made multiple telephone calls to an employee of a synagogue in Owings Mills,...

Jackson sharp, Rodgers sits and Ravens beat Packers 26-13

Aug. 15, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It didn't matter that it was merely a preseason game, or that the Green Bay Packers were chasing him, or that his health is of the utmost importance to the Baltimore Ravens. Given the opportunity to run, Lamar Jackson couldn't resist. Jackson juked and hopped during an impressive...

Jackson looks sharp, Rodgers sits as Ravens beat Packers

Aug. 15, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played Thursday night without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers developed back...

Gun advocates criticize task force for leaving them out

Aug. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gun rights advocates in Maryland expressed frustration at being left off of a county task force that is studying ways to reduce gun violence during a meeting Thursday night, as supporters of stronger gun-control measures thanked members for their work. The Anne Arundel County Gun...

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

Aug. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'." The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week that in Maryland's post-decriminalization era,...

After 1 death, Southern heat wave eases slightly with front

Aug. 14, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An oppressive heat wave blamed for a death in Mississippi eased a little across the Southeast on Wednesday after a cold front pushed through the region, bringing damaging storms along with lower temperatures. Stifling heat and humidity that had made it feel like it was 120 degrees...

Baltimore teachers call for donated fans, district resists

Aug. 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's teacher union is calling for fans to be donated as classrooms are expected to reach sweltering temperatures when students return next month, but the district says electrical infrastructure may not be equipped to handle it. About a third of public school buildings in the city...

Monarch symbol of species in crisis as US protections shrink

Aug. 14, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaims,...

Ex-baseball star gets home detention in insider trading case

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles, was...