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Baltimore's former top prosecutor being sentenced for mortgage fraud and perjury

May. 23, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore will soon learn her sentence for lying about her personal finances so she could improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby appeared before a...

Gov. Moore celebrates ship's removal, but says he won't be satisfied until Key Bridge stands again

May. 21, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore celebrated the removal of a hulking container ship just under eight weeks after the deadly collapse of a Baltimore bridge, but emphasized Tuesday that the work is not done. “I’m very moved by the fact that I can now look out over the...

Tugboats escort ship that caused deadly Baltimore bridge collapse back to port

May. 20, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The recovery from the deadly Baltimore bridge collapse reached a significant milestone Monday as tugboats escorted the ill-fated container ship Dali back to port, its damaged bow still covered with smashed shipping containers, fallen steel trusses and mangled concrete. ...

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Maryland ban on rifles known as assault weapons

May. 20, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined, for now, to hear a challenge to a Maryland law banning certain semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as assault weapons. The court did not elaborate on the denial, as is typical. It would have been unusual for the...

Nikki Haley faces a murky path forward and a key decision on whether or not to endorse Trump

May. 20, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is perhaps the highest-profile Republican in the nation who has refused to fall in line and endorse Donald Trump’s presidential bid. It’s unclear how long that might last. Some allies believe she may be forced to endorse him...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Proposal to reclassify marijuana signals important shift away from failed punitive approach A proposal from the Biden administration to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous substance is a good step in ending America’s...

Sexual assaults are down in the US military. Here's what to know about the numbers

May. 16, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials are cautiously optimistic that an overall decline in reported sexual assaults among active-duty service members and the military academies suggests that leaders are finally getting a handle on what has been a persistent problem. “The...

Maryland governor signs bill to create statewide gun center

May. 16, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed a bill into law on Thursday to create a new statewide center to help prevent gun violence. The governor described the center as the first of its kind since the White House urged states to form their own centers to better focus...

Ship that struck Baltimore bridge had 4 blackouts before disaster. Here's what we know

May. 15, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

The Dali container ship experienced a near-perfect storm of calamities before it struck Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March, killing six people. But Tuesday's preliminary report by federal safety investigators leaves many questions unanswered. For example, the National...

Investigation continues into 4 electrical blackouts on ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse

May. 15, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The electrical blackouts experienced by the container ship Dali before it left Baltimore’s port were “mechanically distinct from” those that resulted in the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge hours later, according to congressional testimony Wednesday. ...