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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...

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.

Compensation for 5 wrongly imprisoned to be proposed Oct. 30

Oct. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has directed counsel to present compensation agreements for five men who were wrongly imprisoned to the Board of Publics later this month. Hogan said Wednesday that board counsel will bring the agreements to the board's next meeting on Oct. 30. The five men spent a...

Hogan details Bay Bridge repair urgency and traffic action

Oct. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday ordered expedited work on repairs to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that are causing major traffic backups, saying the project can't be postponed because previous delays for more than a decade have caused "tremendous safety problems." Hogan said the...

'The President is Missing' pilot to be filmed in Maryland

Oct. 16, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The pilot episode for a potential new Showtime series will be filmed in Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that the pilot for "The President is Missing" is expected to begin in the state early next year. The pilot is based on the 2018 novel by the same title. The novel was a...

Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday to hold...

Maryland panel recommends new $4B school funding formula

Oct. 15, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel voted Tuesday to recommend updating the state's education funding formula to phase in a major increase for schools that will reach $4 billion annually a decade from now for K-12. Under the proposal, the state would contribute about $2.8 billion and local governments...

Maryland governor supports impeachment inquiry into Trump

Oct. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he supports an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, because he doesn't see any other way "to get the facts." Hogan made the comments in an interview with Margaret Hoover on PBS's Firing Line that was recorded Thursday night and...