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Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban Baltimore

Oct. 17, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America - but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for his hometown of Baltimore, where he was revered as an advocate and champion. The Democratic congressman lived at the doorstep of some of...

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died

Oct. 17, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68....

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that she illegally used campaign funds for her personal benefit. Tawanna Gaines faces a sentence of up to 20 years following her plea to one count of wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang is scheduled to...

The Latest: Clintons release statement praising Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 1 p.m. Former president Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, are praising the life and work of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a written statement Thursday they called him "a resounding...

Rep. Cummings remembered for friendship, fight for justice

Oct. 17, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials and others shared condolences for Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday morning in Baltimore. Here are some reactions from their statements: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP "My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the...

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

Oct. 17, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated...

Ex-Maryland state lawmaker pleads guilty to using campaign funds for her personal benefit.

Oct. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Ex-Maryland state lawmaker pleads guilty to using campaign funds for her personal benefit.

Board OKs new bonds to expand Ocean City Convention Center

Oct. 17, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board has approved the Maryland Stadium Authority's authorization to issue new bonds for an expansion of the Ocean City Convention Center. The Board of Public Works on Wednesday also approved MSA's authorization to structure financing terms for the project. Sen. Mary Beth...

Baltimore to buy $20M in cyber insurance months after attack

Oct. 17, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is set to purchase $20 million in cyber insurance coverage, five months after an attack hobbled its computer network. The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved the purchase of two $10 million policies. The premiums will total $835,000. The move comes after...

Baltimore attorney pleads not guilty in narcotics case

Oct. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A prominent Baltimore defense attorney has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged narcotics conspiracy. Court records show Kenneth Ravenell was arraigned Wednesday on one count each of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit money laundering and narcotics...